New Rainbow 6 announced

The new Rainbow 6 game, titled Patriots, was today announced. Speculation has been rife over recent weeks (culminating this weekend when Ubisoft registered domain names) and the publisher has now officially revealed the PS3 shooter, due for a 2013 launch. R6P will be developed by Ubi Montreal, with “support” from Ubi Toronto and Red Storm.

The next installment in the popular FPS franchise could be a controversial one – various sources suggesting players will indeed be “mixing” with terrorists. Ubisoft are yet to confirm this particular aspect but do mention that the terrorism is on a new scale:

“Terrorism has evolved, and so has Rainbow 6. In Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots, all the team play, tactics, and realism that fans of the series love have been coupled with an exciting new narrative direction. This adds an unprecedented level of humanity that will make Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots an extremely tense and immersive experience.”

They also allude to the background of another enemy and what could be some interesting scenarios:

“In Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots, Team Rainbow faces a new and very real threat called the “True Patriots,” a highly-trained, well-organized revolutionary group that claim the American government is irrevocably corrupted by greedy politicians and corporate special interests. The True Patriots will do whatever it takes to reclaim their country. Playing as Team Rainbow, players will face critical scenarios that will require them to make tough ethical decisions in order to stop this new breed of terrorists.”

Different play styles in different modes are set to be a staple of R6P:

“In addition to the immersive single-player storyline, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots will introduce a huge variety of new innovative co-op and multi-player experiences. Players will be rewarded for working as a team and mastering the game’s new features that enhance communication and tactical execution between teammates. Success will come from a mix of split-second decision making and working to coordinate attacks against the enemy.”

The Vegas games were brilliant, so with what seems to be an exciting direction, I’m definitely looking forward to this. However, with a 2013 release, this could be looked at in one of two ways: is it a perfect amount of time for them to perfect the game, or is it much too long to wait – probably close to the next console generation?

Written by Raj Mahil

Game collector. Journalism graduate. Batman addict. Movie goer. WWE nut. Sports obsessive. Arsenal fan. Sub-Editor.

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