The new trailer is awesome, the box art is pretty good (though fairly standard as well), so the only real bummer here is that game is now set to release on August 20th, 2013. For a while now, Ubisoft has been telling us that we’d get the new Splinter Cell sometime in the Spring of 2013. Oh well, there are plenty of things coming out this Spring to keep us busy, so it works out for the best.
Available in North America on August 20 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist will deliver a gripping modern-day special-ops storyline with a new level of technical innovation and quality. The game will include an arsenal of new gadgets, reinvented classic weapons as well as a new “Killing-in-Motion” mechanic which allows players to move efficiently through the environment while taking out enemies quickly and fluidly.
Players take on the role of lethal operative Sam Fisher who must stop an international terrorist group behind “The Blacklist,” a series of escalating attacks on U.S. assets. Operating under the newly-formed Fourth Echelon unit, Sam and his team will use any means necessary to prevent the next deadly assault.