Sam Fisher Returns in Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Microsoft has announced a brand new Splinter Cell game at their E3 press conference today. Splinter Cell: Blacklist pits Sam Fisher against a group of terrorists, or at least that’s what we gathered from the short gameplay demo we saw at the presser. Ubisoft took to the stage to play through a short bit of the newest Splinter Cell, which they call “the most ambitious Splinter Cell yet.”

There’s not a ton of information but we did see a new mobile Mark and Execute mechanic, and of course MS added the obligatory pointless Kinect integration. Apparently you can talk to the Kinect to distract patrolling guards, which is different, I guess. It might be more interesting if MS just said “We’re not adding any pointless Kinect integration to this game,” but I wouldn’t expect that to happen.

We’ll have more on Blacklist as it becomes available, but for now, here are a few screens to tide you over. Blacklist will release in the Spring of 2013.

NOTE: Our Phil Hornshaw is at the event, and he’s reporting that it sure doesn’t sound like Michael Ironside playing Sam Fisher. I’m oddly devastated by that.

Game Front is on-site at E3 2012 all weekend (June 5-7), bringing you daily news, hands-on previews, interviews and pictures. Stay tuned for more PC gaming-focused coverage!

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1 Comment on Sam Fisher Returns in Splinter Cell: Blacklist


On June 4, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Yep, Eric Johnson is doing the motion capturing and voicework for Sam Fisher this time, Ironside is working behind-the-scenes. Honestly, they should just introduce us to a new protagonist for the series to carry it forward and have Sam act as superior/mentor of the new 4th Echelon, which Michael Ironside can still voice and preserve Sam as the one we know and love.