MS @ E3 12: New Splinter Cell unveiled, subtitled “Blacklist”

The new Splinter Cell game, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist, was shown at the Microsoft Press conference, and it’s gorgeous. Sam Fisher is back, this time on the Iran-Iraq Border. The game was shown off by Ubisoft and is in development by Ubisoft Toronto.

Sam is deadlier than ever, tearing through enemies fluidly with new maneuvers. He dances between them, pumping them with bullets smoothly, like a deadly ballerina: he can grab an enemy, spin him around, and pump two bullets in the chest and one in the head. That’s “killing in motion,” something that skilled players can master.

Brand new is Kinect voice command functionality. The player can call the enemy over and then grab him and pull him over the side – a move that married Solid Snake and Nathan Drake perfectly.

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist will be out in Spring 2013.

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