Tom Clancy's Vegas vacation detailed

Newest Rainbow Six will put fear, loathing in hearts of terrorists with new team members, high-tech equipment, multiplayer options.

Gamers will be headed to Las Vegas later this year for some high-stakes gambling. At risk? The lives of the entire country! Thankfully, said country is only contained in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas, the latest game in the counterterrorism franchise from Ubisoft. The shooter was announced in early March, but gameplay details have just recently hit The Strip.

The game will be handled entirely by Ubisoft Montreal, the same studio that worked on previous Rainbow Six games, as well as Far Cry Instincts Predator and the Prince of Persia series.

A new Rainbow Six team will be introduced along with the squad's new leader. Each character will have their own specialty, and Ubisoft emphasizes that tactics will play a major role in the game. Missions will have multiple ways of being completed, and teammates will suggest alternative methods of reaching objectives, including busting through walls or hacking computers. Multiplayer has also been tweaked, with persistent characters and new weapons and achievements to unlock.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas has not yet been priced or rated. It is currently scheduled to be released on "next-generation consoles."

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57 comments
BrUnOdeFeNiX
BrUnOdeFeNiX

I want this game for PS2, no PS3 aff.....

Solidesnake2004
Solidesnake2004

My Response: Wouldn't mind shooting an MP5 in a big city with flashy lights and gals...heck just to get some action in real time is good enough for me. :D

nurik_strife
nurik_strife

I can't wait, this will be awe-some, I love the setting in Vegas. The addition of brand new characters in the team, and their roles will be interesting and I think a great addition. Anyways the game will be awe-some on the PS3, the screens look really good.

2and1
2and1

should be agreat one

glinz
glinz

this sounds great and all but how about some more news on the next splinter cell huh i have not heard or seen anything new since it was pushed back towards September of this year.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

can't sneak around very well in neon lights.....how will this game be realistic?

RandyNewman
RandyNewman

gotta say, I think the R6 series is getting a little old.......

walrus1
walrus1

No FREAKING PC? We have been left behind by ubisoft and to think R6 used to be my favorite game series

cyprus646
cyprus646

Meh to me just another rainbow six game.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I can't wait to get this on the PS3. It looks like it will be a great game.

John_of_Fire
John_of_Fire

I'm sure they will have something for PC users. Either this or something designed specifically for the PC. But the interface will probably still be geared to console users unlike the original.

Kfoss
Kfoss

Rainbow six..in Las Vegas? LOL i can just imagine comandos in golf wear storming the Luxor!...LOL

ColdZero54
ColdZero54

I hope they make it like the first few games. Like the one for PC and N64 and Rouge Spear. Once Rainbow Six 3, it was a more arcadey type game than a tactical shooter. RS: Lockdown was just terrible and I hope they learn from their mistakes. I'm hope for the bet but plan for the worst. I'm not buying it until I see reviews. The game does look good from the few screen shots I've seen, though.

madgamer2000
madgamer2000

I read about this game and I found it odd that they didnt use the GRAW engine or anything, but designed it from scratch. Whatever, it still looks killer.

jerectoff
jerectoff

Hope this isnt crappy like Lockdown was, oh how wrong did they get it.

Redhunt_86
Redhunt_86

no pc port/.??????????? how could ubisoft forget about rainbow six birth roots.... oh man, i hope this game bombs in the console market, so they won;t forget about the pc failhfuls in the future iterations.

gamepro345
gamepro345

at the time, i'm skeptical, because i dont see how a whole load of quality missons can be in just one location, especially vegas.

Eagle3000
Eagle3000

Can not wait for it to come out.

thekey
thekey

Wooo WHooo!!!!!(Homer Simpson)

monsteronthego
monsteronthego

oh yeah! cant wait to shoot terroist in the luxor or paris or ceaser's etc.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

I don't really have anything to say about that

DesRed
DesRed

In my opinion, I'll wait for further details. I won't be interested in this game untill they improve upon the teammates AI to the level of Star Wars Republic Commando. Plus, i hope Ubisoft Montreal improve the frame rate issues that plague the Rainbow Six Lockdown game.

skakidinabox
skakidinabox

This is going to be great. I read the article in EGM and it seems like it's going to be a solid game and bring it back to the roots of R6. And to those who are comparing it to Lockdown already, you need to remember that this is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal, the people who did all the R6 games before lockdown. Lockdown was developed by Red Storm. So you can expect this to return to the classic R6 gameplay.

jaymaster007
jaymaster007

PC! DONT FORGET PC! They better not forget, the Pc is the main RAINBOW SIX SYSTEM for real tactical action and ball breaking graphics. GO!

WarGameJunkie
WarGameJunkie

I'm glad Ubisoft has decided to do us all a favor and not even try to put this out for the XBox or PS2. GRAW for the PS2 is so bad they should issue a recall of this game for general crappiness. I'm going to definitely wait for the GS review before even thinking about buying this one. After the last two Ghost Recon games absolutely sucked and the R6 Lockdown game was pretty mediocre I don't trust Ubisoft anymore.

Raptor2155
Raptor2155

"A new Rainbow Six team will be introduced along with the squad's new leader" What?? No DIng Chavez???

EndersAres
EndersAres

Nice to see them doing the PC version differently. That last version was awful.

grassgreener12
grassgreener12

I bet that this game will be awesome. The las vegas setting is pretty odd and sort of a dumb idea to a great franchise. the console versions of R6 have taken a piece of soul out with each release so this better be good!!!

Vilho
Vilho

Lockdown was BS! Hope they go back they way R6 used to be...

abdu4
abdu4

Nice cant wait

bassmaster06
bassmaster06

o man cant wait for this one its goin to rock my world

Snoop_trizzle
Snoop_trizzle

I"m still confused by the Las Vegas setting...but i'm excited

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

wow have u seen the screens!!! they better than GRAW!

DrastikKillah
DrastikKillah

'Man this is the death of rainbow six' Rainbow six died years ago.

billa_gorilla1
billa_gorilla1

bah, I havent played any R6 since Raven Shield on PC, but after that I think they started to kill this franchise on consoles. Now they kill it even further by trying to put a vegas spin on it, dumb!!

GFofgaming
GFofgaming

NOT ON PC!! WTF!! It is born on the keyboard and should be content with it. Anyways I hope its more tactical than comical.

Cartman86
Cartman86

The EGM article on this game last month has gotten my hopes up for this one. They talked so much about what i've been hoping for in games like this. Making you actually CARE FOR your teammates. They have made the game like Half Life where the story plays into the game, but by some stupid mission briefing screen. Here's hoping.

Blazer88
Blazer88

Yeah lets hope it' doesn't suck like Lockdown did. But since it was designed for consoles as it says "It is currently scheduled to be released on "next-generation consoles." that doesn't exactly feel to reassured.

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

I'm not much of a tactical shooter fan, but I am glad Ubi Montreal is staying busy

Fizzman
Fizzman

as long as the word lockdown is not included in this R6 and it sticks to Black Arrow gameplay this should be a pretty solid game.

puablo
puablo

I haven't played Rainbow 6 since the ORIGINAL... but I am totally going to get this for the Vegas element alone! (Presuming GS gives a good review of course.)

paradyme777
paradyme777

Awesome, this game might just be something good. I'm keeping my eye on it.

chupamiubre
chupamiubre

well improve yes but change like they did with lockdown no sure i will give it , it was a good shooter but not rainbow 6 rainbow 6 has always beey uber tactical and everything planing and everything are vital in R6 i feel