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Ubi Soft Unleashes The Next Generation Of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six.

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Ubi Soft(R) Entertainment, one of the world's largest videogame publishers, today announced plans to develop and publish the next installment of the best-selling Rainbow Six series of games with Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six(R): Raven Shield.

Ubi Soft will release Rainbow Six(R): Raven Shield on both the PC and the Xbox(TM) video game system in the fall of 2002.

Rainbow Six(R): Raven Shield is the sequel to the immensely popular Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six(R): Rogue Spear, 2000 Action Game Of The Year, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six(R), 1999 Action Game Of The Year (a). It will be the third game in the Rainbow Six line, which has sold more than 6.7 million copies worldwide.

The Rainbow Six franchise is known for its action-packed game play and heart-stopping realism, and Rainbow Six(R): Raven Shield will continue the tradition. Developed by Ubi Soft's Montreal studio, in close collaboration with Red Storm Entertainment, Rainbow Six(R): Raven Shield features a brand new Tom Clancy storyline in which Team RAINBOW is led all over the world in a string of dramatic operations. The game will utilize graphics technology provided by the next-generation Unreal(TM) engine to power 15 new single-player missions that include the discovery of a cache of biological weapons and stopping an armed gang from terrorizing a London bank.

"Fans have been pleading with us for a long time to come out with another chapter in this blockbuster series of games, and Rainbow Six(R): Raven Shield will be worth the wait," said Laurent Detoc, president of Ubi Soft Entertainment Inc. "The secrecy behind this project has been crucial to the evolution of the game. We'll be ready to unveil all the action at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles this May."

(a) Tom Clancy's Rogue Spear named 2000 Action Game Of The Year by PC Gamer and Computer Gaming World. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six named 1999 Action Game Of The Year by PC Gamer.

About Ubi Soft:

Ubi Soft Entertainment produces and publishes interactive games worldwide. The group is a leader in its field, and offers a diversified product range that is constantly growing. Ubi Soft develops its own products, and also works with famous developers. The group's ambition is to supply the public with games of excellent quality that allow the sharing of thrilling experiences. Set up in 1986, Ubi Soft has a presence in 20 countries, including the United States, Canada, Germany and China. The group distributes its own products and those of other publishers in more than 50 countries. In the 2000-2001 financial year, its sales reached 260 million euros, an increase of 39.4% over the previous year, with net earnings of 4.6 million euros.

(c)2002 Red Storm Entertainment, Inc. Red Storm and Red Storm Entertainment are trademarks of Red Storm Entertainment, Inc. Red Storm Entertainment, Inc. is a Ubi Soft Entertainment company. All Rights Reserved. Xbox is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Unreal Engine is a trademark of Epic Games Inc.
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Date:Mar 4, 2002
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