Sam Fisher aborts spring mission

Splinter Cell Double Agent locked up until September 2006 "to deliver the highest quality gaming experience."

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When the next installment of Ubisoft's Splinter Cell series was announced in December, its projected spring 2006 release date may have left many fans thinking, "Gee, that was fast!" Reality reared its ugly head today, as the publisher has announced that Splinter Cell Double Agent won't make its springtime romp, opting instead for a stealthy September release.

"Ubisoft is extending the launch of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent in order to deliver the highest quality gaming experience," a company representative said in a statement. "The additional development time will allow for a simultaneous worldwide launch on all platforms and will allow Ubisoft's development teams to push the technical boundaries on each platform."

Sam Fisher's next mission will see him infiltrating a terrorist organization from within. Players will straddle the line between good and evil as they complete objectives for both the terrorist cell and the National Security Administration.

Splinter Cell Double Agent is currently being developed for the Xbox 360, Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube, and the PC. For more information, sneak over to GameSpot's previous coverage.

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