Splinter Cell: Conviction locks up CE - Retail Radar

Australian retailer lists limited-edition package for Ubisoft's oft-delayed stealth action adventure, includes figurine, Chaos Theory download, comic, more.

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After many delays, Splinter Cell: Conviction got a firm release date on the Xbox 360 and PC last week, when Ubisoft announced that the Tom Clancy-inspired stealth action adventure would debut February 23. Ubisoft will apparently be commemorating the game's launch with a special-edition package, if a product listing for a Splinter Cell: Conviction Collector's Edition in Australian retailer JB Hi-Fi's online database is to be believed.

Nobody boxes in Sam Fisher…except Ubisoft.

According to the listing, the special-edition Splinter Cell: Conviction package has many of the customary pack-ins associated with premium game bundles. Namely, the Collector's Edition includes a "making of" DVD, a 32-page comic book that recounts the intervening in-game period between 2006's well-received Splinter Cell Double Agent and Conviction, as well as exclusive in-game content.

That's not all, though, because the product listing indicates that the Collector's Edition will also include a figurine of grizzled protagonist Sam Fisher. As one more added perk, the package will apparently also include a free download for 2005's well-rated Splinter Cell Chaos Theory through Xbox Live, which is otherwise available for 1,200 MSP ($15).

The Xbox 360 version of the Splinter Cell: Conviction Collector's Edition pack is currently listed for A$119.00 ($103), with the PC installment falling in at A$99.00 ($86). However, it is worth noting that Australian games often bear a substantial markup. Ubisoft North America reps had not responded to GameSpot's request for additional details and pricing information for the Collector's Edition as of press time.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction.

Discussion

78 comments
lendrahcir
lendrahcir

Let's hope it's going to be worth the wait, I think it will be, but who knows.

xtremeflem2day
xtremeflem2day

I can see all the jealous ps3 fanboys coming in to troll, but obviously ps3 isn't that great if they think trolling is more fun than playing it.

dj_pulserfan
dj_pulserfan

God damn it not another collectors edition with nothing but digital content and a crap figurine! Seriously, developers, take a note from Blaz Blue THAT'S how you do a collectors edition.

BaLLz_ON_FiRE
BaLLz_ON_FiRE

Or he could get the Pc version lmao all that effort xD

shawn_mitchel
shawn_mitchel

Am glad i have both consoles,......so am not missing out on Conviction which is an Xbox 360 exclusive. Would advise a Ps3 only Gamer/Fanboy to play Conviction at a friends place when it's released.

Intrakitt
Intrakitt

danleeah: I don't consider myself a fanboy as I own both systems and have played Uncharted, Infamous, Gears of War, Halo, etc. etc. but what you are saying about Uncharted is just not true...I mean, as far as my experience with it went anyhow. It was a short game and it had some serious flaws, some of which took me completely out of the experience. At times I would run to one part of the map and the camera would try skip to a scene, but if I moved the stick at all, which would happen automatically because I would be running before the scene began, the camera would just fall through the map and get stuck there. It was impossible for me to progress. This didn't happen very often, but it did happen a total of three times (in different spots, mind you) where I had to restart my game and pick up an entire checkpoint back. Otherwise, Uncharted was an enjoyable, if a little unoriginal, game. I don't see how anyone could say it had a good story though. Really, there's no depth there. Halo truly does have a better story than Uncharted ever will...Uncharted was just a mix of Tomb Raider + Indiana Jones + The Descent + Gears of Wars' cover system and that was the original Uncharted. It didn't really do anything new at all. So anyway, I'm just going to have to disagree with you man...Uncharted is NOT one of the most amazing games ever, fanboy or not, and if you feel like it is than this is probably your first generation of videogames.

BladeTrinity114
BladeTrinity114

Can't wait for this game. I was never really into Splinter Cell, but after the coverage at E3 and loads of other videos I am totally psyched for it!

TheJediExile
TheJediExile

Well looks like my pre-order is upgrading

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

As this is being made by the same team that gave us the Original SC and 'Chaos Theory' (in my opinion the best 2 by far), i think its a fair bet that its gonna be brilliant, with exellent and very original cenematics and superb gameplay, i simply cant wait to get my hands on it.

danleeah
danleeah

I hope this game turns out better than the last one. It was good but It could of been way better. I have both systems so I can laugh at you all bickering over who has better exclusives. The 360 has had the edge for a while but I can see the ps3 having better exclusives. Not many 360 fanboys got to play uncharted. Uncharted is one of the most amazing games ever. From what I have read part 2 is one of the most polished titles ever.

kamizuka
kamizuka

so then i'll get the Pc one @sirelfblood DuuuuuuDe what about mgs4 and killzone2 ?!

SuperB56
SuperB56

I really wish that today was February 22, 2010, because I can't wait anymore!

