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About Judy

As WP's senior editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games.

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'Rainbow Six: Lockdown' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 21, 2005 @ 10:08 a.m. PST

In this new episode, you lead Team Rainbow, the world's most elite counter-terrorist unit, as they are called into action and unfamiliar territory to battle a bioterrorist threat. Stakes escalate as they are personally targeted by an evil terrorist organization. Used to protecting the lives of others, Team Rainbow must now embark on a mission to fight and save some of their own.

The next Rainbow Six installment will build on the ingredients that have made the Rainbow Six franchise a runaway success, and will introduce new single player experience with a personal darker storyline, state-of-the-art equipment, and offer gamers the chance to play as two members of Team Rainbow: Ding Chavez, the fearless leader of Team Rainbow, and a new sniper role portrayed by Dieter Weber, who must cover his team's movement with deadly accuracy.

The Rainbow Six franchise, which has already sold more than 7.5 million units, is critically acclaimed for its multiplayer games modes and enjoyed an unprecedented year as one of Xbox LiveTM's top titles. Multiplayer modes will return with enhanced features. Additionally, PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions will get new & amazing exclusive modes that will bring the multiplayer experience to a further level of excellence.

"With the Rainbow Six franchise hailed for its immersive single-player games and known as one of the best multiplayer experiences, our studios managed to fully optimize the next Rainbow Six on Playstation 2 for a breathtaking mix of fun and beauty. This new opus will also take the best and make it better: this time it's personal as Team Rainbow becomes the target. Tom Clancy's gut-wrenching tension, pulse-pounding action, close-quarter battle and hallmark realism are about to get a whole lot darker", said John Parkes, Director of marketing for EMEA Territories. "This new episode will deliver an even bigger multiplayer punch on all formats, with the addition of revolutionary modes that take the game in a completely new direction".

Game features include:

  • Stunning graphics and ultra-realistic "ragdoll" physics deliver staggering realism and spectacular close quarter firefights.
  • PlayStation 2 uses a new Graphic engine specially developed by Red Storm Entertainment to reach unprecedented graphical & technical achievement for the most intense gunfights offered to PS2 owners.
  • New elite operatives for the most captivating squad-based gameplay : 10 multinational operatives, including Recon, Electronics and Demolitions experts are available to help you to complete the missions as you command your 3 AI-teamates through Quick Order Interface or Voice Command.
  • Superior multiplayer experience: One of the best multiplayer games ever returns with the classics: Adversarial & Cooperative modes through Split-Screen & on-line. Additionally exclusive mode make their appearance with:
    - PlayStation 2: New Rivalry Mode pits Rainbow operatives against trained mercenaries in objective-driven team-based adversarial gameplay.
    - New Xbox LiveTM "Career Mode" allows players to create their own operative, improve their skills and acquire extra equipment in all-new objective-based missions.
  • Increasingly intelligent enemy A.I.: With every mission, enemies get more dangerous using tactics like flanking, suppression fire and room clearing.
  • New weapons and equipment: Complete your mission with all of the tools of the trade including new items like motion trackers, battering rams, and the deadly MTAR-21 micro assault rifle.
  • Tension-building sound effects: Creaking floorboards, whispers and hostages begging for their lives hint that a threat lurks around every corner.

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