Sam Fisher is a Double Agent

Fourth Splinter Cell gets two-faced suffix; Superspy apparently infiltrates terrorist organization from within.

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It's official: Sam Fisher is working for the bad guys...sort of. Ubisoft has made public the name of the fourth game in its Splinter Cell series, and it may lead some to think Sam has gone to the wrong side of the law. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent is "coming spring 2006 to consoles and PC."

The game's plot has been hotly debated on the Internet ever since pictures from Ubisoft's teaser Web page were leaked. The images showed an older Fisher with a shaved head in a mug shot, blueprints for banks, and a psychological profile that read, "Fisher had little or no regard for civilian casualties," leading many to believe that the superspy was so distraught by the loss of his daughter that he went on a bank-robbing spree.

The truth, it turns out, is another win for the good guys. In an e-mail sent out by Ubisoft, some information sheds some light on Sam's recent actions. It turns out that Fisher must "infiltrate a vicious terrorist group and destroy it from within" in order to "stop a devastating terrorist attack on American soil."

Earlier today, pieces of info on the Web site indicated that Fisher indeed spends time in jail, helps a fellow inmate break out with the help of a prison riot, and is later offered a job in return. The site now shows four mug shots with the warning "beware"--one of Fisher, and three of additional characters.

Gameplay and features of the game are still under wraps. GameSpot will have more details on Splinter Cell Double Agent as they are announced.

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    cross-dark-fire

    well first MGS had stealth SC had stealth MGS 4 has you well working with both sides Double agent has you workin with both sides.......They are stealing again........

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    NeoJedi

    24 is gonna be a good game isn't it?... huh? This is Splinter Cell? Ohh...

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    dronearm

    Splinter Cell on the 360....bring it on !!!!!!

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    Agent793

    I can't wait for this to come out! And also, tigershadow is a WHINER! XP

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    OPOLO

    I can't wait for this to come out

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    chickonspeed

    I'm strongly looking forward to this and can't get over the awesome concept.

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    George_Zamfir

    If you wanna read the Game Informer preview you can read it here: << LINK REMOVED >>

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    Wej_accept_it

    Sounds great! Hope you get to use heaps of different items as weapons, everyday stuff like plastic bags, bits of wood etc.

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    fat_shark

    I can't help but notice the members who like to subtly point out that they have XBox 360s "Can't wait to play it on my 360!" I guess is the gamer equivalent of "can't wait to go for a drive in my Viper and then go home and play with my giant penis!" Anyway, you'd think Ubisoft of all companies would know to steer a character away from too much "baditude", after getting shredded about Prince of Persia: Warrior Within.

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    PacoL250

    Regardless of whether or not Ubisoft likes to engage the realities of the world (e.g. having Sam Fisher infiltrate an Islamic terrorist cell), this whole double-agent bit is definitely going to awesome regardless. So it may feel like Season 3 of 24, but 24 is simply amazing (although the game... :-( ). Besides, if Sam WERE to join an extremist Islamic group, imagine the training he'd have to go through in regards to extreme religious ideologies...

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    Cniinc

    It just said 'infiltrate a terrorist cell.' It never said it had anything to do with Islamic extremists. I doubt it will, because Ubisoft never had the guts to deal with real controversies (even though it's a fact that islamic extremists exist, they never seem to want to engage the truth.) This will probably be about some russian neo-marxist or maybe an IRA member that wants to bring back the warrior days of the IRA by attacking the US for some reason. It's kinda sad :(

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    thekey

    WOW CAN"T WAIT FOR THIS ONE!!! (3 6 0, 3 6 0,)

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    Night_Frost

    that'll be awesome, you can pwn both the good and bad

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    urbanreflex

    "So you're claiming that "Splinter Cell: Double Agent" is perfectly innocuous, but the phrase "Sam Fisher is a Double Agent" is somehow rife with spoilers? That's the game's entire premise! That's what Ubisoft is making plainly clear right now, months before the game comes out." Yes, that's exactly what I'm claiming. I've heard nothing about the game because I've been trying to avoid all sorts of spoilers. I didn't know ANYTHING about SC4 until Surette posted this article, and now I know "the game's entire premise".