StarlightHunter
StarlightHunter

@sirelfblood, yeah the PS3 does have a few good first party titles but some are easily forgotton. I only know Uncharted and GT5, the rest I've never even heard of. The 360 has a good couple but most are out next year mainly Alan Wake.

sirelfblood
sirelfblood

It's not really fair to say the ps3 hasn't got many good exclusives coming up; uncharted 2, MAG, gran turismo 5, god of war 3, heavy rain, the last guardian (team ICO!), quantum theory etc. so, the old 'ps3 has no exclusives' argument is a bit tired. of course, i still want splinter cell conviction :)

sribz
sribz

I still have my original copy of chaos theory - it's def my favorite in the entire series. Conviction looks awesome, can't wait to check it out, but i won't pick up CE - they should add some other extras for the standard $10 spike.

yasyaf710
yasyaf710

@spotty6 yea i think u are 6, i mean it says it in ur name. btw, a 10 for pokemon and a 1.5 for odst, just go back and play ur repetitive ps3 games in ur corner and shut up.

yasyaf710
yasyaf710

@xenonative keep dreaming, you'll never get this

XenoNative
XenoNative

cant wait for this to hit the ps3. but for now i'll enjoy all the great AA and AAA titles that will be released for the rest of this year and well into the next for the ps3

mightEone
mightEone

This game is looking even better now. I will stick with the regular edition though

LegionXVIII
LegionXVIII

@spotty6, You actually gave a pokemon game a 10... that series has literally been doing absolutely nothing new for the past decade. Don't get me wrong pokemon has a fond place in my heart, but seriously a 10? What are you...6?

StarlightHunter
StarlightHunter

@spotty6, Next time you write BS, write it down on a peice of paper and get your mother to proof read it to make sure you dont make a bell out of yourself. The Gamespot daily award for being an idiot goes to you.

kevin8se7en
kevin8se7en

spotty6 is just a Sony FanBoy who rated inFamous a 10/10 and ODST a 1.5/10 He even goes as far as saying "i will never get to play it unless it comes to the ps3" thus proving he's never even played ODST or any other Xbox game except at maybe his buddy's house and is just a simple hater. This game should be great. Add another AA or AAA title to the list of 360 games. PS3 needs to catch up... Uncharted will be a HUGE step forward for Sony but it seems for every exclusive they have (Uncharted), 360 gets 2 (ODST + Forza). @Excedra Yeah Sam is like Liam in Taken.. awesome movie... awesome game.

spotty6
spotty6

@scarface_dm that was my honest review of the game my opinion not yours

Xtatic324
Xtatic324

Lookin good. Lets hope for the best.

scarface_dm
scarface_dm

@spotty6 gave Halo:ODST a 1.5 talk about b.s.

DavidRswii
DavidRswii

Wow I would so get the special edition if I wasn't getting bioshock 2 so I will have to settle for the normal version but oh well the game is the main part of the package anyway

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

i would get the special edition but sounds like the price is gonna be stupid for it so i will just get the normal edition.

-Five0-
-Five0-

I'd rather have Sam Fisher than played-out saggy chuck norris. CE is gunna be rad.

xtremeflem2day
xtremeflem2day

@spotty6: It took you over a week of thinking to post another one of your trash comments on the ODST review. I knew you eventually would, but I would have thought anybody can think of comments as dumb as yours in a matter of seconds.

spotty6
spotty6

@xtremeflem2day i didnt see you at the odst review

xtremeflem2day
xtremeflem2day

Gahhhh, after being stuck inside a game case for six months, I wouldn't want to let Sam Fisher loose in my house. When i get it, i should probably open my copy of Splinter Cell outside.

kvan33
kvan33

I'll just be needing the game. Thanks.

BattleSword1
BattleSword1

@ Grovilis: No - Chuck Norris must play Sam in the Splinter Cell movie. Only then can the circle of badass be complete.

Grovilis
Grovilis

I say that they should traid Chuck Norris for Sam Fisher!

Maj_Wood
Maj_Wood

tell me does the words "development hell" ring any bells? and am I the only one sick of waiting for this?

readmatt007
readmatt007

i cant wait for this game its gona be freaking awsome Check out the splinter cell conviction union

khayaal
khayaal

i only want to play game as soon as possible.....

Excedra
Excedra

Sam reminds me of Liam Neeson in the movie "Taken". Seriously, an old dude trying to find his daughters killer (kidnapper at least).

Excedra
Excedra

@SalarianChemist Why is it always you with the freakin long comments???? I agree with ya though.....

hazuki
hazuki

Why not include all of the previous splinter cell games in this compilation? Pull an orange box on us? Made half life sell the best it ever has, why not do it again? Does anyone really think the older games are selling now?

Neosword
Neosword

If this thing is anymore than $80 I don't think it will be worth it, since I have Chaos Theory already.

spotty6
spotty6

@SalarianChemist i know it will be a great game:) but what about me i will never get to play it unless it comes to the ps3 it just a disaster to me

Triton
Triton

While I was playing Batman Arkham Asylum, I kept thinking splinter cell... without guns.

shaunk89
shaunk89

i'd get this CE....probably worth it just for the Chaos Theory download.

Gorilla97
Gorilla97

i've been waiting for this game it seems forever! and i'd be highly interested in this collector's edition if it's given a fair price.

SalarianChemist
SalarianChemist

This game looks absolutely amazing in terms of graphics, gameplay, and story. Obviously, Splinter Cell: Conviction has by far the best graphics of any game we've seen so far in the Splinter Cell series. This is very exciting. But, I will be honest that the thing that makes me most excited about Splinter Cell: Conviction is that our hero--Sam Fisher--is now being played with the attitude of the "bad guy" who is seeking revenge, rather than the "good guy" seeking justice. Splinter Cell: Conviction is really the game that truly drew me into the series. I really love all the plot twists in this game. I agree with everyone that this is a great deal.

Houtakiboy
Houtakiboy

This looks really cool, if a little overpriced. I would get it, if I didnt already own Chaos Theory, cos you get to download that for free. The figurine could go head to head with my Alien Queen Chestburster. I wonder who'd win. I think I will go with the standard edition of Conviction when it comes out. Feb 23 is friggin' ages away tho. Sam Fisher has been away for far too long.