Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow Ships
August 5, 2004
TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX 3 BLACK ARROW™ SHIPS FOR XBOX
Team Rainbow Returns to Save the World from Terror – and Dominate
San Francisco, CA – August 9, 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 has shipped for retail. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Tom
Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3 Black Arrow improves upon one of the most
successful Xbox™ Live games of all time with new single- and
multiplayer missions and 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 is the
one of the first games to deliver new Xbox Live features, such as
user-created tournaments, in-game messenging, and clan statistics.
Rated ‘M’ for Mature, the game carries an MSRP of $39.99.
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
Magazine, and 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 Live
multiplayer capabilities will be familiar to current devotees, while
the new missions and features will attract a new crop of players.
“With eagerly-anticipated new multiplayer modes, a host of new Xbox
Live features and fourteen multiplayer maps, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow
Six 3 Black Arrow takes last year’s best Xbox Live experience – and
most successful title – and makes it even better,” said Tony Kee,
vice president of marketing for Ubisoft. “What’s more, a new
split-screen feature for offline co-op play and enhanced AI
significantly enhances the offline replay value. Gamers, close the
curtains and kiss your loved ones goodbye, because you’re not going
to be able to put this one down for months.”
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 level environments.
• Improved, Smarter AI Terrorists: Watch the bad guys call for
backup when they are outnumbered or use hostages as human shields;
with these thugs, mental agility is matched by impressive firepower
– they are fully-funded and decked out with the latest paramilitary
• New Objective-Based Game Modes:
o Total Conquest: Teams battle to capture and hold designated points
on the map.
o Retrieval: Teams must race to the center to take possession of a
specific item and defend it as they carry it back to their compound.
o Lone Rush: Individual players must race against the clock to
complete mission objectives.
• Black Arrow will be one of the first games to offer the new Xbox™
Live™ features, such as:
o User-created tournaments;
o Messenging; and
o Clan statistics.
• New Tactics for Online Multiplayer: Enter 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.