360 Rainbow Six announcement March 6?

Ubisoft drops not-so-subtle hint that the Tom Clancy-inspired shooter series is coming to Microsoft's next-gen console.

Since Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 debuted on the Xbox in 2003, the tactical action series has provided some of the most popular first-person shooters for the console. The latest game in the franchise, Rainbow Six: Lockdown, is still among the most-played first-person shooters on Xbox Live, after Halo 2 and Battlefield 2: Modern Combat.

Given Rainbow Six's popularity on the current-generation Xbox, many industry-watchers felt it was just a matter of time until the franchise was announced for the Xbox 360. By the look of a countdown clock on the series' official Web site, that time will be in just over 11 days. That's when a countdown clock on the site, which began at 360 hours, will end on March 6, 2006.

It doesn't take a numerologist to figure out that the date--3/6/06--would be ideally suited for unveiling, say, a 360 Rainbow 6 game. Underneath the clock, Ubisoft has placed a flashing message saying that when it ends, there will be a "major announcement."

Ubisoft had two words to say about the countdown clock: "no comment." The publisher, however, will likely have more than a little to say a week from next Monday.

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Xbox360gamer1
Xbox360gamer1

I figure it out,Rainbow 6 Critical Hour is coming out March 14,It could be going gold then or it could be annouce for 360

starfoxmcleoud
starfoxmcleoud

Finally, a stragetic shooter on the 360! Think they'll keep a better eye on the lean walking, spawn killing, and glitches?

Dayme
Dayme

yahoo............ still not buying a 360

PerfectDark0Fan
PerfectDark0Fan

I love Rainbow Six 3 lets hope the new Rainbow Six game will be better

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

why don't they call it rainbow 360?

mikekare79
mikekare79

That countdown timer was a very smart idea. Good times! As far as the game goes, yea, I would have to get this for my 360.

KiLLer_ba
KiLLer_ba

Awesome, I hope the Co op and the Multi player are excellent

Bl4ckAdDer
Bl4ckAdDer

That would be great Rainbow Six for Xbox 360, i can't wait for GRAW to come out.

Xbox360gamer1
Xbox360gamer1

I think is is a anoouncement for Far Cry Preator going gold

GreyFoxV1
GreyFoxV1

Maybe this one wont be so watered down? But then again I'm just nieve...>.>

tbonetrav18
tbonetrav18

Big Deal, It was going to happen sooner or later. Hopefully it lives up to the hype that will surround it.

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

cain't wait. I like the Raibow Six series wait better than GR. I hope they also make it 3rd person.

Khimarhi
Khimarhi

not going to get it. . GRAW will be good enough for me

Optimusv2
Optimusv2

360 just keeps getting better and better :)

OPOLO
OPOLO

Wow - another shootem up game

davahsa
davahsa

Hmmmmmm.... I wonder

joshua6775
joshua6775

better not be an updated version of Lockdown. New games, please...not rehashes.

samekila
samekila

great im going to sell my body to pay for all these 360 games coming out this new xbox is a 10

AdaptorLive
AdaptorLive

Please Ubisoft, make it play more like Black Arrow than Lockdown! Black Arrow was (is) one of the best Xbox Live games ever!

JVaudry
JVaudry

How bout a proper Rainbow-Six game before you go making a new console one? They've already had 3 in the recent years when the PC audience has only had two (one of them REALLY poor) now you give the console crowd two more games (Critical Hour and this 360 one) and the PC audience, the ORIGINAL audience get nothing?

LTM360
LTM360

Bring back the arcade-ic style from the very first Rainbow Six. Plzkthx. (and make Oil Rig one of the maps)

Greenrabbit360
Greenrabbit360

Lockdown was a dissapointment to ever classic RB6 fan, 90% of classic fans would agree. Bring the old style back!!! lockdown was an attempt to appeal to a younger audience with more action... young people need to be reading book UbiSoft, so make the game for me!

Jaclarks
Jaclarks

i dont want lockdown!!! please give us something else, mabey something new!!! that would be sweet!

wytefang
wytefang

Please give us something that's not boring, slow and doesn't allow a respawn during multiplayer matches like Raven Shield. Ugh. At least Lockdown allows you the OPTION to respawn instead of forcing you to play the way the designer want you to play. Nuff said. This will certainly look really good on the X360, that's for sure!

Zorak000
Zorak000

why lockdown? can't it be RB6 5?

MROmeo10
MROmeo10

I'm not really a Rainbow 6 fan, but I have to admit that's pretty clever.

tjiverson
tjiverson

Plz give us something like Rs3 or black arrow on 360 not lockdown

_LEGIONS_
_LEGIONS_

RS3 Black Arrow was one of my favorites on XBL

Maui00
Maui00

Awesome. The countdown timer is pretty neat

slow-pc
slow-pc

EBgames had a listing for a new rainbow 6 game.... saw it today while on the site. It did not have the name lockdown in it too so it is a new game, they even had "real" looking coverart.

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

i thought that the release date was on march 6, just like the resident evil 4 countdown.

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

For a moment I thought that was when the game would be released. . .ambitious to be sure!

hundredfirst
hundredfirst

I hate rainbow six games, wake me up when we get a brothers in arms, halo 3 or medal of honor airborne update!!!

djpiezo
djpiezo

i hope dis is not a rumor....

kevin634
kevin634

wonder how much better itll look on the 360 seeing how GRAW looks pretty good

Kaos-Angel
Kaos-Angel

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