Splinter Cell: Conviction locks up 250GB Xbox 360 bundle

Ubisoft's long-awaited stealth actioner picks up $399 hardware, software, two-controller package, due early April in NA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand.


Gamers may have been skeptical early last month when Ubisoft attached an April 13 release date to its long-percolating return of Sam Fisher in Splinter Cell: Conviction, considering the sheer quantity of delays the game has seen. However, adding a little more security to the game's debut next month, Microsoft today announced that the game's launch will be accompanied by an Xbox 360 hardware bundle.

Splinter Cell is getting locked up in an Xbox 360 bundle.
Splinter Cell is getting locked up in an Xbox 360 bundle.

The Splinter Cell: Conviction Special Edition Bundle will include a copy of Ubisoft's stealth action adventure, as well as a 250GB-equipped black console and two black wireless controllers. The bundle will be available in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand in "early April" for $399. Microsoft has not released the 250GB hard drive as a stand-alone purchase, saying in September that it has "no plans" to do so in the future.

However, beginning with November's launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Microsoft has been keen on pairing some of the Xbox 360's biggest releases with a 250GB console. Most recently, Microsoft announced a 250GB bundle for Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII, the only hardware-software combo package the one-time PlayStation 3-exclusive will receive outside Japan.

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 information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Splinter Cell: Conviction.

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