Rainbow 6 Patriots roll out in 2013

Ubisoft announces return of tactical shooter series with Xbox 360, PS3, and PC game that promises "exciting new narrative direction" and "unprecedented level of humanity."

It's been more than three years since Rainbow 6 fans last saw a new console entry in the series, but Ubisoft today confirmed it has another one on the way. The publisher announced Rainbow 6 Patriots will arrive on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC sometime in 2013.

Patriots is the next refuge of Rainbow 6.

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal with assistance from Ubisoft Toronto and Red Storm, Rainbow 6 Patriots will follow the counterterrorism Team Rainbow squad as it tries to put down a group of American insurgents known as the True Patriots. As players look to suppress the True Patriots' budding revolution, they will be faced with "tough ethical decisions," according to Ubisoft.

"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," Ubisoft creative director David Sears said in announcing the title. "This adds an unprecedented level of humanity that will make Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Patriots an extremely tense and immersive experience."

The game will also include cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes that aim to encourage communication and teamwork.

The Rainbow 6 franchise last surfaced on consoles with the 2008 launch of Rainbow 6 Vegas 2. For more on the tactical shooter, check out GameSpot's review.

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182 comments
kenny_gears
kenny_gears

i hope it just keeps the realism and try and make something great and make cod i thing of the past

RapidFirE53211
RapidFirE53211

They're gonna keep the "realism" hmm. "Realistic" like R6V (rofl) or the originals?

aesndk
aesndk

okay, now this can be good news, bcs UBISOFT can actualy count on this game if Brothers in arms furios 4 fails....... wich it kinda seems it will

max_1111
max_1111

@Valen_Ca Except you can take the word tactical right out of it as well.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

When it comes to the Kinect intergration 'Option', i will simply use it only for the 'Gunsmith' facility.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@Supaza That Kinect comment of yours has just killed any hope I had for this game..... *sigh*

BossPerson
BossPerson

correction: Ubisofts recen games. They were at the top last gen with splinter cell and POP

BossPerson
BossPerson

i dont know... Ubisoft's games have been pretty mediocre accept for the AC series, which even that is still starting to feel stale

MrHatnClogs
MrHatnClogs

I really want them to bring back the voice command options like in Rainbow Six 3, that was so cool!

MrHatnClogs
MrHatnClogs

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istreakforfood
istreakforfood

Ubisoft dropped the ball with RSV2. Hopefully the upcoming RS will be awesome.

Action
Action

All I want is 4-player co-op. Not just in Terrorist Hunt but the main game as well. They HAD 4 teammates in Vegas 2 but we could only play as 2 of them.

promeythozine
promeythozine

RB6 will always be the best along with original SOCOM. COD is prostituted out every year and the new age demo grew up not playing critical thought games, so hard shooters aren't looked at twice. COD hasn't made anything new, just added graphics and easy play, u end up with a watered down lame SOCOM Vegas 2 had High Stakes but again kids want magic vision and hip fire. Reflexes are different on high stakes and it will wear out ur controller faster. definitely buying this game just like Future Soldier. Dragon Rising was another game that was awesome as a up close and personal shooter, as long as u can THINK, screw the planes and tanks in the game, surrounding a enemy camp and unloading on the while closing in is the sh*t

JOKER677
JOKER677

At least they aren't trying to drop it now with MW3 and BF3 coming out.

Joeshmo93
Joeshmo93

FINALLY some new info on the next Rainbow Six game. Love that series!!!

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Out of all of the military shooters and tactical shooters, Rainbow 6 is one of my faves. I also like the Operation Flashpoint games as well as the older Delta Force PC games...... I'm definitely looking forward to Rainbow 6 Patriots......2013 seems like a long time to wait......

01706_123
01706_123

tom clancy does make awesome games

ads_legend
ads_legend

I loved the two rainbow six Vegas games. But I'll wait for the reviews before I buy it.

berzerk0912
berzerk0912

Well it's about damn time. I can't wait.

The_Gaming_Baby
The_Gaming_Baby

The narrative in Rainbow 6 Vegas 1 and 2 was horrible.

