Ubisoft teases 'big' Splinter Cell announcement

French publisher reveals teaser image depicting what appears to be lower portion of Sam Fisher's face, beckons community to "like" page to reveal more.

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Ubisoft is gearing up to make a "big" Splinter Cell-related announcement. The official Facebook page for Splinter Cell was updated today with a stylized piece of art depicting a portion of what appears to be series protagonist Sam Fisher's face, and a message beckoning the community to "like" the image to reveal more.

Sam Fisher's lips?

No further information is available.

In June, it was reported that Ubisoft was in talks with Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures to make a movie out of the Splinter Cell franchise. At the time, it was believed that Paramount was the frontrunner for the project.

The image in question may or may not pertain to the Splinter Cell movie, but what is known is that a new entry in the game series is due out next year. Splinter Cell: Blacklist was announced during the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo over the summer. This game is due out during spring 2013 for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 with Kinect support.

Discussion

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i2eaper0f5ouls
i2eaper0f5ouls

unless the big reveal is a return for Micheal ironsides I couldnt care less

no Ironsides=no sam fisher = not splinter cell

psownsxbox4life
psownsxbox4life

cant wait for blacklist. its been a while since there has been a good  splinter cell

Rich_ThaMan_360
Rich_ThaMan_360

its always like this facebook that, god i miss the good old facebookless days

SoulsofDark
SoulsofDark

Something to do with the blacklist game I bet.

free_milk
free_milk

When will we get a new prince of persia?There are so many splinter cell games.

timmy0001
timmy0001

Where is the update, Gamespot? It's a graphic novel called Splinter Cell Echoes, written by Nathan Edmondson and illustrated by Marc Laming. Booooring

Albaficas
Albaficas

who cares metal gear ground zero will put splinter cell and sam fishy to shame 

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

put Ironside in the role of fisher again, and please make him give solid snake a run for his money again.

BuBsay
BuBsay

Maybe it's announcing that they haven't completely re-written and screwed over the character of Sam Fisher they so meticulously set up in the first 3 games.

 

Am I the only one who remembers at the end of SC 1 him fighting tooth and nail to not have to assassinate President Nikoladze because he wasn't "some damn political assassin", and felt it was wrong to meaninglessly kill people.

 

Well judging by the blacklist trailer, we see him kill about 18 people in the span of 2 minutes. Way to not sell out your characters there Ubi in order to pander to casual gamers.

Kr3isen
Kr3isen

It better be them announcing that Michael Ironside is returning as the voice of Sam!

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

Sam fisher is demond miles. Dum dum dddddddddduuuuuuuuummmmmmm!!!!

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

I looks like a concept art or a still from a 2D animation or one of those motion-comic things.

 

Either way, the announcement should be that they are going to actually make a good game for once - that actually emphasises stealth.

 

Anyone other than me notice that Sam Fisher seems to get younger in every new game?

GhostHawk196
GhostHawk196

I kinda wish this was some huge twist Ubisoft have planned, like this new Sam Fisher isn't really The Sam Fisher, after all he could be just a proxy, I mean this is a spy game right? Right? Too bad thats not likely they did state they needed someone who could do both motion cature and voice...

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Be hilarious if no-one liked it and it just stayed as an old mans stubbly lips..

 

I'm quite looking forward to the film personally, but that's because I've always loved Splinter Cell and am a guy that enjoys his movie-films!

 

If it sucks it's expected.. set the bar low and it can only be good :D

thereal-15-cent
thereal-15-cent

Splinter Cell is becoming a joke. Sam Fisher is aging and maturing in reverse, and that alone makes it tough to take seriously. On top of that, the story was laughable in Conviction. Resident Evil taught us about a game trying to be something it isn't, hopefully Ubisoft will see that and save the franchise before it's too late.

AtomicCowboy
AtomicCowboy

Ohhh...Spllinter Cell....I thought we were in for a treat for another 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' game. 

GonorreahGoat
GonorreahGoat

I scrolled down and it looks like pretty much everyone feels the same. I'm sorry, Ubisoft, but it's time to let Splinter Cell rest in peace and look to new horizons.

GonorreahGoat
GonorreahGoat

Michael Ironside or GTFO. This series really went downhill after Chaos Theory. Why not just make a new main character or even a new franchise?

firehawk998
firehawk998

The big announcement this new SP game is somehow tied to Black Ops 2 story wise and this game will serve as a prequel. The direction Ubisoft is talking this game I wouldnt be surprised if they pulled it off.

talamalopilis
talamalopilis

its not a big announcement, its just a promotional post on a facebook page, companies do it all the time.

