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International movie superstar Idris Elba made the unlikely appearance in Rainbow Six Siege's television ad. Total shocker right there. But the accomplished actor isn't there to don heavy armor and wield a big gun, he's there to tell you that it's your job to do so.
There's a series of short vignettes featuring Elba, but the main television spot was unveiled over on the Ubisoft blog, which you can check out below.
The first spot is basically just Idris Elba walking gamers through most of what they already know about Rainbow Six Siege... the game's destruction, the ability to play as different characters and the high-tech gadgets at the disposal of the attackers and defenders.
The second bit is just under a minute and is a direct follow-up to the carnage of the first TV ad above. Elba covers the “Intimate Arena” and how the various levels will affect the kind of strategies that players will need to employ in Rainbow Six Siege. You can check it out below.
The next vignette is about the individual operators that make up the cast of characters that players will be able to employ and play in Rainbow Six Siege. There are 20 different characters and each one has their own loadout and special abilities.
Elba gives gamers a brief profile tour of some of the characteristics and abilities that will be at the disposal of gamers during the multiplayer bouts in Ubisoft's upcoming first-person shooter. You can check out the other less-than-a-minute trailer below.
The series of vignettes have been released just ahead of the game's upcoming open beta, which will take place as a measure to help Ubisoft establish a real-world stress test for the game leading into its release on December 1st.
The open beta will take place on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One starting November 25th and running through November 29th.
Ubisoft hasn't been the most aggressive in marketing Rainbow Six Siege following the alpha tests that took place earlier this year. Much like Star Wars: Battlefront, gamers were left with a somewhat sour taste in their mouth after realizing that Rainbow Six Siege does not have a single-player campaign, nor does it have the level of destruction that was originally featured in its E3 debut tech demo.
Even still, in my own opinion I think I had more fun with Rainbow Six Siege than Star Wars: Battlefront. But you'll be able to judge for yourself how the game is when it launches on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC on December 1st.