Posted By Shaun K. about 7 months, 3 weeks ago
In the world of intelligence and counter-intelligence their often exists any number of grey areas. Just how grey depends on how you ask, but there is little question that sometimes operatives are called upon to do questionable things in the name of the greater good. It is an idea that has long been ripe for exploration in the world of fiction and certainly this has proven true for any number of video games over the years. Indeed it is often been one of the central premises behind one long running series in particular, namely Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell.
SC has seen its fair share of ups and downs over the years as it continues to grow and change alongside the larger industry but for the most part it has maintained a high level of quality across multiple iterations. Now the latest of these iterations, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist, is currently in development and once again it looks to take players into the murky world of series star Sam Fisher. This time around Sam is now the head of a new organization meant to replace the corrupt Third Echelon, the unimaginatively named Fourth Echelon. But when a group of twelve rogue national terrorists initiate a terror ultimatum called “The Blacklist”, Sam will be forced to confront the harsh realities of being in charge. For to quote the game’s press material:
Check out just what the Fifth Freedom entails in action via the newest trailer for SC:B below:
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist is set for release on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC in Spring of 2013. Stay tuned to Blistered Thumbs for continuing coverage of the game and be sure to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.