 

also why do websites get so excited about games turning into movies, we all know that they never do, and if by some chance they do they're gonna suck.

MaverickVll
MaverickVll

The big announcement should be that they're using Michael Ironside again.

SlowMotionKarma
SlowMotionKarma

 @free_milk I'm still waiting for part 2 of the "Prince of Persia" from '08 I believe?

They stopped to do that stupid movie tie-in and completely abandoned it...

Hrodwulf666
Hrodwulf666

 @timmy0001 Is THAT IT????? I haven't read any graphic novels in over 12 years...Neither do I have any desire to. I'm sorry... But by my reckoning if its not directly about the game then its a waste of an announcement and is just playing on our desire for some good news about this increasingly lack lustre title to drum up more hits on facebook, particularly as they built it up so much. Leave that news for the actual publisher, Keep the dev announcements for the actual game details. 

 

Stop f***ing around Ubisoft and get back to work... 

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

 @Albaficas the new SC? certainly. years back SC and MGS were rivals, but there has been no contest since MGS4 and Conviction.

Hrodwulf666
Hrodwulf666

 @Albaficas "Sam Fishy" is the best and most funny thing I have seen you post. If only you weren't such a troll... You are actually quite amusing. 

Evilbunz
Evilbunz

 @PETERAKO lmk when ubisoft can make a good spintercell game again..... then we can compare him to solid snake or mgs

Albaficas
Albaficas

 @PETERAKO snake was-is-will always ------->>>>>>>>>> sam fishy just deal with it and suck it up

Hrodwulf666
Hrodwulf666

 @BuBsay AND working and killing in the name of the US president... That's a double dip sellout! 

 

SeAzhrei
SeAzhrei

@BuBsay Clearly those people had it coming to them. The mind of Sam Fisher works in mysterious ways. Do not question him. He will kill your ass.

BCFOX
BCFOX

 @Kr3isen They have a different voice actor because this Splinter Cell uses motion-capture technology that requires a younger actor who has to provide the voice. As Michael Ironside is too old he cannot provide the voice. However it could turn out like Hitman Absolution where David Bateson wasn't providing the voice but that changed and he now is.

Hrodwulf666
Hrodwulf666

 @GhostHawk196 I hear you. But them saying it wouldn't work having one actor as a voice over and another as the motion cap is ridiculous, There's NO technical reason for this not being possible. It is just stupid and defies all common sense. 

SeAzhrei
SeAzhrei

@GhostHawk196 Just come out and say it. You want there to be a Liquid & Solidus Fisher don't you? ;)

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

 @thereal-15-cent RE6 is 10 times better than Conviction. Still looking forward to RE7, but only thing Blacklist might have is a decent Deniable Ops. Of course we still don't know if Blacklist will even have Dops.

MaverickVll
MaverickVll

Beaten by like 50 people but still, I had to say it.

Albaficas
Albaficas

 @Hrodwulf666 didnt know i was trolling "at least for this post"

im telling the truth...this game will be forgotten once metal gear is released....there is no trolling in that

free_milk
free_milk

 @Hrodwulf666  @Albaficas 

 

Lol also Sam fisher is way better then snake.Sam is actually a real spy.Snake just prones through all the guards

iusedtoworkhere
iusedtoworkhere

 @BCFOX  @Kr3isen It seems likely that Michael Ironside was not dropped but actually decided to opt-out himself...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL8aqy1z6c4

Have a look at the vid put together by a fan...it's easy to imagine from what Ironside has said that he didn't want to be involved in an overly-violent game and what Ubisoft said was just a smokescreen. Maybe they paid him a bundle to "endorse" Eric in the promo video...seeing as Ironside lives in Toronto, would he turn it down?

Hope you're right tho FOX, not likely but would be amazing if they took a U-turn

SeAzhrei
SeAzhrei

@BCFOX @Kr3isen Ok, so other than being cheap bastards what's stopping them from doing just plain old voice to lip readings? I've been playing games long enough that I don't really care if the voice matches the lips.

GhostHawk196
GhostHawk196

@Hrodwulf666 @GhostHawk196 Course there's no technical reason but there's financial reason, you know firms these days it's all about profit maximizing...but how extra would have costed them if they just took that effort? I'm sure them cutting this cost also in effect reduced its potential sales