The lights are on
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.
Click on the images below to see more detailed versions of our two covers.
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.
The issue should start reaching subscribers early next week, but if you can't wait for your post office, switch your subscription to the digital version (which releases on Tuesday, November 8) or sign up for a new digital subscription here.
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I can't believe that you guys did the cover story for skyward sword 2months before it released.that just seems really odd.
Pretty awesome! i was a bit disappointed after the ZELDA one because I am not a fan of Nintendo
2013!!!! arrgh!!! that is a long ways off.... should we expect it to be delayed till 'next-gen' and PC???? Wow! so excited right now. I hope this doesn't let fans down.
Don't remember the last game in the series I played, so for now I'm meh on this until I read it. Looking forward to the Holiday Gift Guide as usual though.
Both covers look amazing, hopefully I'll get the statue of liberty one though.
Can't wait! Love these games!
How far will you go? As far as it takes to shoot everyone in True Patriots and be done with it. I assume that's the plan.
Where's SKYRIM review?
Sweet! I was just talking about Rainbow Six last week. Good timing Game Informer!
i played 2 levels of rainbow six and ghost recon but i will keep and eye on this
really liking the black cover
Going 2 B best issue yet.
wow, nice covers
OMG OMG OMG!!! Rainbow Six is my FAVORITE Tom Clancy series i cannot wait.......2013 is way too far away
I hope I get the red and black cover. The other one looks kinda lame.
12 pages, at least 2 of which will be taken up with screenshots (which hold little to no info)