Ubisoft has announced that it is set to release two new Tom Clancy franchise titles this spring.
TOM CLANCYS RAINBOW SIX CRITICAL HOUR will be available for current-generation videogame consoles in March 2006. Created by Ubisofts Quebec studio, this latest chapter marks the return to the franchises 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 todays technology. RAINBOW SIX CRITICAL HOUR will bring a new seven-mission single-player campaign and 18 multiplayer levels to gamers who want more gameplay on Xbox Live online gaming service and ubi.com.
Key features include:* The end of an era: RAINBOW SIX CRITICAL HOURs storyline bids on nostalgia as John Clark retires and passes the torch to Ding Chavez. * Classic missions return: Chosen by fans, eight single-player missions from the original RAINBOW SIX and ROGUE SPEAR games return, revamped with todays technology. * Return to tactical gameplay: Through slower pacing and an enhanced combat model, strategic planning is the central element of gameplay. * 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. * 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. * 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. * Weapons and equipment: Enter the battle with todays most advanced weaponry (more than 20 weapons in all) and high-tech equipment. * 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.
The game will sell for $29.99.
Ubisoft wil also release TOM CLANCYS SPLINTER CELL ESSENTIALS exclusively for the PSP. The title will be available spring 2006 and is developed specifically for the PSP system.
SPLINTER CELL ESSENTIALS is a groundbreaking handheld game that has everything SPLINTER CELL fans love about the top-selling franchise, says Tony Kee, vp of marketing for Ubisoft North America. It will also feature a number of surprises that will allow players to dive deeper into the story of Sam Fisher.
TOM CLANCYS SPLINTER CELL ESSENTIALS will feature all-new missions and objective exclusive to the PSP system, and discover the untold story of Sam Fisher through flashbacks to various missions from the entire SPLINTER CELL franchise, including TOM CLANCYS SPLINTER CELL DOUBLE AGENT.
Key features include:* PSP system debut: The highest-rated and top-selling spy franchise hits the PSP system for the first time, pushing the boundaries of yet another platform.* Developed specifically for the PSP system: Unique gameplay sequences designed specifically for the on-the-go nature of handheld gaming with a new adapted interface.* Exclusive content: TOM CLANCYS SPLINTER CELL ESSENTIALS starts where TOM CLANCYS SPLINTER CELL DOUBLE AGENT ends, and takes players to the years before TOM CLANCYS SPLINTER CELL when Sam was still a Navy Seal.* A game of gadgets for your gadget: Features all the weapons and gadgets from the TOM CLANCYS SPLINTER CELL franchise, in addition to some new ones exclusive to the PSP system version* Accessible wi-fi multiplayer: Challenge your friends in Spy vs. Spy Deathmatch multiplayer mode.
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