New Rainbow Six Vegas 2 details
- Posted February 5th, 2008 at 04:28 EDT by
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The latest issue of GamePro magazine has some spicy new tidbits on Rainbow Six: Vegas 2, sequel to one of last year’s hottest shooters for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
The March issue of the magazine has a ten-page story on the game, including several screenshots, a two-page spread with detailed information on the games eleven new guns, and a comparison of the game vs. Call of Duty 4.
In the article some new information has come to light, along with confirmation of a March release for next-gen consoles, as well as a PC version hitting the same time.
From a quick glance, it seems that Ubisoft has taken a long hard look at what really works in a shooter (cough, cough, everything in Call of Duty 4) and has decided to pick and choose what to add to this latest instalment, in addition to a few of their own. While this may seem a tad unoriginal, some of the new additions won't do anything but make the Rainbox Six series better.
-The first, and most obvious new addition is the Sprint button. For a tactical shooter, this new gameplay element will give the game a better sense of speed. Like the sprint in Call of Duty, the duration of your sprint is limited to a couple of seconds, but that may be all you need to get clear of that grenade.
-There are eleven new weapons throughout the game, including new rifles, sniper rifles, and shotguns. Every handgun in the game has increased firing rate, and the Walther P99 pistol will make its debut.
-Bullet penetration has been added, with more destructible environments, all with realistic elements. Think you're safe behind that table when the grenade goes off? Think again!
-Although Rainbow Six was one of the first shooters to have the leveling system to unlock gear and guns, Vegas 2 will take it one step further. There are three classes, Assault, Close Quarters, and Marksmanship, that you can level up to enhance your gameplay in those fields. You unlock new levels in each class by achieving certain goals, such as headshots with sniper rifles or using flashbangs effectively.
The experience gains aren't going away, however. You will still earn XP in multiplayer by fragging opponents or capturing objectives. This XP will unlock online ranks, armor options, and visual customizations.
-Speaking of online play, Vegas 2 has taken a large step past Call of Duty 4 and combined the players online and offline personas. The player’s accomplishments in the offline campaign will directly impact their online play, and the other way around. There has been no word yet as to what, specifically, these accomplishments will be nor what they give you online.
-There are two new online multiplayer modes, Team Leader, in which you must kill the opposing teams leader while transporting your own to an extraction point, and Total Conquest, where your team must capture three objective points for a set amount of time. Online load times have been decreased and graphics have been bumped up for online play.
-The game will feature full campaign online coop for two players with drop in, drop out play. The online campaign is completely identical to the offline story mode, and will revolve around Bishop and Knight, two operatives who are thrust in charge after Logan goes MIA.
-Enemy AI will be better equipped and much smarter than before. They will be able to have specialized gear, complete with ballistic shields. Some of the elite baddies will be as skilled and geared as Team Rainbow.
From the looks of things, Rainbox Six: Vegas 2 is looking to be the next big shooter, the one most likely to pull you from Call of Duty. The game hits stores this March, so there will be plenty more information in the coming weeks, so check back for more!
- 12:03am EST - February 5th, 2008
i will get this game due to the online play i mean i own myself cod4 warhawk and im getting UT3 and still i come back to the 1st rainbow six vegas if its as good as the 1st and better im sure one of those people to play it :)
- 12:20am EST - February 5th, 2008
dude 1st off of course this willo pull me away from cod4,,,i love rainbow 6... i met all of my psn buddies on that game..the only thing bad about cod series is not tactical..... is head 2 head FIGHT I LOVE COD4 but rainbow is 345434566 better .¤
- 12:40am EST - February 5th, 2008
i must admit,i had plenty of fun on rainbow six vegas...then came COD4....trouble is COD4 lacked the tactical edge...so this is a no brainer for me (hopefully the graphics will be vastly improved too!)
- 1:50am EST - February 5th, 2008
@cashville play search and destory, there are some tactics in that game mode. this willl probably be just another crappy port like last time
- 2:10am EST - February 5th, 2008
Brilliant! This game might unsurp COD4's throne in my home.
- 2:51am EST - February 5th, 2008
YESS.... this sounds great ... i'll definitely but day 1.....
- 5:57am EST - February 5th, 2008
psn id: gingo.... sounds rather good, i wasn't a big fan of the first one but i might borrow this off my friend when he gets and completes it
- 6:36am EST - February 5th, 2008
Thats kewl. I really enjoyed the first vegas title... which was a surprised cuz Im not much of a tatical kinda person :P
- 8:30am EST - February 5th, 2008
This will be around for a while if the CoD4 devs are really going back to WWII. I think they beat that horse dry, stick with modern warfare.
- 8:33am EST - February 5th, 2008
"armor options, and visual customizations.", i get the part where they say you will open new and better weapons but online armor leveling? does it mean old players will be harder to kill or just that the armor will change the design and if so it would go under visual customization
- 11:42am EST - February 5th, 2008
since they're copying so much from COD4, i hope they take the graphics also. the first rainbow graphics sucked, everything was blurred, i felt like i was in a constant haze. i shot so many plants, cause they looked like a character in the distance.
- 3:12pm EST - February 5th, 2008
Man I still play RSV sometimes, so yeah this is probably going to be my next game
- 11:30am EST - February 6th, 2008
Heh, glad to hear some improvements are coming instead of just more of the same.
- 12:58pm EST - February 6th, 2008
lol dna 19 thats because you didnt run it i 720p, if u ran it i 1080 it looked blurry( if thats what your talking about). They need to make leveling up take less time, I was quite good at the 1st game (mp5 for life] but i never became elite.
- 1:53pm EST - February 6th, 2008
well hopefully it doesn't take 20 minutes to start a round in online and hopefully they fix the terrible lag. otherwise this will just be more of the last. how much fun is it when you spend more time waiting for people to join and the room to start then actually playing the game?
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