Ubisoft has shown the next game in the Splinter Cell franchise at Microsoft’s E3 conference. The game will be set on the Iraq/Iran borders and features Fisher apparently working with an agency again.
The gameplay features a reworked movement system in which Fisher fluidly moved over barriers and cover whilst simultaneously shooting people in the face. Mark and execute is back and looks to again be a big focus. It looks like there are a few new gadgets to play with too; explosives were used to blow in a door, naturally confusing the guards inside; and something electrical was used to incapacitate guards who were stood in water.
Kinect is supported, in the gameplay shown it was used to attract guards and call in air support using voice recognition, which was rather cool. Naturally, the game’s very pretty. All in all, it’s pretty exciting for fans of Conviction, though those looking for a return to the super-stealthy game prior to Conviction probably won’t be too happy.
The game is currently set for Spring 2013. Console-exclusivity was not mentioned, even though Conviction was a Microsoft Exclusive.