French publisher reveals teaser image depicting what appears to be lower portion of Sam Fisher's face, beckons community to "like" page to reveal more.
Ubisoft is gearing up to make a "big" Splinter Cell-related announcement. The official Facebook page for Splinter Cell was updated today with a stylized piece of art depicting a portion of what appears to be series protagonist Sam Fisher's face, and a message beckoning the community to "like" the image to reveal more.
No further information is available.
In June, it was reported that Ubisoft was in talks with Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures to make a movie out of the Splinter Cell franchise. At the time, it was believed that Paramount was the frontrunner for the project.
The image in question may or may not pertain to the Splinter Cell movie, but what is known is that a new entry in the game series is due out next year. Splinter Cell: Blacklist was announced during the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo over the summer. This game is due out during spring 2013 for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 with Kinect support.
unless the big reveal is a return for Micheal ironsides I couldnt care less
no Ironsides=no sam fisher = not splinter cell
Sadly Splinter Cell died along time ago.The big announcement will be SC turns into a fps.
If only you were correct. Unfortunately, the "big announcement" was a dumb graphic novel. I'm done with paying any attention to game company's BS marketing. It's never even remotely interesting. Here's some info http://splintercell.ubi.com/blacklist/en-US/news/news_story.aspx?c=tcm:19-67036&ct=tcm:6-231-32
@free_milk I'm still waiting for part 2 of the "Prince of Persia" from '08 I believe?
They stopped to do that stupid movie tie-in and completely abandoned it...
Where is the update, Gamespot? It's a graphic novel called Splinter Cell Echoes, written by Nathan Edmondson and illustrated by Marc Laming. Booooring
@timmy0001 Is THAT IT????? I haven't read any graphic novels in over 12 years...Neither do I have any desire to. I'm sorry... But by my reckoning if its not directly about the game then its a waste of an announcement and is just playing on our desire for some good news about this increasingly lack lustre title to drum up more hits on facebook, particularly as they built it up so much. Leave that news for the actual publisher, Keep the dev announcements for the actual game details.
Stop f***ing around Ubisoft and get back to work...
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@Albaficas the new SC? certainly. years back SC and MGS were rivals, but there has been no contest since MGS4 and Conviction.
@Albaficas "Sam Fishy" is the best and most funny thing I have seen you post. If only you weren't such a troll... You are actually quite amusing.
@Hrodwulf666 didnt know i was trolling "at least for this post"
im telling the truth...this game will be forgotten once metal gear is released....there is no trolling in that
put Ironside in the role of fisher again, and please make him give solid snake a run for his money again.
Maybe it's announcing that they haven't completely re-written and screwed over the character of Sam Fisher they so meticulously set up in the first 3 games.
Am I the only one who remembers at the end of SC 1 him fighting tooth and nail to not have to assassinate President Nikoladze because he wasn't "some damn political assassin", and felt it was wrong to meaninglessly kill people.
Well judging by the blacklist trailer, we see him kill about 18 people in the span of 2 minutes. Way to not sell out your characters there Ubi in order to pander to casual gamers.
@BuBsay AND working and killing in the name of the US president... That's a double dip sellout!
@BuBsay Clearly those people had it coming to them. The mind of Sam Fisher works in mysterious ways. Do not question him. He will kill your ass.
I was thinking the exact same thing
@Kr3isen They have a different voice actor because this Splinter Cell uses motion-capture technology that requires a younger actor who has to provide the voice. As Michael Ironside is too old he cannot provide the voice. However it could turn out like Hitman Absolution where David Bateson wasn't providing the voice but that changed and he now is.
Have a look at the vid put together by a fan...it's easy to imagine from what Ironside has said that he didn't want to be involved in an overly-violent game and what Ubisoft said was just a smokescreen. Maybe they paid him a bundle to "endorse" Eric in the promo video...seeing as Ironside lives in Toronto, would he turn it down?
Hope you're right tho FOX, not likely but would be amazing if they took a U-turn
@BCFOX @Kr3isen Ok, so other than being cheap bastards what's stopping them from doing just plain old voice to lip readings? I've been playing games long enough that I don't really care if the voice matches the lips.
I looks like a concept art or a still from a 2D animation or one of those motion-comic things.
Either way, the announcement should be that they are going to actually make a good game for once - that actually emphasises stealth.
Anyone other than me notice that Sam Fisher seems to get younger in every new game?
I kinda wish this was some huge twist Ubisoft have planned, like this new Sam Fisher isn't really The Sam Fisher, after all he could be just a proxy, I mean this is a spy game right? Right? Too bad thats not likely they did state they needed someone who could do both motion cature and voice...
@GhostHawk196 I hear you. But them saying it wouldn't work having one actor as a voice over and another as the motion cap is ridiculous, There's NO technical reason for this not being possible. It is just stupid and defies all common sense.
@GhostHawk196 Just come out and say it. You want there to be a Liquid & Solidus Fisher don't you? ;)
Be hilarious if no-one liked it and it just stayed as an old mans stubbly lips..
I'm quite looking forward to the film personally, but that's because I've always loved Splinter Cell and am a guy that enjoys his movie-films!
If it sucks it's expected.. set the bar low and it can only be good :D
Splinter Cell is becoming a joke. Sam Fisher is aging and maturing in reverse, and that alone makes it tough to take seriously. On top of that, the story was laughable in Conviction. Resident Evil taught us about a game trying to be something it isn't, hopefully Ubisoft will see that and save the franchise before it's too late.
Ohhh...Spllinter Cell....I thought we were in for a treat for another 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' game.
I scrolled down and it looks like pretty much everyone feels the same. I'm sorry, Ubisoft, but it's time to let Splinter Cell rest in peace and look to new horizons.
Michael Ironside or GTFO. This series really went downhill after Chaos Theory. Why not just make a new main character or even a new franchise?
The big announcement this new SP game is somehow tied to Black Ops 2 story wise and this game will serve as a prequel. The direction Ubisoft is talking this game I wouldnt be surprised if they pulled it off.
its not a big announcement, its just a promotional post on a facebook page, companies do it all the time.
also why do websites get so excited about games turning into movies, we all know that they never do, and if by some chance they do they're gonna suck.
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