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Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow

Platform(s): Arcade, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, PSOne, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360
Genre: Action

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'Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® 3: Black Arrow continues in the vein of last year's mega-hit, which received a number of awards, including 'Console First Person Action Game of the Year' from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), X03 Game of the Show and 'Best First Person Shooter' and 'Best Online Game' from IGN. In the game, players command a four-man international anti-terrorist squad comprised of the cream of the crop from the United States, Germany, Britain and France as they infiltrate a ring of nefarious terrorists and halt their bloody quest for weapons and power. The popular voice-activated command system, individual personalities of the team members, and comprehensive Xbox Live multiplayer capabilities will be familiar to current devotees, while the new missions and features will attract a new crop of players.

"Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 is one of the top selling game on Xbox and has been the number 1 Xbox Live game for months now: Ubisoft will give more to the gamers with Black Arrow as this new Rainbow Six episode will improve the online experience by being one of the first game integrating Xbox Live 3.0 features." said Florence Alibert, Ubisoft's Marketing Director for EMEA territories. "The new split-screen feature for offline co-op play, new multiplayer modes in addition & the exciting campaign are combined to deliver the best counter-terrorist gaming experience on the market - period."

About Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® 3: Black ArrowTM for Xbox

A series of attempts to kidnap telemetry and rocket scientists pulls Team Rainbow into a spiderweb of international intrigue. An international cabal of renegade military officers is trying to create conflict in the oil-rich regions around the Black Sea, giving them an excuse to swoop in and seize control. Team Rainbow must stop the terrorists from developing weapons of mass destruction, and prevent them from starting a devastating war.

Key Features

  • New Single Player Campaign: Complete diversified and challenging objectives, use new weapons and equipment, and enjoy beautiful Mediterranean and Eastern European level environments.
  • Improved, Smarter AI Terrorists: Watch the bad guys call for backup when they are out-numbered or use hostages as human shields.
  • New Objective-Based Game Modes:
    • o Capture the Point: Teams battle to capture and hold designated points on the map.
      o Capture the Flag: Teams must race to the center to take possession of a specific item, and defend it as they carry it back to their compound.

  • Black Arrow will be the one of the first game to offer the new Xbox Live features:
    • o User-created tournaments;
      o Messenging;
      o Clan statistics.
  • New Tactics for Online Multiplayer: Enter Black Arrow's new, private team lobbies and use a planning interface to develop strategies before online matches begin.



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