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Ubisoft expands bet on mobile games with ‘Rainbow Six Mobile’


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Ubisoft started a new phase in its business strategy for mobile games last Monday (12), when it started in seven countries – including Brazil – the beta tests of the game “Rainbow Six Mobile”, a mobile version of ” Rainbow Six Siege”.

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The first-person shooter can be considered the company’s first major release for mobile phones, which previously only received casual games like “Assassin’s Creed Rebellion” and “Hungry Shark”. A movement that has become more frequent in the industry.

Although the franchise does not currently have the leadership in the genre — it has fewer players than “CS: GO” and “Call of Duty”, for example — the games in the “Rainbow Six” series have always captivated a legion of fans who were looking for first-person shooter with more strategic components than its competitors, something that Ubisoft tries to keep in this new release.

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“It’s not enough to just go around killing — it’s more chess than checkers,” says Justin Swan, director of “Rainbow Six Mobile.” This means that the heart of the game is more strategic thinking than action. But it’s necessarily a team strategy—”Rainbow Six” isn’t for individual triumphs.

At the invitation of Ubisoft, Folha was able to participate in the launch of the beta version and test the gameplay of “Rainbow Six Mobile”. The matches consist of two rounds, in which teams of five players sometimes attack and sometimes defend.

Tactical choices begin even before the match: each player must choose an agent (character) with particular attributes, which means that, from the beginning, teams need to choose a style of play consistent with the chosen agents.

“Rainbow Six Mobile” is agile, intense and intuitive, bringing gameplay features that set it apart from other games in the genre. “Destruction is a big differentiator of our game,” says Swan. “You can blow up the environment and create new ways to move around the map.”

  • An example is the way the player can use the environment around him to protect himself (building barricades, for example) or attack (destroying walls to invade enemy bases).
  • In addition, the player also has observation drones, which collect information from a distance and help in the creation of strategies for the team.

The game seeks to fill a gap in the market, being one of the first high-investment first-person shooter titles to come to mobile devices — perhaps the similar one today is “Apex Legends Mobile”, which has a less realistic theme.

Competition, however, is expected to increase soon. Activision announced on the 15th the launch of “Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile” for 2023, a title that should compete for the same audience as “Rainbow Six”.

Brazilians interested in participating in closed beta tests of “Rainbow Six Mobile” can register on Google Play by clicking here. For now, the game is only available for Android users. For those using iOS, it is possible to subscribe to receive updates regarding the version for Apple devices.


game tip, new or old, for you to test

The Witness
(PC, Android, iOS, Xbox One, PS4)

Coming from the brilliant head of Jonathan Blow (responsible for the critical darling “Braid”), this game that mixes puzzles with exploration is not for the faint of heart. The objective of the more than 600 puzzles in the game is simple: draw a line connecting one point to another. However, new rules are added little by little, making the answer more and more difficult. The game also does not make clear the rules of each puzzle, leaving the player to recognize patterns, make assumptions and explore the environment to understand the logic of each puzzle and solve it. It’s not an easy game, but even so, it’s very rewarding to find the answers to “The Witness”.


news, launches, business and what else matters

  • The next game in the franchise “The Legend of Zelda” finally got a name: “Tears of the Kingdom”. The sequel to the acclaimed “Breath of the Wild” will be released on May 12, 2023 and won a new trailer in a virtual event held by Nintendo, revealing more details – and mysteries – about the gameplay of the new title.
  • Who also won a new trailer was “God of War: Ragnarök”, in a virtual event on PlayStation. The game, which features an Atreus already in his teens, seems to follow in the footsteps of the previous title in the franchise, both in gameplay and in the bloodiness of its battles.
  • Electronic Arts and Maxis have announced that the base version (without expansions) of “The Sims 4” will be free for all platforms starting October 18th. The life simulator was released in September 2014 and has around 60 expansions available, including some for free. Buying them all on Steam, however, would cost BRL 4,773.90.
  • A bug in the iOS 16 update is messing up some rhythm games that use three-finger tap commands on the screen on Apple devices. According to the Kotaku website, developers are asking players not to update their device’s operating system until the bug is fixed.
  • Regulators in the United Kingdom and the European Union are expected to deepen their investigations into the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft in the coming weeks, says the Financial Times. According to the publication, the entities want to analyze in more detail the impacts of trading on the market, in view of the amounts involved.


games that will be released in the next few days and promotions that are worth it


“Jack Move”: BRL 91.75 (Switch), price not available (Xbox One, PS 4)
“Hardspace: Shipbreaker”: BRL 193.45 (Xbox X/S), BRL 214.90 (PS 5)
“Soulstice”: price not available (PC, Xbox X/S, PS 5)


“No Place For Bravery”: BRL 49.90 (Switch), price not available (PC)
“Session: Skate Sim”: R$49.99 (PC), R$92.45 (Xbox One/X/S), R$249.50 (PS 4/5)
“Slime Rancher 2″*: price not available (PC, Xbox X/S)
“The DioField Chronicle”: BRL 249.90 (PC), BRL 299.90 (Xbox One/X/S, PS 4/5, Switch)


“Shovel Knight Dig”**: price not available (PC, iOS, Switch)

*Available on Xbox Game Pass
**Available on Apple Arcade

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