Splinter Cell: Conviction for 360 strikes gold

Ubisoft stealth action game ready for April 13 launch on Microsoft's console; PC version to follow April 27.

The long wait for Sam Fisher's return is almost over. Originally expected to launch in 2007, Splinter Cell: Conviction has finally gone gold on the Xbox 360, Ubisoft announced today.

Here, Fisher has expertly hidden himself behind a man screaming in fear for his life.

While the next installment in the stealth action series will meet its previously announced April 13 launch date on Microsoft's console, Ubisoft has confirmed that the PC edition of the game has been pushed back yet again. PC gamers won't have to wait too much longer, however. Conviction on the PC is set to launch just two weeks after its console counterpart, arriving in North American stores April 27. A DS version of Conviction has also been announced, though it has not been dated.

Conviction is set two years after Splinter Cell: Double Agent, which saw series hero Sam Fisher become a fugitive from the FBI, NSA, and an alphabet soup of other agencies. In the course of investigating his daughter's death, the now-grizzled 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.

For more on Conviction, check out GameSpot's latest preview coverage.

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hotbodyboy_2006
hotbodyboy_2006

SC >>>> MGS Equalizer for the MGS fanboys. Anyways. Can't wait to play this on the PC. Double agent sucked but this i hope will be better.

USArmySniper529
USArmySniper529

All these people that are posting and commenting on all the little flaws and saying retarded stuff probably have PS3s and are mad they didnt get this game...haters

sykalob
sykalob

@ cjasko94 you need a nw pair of eyeglasses

sturd880
sturd880

Another extremely linear, hold-the-idiot-gamer's-hand, title that will allow you to day dream while playing.

advanracer
advanracer

After finishing the whole MGS saga. Downloaded the Demo on the Box. Its not bad...hehehe. Can't wait..hehe Countdown begins...

20096
20096

@JOem316 Im not that great at SC so the campain will be like 10 amazing hours to me. plus 100 hours of replay

JOem316
JOem316

@RitsukoEX - I hope you are right. I don't think you are, though. Everywhere I read, campaign can be run thru in 5-7 hours(and that usually is less for skilled players). Don't get me wrong, I am a huge SC fan, but I play more single player. I hope you are right, but I seriously doubt single player will top 6,7 hours.

RitsukoEX
RitsukoEX

@JOem316 Dude! its 12 hours long!! and it got great game modes to boot!!!

wolfgang_amon
wolfgang_amon

@ JOem316 What!? I didn't know that there would be no VS! I take back what i said earlier about this game looking interesting, this is BS! They should just call the game Crawlers: Conviction. Splinter Cell is dead. Thank goodness for Gamefly.

KevinButlerVP
KevinButlerVP

they did this so they can advertise "only on 360" if anybody has seen the gamestop commerical...

gunner967
gunner967

@ roganth "and my wife is too useless at games to co-op." LOL!

cjasko94
cjasko94

MGS4 still has better graphics for being a early 2008 title, 07' dev. I just thought it was funny as some site on N4G was comparing the two games.

roganth
roganth

@CreatureRising yeah, 5-7 hours single player. It's worse for me because I don't have online so I can't multiplayer and my wife is too useless at games to co-op. Rental

kris9031998
kris9031998

@JOem316 You do know that the game was scraped and started over in like, the end of 2007 right?

Jawad2007
Jawad2007

Dah , 2 systems is fair enough good but still why ppl get the the thought that open world games only work in ps3 , xbox hardware still good , or more than good . u dont get somthing chick what the 2 conlsols offer and u'll see that xbox never fall down even with alot of compression , just think what gonna happen if xbox was with blueray , then goodby ps3 !! btw the game is awsom but reallly short solo campain . new good ideas but i m fan of solo playing . XD

Blargsman
Blargsman

The demo was refreshing for sure... however, I don't feel this package will have the legs to last.

CreatureRising
CreatureRising

@JOem316 Seriously!? :( can u post a link so you can confirm my fears?

M3ran
M3ran

people people,hold on, we all know this game is gonna sell like hell. iam buying mine for sure,its gonna be Dark

JOem316
JOem316

Just read elsewhere, Single player campaign is 5 hrs long. No spys vs mercs (3v3) multiplayer. We waited years for WHAT, exactly! As a SC fan, very upset with Ubisoft.

steelmouth
steelmouth

i have had Double Agent for 2 or 3 years and i still havent finished playing it yet, i hate this whole complete mission and save thing because i have to finish the whole mission or start over again next time, so i always put it aside when i get a new shooter funny thing is am actually get conviction and shelf it two

KelpsterD
KelpsterD

@jollybest1 what in the world were you trying to type?

jollybest1
jollybest1

i do not understand the battle between consoles, it isn't necesarly, i am a pc gamer and i see the battle from another perspective, yes ps3 has the best exclusives because of SCEA but xbox 360 has a better online and it has halo and grow 2 and possilbe 3 (1 was released on the pc also), i just do not understand the ps3 is better the xbox is better, in my opinion if you want to play open world games ps3 is the option if you want shooters xbox is your option (my opinion)........this game as i said will be for me a don't buy as long as the drm stands, god luck for you all

gauty
gauty

played the demo. cant wait to get the game!!!

trystkl1826
trystkl1826

@SR71halo: U took the words right out of my mouth.I was sitting here frowning thinking "r u kidding me?" when I read comments from folks bragging about what console the game is or isn't on.U r right.There r great exclusives on both consoles.

trystkl1826
trystkl1826

I thought waiting 'till April 13th was almost too much.I had no idea that the game had its original release date in '07.I wonder what content was added or changed.Was the content scrapped and redone?I'm anxious to get the final product.

