Ubisoft announces Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist

At Microsoft Conference today Ubisoft lifted the veil on the new Splinter Cell game, subtitled Blacklist. Still starring series hero Sam Fisher, now in charge of Fourth Echelon, the game looks pretty great. Lots of daytime stealth mechanics, tech, shootouts, and tons of brutal take downs.

This is the first game developed by Ubisoft Toronto, and features Sam taking on a group of terrorists targeting the United States. Sam is given a Presidential Mandate to take down the bad guys using whatever means necessary, and it looks like Sam hasn’t slowed down in his old age.

For more information, check out the full press release, a handful of screens, and official trailer below.
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Sam Fisher is Back with a New Mandate to Take Down an Escalating Terrorist Threat

LOS ANGELES ? June 4, 2012 ?Today, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft? unveiled the development of Tom Clancy?s Splinter Cell Blacklist, the next blockbuster title in the critically acclaimed Tom Clancy franchise. The game will be available worldwide for the Xbox 360? video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation?3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC in spring 2013.

As the first production project from Ubisoft Toronto, with support from Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Shanghai, Tom Clancy?s Splinter Cell Blacklist delivers a gripping modern-day special-ops storyline with a new level of technical innovation and quality. The game includes voice recognition features on Kinect? for Xbox 360?, an arsenal of new gadgets and reinvented classic weapons and a new ?Killing-in-Motion? fighting style, which allows players to strike with lethal precision by marking and executing multiple enemies in one fluid motion.

In the game, a group of rogue nations have had enough of the United States? military presence in their countries. In an effort to force the withdrawal of the U.S. forces, they mastermind ?The Blacklist,? a countdown of escalating terrorist attacks on U.S. assets. Given a presidential mandate and the power to act above the law, players take on the role of lethal operative Sam Fisher. Outfitted with Sam?s infamous tactical suit and goggles, players will infiltrate terrorist cells while using ruthless interrogation methods to extract crucial information to prevent the next Blacklist attack.

The thrilling storyline and wide range of intense, eye-opening missions will propel players to find those responsible for these deadly assaults by any means necessary. Throughout the game, Sam and Fourth Echelon seek out their missions aboard a new Mobile Command Center housed inside a stealth aircraft. Ready to take off at a moment?s notice, Fourth Echelon is equipped with unlimited resources and cutting-edge technology including a Strategic Mission Interface that reports global events in real time.

?Ubisoft Toronto has taken great care to develop an evolutionary Sam Fisher experience that takes the franchise to dramatic new heights,? said Maxime Beland, creative director at Ubisoft. ?With exciting gameplay enhanced by full motion-capture performances, Tom Clancy?s Splinter Cell Blacklist offers a highly cinematic experience that will immerse fans and gamers new to the series in an intricate, action-packed adventure.?

For more information on Tom Clancy?s Splinter Cell Blacklist, please visit: splintercell.com

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