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Splinter Cell: Blacklist Gameplay Shown at E3

Splintering some cells come Spring 2013.

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.

  1. Mickey2010
    Since: Jan 2010

    Looked awesome! hopefully it come to the PS3 though

    Comment posted on 04/06/2012 at 18:14.
    • Kennykazey
      Since: Mar 2010

      They never said it was “coming exclusively to Xbox”, so I think it will.

      Comment posted on 04/06/2012 at 19:06.
  2. Kivi95
    Since: Oct 2009

    Wow never thought they could destroy the serie even more.

    Comment posted on 04/06/2012 at 19:05.
  3. samiro05
    Since: May 2010

    This looked fantastic! Really good use of what I would call Assassin’s Creed game play with guns. I’m excited for this one for sure.

    Comment posted on 04/06/2012 at 19:07.
  4. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    Looks good although i hope that gunfights are optional due to Splinter Cell being a stealth franchise.

    Comment posted on 04/06/2012 at 19:19.
  5. IAmJacksMedullaOblongata
    Since: Nov 2011


    Update: Ubisoft has released the first details on Splinter Cell: Blacklist, announcing the sixth console title in the series will hit the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

    Comment posted on 04/06/2012 at 19:53.
    • KeRaSh
      Since: Nov 2009

      Thanks for the info!

      Comment posted on 05/06/2012 at 08:09.
  6. DRCD1
    Since: Dec 2008

    How great! Ghost Recon is having a sequel already! WOOOOOHOOOO
    Seriously, now: Why isn’t Michael Ironside voicing Sam?

    Comment posted on 04/06/2012 at 20:06.
  7. hazelam
    Since: Feb 2009

    i can see it now, you’re playing the game, sneaking through a warehouse, there’s always a warehouse.
    suddenly somebody comes into your living room and says something to you.
    then all the guards in the warehouse know where you are. ^_^

    Comment posted on 04/06/2012 at 20:47.
    • jikomanzoku
      Since: Jan 2010

      Used to happen in the co-op on one of the older xbox ones, could be quite amusing at times – especially if your phone rang and a guard goes “what was that?” Just as you crept on him

      Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 11:36.
  8. RocketSOL
    Since: Oct 2008

    I’m guessing this is set many years before the previous game? Sam Fisher looks younger and isn’t voiced by Michael Ironside. It looked quite good but i’ll have to see more before I decide to buy.

    Comment posted on 04/06/2012 at 22:22.
  9. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    It looks to be dropping on PS3… niiiice.

    Comment posted on 05/06/2012 at 00:31.