Although there was never any precise release date announced for Splinter Cell: Blacklist, the recently revealed August timeframe is a little further out than most were expecting, but it wouldn’t be a Splinter Cell game without a good, chunky delay.
Stealth-action fans will be able to slip into the technologically-enhanced combat shoes of Sam Fisher starting August 20th across Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, while attempting to stop a global terrorist network from initiating some sort of Doomsday sequence of explosive events.
All in a day’s work.
How Now, Brown Cow?
Why the delay? Ubisoft explains:
“We’ve said it before, but this truly is the biggest game in the series ‒ it has a huge scope. We’ve created a massive amount of content across all the game modes, from single player, to co-op and multiplayer, and we feel strongly that the game will benefit from taking the time we need for polish.
“We all saw how that decision helped another great Ubisoft franchise this past year with Far Cry and we have the same high expectations for our title. Splinter Cell Blacklist will have full support for a for a wide variety of play styles from Ghost, to Panther, to Assault, combined with a completely universal economy system are intricate and require a high level of tweaking and balance. We’ve put a great deal of effort into creating this game, and we do it all for you, our fans.”
The release date for Splinter Cell: Blacklist was confirmed in a new, action-packed (and somewhat stirring) trailer for the game, which you can check out below:
Splinter Cell: Black List – Inauguration Trailer
Look over El33tonline’s previous coverage of Splinter Cell: Blacklist for many more videos, a collection of screenshots and more information on the game’s terrorist oriented story.