Published on January 23rd, 2013 | by Ross Kulas

Message Will Self Destruct: New Splinter Cell: Blacklist Trailer

Ubisoft have released a new trailer for the autumn-bound Splinter Cell: Blacklist. We get a peep of ol’ Sammy in his classic sneaking suit along with some indoor, less middle-eastern, environments. Although we are assured this game is still about ‘terr’ as the mannish man so confidently explains, they will not just stop one ‘terrist’ attack but all of them.

“Sam and his team must hunt down these terrorists by any means necessary, and stop the Blacklist countdown before it reaches zero”

Conviction was a solid game with a great ‘Taken’ feel to it and, while Blacklist is a return to the traditional, you’ll learn some new tricks to up the ante and allow you to again direct your own taut spy thriller.

‘Killing in Motion’ looks stylish, along with the breach, bang & clear finale. It still hurts a little knowing that Michael Ironside’s sweet gravelly voice won’t be returning but new kid Eric Johnson seems to be doing a decent job, even if he sounds a little young.

Creative Director Maxime Beland promises a wide variety of approaches, with room for experimentation as well as intense moral dilemmas like “killing a guy or not killing a guy”. The addition of a controllable, if situational, UAV gives hope of some fresh gadgets, and a micro-tri-rotor drone has already been announced for remote scouting and target marking. So that’s nice. I’m already looking forward to living out my murderous but morally justifiable fantasies, that’ll teach you all for calling me Porkins! Aaaaahahahaha!

Splinter Cell: Blacklist is currently set for release on 23rd August 2013

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woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing terrible shovelware and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better. His only guide on this journey is an impeccably discerning eye, that appears in the form of voices that only Ross can hear. And so he finds himself leaping from game to game, striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home.

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