AU Shippin' Out August 19-24: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Fans can pick up the latest entry to the Tom Clancy Splinter Cell series this week for their dose of stealth action. For those who fancy themselves collectors, Disney Infinity has figurines on offer.


This week's new Aussie releases cater to a range of players, from stealth-action game Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist to family-friendly adventure title Disney Infinity.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist is the latest instalment in the Tom Clancy Splinter Cell series, and a direct sequel to Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction.

Prior to release, the game drew controversy for the inclusion of a player-controlled torture scenario. The scene saw protagonist Sam Fisher wrench a knife into an enemy's clavicle, with a button prompt emerging asking players to twist the knife to obtain intelligence. Negative reaction to the scene prompted Ubisoft to remove it from the final version of the game.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist was positively received in GameSpot's review, commended for its cooperative missions, multiplayer mode, and immersive atmosphere.

Fans of the Disney and Pixar franchises will be happy to hear that action-adventure game Disney Infinity hits Australian shelves this week. The game features the integration of physical toys, which synchronise with the game and allow for characters from the Disney and Pixar properties to interact with one another and embark on journeys.

Several iconic characters from various Disney franchises have been confirmed, including Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and Woody from the Toy Story franchise, Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope from the 2012 film Wreck-It Ralph, Jack Skellington from A Nightmare Before Christmas, and Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey from Fantasia.

EB Games has listed Saints Row IV for a September 12 release.

Saints Row IV was originally scheduled for release on August 22, but has been delayed. Local distributor All Interactive Entertainment was unable to confirm a new release date when contacted by GameSpot. Retailer EB Games currently has the game listed for a September 12 release.

For more details on games on this week, see the full list below.

August 22, 2013
Disney Infinity (360, PS3, PC, 3DS, Wii U)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (360, PS3, PC)

August 23, 2013
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (360, PS3, PC)

August 24, 2013
The Wonderful 101 (Wii U)

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