Following the events of Splinter Cell: Conviction, President Patricia Caldwell officially terminates Third Echelon and orders all their current operations grounded immediately. President Caldwell chooses to replace the corrupt agency with the newly-formed “Fourth Echelon” – an elite team of operatives, drawn from different agencies, that operate in a mobile environment and travel the globe performing individual missions assigned by the President. Sam Fisher is formally appointed acting commander of the agency.
While Fourth Echelon conducts their primary mission of shutting down all Third Echelon activities, a group of twelve rogue national terrorists that are tired of the Unites States military presence in two-thirds of the world, initiate a terror ultimatum called “The Blacklist” – a deadly countdown of escalating terrorist attacks on United States assets.
Fisher and his team must now track and hunt these terrorists down, by any means necessary, and stop the Blacklist countdown before it reaches zero.
Along with President Caldwell, Blacklist sees the return of Anna ‘Grim’ Grimsdottir and Victor Coste, and will include the addition of new characters, such as Isaac Briggs, and Charlie Cole.