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Ubisoft's tactical shooter series is back with bold new narrative direction. The December issue of Game Informer features 12 exclusive pages of coverage detailing Rainbow 6 Patriots, the controversial new entry in the Tom Clancy series that places gamers in the shoes of Team Rainbow, a homegrown terrorist uprising, and the civilians caught in the crossfire. This new terrorist threat, called the True Patriots, hopes to restore its interpretation of American values by beheading corporate America and overthrowing the government. As a member of a new Team Rainbow cast, players must ask themselves how far they are willing to go to stop the militia.
“Terrorism has evolved, and so has Rainbow 6," said creative director David Sears. "In 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 Rainbow 6 Patriots an extremely tense and immersive experience.”In addition to an in-depth look at the campaign, the cover story also explores the new tactical improvements being injected into the old Rainbow formula and addresses how developer Ubisoft Montreal hopes to recapture the multiplayer crown from Call of Duty and Battlefield. Beyond the Tom Clancy coverage, the December issue is packed with other must-read content. We prep you for Black Friday sales with the 2011 holiday gift guide, give you insight into four character classes in Star Wars: The Old Republic, and go-hands on with the Vita's launch game lineup. Also check out our new previews of Max Payne 3 and Mass Effect 3's multiplayer, plus the highly anticipated reviews of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Rayman: Origins, Saints Row: The Third, and Need for Speed: The Run.
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Rainbow 6 Patriots doesn't come out for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or PC until 2013, but be sure to visit our hub throughout the month for in-depth features on the bold new narrative approach, evolving gameplay mechanics, revamped multiplayer, and more. To watch a prototype video of Rainbow 6 Patriots, click here.
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Bricks shat. I am so pumped. RS:Vegas 1 and 2 are some of my favorite shooters.
I have to say, the black and red cover, might very well be my favorite of all time.
YES!!!!! I have always been a huge fan of the rainbow six series and I am definitely looking foward to reading this issue.
A new Rainbow 6 ahhh I like the sound of that.
Rainbow 6 Patriots sounds like a pretty intriguing concept. The covers look sick.
Yes, yes, yes, yes! I am ready to play a Rainbow 6 game again, especially if it's going to be cover-worthy!
Okay after this the only game I'm waiting for an announcement for is Star Wars: Battlefront III.
awesome!! I've been wondering when we were gonna get a new rainbow 6
I like this. It'll be interesting to see how playing as an enemy terrorist will change shooters. It's boring playing as the generic Americans so it's time for a change.
One thing that Rainbow 6 I loved was the fact that you had a nice Terrorist killing Co-Op mode that was in fact fun and frustrating all at the same time. Boy I was good at it long time ago and hope they bring it back. I don't mind fragging other people. Yet always felt that I was always being cheated as I was one hit killed every single time and took me 50 billion shots to kill them.....to the face...reason why I love Co-Op over Deathmatch...
Can't we read about a game that will come out in 2012? Maybe Halo 4 or GTAV?
Hell yes, I've been waiting for another Rainbow 6 since Vegas 2. Cannot wait for this.
cant wait cant wait cant wait!! does anyone know how to speed up time??? anyone?
2013?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang it!!! that is way too long to wait
Meh for the coverstory. Never heard of the game.
I LOVE TOM CLANCY GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!
mainly because they are real unlike that Call of duty ***