Ubisoft's much-loved Rainbow 6 franchise is back in a new installment sub-titled "Patriots". However, instead of cashing in on the modern terrorist stereotype, they've switched it up some and have introduced a right-wing home-grown conservative group as the elite team's new antagonists.
Developed by Ubisoft Montreal with the support of Ubisoft Toronto and Red Storm, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 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.
The "multiple characters' perspectives" line has us a bit concerned they're going for a bit of a Modern Warfare narrative approach, but mixing up the baddies still sounds good to us.
"Terrorism has evolved, and so has Rainbow 6," explained David Sears, creative director at Ubisoft via press release. "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.”
In Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots, Team Rainbow faces a new and very real threat called the “True Patriots,” a highly-trained, well-organised revolutionary group that claim the American government is irrevocably corrupted by greedy politicians and corporate special interests. The True Patriots will do whatever it takes to reclaim their country. Playing as Team Rainbow, players will face critical scenarios that will require them to make tough ethical decisions in order to stop this new breed of terrorists.
The game will also support a "huge variety of new innovative co-op and multiplayer experiences".
Currently there isn't much else known about the game, nor any new media, but stay tuned and we'll serve it up to you as we get it. Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots is due on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in 2013.