Tidal_Abyss
Tidal_Abyss

Ladiesman17- fair enough, you're saying ps3 has a form of DRM already, fine, but it's not going to stop there. The form of DRM coming to all the consoles is the type that prevents reselling games. Like when PC users have to register a game to Steam, the product key is forever linked with us and there is no reselling that title. PC users can't rent either due to DRM. That is the form yet to come, but soon to come, to consoles. Any ubisoft title is dead to me- long as that form of DRM is still in use.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

[QUOTE="ZuneHD"]but its also NOT on ps3. thats all that matters to a 360 fan[/QUOTE]And that would be why MS and Sony can so easily make money from consoles. They can just find people like that, tell them that what they have is what these people want (because it's not on the other guy's system, or some similarly stupid reason) and they gobble it up. As Apple taught them, there is no better business plan than to exploit ignorance.

KaizerJinn
KaizerJinn

game looks awesome! i must admit... i do envy the 360 owners who can play it. =*(

Doolz2024
Doolz2024

This was supposed to release in '07? lol... and finally it's ready 3 years later. Hopefully it's good.

Xx619MysterioxX
Xx619MysterioxX

Ubisoft is a Third Party Developers, They Always say that, Then they Surprise you. Just a Fun Quote. xD Everyone likes Each system it's just the Things the Company does to Rip "Us" Gamers Off, Also the Cheap Quality. The Games are Fun though. Really it's Simple as that.

shadowvc92
shadowvc92

@SR71halo Finally someone that thinks

SR71halo
SR71halo

Both consoles have their good exclusives, can't we just leave it at that?

shadowvc92
shadowvc92

@sixoneone lol another fan boy! come on man why can you admit there are great games to ps3 too like uncharted 2, god of war3, heavy rain, MAG, demon souls oh and yeah we also have ff XIII and tekken 6 so i hope you to enjoy your 2 recent exclusives

shkar
shkar

if my xbox360 stays alive until then I will give it a try.....Although I will be too busy with the amazing PS3 exclusive games on top of them :M.A.G.

sixoneone
sixoneone

@airek49 then you wasted money on a gaming PC and a PS3 (inferior gaming) just to compete with my one 360? good one LOL Man its nice playing final fantasy 13 right now, while i jump into online matches in tekken 6, while playing mass effect 2 and splinter cell on preorder. 360: ITS ALL YOU NEED ITS ALL ABOUT THE X BABY

shadowvc92
shadowvc92

damn... now there can not be an exclusives games because all the fan boys start fighting, i have a ps3 and for me is better but i think this game is gonna be great

thesilentkiller
thesilentkiller

I'm definitely looking forward to the game, but it is making me upset that UBI keeps pushing back the PC version. The game originated on PC, but they treat us (PC user's) like 2nd class citizens. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't this game originally created for the PC before XBOX was invented? They didn't release a demo for PC; and now, they have pushed back PC's release date once again - even though April 13th was written in STONE! PC user's money is just as good as XBOX.

StiffZombie
StiffZombie

I'm waiting to read a couple reviews about this game. From what I've seen and played so far the game is not very impressive. It looks somewhat rushed and unpolished.

gandalf_storm
gandalf_storm

fantastic news the release date is confirmed for 360, cant understand all the negative comments the demo got on facebook, strange people, shame about PC owners have to wait 2 extra weeks but at least they are getting it, sorry sony fanboys you can always play metal gear intro again !

Shootn
Shootn

Wish the game would have came out 3 years ago on the original date and we wouldn't be dealing with this drm. I mean what could have delayed the game for 3 years. For all we know it is still the same game they could have released from 3 years ago considering it is still using the UT2 engine.

rockwii13
rockwii13

Looking forward to this one.

yodoman97
yodoman97

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cashkilla_basic
cashkilla_basic

Console war? Meh. I have one of them, though I won't say which. I'd rather game on my PC though.

Vodoo
Vodoo

When companies say a game is exclusive, they're not including the pc or handhelds in that statement. So when Ubi says that Conviction is exclusive to the 360, that means no ps3 or wii. It's console exclusivity. The pc isn't considered a console, and handhelds are a totally different thing all together.

flyingdutchdog
flyingdutchdog

@DuplicateTurtle Actually most of the ports to PS3 have not been as good as the 360, both graphically and play wise.

vicod76
vicod76

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Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

@ZuneHD well whatever.. I'll playing it on PC anyway... I didn't really care about 360 vs PS3.... but for me PS3 kinda sucks... PC = PS4 (PS4 even didn't exist lol....)