Rainbow Six Siege Launch Trailer Features Mark Strong Reciting Shakespeare


With the open beta now live following a brief delay, Ubisoft has debuted the official launch trailer for soon-to-be-released tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege, which features Mark Strong reciting Shakespeare – specifically, Henry V.

“Once more unto the breach,” he reads, channeling the opening scene of Shakespeare’s decorated work. In the context of Siege, however, Strong is introducing the British SAS, one of the many counter-terrorism units available in the game. As for a general overview of what the shooter includes, here’s an official rundown of the tactical espionage action via Ubisoft:

  • The Rules of Siege: Five versus Five. Attack versus Defend. Infiltrate versus Fortify. Team-based strategy meets intense, tactical combat.
  • World’s Elite Operators: Choose your Operator and wield their unique ability to breach or defend the objective as a part of an elite team.
  • Destruction as a Tool: Walls can be shattered; floors and ceilings can be breached. Mastering the tactical use of destruction is the key to victory.
  • Close-Quarters Combat: With tight spaces shaping all combat arenas, tense encounters and up-close-and-personal firefights abound within every Siege.

Questions still loom over the shooter’s ability to perform at launch, particularly considering the last-minute delay to the aforementioned beta. It was one attributed to matchmaking woes and general connection issues, which doesn’t exactly inspire confidence for a title that is specifically designed to be an online-centric multiplayer component. Will Siege hold up upon release? We’ll find out very soon.

Rainbow Six Siege rappels onto PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on December 1.