Splinter Cell: Conviction due Feb. 23 on 360, PC

Oft-delayed next outing of Sam Fisher finally gets hard release date for North America; due out same month in UK and EU; DS edition MIA.

In September 2006, Microsoft announced that it had locked down Xbox 360 and PC exclusivity for the next Splinter Cell game. Now, after multiple delays and extensive technical tinkering, that game finally has a date. To help promote its presence at the 2009 Tokyo Game Show, Ubisoft announced that Splinter Cell: Conviction will ship in North America on February 23, 2010. (The DS spin-off was not mentioned in the announcement.) It will ship during the same month in the UK and the rest of the European Union.

Sam Fisher gets to infiltrate Washington, DC, right after President's Day.

Conviction is set two years after Splinter Cell: Double Agent, which saw series hero Sam Fisher become a fugitive from the FBI, NSA, and Interpol. In the course of investigating his daughter's death, the now-unkempt Fisher discovered that his former employer, the covert organization Third Echelon, has double-crossed him. Avoiding capture, he travels to Washington, DC, to uncover the conspiracy that led to his undeserved disgrace.

Luckily, being on the run doesn't stop Fisher from employing his stealth and combat skills to foil a mysterious--and potentially catastrophic--terrorist threat. It also frees up the former commando from nonlethal rules of engagement, allowing him to kill foes with a variety of ranged and melee methods. To see Splinter Cell: Conviction's deadly skill set and new look in action, investigate the brand-new hands-on video preview below.

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kevin8se7en
kevin8se7en

@ Camboy_89 An Nvidia Geforce GTX 280m Graphics card alone is more than an Xbox 360 Elite console. My point was that any computer that can even play the games on 360 at full capacity, will cost a crap load. A laptop with that card and an i& processor will ru somewhere around $2000.... I could but a 360 with 3 extra controllers and like 25 games for that price... lol

Camboy_89
Camboy_89

@kevin8se7en... um no.. my Sager would be able to run it on high settings! Nvidia GTX 280m Graphics for the win! not to mention. It also says this: locked down Xbox 360 AND PC exclusivity for the next Splinter Cell game. So not only is what you said wrong, but it's also insulting of my LAPTOP's capabilities.

Maj_Wood
Maj_Wood

if i bet a million quid on that date, I'd loose it!

kevin8se7en
kevin8se7en

@ Lance_Kalzas All the Splinter Cell games have higher rating on the original Xbox because it had better graphics than the PS2. It simply looked a lot better and therefore deserved a better rating. The original Xbox itself was a better console than the PS2 in my opinion but it just couldn't compete with PS2 in terms of quality games and exclusives. It's a similar case with the PS3 and 360. The PS3 is a better console in a lot of ways but the 360 continues to get better exclusives and stays on top. Graphically they are the same and most people aren't ready for blu-ray yet (only 1/3 of American's own a HDTV) so exclusives is the biggest factor and 360 has more of them and of the ones they have, they are better for the most part.

kevin8se7en
kevin8se7en

People who say it's not exclusive to 360 are idiots. A capable graphics card alone in a PC is gonna cost more than a damn 360 and the game. Stop comparing PC and PS3 to the 360. It's either or.. not both. I bet every person that says it's not a real exclusive doesn't even own a gaming PC capable of playing this game anyways lol.

scarface_dm
scarface_dm

Cant wait is good to see 360 finally bringing some good exclusive games on the way :D

eal-zubieri
eal-zubieri

it coming for PC which means it simply NOT XBOX 360 EXCLUSIVE!

SARUMAN2008
SARUMAN2008

آخ7; ای6; بازی کی 5;یاد

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Fantastic cenematics and superb playability, cant wait!

metalkid9
metalkid9

@spotty6, if it wasn't for MS, your little PS3 wouldn't be as good as it would be. Competition is always healthy, that's how companies improve. And I'm not a fanboy I got all the consoles except the wii.

