Rainbow Six Siege will be rappelling down the walls of the PC strongholds on 13 October, says Ubisoft.
Rainbow Six Siege has two teams of players battling it out in sieges, with one team barricading up an environment and the other attempting to breach it and save hostages, or shoot people, or whatever.
Fans of ridiculous special editions will also be pleased to hear that, in true Ubisoft fashion, there will be many, many versions of the game available. Interestingly, the four I’m about to talk about are available in EMEA regions (Europe, Middle East, Asia), with details for the Americas to be revealed later. All prices are in Euros, because that’s what the Uplay store is displaying for me, followed up with vague estimates as to how that works out in pounds sterling with currency conversion. Don’t expect the currency converted prices to be accurate, though, because that’s not normally how they’re regionally priced.
So! There’s the bog-standard version that includes the game. That’s €59.99 (about £43).
There’s the Art of Siege Edition, which offers the game, a collector’s box, a Gold Skins Pack for all weapons, and a 120-page Tactical Guide detailing the Counter-Terrorism units, the Operators, the weapons, and the maps… which actually sounds sort of interesting, I admit. That’s €74.99 (about £54).
There’s the Gold Edition, which includes the game and the Season Pass, because this is a game in 2015 and so of course it has a Season Pass. No idea what’ll be in the Season Pass, but hey, you can pay for it right now! Isn’t that great? That’ll be €79.99, please, discounted from €89.99 (around £58, discounted from £65).
Finally, there’s the Tactical Elite Edition, which offers both the Art of Siege edition of the game and the Season Pass. They could probably have less-confusingly called it the Art of Siege: Gold Edition or something since it comprises both of those other versions, but no, it has to have an entirely unique name. This one’ll cost you €94.99 EUR, discounted from €104.99 (around £69, discounted from £76).
Pre-ordering nets you closed beta access whenever closed beta starts, and pre-ordering a physical edition of the game means you get a numbered steelbook when the game launches.
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.