LONDON, UNITED KINGDOMâ€” 20th December, 2007 â€” Today Ubisoft, one of the worldâ€™s largest video game publishers, announced the first details for Tom Clancyâ€™s Rainbow SixÂ® Vegas 2, currently in production for the Xbox 360Â® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStationÂ®3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows. Scheduled for a March 2008 release and developed by Ubisoftâ€™s award-winning Montreal studio, Tom Clancyâ€™s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is the sixth iteration of the multimillion-selling Rainbow Six tactical shooter franchise and follow-up to the highly successful and award-winning Rainbow Six Vegas.
Tom Clancyâ€™s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is the last chance for gamers to rescue Americaâ€™s sexiest city from an escalating terrorist siege that will impose heart-pounding action from beginning to end. The best are back and this time winner takes all. The highly-anticipated sequel to the recipient of numerous awards, including 2006â€™s Best First Person Shooter and Best Online Game, Tom Clancyâ€™s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 will push the top-selling franchise to new heights with new gameplay features and groundbreaking co-op and multiplayer modes.
â€¢ More Multiplayer â€“ The highly acclaimed multiplayer mode in Tom Clancyâ€™s Rainbow Six Vegas has been upgraded to include 13 new maps with more intense face-offs, two new adversarial modes, more rewards, and easier access to matches using the improved and intuitive matchmaking system.
â€¢ Unprecedented Customizable Experience â€“ Create your own identity that persists through both the single player and multiplayer modes and progresses along with you. Reap the benefits of your single player rewards in multiplayer and vice versa.
â€¢ Vastly Improved Co-op Mode â€“ Turn single player mode into co-op mode at any time, just by jumping into the game. Now you and a friend can jump into a single player game and assist without any change to the story. The single player maps and storyline were created with co-op in mind, meaning every map has multiple entry points and the story is unaffected.
â€¢ Challenging AI â€“ The AI is more challenging than ever. Now, the terrorists are equipped with thermal vision, night vision, and shields â€“ not to mention a multitude of varying tactics â€“ all of which are guaranteed to give you a new playing experience every time you go into battle. As you progress within the game, youâ€™ll be able to outsmart your enemies by taking advantage of intelligence opportunities, such as thermal scanning.
â€¢ New Weapons and Armor â€“ Take down the terrorists more effectively using 11 new weapons. New camouflage, clothing and gear allow for the ultimate customizations.
â€¢ More Vegas â€“ Sin City is back and bigger than before. Explore all new Vegas hot spots and the gritty back streets creating a visual experience that is as challenging as it is breathtaking.
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About Tom Clancy
With more than 80 million books sold, Tom Clancy is arguably the worldâ€™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, Without Remorse and 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.