E3 2021: Rainbow Six Extraction revealed at Ubisoft Forward: Watch the gameplay trailer

Rainbow Six Extraction
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At E3, Ubisoft revealed an official trailer and gameplay trailer for Rainbow Six Extraction (previously thought to be Rainbow Six Parasite). The PvE game will consist of three friends teaming up to clear out increasingly difficult containment sites. 

Rainbow Six Extraction is set to be released on September 16. It will exist alongside the PvP game Rainbow Six: Seige. 

In the clip, we see soldiers attempting to contain some kind of alien takeover. We see an extraction team shooting at various monsters before freeing a woman from an infestation. One particularly nasty enemy is called an Apex. It looked menacing until a grenade incinerated it. The rescued soldier wakes up on a helicopter which flies into the distance. 

After the show, we got more information about the game. It's clear Extracton centers heavily around squad gameplay where your goal is to strategically clear out infested zones. It sounds like doing so puts you at risk of losing all of your progress, and if a team member is captured, you need to extract them. It's all about teamwork and using an arsenal of weapons, like grenades, sensors and various guns, to make your way through infected areas while fighting increasingly advanced monsters. 

We also got a look at some of the enemies and backstory. Archaens are an evolved form of a parasite detected years ago in New Mexico. The parasite spread through various regions, in New York, San Francisco and Alaska. Within containment zones, the parasites are evolving and can now shoot. 

The parasite is a black goo that can spread and slow down your progress. There are various species of parasites including Breachers, Tormentors and the Apex. As we see in the gameplay trailer, some enemies can bury under the goo and jump out at you. Again, if you get caught, you need to wait for your teammates to rescue you.

Phillip Tracy

Phillip Tracy is the assistant managing editor at Laptop Mag where he reviews laptops, phones and other gadgets while covering the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News covering 5G and IoT. When he's not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, traveling or watching soccer.