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    viniciusdcs

    this game looks good, I love how u escape from jail

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    forever_blank

    Brilliant... I can't wait for this to come out..., better be on the ReVoLuTiOn

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    GyRo567

    I now have faith that the 4th game might actually be as good as the 3rd... For a while there I was doubting it. I only hope they make it look as ****ing awesome on advanced PCs as they did with Chaos Theory. =)

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    chromium42

    Errrr...Sam Fisher's daughter dies?

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    Rorie

    "Splinter Cell: Double Agent also happens to be the name of the game." Yes, but that doesn't really give away much does it." So you're claiming that "Splinter Cell: Double Agent" is perfectly innocuous, but the phrase "Sam Fisher is a Double Agent" is somehow rife with spoilers? That's the game's entire premise! That's what Ubisoft is making plainly clear right now, months before the game comes out.

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    andrewtyen

    i heard this before

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    urbanreflex

    "Splinter Cell: Double Agent also happens to be the name of the game." Yes, but that doesn't really give away much does it.

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    Rorie

    "Well the headline of this article isn't much of a spoiler now is it? Nice job you idiot." Splinter Cell: Double Agent also happens to be the name of the game.

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    townsenda1

    Sam Fisher a double agent, say it isn't so. No matter which side of the fence he's on the game will be kick a$$. Can't wait.

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    George_Zamfir

    There is an aritcle about this in the CGW too. The only thing in there that really got me worried is that is gonna have 2 ending. I hope it aint gonna get too RPGish...

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    namelex

    sounds like the prison break series...

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    urbanreflex

    Well the headline of this article isn't much of a spoiler now is it? Nice job you idiot.

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    jonniemactyler

    Damn you guys are just now hearing this. I read this about three days ago in the latest Game Informer. There is a great article about the game in there.

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    Petri87

    Now this one seems to be really cool and different from the other SCs that havent made any real changes from SC to SC:CT

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    Digital-Devil

    "runyoncolie HOW COULD THEY!?! Ubisoft is going to destroy splinter cell and make it into some GTA rip-off!! NOOOOOOO!!" oh please Splinter Cell is NOTHING like GTA an never will be

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    ArmoredAshes

    Heh sounds like a good time...cant wait to hear more about it

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    --PlayStation3-

    this game is gonna kick a$$

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    coolcool23

    OMG, Splinter Cell 3 rocked, if this is any indication, this game will rock too!

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    runyoncolie

    HOW COULD THEY!?! Ubisoft is going to destroy splinter cell and make it into some GTA rip-off!! NOOOOOOO!!

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    easteast

    I haven't played the other SC games but this one sounds pretty cool.

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    MvSkMh

    Isn't this on the new GameInformer

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    gdogg4210

    dang it, i thought sam had really gone badass, now he's good, bah?

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    vicelibertydre

    Yeah. The first thing that came to my mind was 24: season 3. However, the second thing that came to my mind was Naked Gun 33 1/3. There will more likely be a virus involved than the Academy Awards, though.

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    potatopotatoboy

    saaaaaawwwwwwettttttt stuffffffff

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    Bannik1

    one thing, it says on the website that he was only emotional involved with his wife who has dies, anyone who read the book knows that is not true.... they really should fix it.

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    Weeoo_86

    Sweetdizzle baby!!

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    EqualPlatinum

    I just want the game to come out.

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    magus704

    This is relieving to me since it just wouldn't seem like Splinter Cell if Sam was doing his supespy thing for his own selfish motives.

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    Rossdaboss777

    I CAN NOT WAIT SOOOOO GLAD I GOT 360

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    remaGloohcSdlO

    Sounds like a definate move in the right direction. I've enjoyed every SC game and this one sounds like a winner!

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    Beaker2003

    im glad they are changing single player campaign a bit. I hope this serious never gets old.

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    boyblob

    I havn't played Splinter Cell since Pandora Tomorrow and hated it. I hope this one will win me over.

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    Silencer786

    This game will rock on Xbox 360, cant wait to play it :D

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    GreyFoxV1

    Ubisoft Montreal does it again! Can't wait for the new Splinter Cell as usual :)

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    tbonetrav18

    Is it possible to make Sam Fisher even more of a badass.

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    Kracka2205

    I knew sammy wouldn't change sides. I was kind of disappointed when I heard that sam might be a bad guy, but now i'm giddy all over again.

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