SAN FRANCISCO – December 23, 2004 – Ubisoft today announced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 4 (working title), will now be officially titled Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Lockdown™. The game is being developed by two of Ubisoft’s award-winning studios: Red Storm Entertainment, the maker of the original Rainbow Six, & Ubisoft’s Montreal Studio. For continuous up-to-date news on Rainbow Six: Lockdown, visit the teaser website at: http://www.rainbowsixgame.com.
In Rainbow Six: Lockdown, players lead Team Rainbow, the world’s most elite counter-terrorist unit, as they are called into action and dispatched into unfamiliar territory to battle a bioterrorist threat. Stakes escalate as they are personally targeted by an evil terrorist organization. Used to protecting the lives of others, Team Rainbow must now embark on a mission to fight and save some of their own.
Rainbow Six: Lockdown will build on the ingredients that have made the Rainbow SixÃ‚Â® franchise a runaway success, and will introduce a new single-player experience with a personal, darker storyline, state-of-the-art equipment, and offer gamers the chance to play as two members of Team Rainbow.
Multiplayer modes will return with enhanced features. Additionally, PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 and XboxÃ‚Â® versions will get new & amazing exclusive modes that will bring the multiplayer experience to a further level of excellence.
Game features include:
• Stunning graphics and ultra-realistic “ragdoll” physics deliver staggering realism and spectacular close quarter firefights.
• Superior multiplayer experience: One of the best multiplayer games ever returns with the classics: Adversarial & Cooperative modes through Split-Screen & on-line. Additional exclusive modes will make their appearance with:
o PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 - New Rivalry Mode pits Rainbow operatives against trained mercenaries in objective-driven, team-based adversarial gameplay.
o New XboxÃ‚Â® Live™ “Career Mode” allows players to create their own operative, improve their skills and acquire extra equipment in all-new objective-based missions.
• Increasingly intelligent enemy A.I.
• New weapons and equipment.
• Tension-building sound effects.
Ubisoft is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry, Ubisoft’s strong and diversified lineup has grown considerably, as has Ubisoft itself. As well as steadfastly continuing to partner with several high-profile companies, Ubisoft has also confirmed its presence on the global market by developing its own exceptional properties. Founded in 1986 in France, Ubisoft is now present on every continent, both through offices in 21 different countries including the United States, Morocco, Germany and China and through sales of products in over 50 countries. The group is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers around the world. Ubisoft generated a turnover of 508 million euros for the 2003/2004 fiscal year, up 22.5% at constant exchange rate over the previous fiscal year. To learn more, visit www.ubi.com
About Tom Clancy:
With over 80 million books sold, Tom Clancy is arguably the world’s most recognized author. His works include fiction such as The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of All Fears, Rainbow Six, Red Rabbit, and the recently released The Teeth of the Tiger. Clancy also writes nonfiction works about weapons and various military units. Four of his books have already been adapted into highly successful feature films.
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