Splinter Cell: Blacklist pushed back to August

Ubisoft action shooter originally targeted to launch this spring now expected late summer.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist has been given a release date of August 20, Ubisoft has announced. It was originally due to come out this spring.

A new trailer for the game on IGN lists that the game will be available for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

In Splinter Cell: Blacklist, a group of "rogue nations" have become fed up with the United States' armed presence in their countries. To combat this, they devised "The Blacklist," a series of terrorist attacks aimed at the United States.

Development on Splinter Cell: Blacklist is being led by Ubisoft Toronto, with Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Shanghai assisting.

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VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD


Aug 1st is my b-day. Looks like Im asking for gift cards.

Roweb0t
Roweb0t

of course they did! oh well atleast its my bday month shun.

Arbalon
Arbalon

The longer they have to work on it, the better it will be.. thats what I try to tell myself.

vader501st
vader501st

Seems like Conviction all over again. At least make good use of the delay to bring Ironside back and leave the mocap to Eric Johnson.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

I hope the next xbox is not launching this year, come on release it next year, this being delayed and the new Star Wars: 1313 is going to be released this year as well that was supposed to be released with next gen in mind.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

Great news take your time make sure everything is near perfect.

itchyflop
itchyflop

surely the new next gen systems will be arriving soon after if not august (xbox) ??? Or is this a good pointer that they arn't?? been a big fan of splinter cell, bit of a sh#tter its been delayed but hey if it makes for a great game i ll wait

franizarduy
franizarduy

Its the gtav effect, all games within, or near it release date are pushed away.

Armyboy5
Armyboy5

I'm glad.. got way too many games on my plate right now ;)

corteztheg
corteztheg

at least the gray hairs are back

keyb0red
keyb0red

pushed back??/!!!


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

hazuki
hazuki

The loss of the amazing Michael Ironside not being the voice actor is enough to make me not want to play this. Unless its some well, put together splinter cell. Looks to be a double agent, to where I just have no interest in it. Eric Johnson just doesn't work for me. 

blackfire
blackfire

Can't wait I enjoyed all SC games this one looks like a hybrid of conviction and the old series for me that's awesome.

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

Beat the last one in about 5.5 hours. I'll pass on this one.

Saintofwar
Saintofwar

Of course, it's a Tom Clancy game. Future Solider was pushed back like 4 times... 

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

Sam Fisher is a pawn for terrorist, elite banking cartels. Solid Snake is so much cooler and fights with more honor.

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

They need to make Splinter Cell stealthy again and not a 3rd person CoD

Faster_Bill
Faster_Bill

Ubi is preparing "new" SC that looks almost identical to the old one. I gues this is called CoD syndrome.

SC is getting older every release. Last one was not bad but too easy and too old looking. 

dogman7
dogman7

People bitch about the stupidest crap. The game looks amazing, has a great story, an amazing combat system, and incredible voice acting, but change the guy's hair and nobody will play it. It's a good thing President Obama didn't grow an Afro before his second term election.

dogman7
dogman7

People bitch about the stupidest crap. The game got an 8.0, has a great story, amazing combat, and top notch voice acting... But won't play it because the guy's hair is different. Good thing President Obama didn't grow an afro before his second term election.

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

Dang it. I was really excited about the new Splinter Cell game. I hope they don't delay for as long a Conviction was delayed for...

TheAgingGamer
TheAgingGamer

Maybe they've received word that the new Xbox will launch in August and they want to release this game simultaneously on current and next-gen systems! Highly unlikely, but that would be so sweet.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@kennythomas26 
Star wars 1313 is lame. Any star wars without Jedi play is lame.
The thought of postponing (the already far too late) Generation jump is nothing short of just silly.

Why would you want such a thing?

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@kennythomas26 I wish more companies would do what Rockstar did. Just say they need more time to make it awesome.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@itchyflop I doubt its a sign they aren't. Games for ps2 were sold for how long after ps3 was out?

corteztheg
corteztheg

@Armyboy5 i know what you mean, i have three unboxed games and 2 xbla games i got from last year christmas promotions and i am still busy with dishonored. Hitman absolution was the bomb though.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@hazuki Double Agent suuuuucked. Conviction was awesome. And I only played the first and second on the xbox. I will miss Michael Ironside greatly. I can't imagine sam fisher without that.

