E3 06: Ubisoft's booth lost in Haze

Free Radical's new shooter partially obscures Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas, next-gen Rayman.

LOS ANGELES--There's been a lot of talk about covering up the booth babes for this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, but there are still a number of publishers offering nongame eye candy.

While the booth babes on either side of the Ubisoft booth's Rainbow Six Vegas trailer display wear silver outfits that could very well meet the expo's requirements, the suggestive way they dance (or simply bend over) seems a throwback to E3s of yesteryear.

On the opposite end of the booth, Ubisoft has set up a viewing room where attendees can get a look at Free Radical's upcoming first-person shooter, Haze. The game casts players as a foot soldier in a privatized army, and the viewing room was decked out as a building of the Mantel Corporation for which they fight.

Continuing the trailer motif, a disturbing litter of bugeyed, bucktoothed stuffed bunny rabbits lies alongside screens giving a first glimpse of Michel Ancel's next Rayman, while videos for Ubisoft's anticipated Wii shooter Red Steel run nearby. To actually get their hands on Red Steel, gamers have to go to Nintendo's E3 booth.


As for playable fare, a castle-like façade with menacingly warped windows was constructed for the demo of the PC first-person shooter Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, and attendees can freely get their hands on the company's latest acquisition, the Japanese Xbox 360 role-playing game Enchanted Arms. Ubisoft's booth also holds a playable build of Splinter Cell: Double Agent, but when GameSpot checked, it was only being demonstrated by the publisher's staffers.

Written By

Want the latest news about Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent?

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent

Follow

Discussion

47 comments
Black-360
Black-360

I really can't wait till it come's and some people think might make it to halo standards. [meanin as good as halo]

Ravi_1900
Ravi_1900

Wow this game looks superb. It would be one of the best looking FPS if its realsed on Q12007 but I dont think it gonna release so early. Also I cant believe that such a good looking game is not being noticed. I myself have found this article luckily and I am quite surprised.

Aromon
Aromon

I like GRAW and I am looking forward to R6:Vegas but if I had to choose one to be overly excited about, it would be Gears of War without a doubt. I like Nintendo and think they will do fine financially, but Red Steel doesn't look nearly as crisp and the gameplay of Gears will be top notch with the Unreal Engine 3 running it.

Livewirez
Livewirez

Haze looks very interesting. Another game on my list.

SnowFarmer
SnowFarmer

Haze looks interesting. I want to see some real gameplay videos...

busta95
busta95

Haze should come out for the Wii....

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

good, it seems they really want to support the Wii

ESP_Samus
ESP_Samus

Haze will probably be the best Next-Gen game ever I think along with SSBB, Free Radical rocks!

LordGamer0001
LordGamer0001

this isnt too important but i think Haze will be pretty good.

real_nimrod
real_nimrod

assasins, splintercell, haze, redsteel, rayman...the list goes on. All these games have the potential to OWN EA's catalogue

_AbBaNdOn
_AbBaNdOn

One thing is for sure. Gamers cant keep being spoon fed the same old FPS games with no innovations in them. And i havent seen any that do that so......

Bahamut50
Bahamut50

im so frickin tired of the few people who say the game looks bad. its a god damn game in production for one, and any game currently in production will not look as good as the finished products. lots of people are instant fans of this because they are sure the FINISHED product will be good

soulknight63133
soulknight63133

Wii is on my wish list to sit right next to my X360.

REVOLUTIONfreak
REVOLUTIONfreak

Ubisoft seems to be firmly supporting the wii as of right now

The_SandRock
The_SandRock

I bet UbiSoft is plotting against gamers "Muahahha! Let's make so many good games that everyone will buy our games!" They truely are evil :D

dukerav
dukerav

I am most looking forward to Dark Messiah of M&M, SC4, Haze. Although I will reserve judgement on Red Steel until I can actually get my hands on a Wii and it's Wii-mote which will be awhile.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Some good games here, Ubisoft Montreal rules! :)

santaman64
santaman64

everyone talks about how the Wii will look bad with no HD, but i play FF Tactics on a 56 inch DLP and yes it does look grainy, i still have fun, and isn't that the whole point. And those are PS1 graphics. So everybody have fun with game, PS3 Xbox360 Wii are all great systems.

chex81
chex81

i am pumped bout Red Steel and Splinter Cell:DA for 360 Ubisoft woot!

SgtMMMbop_basic
SgtMMMbop_basic

Will you idiots claiming Red Steel is one of the best games of the year shut up? 99.9% of you have never played it, and half of you probably even haven't seen a blurry video of it. The game looks like crap...PS2-level visuals, canned-looking animations when you swing, etc. But I'll reserve judgement until I've actually played it. The rest of you need to do the same.

watercandle
watercandle

Ubisoft is a big thief-They force me to buy SC4, R6V and even Haze! My money is running out soooooooo fast.

elie05
elie05

Haze will be the FPS King for 2007, for sure. I'm very excited about it from what we have seen and heard.

ewjim
ewjim

Maybe Haze will be interesting?

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Ok. That is a lot of must have games right there.

sinceps1
sinceps1

UMCP Nintendo has no chance of winning system war... against sony... red-steel? Everybody is goign to chage to HD like in 3 years or less... Nitendo is goign to be behind. ........whosgeeking?

ub3r_logic
ub3r_logic

"Red Steel is one of the greatest third party games for the Nintendo Wii. The concept and the use of the controller is superb. I'm expecting this game eagerly." It's obviously one of the greatest third party games for the Wii when the Wii only has a single digit amount of 3rd party games.

3leMenT
3leMenT

omg PRIME 3 and MARIO ALL THE WAY!!!!!

123625
123625

red steel all the way

DrkSnpr14
DrkSnpr14

All hail Free Radical's awesome ownage! Haze is going to rock all our socks

DS_fan_atic
DS_fan_atic

Nintendo is looking much better this time around

rbarahona
rbarahona

Red Steel is one of the greatest third party games for the Nintendo Wii. The concept and the use of the controller is superb. I'm expecting this game eagerly.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I think Haze looks cool from the Trailer I have seen.

alberto2045
alberto2045

RED STEEL, Now thats what am talking about!!!!!!!!!!!!

UMCP
UMCP

Nintendo has no chance of winning system war... against sony... red-steel? Everybody is goign to chage to HD like in 3 years or less... Nitendo is goign to be behind.

Nintendoc
Nintendoc

Red Steel and Rayman are all that matters