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'Rainbow Six: Raven Shield' Announcement - Screens

by Thomas on March 4, 2002 @ 6:21 p.m. PST

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's largest videogame publishers, today announced plans to develop and publish the next installment of the best-selling Rainbow Six series of games with Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Raven Shield. Ubi Soft will release Rainbow Six: Raven Shield on the PC in the fall of 2002, with the Xbox version of the game soon to follow. Read more below for full announcement and first screens.

Ubi Soft Unleashes The Next Generation Of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six

Rainbow Six®: Raven Shield is the sequel to the immensely popular Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six®: Rogue Spear, 2000 Action Game Of The Year, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six®, 1999 Action Game Of The Year*. It will be the third game in the Rainbow Six line, which has sold more than 6.7 million copies worldwide.

The Rainbow Six franchise is known for its action-packed game play and heart-stopping realism, and Rainbow Six®: Raven Shield will continue the tradition. Developed by Ubi Soft's Montreal studio, in close collaboration with Red Storm Entertainment, Rainbow Six®: Raven Shield features a brand new Tom Clancy storyline in which Team RAINBOW is led all over the world in a string of dramatic operations. The game will utilize graphics technology provided by the next-generation Unreal™ engine to power 15 new single-player missions that include the discovery of a cache of biological weapons and stopping an armed gang from terrorizing a London bank.

"Fans have been pleading with us for a long time to come out with another chapter in this blockbuster series of games, and Rainbow Six®: Raven Shield will be worth the wait," said Laurent Detoc, president of Ubi Soft Entertainment Inc. "The secrecy behind this project has been crucial to the evolution of the game. We'll be ready to unveil all the action at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles this May."

* Tom Clancy's Rogue Spear named 2000 Action Game Of The Year by PC Gamer and Computer Gaming World. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six named 1999 Action Game Of The Year by PC Gamer.

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