After a seven-year hiatus, the beloved Rainbow Six video game series returns next month with Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, which will be available December 1 on the PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One platforms. Today, Ubisoft has released a new live-action trailer and three featurettes for the upcoming game, which feature Idris Elba guiding us through the action. Here's what the Oscar-nominated actor had to say about his experience on this explosive set.
"Getting to work on a set with explosions and big destruction always adds an element of excitement. The Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege shoot was unique in that my character is at the eye of the storm during the chaos around him. In the game, walls can be shattered; ceilings and floors can be breached to change how players experience the game. My character walks the viewer through the destruction, while coming out unscathed on the other end."
The trailer and the featurettes were shot over four days in Prague, directed by Park Pictures' Seb Edwards along with Angus Wall, two-time Academy Award winning film editor (The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and founder of Rock Paper Scissors and its sister company, VFX. Ubisoft worked with Los Angeles-based agency Omelet on development of the concept and overall creative direction and execution of the "Siege the Day" campaign. The featurettes explore different aspects of the game, such as Intimate Arenas, Attack vs. Defend and Unique Operators, with another video entitled Pinpoint Destruction coming soon.
Rainbow Six Siege is a unique first-person shooter where infiltrating Attackers and fortifying Defenders clash with high intensity in all-new, exciting tactical combat scenarios. In the destructible playgrounds of Siege, anything is possible, but only those who prize brains over bullets will prevail in the high-stakes game of teamwork and strategy. The video game trailer will be shown during the NFL football games on Thanksgiving Day, and during the midseason finale of AMC's The Walking Dead.
Ubisoft also announced an open beta for the game from November 25-29 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. The open beta will be an invitation for all players to try Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege for free, ahead of the worldwide launch on December 1. The Rainbow Six video game series launched in 1998, based on Tom Clancy's novel of the same name. Since then, there have been 17 separate games and expansion packs released, with the last one being Rainbow Six: Vegas 2, which debuted back in 2008. While fans wait for the December 1 launch, take a look at the live action trailer and three featurettes for Rainbow Six Siege, featuring Idris Elba.