Ubisoft officially announced Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Patriots following much pre-announce speculation on the game, confirming a 2013 release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
Developed by Ubisoft Montreal with “support” from Ubisoft Toronto and Ubisoft Red Storm, Patriots revolves around “a dynamic single-player storyline that captures the reality of modern-day terrorism and allows players to experience it from multiple characters’ perspectives,” says Ubisoft.
The game’s story sees Team Rainbow taking on a terrorist group dubbed the ‘True Patriots’, a “highly-trained, well-organized revolutionary group that claim the American government is irrevocably corrupted by greedy politicians and corporate special interests.”
Patriots will also include “innovative” co-op and multiplayer segments. While it isn’t mentioned in the press release, the game will also support Kinect in some form, following the announcement back in June at E3 that all future Tom Clancy titles would support the motion controller.
According to Ubisoft the game will present players with tough ethical decisions and split-second decisions to make, although there’s no information as to how this will materialise in the game.
Rainbow 6 Patriots will also offer a fleshed-out multiplayer mode that rewards players for working as a team, with communication and smart tactical execution between team-mates essential if you’re going to be king of the hill.
“Terrorism has evolved, and so has Rainbow 6”, said David Sears, creative director at Ubisoft. “In Tom Clancy’s 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 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots an extremely tense and immersive experience.”
More info will be revealed in the December issue of Game Informer where we hope to get a look at gameplay and a better idea of the multiplayer features. By the time Patriots come sout, it’ll be five years since Rainbox Six: Vegas 2, quite a long time compared to Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series.
Check out the target gameplay video at Game Informer