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Rainbow Six Patriots is official, controversial

Mix with terrorists in Ubisoft's "evolved" shooter sequel

Ubisoft's officially announced the much leakedRainbow 6 Patriots for release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in 2013.

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 Ubi.

As rumoured, the new game sees Team Rainbow take on a new terrorist threat called 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.


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, says Ubisoft.

According to earlier leaks the Patriots campaign will see payers encounter multiple "drastically" different mission endings based on their decisions in the story.

One supposed example includes terrorists breaking into a home and kidnapping a stranger. Players then take on the role of that stranger and are forced to hold a trigger button to prevent a vest loaded with explosives from blowing up.

Later, on a heavily-populated bridge in New York City, the perspective shifts, having you control the Rainbow 6 team to take down the terrorists and take out the hapless, walking bomb.

"Terrorism has evolved, and so has Rainbow 6. 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," explained David Sears, creative director at Ubisoft.

"This adds an unprecedented level of humanity that will make Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Patriots an extremely tense and immersive experience."

In addition to single-player Rainbow 6 Patriots will introduce a "huge variety" of new co-op and multi-player experiences, says Ubisoft.

"Players will be rewarded for working as a team and mastering the game's new features that enhance communication and tactical execution between teammates. Success will come from a mix of split-second decision making and working to coordinate attacks against the enemy."


Additional details on Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Patriots can be found in an exclusive cover story in the Christmas issue of Official Xbox Magazine, available November 30.

To see a target gameplay video head over to Game Informer by clicking here.