Rainbow Six Siege launch trailer is ludicrously Shakespearean

Rainbow Six Siege

After some to-ing and fro-ing over the beta, Rainbow Six Siege will be out for reals in a few days. In a bid to further encourage you to spend the holiday season downing tangos, Ubisoft has prepped a launch trailer, and hoo boy is it stagey. Once more unto the breach, dear friends!

It's not bad as launch trailers go: The blend of classy music, dramatic reading, and of course slo-mo gunfire and explosions is just the thing to get the blood pumping in anticipation of Ubi's latest team-based shooter, which we'll be running the reviewer's rule over next. I do have to wonder how the GIGN guys feel about it, though.

"Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes."

Hey, water under the bridge, right? Rainbow Six Siege comes out on December 1.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.