Ubisoft Announces Rainbow Six 3 Black Arrow
April 7, 2004
San Francisco, CA - April 7, 2004
- Ubisoft, one of the world's largest videogame publishers,
announced today that Tom Clancy's
Rainbow Six 3 Black Arrow for
the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft will launch in
August 2004. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal,
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Black
Arrow improves upon the most successful Xbox(tm)
Live game of all time with
new single- and multiplayer missions, new online modes, split-screen
for cooperative gameplay, and a host of new features that maximize
the possibilities of Xbox Live.
In fact, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
3 Black Arrow will be the one of the first games to
deliver new Xbox Live
features to the gaming community.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Black Arrow
continues in the vein of last year's mega-hit, which received a
number of awards, including
Console First-Person Action Game of the Year from the
Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS),
Shooter of the Year from GMR
Best First-Person Shooter and Best Online Game from IGN. In the
game, players command a four-man international anti-terrorist squad
comprised of the cream of the crop from the United States, Germany,
Britain, and France as they infiltrate a ring of nefarious
terrorists and halt their bloody quest for weapons and power. The
popular voice-activated command system, individual personalities of
the team members, and comprehensive Xbox
capabilities will be familiar to current devotees, while the new
missions and features will attract a new crop of players.
"Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 has owned Xbox
Live for months now - gamers
can't get enough of the incredible online experience. We're giving
them more of what they crave, and improving Xbox
Live play by integrating new
multiplayer modes and being one of the first out of the gate with
new Xbox Live features,"
said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing for Ubisoft. "A new
split-screen feature for offline co-op play will significantly
enhance the offline replay value of the game - and the awesome
online capabilities will deliver even more hours of thrilling,
About Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Black Arrow for Xbox
A series of attempts to kidnap telemetry and rocket scientists pulls
Team Rainbow into a spiderweb of international intrigue. An
international cabal of renegade military officers is trying to
create conflict in the oil-rich regions around the Black Sea, giving
them an excuse to swoop in and seize control. Team Rainbow must stop
the terrorists from developing weapons of mass destruction and
prevent them from starting a devastating war.
New Single-Player Campaign:
Complete diversified and challenging objectives, use new weapons and
equipment, and enjoy beautiful Mediterranean and Eastern European
Improved, Smarter AI Terrorists:
Watch the bad guys call for backup when they are outnumbered or use
hostages as human shields.
New Objective-Based Game Modes:
Capture the Point:
Teams battle to capture and hold designated points on the map.
Capture the Flag:
Teams must race to the center to take possession of a specific item
and defend it as they carry it back to their compound.
Black Arrow will be one of the first games to offer the new
Xbox(tm) Live(tm) features,
New Tactics for Online Multiplayer:
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Black Arrow's
new, private team lobbies and use a planning interface to develop
strategies before online matches begin.