777mikemc777
777mikemc777

I just got a 3/4 chub... I hope they stick with the Co-Op campaign and terrorist hunt that i love about RB6 games. 2-4 player Co-OP campaign would be sweet just saying.

BuBsay
BuBsay

@Valen_ca Nah, I doubt Ubisoft would ever deface the various Tom Clancy licenses in such a way that they would take the base structure of the game that everyone knew and loved and completely throw it out the window just to fit what's popular at the time.... *looks back to SC: Conviction*. Ladies and Gentlemen we may be screwed.

TheDarkSpot
TheDarkSpot

Hope there's a story. Sounds like something that could have story at least.

simonsolidsnake
simonsolidsnake

2013??? pfffft... talk to me about it in a years time.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

The market is too inundated with FPS war games. So im having a hard time getting excited about them anymore. By the time the new GR comes out, I'll have lost all interest.

mos2000
mos2000

@spOOoOOn & @Valen_Ca I feel ya as well. I'm tired of my favorite shooter gettin all "Savin Private Ryan" on me oppose to being more like "Commando" I just want to inflict head shots, flank some insurgents, and smoke a room full of terrorist and blow them to kingdom come. If they keep all the fun and smart tactical gameplay intact, have a nice long campaign like in the first Vegas, I'll be happy. Otherwise, they can save all of the Young and The Restless dramatics for my mom...

Supaza
Supaza

I'm a bit RB6 fan but lets not forget the E3 announcement this year "All Tom Clancy games to have Kinect support" . . . *shudder*

spOOoOOn
spOOoOOn

@Valen_Ca You took the words out of my mouth.. 'unprecedented humanity' and 'tough ethical decisions' aren't things rainbow six needs. I want to take down the bad guys before they blow up the bomb or shoot the hostages like I did in 1998.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Great news, I've been a Rainbow 6 supporter since last gen. Day one buy.

TTDog
TTDog

I thought it was only Sony that announced things 18 months in advance.

Raxyman
Raxyman

@holtrocks My thoughts exactly. Even though i'm here mostly for the cooperative gameplay. And i guess Ubisoft can stop calling it Tom Clancy's because there's no more realism to these games...

muzza93
muzza93

Like R6, but i hated how R6 Vegas 1's story ended with a cliffhanger saying "to be continued" and then R6 Vegas 2 was a freaking prequel !! YOU NEVER CONTINUED IT FFS!!

xxxxTRISTAMxxxx
xxxxTRISTAMxxxx

Just awesome! I hope you will be able to customize your weapons like the new gun smith in Ghost Recon - Future Soldier!

Valen_Ca
Valen_Ca

"Coupled with an exciting new narrative direction..." am I the only one thinking that this will just turn out to be a tactical version of Modern Warfare?

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Proper love the Rainbox 6 games, ever since on the original for the PC I got stuck in a swimming pool :P Please to god make this game amazing Ubi, you haven't let me down yet!

jsonaut
jsonaut

Awesome news, I love the rainbow 6 games, 2013 can't come soon enough!!!

pszone
pszone

im not an series but im glad they not doing vegas series and do something new it might be next big hit or ubsioft.

Anatholos
Anatholos

2013? I can't wait so long lol :P I hope rainbow six will bash away MW and BF. Rainbow six has always been my favorite shooter :D

Triton
Triton

Great, we could use another shooter. "Ethical decisions", Ubisoft never played online with others before? Ethics and online gaming, now that's funny. Better stick to your friends list. lol.

NoirBadguy
NoirBadguy

Less tough ethical decisions, more tactical shooter I hope. R6 was strategy game, with possibility to play your plan in FPP. Keep it that way!

bluespire1
bluespire1

2013...that a long ways away....Damnit

4merameel
4merameel

Rainbow six on xbox 360 and ps3 in 2013.... that means ps4 and xbox 720 r not coming soooon

FoxbatAlpha
FoxbatAlpha

Vegas still has the best character customization. I was hoping more games would follow this. Still, good to see some news on the series!