Rainbow 6 Patriots ‘Target Gameplay’ Video is Intense

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Rainbow 6 Patriots Video

We’ve known for quite some time that Ubisoft Montreal was developing the next installment in the Rainbow Six franchise. Thanks to some leaked information late last week and official confirmation yesterday, Rainbow 6 Patriots is official (now with a “6” instead of a “Six”).

With the announcement came an art rendering, box cover art, a release window and most importantly, some idea of what the story of Rainbow 6 Patriots will tell. A day later and Ubisoft has more to share about the game, answering many of the fan questions about what to expect about the return of Rainbow Six through a video.

The video runs over 6 (six) minutes long and features Ubisoft’s Rainbow 6 Patriots Creative Director David Sears introducing the video, which he describes as “target gameplay.” It’s not actual gameplay and instead is what they’re aiming for at this point in development.

The conceptual footage does confirm a few basic gameplay details and clarify the style of the title:

  • First-person gameplay with certain moments and cover done in third-person.
  • Full tactical display with squad control options and enemy tagging.
  • Tech not dissimilar to Ghost Recon.
  • Multiple perspectives/characters mid-mission
  • Lively environments with NPC civilians.

Watch the introductory video and see for yourself:

Ubisoft is going all out with this unapologetic video. From a scary house invasion to shooting cops in the legs and an innocent child getting shot in the head, Rainbow 6 Patriots is making no joke about the dangers and horror of terrorism on the homefront.

In addition to the gameplay we can expect, the video also hints at the greater story. The man with the bomb being told by the terrorist house invaders in the intro: “You really did cash in on everyone else getting forclosed, didn’t you?”

In Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots, Team Rainbow faces a new and very real 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.  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.

After following Ghost Recon: Future Soldier for a few years now, it seems that if Ghost Recon is outdoor, open expanses, Rainbow Six is all about the urban environments. We’re seeing a lot of overlap with gameplay features and visual styles, with the exception that Ghost Recon employs a cyan color scheme where as Rainbow 6 Patriots is red. We’re observant.

Rainbow 6 Patriots releases for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 sometime in 2013.

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TAGS: PC, PS3, Rainbow Six, Rainbow Six Patriots, Ubisoft

  • shinyrealgunz

    holy sh!!!!

  • Gooch

    Looks incredible, so many good games coming out but this might make it to the top of my list. Also it’s good to see someone tackle a story that does not involve stopping a nuclear device *cough call of duty *cough battlefield*cough *cough

    • Jimmy Mac

      Wonder if the antagonists will be russian?

      • ATG

        i think they’re american

  • Plathismo

    Yeah, I think they adopted that baby.

  • Vin

    I don’t think there has been many times I have said ‘wow’ at games lately but oh my lifeeeeeeeee, that footage just blown me away.

    I will definitely be getting this game when it comes out.


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  • Jimmy Mac

    I was pretty eh, after Vegas 2 let me down a fair bit, but this looks like they are going to give us something great.

  • matty

    2013 is ages away!

    • ATG

      with so many good games coming out, i can wait. hopefully that means plenty of time to polish it up. roughly 5-6 years from this one and the previous if im not mistaken.

  • John Jacques

    Holy smokes! This just single-handedly got me excited for the game.

  • Ken J

    Not too impressed with the 3rd-person magically see around corners cover system…

    Another thing is that it doesn’t seem like it gives you any options over how to accomplish that mission. Seems a bit too linear in that the game holds your hand through the mission, telling you what to do, when to do it, and how to do it… Not very Rainbow Six like, more like the typical “give an arcade game a tactical feel” style games so popular with the console market… Just my two cents. I know a lot of people are wowed by the more “edgy” and controversial things they MADE SURE to show in that concept footage…