Rock Band isn’t the only franchise going hoping to take a dramatic departure from franchise expectations. Ubisoft unveiled the newest chapter in the Tom Clancy tactical shooter franchise Rainbow Six, sub-titled Patriots, for sometime in 2013. The “bold new direction” aspect comes from a narrative campaign that “captures the reality of modern-day terrorism and allows players to experience it from multiple characters’ perspectives”, putting players behind the iron-sights of a “revolutionary group” taking their country back from what they see as a system dominated by corporate interests and bureaucratic greed.
This Tea Party/Occupy Wall Street group will force “tough, ethical decisions” throughout the single-player campaign as they “do whatever it takes to reclaim their country.” Aside from the single-player mission, Patriots will also feature a suite of co-op and competitive multiplayer modes that hopes to test both tactical measures and split-second strategies.
“Terrorism has evolved, and so has Rainbow 6. In Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots, all the team play, tactics, and realism that fans of the series love have been coupled with an exciting new narrative direction,” said David Sears, the game’s creative director. “This adds an unprecedented level of humanity that will make Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots an extremely tense and immersive experience.”
(via Official Xbox Magazine)
Does Rainbow Six + Modern Warfare + sociopolitical commentary = succcess? Does the way Ubisoft describes the group of protagonists make them seem like the titular Patriots, or disillusioned terrorists themselves? Drop the EG reaction in the comments section!