SAN FRANCISCO JANUARY 12, 2006 Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announces that it will release Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Critical Hour for select current-generation video game consoles in March 2006. In Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Critical Hour, Ubisoft’s Quebec studio blends the finest elements of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® series to create the most complete chapter to date. This latest chapter marks the return to the franchise’s roots by reintroducing the deeply strategic and tactical gameplay synonymous with the Rainbow Six name, while incorporating classic in-game elements such as vintage maps and weapons, all rebuilt using today’s technology. With an SRP of $29.99, Rainbow Six Critical Hour will bring an exciting new seven-mission single-player campaign and 18 multiplayer levels to gamers who want more gameplay from one of the most popular franchises on Xbox Live online gaming service and http://ubi.com.
â€¢ The end of an era: Rainbow Six Critical Hour’s storyline bids on nostalgia as John Clark retires and passes the torch to Ding Chavez.
â€¢ Classic missions return: Chosen by fans, eight single-player missions from the original Rainbow Six and Rogue Spear games return, revamped with today’s technology.
â€¢ Return to tactical gameplay: Through slower pacing and an enhanced combat model, strategic planning is the central element of gameplay.
â€¢ Advanced combat model: Choose your steps wisely as your actions could mean the difference between life and death. Weapon accuracy is affected by in-game maneuvers and events such as running, crouching, standing still or firing while injured.
â€¢ Superior multiplayer experience: Rainbow Six Critical Hour comes equipped with a superior multiplayer experience, including the revolutionary Persistent Elite Creation (P.E.C.) mode, as well as the new and innovative Assassin and Free-for-All modes.
â€¢ Close-quarter battles: Maps in narrow corridors with non-linear level design challenge even the most tactical of gamers, increasing the importance of the infamous one-shot kill.
â€¢ Weapons and equipment: Enter the battle with today’s most advanced weaponry (more than 20 weapons in all) and high-tech equipment.
â€¢ Span the globe: From Idaho to Venice, Mexico City to Siberia, team Rainbow travels the world to serve and protect the innocent from terrorist threats.