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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield (Windows)

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Back of Slip Case - Windows (Germany):
    Tom Clancy's

    RAINBOX SIX3

    RAVEN SHIELD

    Sie sind die Waffe gegen die Angst

    Wenn Terroristen in unsere Welt eindringen, beschwören sie damit den Zorn der besten Anti-Terror Elite Truppe aller Zeiten herauf: Team Rainbow. Übernehmen sie das Kommando über dieser tödliche Einheit. Das Ziel: Zerschlagen Sie Stück für Stück ein neofaschistisches Terror-Netzwerk.

    ZEIGEN SIE KEINE GNADE FÜR DEN TERROR - ELEMINIEREN SIE IHN.

    [Captions]:
    Unsere Aufgabe beginnt dort wo Verhandlungen enden.
    15 Einzelspielermissionen und 9 Multiplayer-Modi

    Wir spüren den Terror überall dort auf, wo er sich versteckt.
    Grafiken und Umgebungen erschaffen mit der neuesten Unreal Technologie.

    Es gibt keine Bedrohung, die wir nicht beseitigen können.
    30 Team-Spezialisierungen und über 57 reale Waffen.

    Contributed by jaXen (20192) on Jul 11, 2011.

www.ubi.com - PC Release:
    Command an elite multinational squad of special operatives against hidden terrorist forces. In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield, the third installment to the wildly popular Rainbow Six series, Team Rainbow faces the hidden global forces of a new and secretive foe. Command Rainbow in a race against time - in locations including England, Norway, the Caribbean islands, and Rio de Janeiro during Carnaval - to stop a madman and his doomsday plot.

    • Pick your team members, assembled from the best counter-terrorism and military units from around the world. Then outfit them with the right armor, weapons, and high-technology equipment for the mission at hand.
    • After equipping your team, plot out the assault of the target area on the map interface. Lay out a plan for each squad to maximize surprise, stealth, and safety.
    • After all the planning - execute! In first-person mode, lead one squad or control all three through different radio commands and signals. Enter and clear a room of terrorists, rescue hostages, defuse bombs, and recover vital intelligence to help you in later missions.

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Jul 12, 2005.

2002 PCPowerPlay Guide (UbiSoft):
    Most fans of the first person shooter genre already know about Tom Clancy's Raven Shield, the next incarnation in the Rainbow Six series. A joint development by Ubi Soft's Montreal studio and Red Storm Entertainment, and using the Unreal Warfare engine, Raven Shield is a truly revolutionary step forward for the tactical first person shooter genre.

    As terrorists threaten to put the world on the brink of geopolitical turmoil, players must use their skills, as well as a range of high-tech gadgets and weapons to protect the world as we know it. Not only does the team have a large range of gadgets at their disposal, but the players freedom to interact with the team is at an all-time high. For the first time in an FPS, players have full control over peek and crouch - meaning they can peek just far enough around a corner to eliminate any threat.

    Player's ability to infiltrate is also improved thanks to the introduction of gradual and quick door opening. The Rainbow Six team can either slowly open doors to sneak up on enemies, or burst through quickly to surprise those inside. No longer must doors be either fully open or fully closed - every position in between is possible!

    One of the most useful additions to the players interface is the "Wind Rose" system, an on-screen HUD which allows clear and fast orders to be issued to your computer controlled teammates. Players can issue orders like "Open, Frag and Clear" to quickly and easily infiltrate a room enemies are occupying.

    Of course, multiplayer and First Person Shooters go hand in hand, and using the power of the Unreal Warfare engine, the multiplayer in this Rainbow Six game is like none before it. Finally there will be dedicated servers - allowing for the best possible multiplayer experience. Most innovatively, there will be a 'commander mode' which will allow one player to act as a General, who will not take part in the action but instead coordinate his team's tactics from a safe place. Tactical gameplay will reach a level of refinement never before seen. Perhaps most exciting is the prospect of a global clan and player ladder for all players who connect and play through ubi.com.

    Raven Shield will give players a behind the scenes look at various government agencies as they discover, through the course of the Clancy-crafted storyline, the various black-ops factions at work in the world today.

    FAST FACTS:
    Fact: Raven Shield will be one of the first games around to use the new Unreal Warfare engine - even before Unreal 2!

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Nov 27, 2004.

Inside Flaps:

    AN ELITE FORCE AT YOUR CONTROL



    FLUID DOOR OPENING AND PEEKING
    Proceeding with stealth.

    THERMAL VISION
    Switching to thermal.

    RAGDOLL PHYSICS
    Tango down.

    QUICK-ORDER INTERFACE
    Waiting for Alpha.

    FLASHBANG
    Flash in the hole.

    HEARTBEAT SENSOR
    Tango signal acquired.

    TEAR GAS
    Gas and clear.

    REALISTIC AI BEHAVIOR
    Tango position confirmed.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69643) on Aug 02, 2003.

Back of Box:

    WE ARE FREEDOM'S ANSWER TO FEAR



    When terrorists assualt the free world, they incur the wrath of the most elite counter-terrorism force ever assembled: Team Rainbow. Take command of this deadly unit and dismantle a neo-fascist terror network, one takedown at a time. DO NOT BARGAIN WITH TERROR - ELIMINATE IT.

    WE STALK TERROR WHEREVER IT HIDES
    Hunt down terrorist cells worldwide from London to the Cayman Islands.

    OUR DUTY BEGINS WHEN NEGOTIATIONS END
    Confront ruthless enemies engineered with advanced team-based A.I.

    THESE DEEDS WE DO SO OTHERS MAY LIVE
    Feel the force of combat powered by the latest UNREAL technology.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69643) on Aug 02, 2003.