Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Splinter Cell: Blacklist News for Xbox 360

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist will not abandon the stealth-based gameplay which has made the series such a success, Ubisoft Toronto producer Andy Wilson has promised VideoGamer.com.

Quizzed on the apparent new focus on action, Wilson said: "One of the things that we're building into the game is choice, choice of the way you play. If you want to take the action approach then you can, but you can stealth through the game as well.

"We have multiple paths and ghost paths where you can stealth your way through. We've shown a very small snippet of the game and we're going to be showing a lot more over the coming months where we'll be demonstrating all of those things and the way in which player choice manifests."

But will stealth elements be few and far between?

"Stealth is going to operate in the traditional way you would expect it to. I think people will definitely see that when they see more hands-on time," said Wilson. "We're not just bright daylight in the Middle-East. We've got locations all over the world. There are a tonne of locations that are at night as well, so the traditional night-time gameplay is coming back. It's all in there."

And in response to fans questioning if Blacklist is taking too many influences from the likes of Call of Duty, Wilson concluded: "Splinter Cell is Splinter Cell. It's not Call of Duty and never will be. It's a very separate intention that we've got with this game."

Splinter Cell: Blacklist will be released in 2013 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Ubisoft hasn't confirmed its plans for Wii U.

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Batmamerc's Avatar


Hopefully staying stealthy will be easier this time too would rather play it without always ending up in shootouts.
Posted 08:56 on 20 June 2012
guyderman's Avatar

guyderman@ Wido

Which is ironic considering it started out life as an original Xbox Exclusive!
Posted 01:08 on 19 June 2012
Wido's Avatar

Wido@ Clockpunk

PS3 only.
Posted 23:08 on 18 June 2012
munkee's Avatar

munkee@ Clockpunk

It came out already and received a lot of complaints for being bad ports :(
Posted 16:17 on 18 June 2012
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Wasn't there rumours about a classic Splinter Cell HD Collection in the works a while back...?
Posted 15:55 on 18 June 2012
munkee's Avatar


It's easy to believe everything that we're told. If this is true and the possibility of being a true, classic, Splinter Cell comes to fruition. Then there's good reason for me to get a lot more excited for this game.

I would love to see a Splinter Cell game that gets close to the near-perfection that was Chaos Theory. I can't imagine that Blacklist is it. But one day, hey?
Posted 15:38 on 18 June 2012
mydeaddog's Avatar


I look forward to the CGI video of Sam Fisher murdering a group of primary school teachers in fetish gear, in ecstatically violent slow-mo.
Posted 14:48 on 18 June 2012
Woffls's Avatar


This feels an awful lot like the Hitman Absolution Cycle:
- New game announced, awesome!
- Publisher puts emphasis on non-traditional elements. Fans worried.
- Publisher tries to reassure fans. They're not convinced.
- Repeat until launch.
- ???
Posted 12:26 on 18 June 2012

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 23/08/2013
Developer: Ubisoft Toronto
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: Stealth
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 221 3
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