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'Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six : Raven Shield' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PST

Ubi Soft Entertainment announced today that the third installment of it's best-selling Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Series, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield has reached gold master status. The Rainbow Six series is one of the most popular action series on the PC, having sold almost 7 million copies worldwide to date.
"Rainbow Six fans are among the most rabid hardcore gamers on the planet and they have high expectations for Rainbow Six 3," said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing. "Rainbow Six 3 will exceed even their highest hopes. They'll be playing as the same Team RAINBOW, carrying out new missions in a graphically superior environment with an array of all-new special effects-including the flash-bang and gas grenade. They're gonna eat it up!"

Standout Game Features

  • The addition of next-generation Unreal(tm) technology brings the series to a new level of realism with all-new special effects and graphics technology.
  • The game will feature 57 fully-modeled and simulated weapons, comprising the global arsenal that is available to Team RAINBOW.
  • A new AI engine will deliver the most realistic and fun experience in gaming. Whether your enemies face you down or run off in fear, the outcome will never be the same.
  • Mike Grasso, Senior Instructor for LAPD SWAT, winner of America's Top Cop award and the LAPD Medal of Valor, serves as the technical adviser for the game. In addition to his full-time duties as an instructor in the rigorous methods and practices of close-quarters combat, Mike serves as a technical adviser to Hollywood, having worked on films such as Heat, The Rock and The Hunt for Red October.


Direct an elite, multinational squad of special operatives against a hidden terrorist foe. Command Team RAINBOW in a race against time, in locations ranging from England, Norway, the Caribbean islands and Rio de Janeiro during Carnaval to stop a madman and his doomsday plot.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 ships for PC on March 18, 2003. It carries an "M" (Mature) rating from the ESRB and will be priced at $49.99.

System Specs

" Supported OS: Win 98/ME/2000/XP Only
" Processor: 800 MHz Pentium III, AMD Athlon, or equivalent (1.4 GHz Pentium 4, AMD Athlon or equivalent recommended)

" RAM: 128 MB(256 MB recommended) XP users: 256 MB required
" Video Card: 32MB VRAM Direct X 8.1 compatible graphics card with hardware T&L (128 MB recommended)
" Sound Card: DX 8.1 compatible sound device
" Direct X version: 8.1 or higher (9 included on disk)
" CD-ROM: 16x or faster (not recommended for use with CD-RW's)
" Hard Drive: 2 GB minimum hard drive space
" Peripherals: Windows-compatible mouse required
" Multiplay: Internet connection for play on (minimum 56k modem or broadband)

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