CaptinJohnny
CaptinJohnny

they better not change the release date again

kamizuka
kamizuka

this is like the MGS for the xbox

spotty6
spotty6

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dean0586
dean0586

aww i was hoping it will come out for ps3 cuz ive got to many games for my xbox. still gona get it tho lol

metalkid9
metalkid9

oh man im glad they didnt delay the pc, i hope they dont

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

i can't wait to be playing this on my 360. you fan boys who are all like microsoft is not getting a penny out of me are missing out on a lot of quality i mean left 4 dead gears, halo you have to be made to call yourslef a gamer and inore all that. i don't have a ps 3 at the mo but if yakuza 3 comes out in the uk i will get one because i am a gamer and like to play quality games but i sure would not of got a ps 3 over a xbox

spotty6
spotty6

@LewisJ999 so true its a shame i guess this is one game ill never play unless it comes to the ps3 microsoft will never get a penny out of me

Lance_Kalzas
Lance_Kalzas

@mark unix: None of the Xbox Splinter Cell games were crap. Metacritic shows a 94% for Chaos Theory while on the PS2 it shows an 87%, Gamecube an 81%. Even the PC was rated lower at 92%. The first SC game? Xbox: 93%. Gamecube: 89%. PS2: 89%. Pandora Tomorrow? Xbox: 93%. Gamecube: 78%. PS2: 87%. Double Agent is the lowest rated one at 85% on Xbox 360 while on the PS3? 78%. Wii? 61%. Every SC game is rated higher on Xbox or Xbox 360 for a reason and it's not that the PS3 sucks or anything. I actually don't know why but at least check your facts before making a statement.

LewisJ999
LewisJ999

Its a shame its an xbox and PC exclusive. I was really looking forward to this game on PS3. ):

spotty6
spotty6

MAG--256 true this is the first year sony has beaten xbox in exclusives next year you could say were gona destroy them lol but im really looking forward to l4d 2

l33tek
l33tek

excellent news! can't wait for this game!

blackwingzero
blackwingzero

Give it about a year or so and I'll bet Conviction will appear on the PS3. At least I hope that's what's going to happen.

MAG--256
MAG--256

for both xbox360 and ps3 gamers there are a lot of games in next 12-24 months so i guess let's all save money here i come GAMEFLY

MAG--256
MAG--256

mark_unix true but why act like that i love my ps3 agent will be exclsuive la noire won't it will come out for all 3 and who knows when la noire is coming i bet agent will come out before la noire

MAG--256
MAG--256

hope soon after it comes out for ps3 and don't give the ubi said it won't what the hell are they suppose to same as gta 4 dlc i am not trying to be a fanboy or anything just after it being exclusive to 360 for a while let others have it too ninja giaden same thing

DFen
DFen

this game looks ok nothing spectacular

cainetao11
cainetao11

The Splinter Cell series is one of my favorites and I am buying this, collectors edition if available , on day one.

PUREPL7YA
PUREPL7YA

Finally it's coming! I agree with taylormadederek... this game got pushed to the bottom of my wish list because of all the delays. It has the potential to either be a masterpiece or an absolute trainwreck, so I will definitely wait for the reviews before purchasing

taylormadederek
taylormadederek

Talk about delays and troubled development. I will FOR SURE wait until there are a few reviews in before I even thought about picking up this potential train wreck.

mark_unix
mark_unix

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Doolz2024
Doolz2024

I'll be buying a copy of this game for my Xbox 360 on February 23rd, for sure.

BigDaddy973
BigDaddy973

I agree with the below statement, but I did not pee them........ Hahaha sticky...

shawn7324
shawn7324

2010 looks to start off with a kick & keep kicking all the way through. My wallet will be flattened like paper before the end of the year.

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

this looks like a nice departure and evolution of the splinter cell game dynamic. I love me some splinter cell, but I have to admit I never finished the last game, as it just became so formulaic...

Excedra
Excedra

glad to see the tri-lens goggles are back!!!!

shkar
shkar

Never was interested in SAM FISHER'S games but this CONVICTION looks nice and decent so far and I will try when it's released...... (Just praying for my 360 to stay alive till the game is released)