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Top 10 Stories of 2011: #10 Rainbow 6 Patriots revealed by domain registrations

Rainbow 6: Patriots

Several of this year’s Top 10 stories here on Fusible have to do with video gaming. 

So it’s no surprise that the story of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots is number ten on the list. 

After noticing that Ubisoft registered eight different domain names on October 27, like and, also among the names were two that stood out because there was no information or news on them at the time — and

I speculated that the next title in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six series would be Rainbow 6: Patriots.

Well, as it turned out, my speculation was soon confirmed by -BLITZ-, a member of the popular NeoGAF forum.  -BLITZ- had seen the logos, arts, covers and rendered game screens for Rainbow 6: Patriots.

The story got a lot of play online, with some of the biggest video gaming sites like Kotaku, Game InformerJoystiq,, and more than a dozen more news sites, citing the story.

Days after my story went online, Ubisoft officially confirmed the title on November 3.

Here’s a look at the reveal trailer by Ubisoft.


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Domain names point to sequel being called Rainbow Six: Patriots [UPDATED]

Rainbow Six: Patriots

There has been a lot of buzz about the upcoming Rainbow Six game by Ubisoft said to take place in New York.

While not much is known about the game, the title of the game might have been revealed in Ubisoft’s recent domain registrations.

On the same day Ubisoft registered names for other games like, Ubisoft also registered and

Here’s a look at the WHOIS record for

reg_created: 2011-10-27 18:10:44
expires: 2012-10-27 18:10:44
created: 2011-10-27 20:10:45
changed: 2011-10-27 20:10:46
transfer-prohibited: yes
nic-hdl: USE1-GANDI
owner-name: UbiSoft Entertainment
organisation: UbiSoft Entertainment
person: Cécile RUSSEIL
zipcode: 93100
country: France

In total, Ubisoft registered eight names on October 27.

The full list of names included:,,,,,,, and

[Update 1, Oct. 29, 5:56 a.m.:  A member of NeoGAF has now confirmed my rumor that the next Rainbow Six game will indeed be called ‘Rainbox Six: Patriots’.]

-BLITZ- writes:

“As the title says and the game being already rumoured by I can confirm it now that the next Rainbow Six will be announce on Xbox World Magazine in the upcoming month (if I understood correctly from my contact). Last night I got home with the assets; logos, arts, the covers and rendered game screens from a buddy that I know in marketing. I will not going to show anything for the moment as I will let the mag do his work, but what I can tell is that the logo is 6 with the pistol that replace the bottom circle. The arts backgrounds are with the New York in fire and the renders characters are very similiar to Homefront, yet the clothes are still based with police rainbow six gears. What I understood the plot will go between a large group of revolutionary terrorists and of course the police. “

[Update 2, Nov. 3:  Ubisoft officially confirmed the next title is Rainbow Six: Patriots.]

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