Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas Detailed

Video game publisher Ubisoft yesterday announced it was developing Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas for next generation and current generation video game consoles. The title is currently scheduled for a fall 2006 release and is the fifth iteration of the Rainbow Six tactical shooter franchise.

In Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas, said Ubisoft, the elite counter-terrorism unit players control enters Las Vegas as the city becomes the “setting for a terrorist threat of global proportions”. The game reportedly will push the technology envelope through graphics, artificial intelligence, physics and animations.

“Rainbow Six is back and better than ever,” said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft, in a statement. “Building upon the online success of the Rainbow Six franchise and harnessing the power of the next-generation experience, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas will be the benchmark against which all next-generation games will be measured. With Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter being released this month to wide critical acclaim, and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent also due out this year, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas makes it a perfect trifecta for the Clancy series in 2006.”