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Rainbow Six: Patriots announced for 2013 launch

Ubisoft's announced Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Patriots following much pre-announce speculation on the game, confirming a 2013 release on PS3, 360 and PC.

The game, mainly made by Ubisoft Montreal with collaborations between Ubisoft Toronto and Ubisoft Red Storm, will see a "dynamic single-player storyline" that will be told from multiple characters.

R6: Patriots wil pull the series, which has sold 25 million units LTD, in "an exciting new narrative direction," according to Ubi creative director David Sears. "This adds an unprecedented level of humanity that will make Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots an extremely tense and immersive experience."

Team Rainbow's threat are a group of terrorists known as the 'True Patriots,' who claim the American government has been compromised by corrupt politicians and corporate interests.

As Rainbow, you'll need to make "tough ethical decisions" in order to stop them, confirming previous rumours of making morality choices.

Patriots will also include "innovative" co-op and multiplayer segments. While it isn't mentioned in the press release, the game will also support Kinect in some form, following the announcement back in June at E3 that all future Tom Clancy titles would support the motion controller.

A shot of the PC placeholder packshot is posted below. It looks the same for PS3 and Xbox 360.

The game is also on the cover of the next Game Informer. Shots of that cover are below, and you can look at prototype footage of the game through here.

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