Salt_AU
Salt_AU

@Sgthombre Yeah I beat games on easy difficulty then cry on forums too!  So many baddies these days that play easy mode and then get all teary.

corteztheg
corteztheg

@Dredcrumb9 Actually Solid Snake has always been the pawn in every mgs game, he is never given full details about his mission and he is always used by his enemies and allies. Sam fisher on the other hand does not have that many back stabbing handlers ( except for the team behind Conviction and Blacklist )

games_are_fun71
games_are_fun71

@Faster_Bill  I'm sorry you think this is identical from the old one? Conviction is hammered by old splinter cell fans for taking the franchise in a completely different direction. This game is vastly different from the old one.

raweewat
raweewat

@dogman7  "looks amazing"  

Not bad I guess. But not amazing either.

"great story"  

America fuck yeah all terrorists please die sure is a great story. The first 3 or 4 games didn't have this much annoying jingoism. The first 3 even had a little bit of a cool post-cyberpunk vibe. Don't remember much about 5 as it was shit anyway.

"amazing combat system" 

Mark and execute (press x to win) is a shitty mechanic. Also Splinter Cell is a stealth game. Amazing combat isn't really what I'm looking forward to.

"incredible voice acting"

Sam used to have an iconic voice so it's understandable that people get upset. For this one I'm willing to give the new VA a chance. We'll see how it goes.

"hair"

Wait are we talking about DmC?

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@dogman7 Hey, I keep having this problem too on GS. Are you using Windows 8 by chance? I was thinking it's the Metro App.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@TheAgingGamer Very much doubt that the next Xbox will launch in August, that would only leave 2 months to hype games announced at E3. My bet's on November

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

@VenkmanPHD @kennythomas26 Oh I'm not that hyped about 1313 not just yet I just don't want to see a game that was shown off at E3 last year on a very high end PC and was slated for next gen and it was now rumored to be pushed for this fall. I'm also happy that Splinter Cell is not going to be released until August 20th and with next gen consoles I'm not quite ready for them if they come early then they do.

itchyflop
itchyflop

@VenkmanPHD @itchyflop yeah ur point is well received, however i dont think so. haha again its all a mess of rumor and speculation.  

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@corteztheg @Armyboy5 Hitman Absolution WAS bomb. So is the HD trilogy (free art book).

I feel the same way a lot of the time. I have borderlands 1 GotY and the new (delayed till friday) Fire Emblem..., and I'm still not done with Gravity Rush.

Wish I got paid to do this, because it takes all my time anyway.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@Salt_AU @Sgthombre No, Conviction was stupid easy. I beat it ridiculously fast too. I don't play easy lol. It was fun the whole way through though.

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@Saintofwar @Dredcrumb9 yea who cares. just dont care about politics and drink diet coke. obama is my homie. We must waste tax money on taking out all "Rogue" leaders. Only the US government has a say in who can be a dictator or not.

dogman7
dogman7

@raweewat @dogman7 It was meant to be in the DMC article comments, sorry. But I will say SC has always been an amazing franchise, if people aren't going to play it because Michael Ironside isn't playing Sam Fisher, which is how it sounds, then it's their loss, not mine. As for the whole mark and execute thing, yeah, it's a little cheesy, but I'm glad they;'re catering to every playstyle in Blacklist and not putting one above the other. I think it's shaping up to be a great game and can't wait to play it. Also, spies Vs. mercs!!!

dogman7
dogman7

@OHGFawx @dogman7 Don't ask me how it happened, but I guarantee I was in the DMC article when I posted this, it's pretty funny how many likes it got though :P

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@TheAgingGamer @Spartan_418 They will release this, then after the new systems come out.... they will release a trilogy of Double Agent, Conviction and Blacklist in 4K resolution.