PSP Splinter Cell to have "prequel aspect"

Ubisoft confirms Sam Fisher's debut on Sony's portable will deal with the superspy's past--in part, anyway.

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Yesterday, rumors wafted across the Atlantic from francophone fanzine Jeux-France.com. In a typically brief article, the site said that Ubisoft had confirmed that Splinter Cell Essentials, the franchise's first foray on the PSP, would be a prequel--meaning it would be an all-new title, not just a tweaked port. Specifically, Essentials would "explain the origins of Fisher," according to Jeux-France, which said the information was confirmed by French Ubisoft officials.

As it turns out, the Essentials-prequel rumor was partially true. Ubisoft reps confirmed to GameSpot that Splinter Cell Essentials would indeed include a "prequel aspect." The rep declined to elaborate what exactly the "aspect" would entail, but did say that "it definitely is not the primary focus" of the game.

The Ami-Ubi disclosure raises the possibility that Splinter Cell Essentials could be a tweaked port of a PlayStation 2 title, a la Prince of Persia Revelations. That game was a miniaturized version of the PS2 Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, with some new content added and several levels reworked.

So what exactly will Splinter Cell Essentials be? Ubisoft isn't saying--yet. "We are preparing to make an official announcement and will give more details very soon," said the rep.

Discussion

15 comments
santana4064
santana4064

i like the psp but i think that if its only goin to be a miniaturized game, then forget about it. They need a different story line for the psp

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

woah.....a psp game that ISN'T a port???

forever_blank
forever_blank

My god, another re-hashed game, from a console game. New lvls, some new elements, but no Sam Fisher, chin hair!!!

MATRIX101
MATRIX101

I found the final level in Chaos Theory to be the easiest, with the bath house one being the hardest.

Pablo620
Pablo620

PeteDee do you know how to read, the story says it will have to do with the past which means new game. the possibility is still there for a tweaked port but i doubt it

mikekare79
mikekare79

You become Sam Fisher in training. I wonder if someone (a wife, mentor, family) should die and push Sam toward...

sirlordraven
sirlordraven

It'll probably be liek that Hitman game. While in prison before the jail break or whuile he is in deep depression his mind wanders off to the good ol days and we play in flashbacks.

PeteDeeUK
PeteDeeUK

So another "reworked" psp game then? can no one make a truely original game that isn't just a port?

coolcool23
coolcool23

I got the original SC then skipped Pandora tomorrow to get Chaos theory. I have played Pandora tomorrow, and it wasn't as good mainly because the voice acting wasn't worth $h!7. Except for Ironside who does Fisher. I know, the bank level was probably the coolest and the easiest. Anyways This looks like it will be really interesting. I initially thought they might be doing a port of double agent, but this will be awesome, a SC exclusive for US PSP owners!!! Hopefully there won't be any cards! ;)

MetaMods
MetaMods

sushi how can you not pass the third level? Its the best part ROB THE BANK!!!

Jared_Vegeta
Jared_Vegeta

The Splinter Cell story is actually a great one. I just can't get enough of Sam because hes such a unique hero. Hes gotta unique personality. I really recommend reading the two Splinter Cell novels out. I'm not a reader by no means, but it really is some great stuff. Its going to have a good story if Tom Clancy puts his name on it.

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Hopefully the PSP gameplay will be an improvement upon the lackluster DS controls.

sushi_111
sushi_111

Exactly, but can't get past that third f*****g level in Chaos Theory!

GyRo567
GyRo567

I don't play Splinter Cell for the story... I waited for Chaos Theory to jump in because I play it for the gameplay.