on 08-09-201302:13 PM - last edited on 08-16-201306:54 PM by Matt-BBY
Hello there my fellow mercenaries and spies!
Just when you thought it was safe to creep out of the shadows, Sam Fisher returns in a brand new game called Splinter Cell: Blacklist. The Splinter Cell series has always had a unique niche in gaming in that it favors stealth and planning versus running in and gunning down everything in sight. I remember cringing at every noise and mistake I made in the earlier games in the series, before I became an expert operative. But you didn’t come here to listen about me, let’s get into the game!
The United States has a military presence in two-thirds of the countries around the world. A group of twelve have had enough and initiate a terror ultimatum called the Blacklist — a deadly countdown of escalating terrorist attacks on U.S. interests. Sam Fisher is the leader of the newly formed 4th Echelon unit: a clandestine unit that answers solely to the president of the United States. Sam and his team must hunt down these terrorists by any means necessary and stop the Blacklist countdown before it reaches zero.
Operate without restrictions: Sam is back in his tactical suit, and he's deadlier than ever, as the only operative with the power to act above the law and use ruthless methods of interrogation to extract info that will prevent the next attack.
Pursuing the terrorists to the far reaches of the world, Sam flies from exotic locales to U.S. cities as he races against the clock to find out who's behind the Blacklist. Thrilling gameplay is enhanced by full-motion performance capture, creating a highly cinematic experience.
Kill in Motion: Always one step ahead, Killing in Motion lets Sam strike with lethal precision by marking and executing multiple enemies in one fluid motion. Active Sprint allows Sam to traverse the environment easily and fluidly, climb walls and leap over barriers in order to reach his next target while on the move.
Unleash the power of 4th Echelon prototypes: Splinter Cell: Blacklist innovates from the roots of the franchise, and players can enjoy a series of twists on franchise favorites, including re-invented classic weapons. Infiltrate terrorist cells by using new gadgets such as the upgraded snake cam and micro-trirotor drone, which allows Sam to scout ahead, mark targets remotely, distract enemies or explode with frag-grenade force. Splinter Cell: Blacklist is also bringing back fan favorites like the sticky shocker, and for close-quarters combat, players can wield the curved and brutal Karambit knife.
Build a new Echelon: With a mandate directly from the president, Sam is building a new Echelon unit — Anna "Grim" Grimsdottir is technical operations manager, operative Isaac Briggs adds firepower and hacker Charlie Cole rounds out the crew. 4th Echelon is a fully mobile ops unit with unlimited resources and cutting-edge technology aboard the repurposed stealth airliner, the Paladin. Players can earn money for completing missions and objectives and buy upgraded weapons and items from the SMI hub aboard the Paladin.
Enjoy a fully integrated experience: Sam and his team are aware of terrorist attacks in real time thanks to the Strategic Mission Interface (SMI), which allows the team to receive data about mission objectives while on the move.
Pre-order your copy of Splinter Cell: Blacklist today for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U and receive the Exclusive Run and Gun pack:
Run and Gun Exclusive Pre-Order Bonus
Gain access to the exclusive bonus pack that includes: Vector .45 ACP and Tactical Gloves. You'll also receive the Upper Echelon Pack with access to: Upper Echelon Suit with five armor pieces, Gold Glowing Goggles, and Aral Sea Co-op Mission.*
*Valid on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U. One download code for bonuses will be e-mailed on or around release date. Valid e-mail address required. While supplies last.