Ubi Soft has today announced that, in conjunction with Nintendo, it will release a playable demo of the GameCube version of Splinter Cell later this week. Strangely, the announcement has come just two days before both the GameCube and Game Boy Advance versions of the game launch in Europe.
"We're delighted to be Nintendo's chosen partner in bringing interactive game demos to the public," said Ubi Soft UK marketing director John Parkes. "Playable demos have always been a powerful tool in video game marketing, and we will take this opportunity to encourage gamers all across the UK to get their hands on Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell in stores and through various contests before launch."
The demo will consist of an introductory trailer and a full level from the game in which Sam Fisher must use stealth to infiltrate a Chinese embassy. Players able to take advantage of the game's Game Boy Advance connectivity feature will be pleased to learn that it will be included in the demo, allowing them to put the additional radar, wall mine, and sticky bomb gadgets to the test.
The GameCube version of Splinter Cell, which is scheduled for release in Europe on June 6, has been available in North America since April. For more information, check out our full review of the game.