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Splinter Cell: Blacklist To Be Launched In 2013

The Microsoft Conference, E3, was an opportunity for gaming companies to show off their latest work. Ubisoft presented the new game in the Splinter Cell series. Sam Fisher returns in Splinter Cell: Blacklist, which will be launched in 2013.

With one year of waiting ahead of us, the official trailer of Splinter Cell: Blacklist seems ever more exciting. It might be the first game that Ubisoft Toronto unveils, but the most recent edition in the series is just as good. Maxime Beland, creative director at Ubisoft, said:

“Ubisoft Toronto has taken great care to develop an evolutionary Sam Fisher experience that takes the franchise to dramatic new heights”. As Maxime Beland explains, players prepare for “a highly cinematic experience” and “an intricate, action – packed adventure”.

Sam Fisher, the hero of the Splinter Cell series, is now the head of Fourth Echelon and he is mandated by the President to fight the bad guys, no matter what. The Blacklist is “a countdown of escalating terrorist attacks on U.S. assets” which Sam Fisher has to stop from ever taking place. The game play requires players to “infiltrate terrorist cells while using ruthless interrogation methods to extract crucial information to prevent the next Blacklist attack”.

The teaser Ubisoft released looks great. Although the game will be compatible both for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Windows PC, you’ll have to wait until spring 2013 to actually get to play it. The press release reads that the new title in the Tom Clancy franchise is going to include “voice recognition features on Kinect for Xbox 36, an arsenal of new gadgets and reinvented classic weapons and a new Killing-in-Motion fighting style”.

From what the trailer offers, it looks like the selling pitch is for real. “Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist delivers a gripping modern-day special-ops storyline with a new level of technical innovation and quality” reads the press release. Plus, the new addition to the Splinter Cell series comes with a new Mobile Command Center. It is “housed inside a stealth aircraft. Ready to take off at a moment’s notice”.

Basically if you loved the last Splinter Cell game, then you’re going to love the Blacklist. It has more action, Sam has new moves and is a lot faster, despite the age.

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