Ubisoft has released a trailer for its upcoming stealth espionage action game called “Splinter Cell: Black List” which is the sixth main installment of the “Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell” series. This special trailer is known as the “Inauguration Trailer” which has video and sound clips of several United States Presidents being sworn into office. The timing for the trailer's release seems to be perfect as re-elected incumbent Barack Obama will be inaugurated for his second term as US President in a matter of days.
Once again, you are thrust into the role of the titular protagonist Sam Fisher. Fisher is tasked with taking out a terrorist group called the Black List who has the capability of taking down the entire US. As a result, the US President is tasked with dealing with this terrorist cell. Fisher says that they plan to stop all the terrorist attacks. Like the previous Splinter Cell games, Splinter Cell: Black List has Fisher's group dealing with a new national security threat.
After the events
of the fifth game, “Splinter Cell: Conviction,” Third Echelon is no more. The US President, a female named Patricia Caldwell, has Fisher head up Fourth Echelon to deal with threats across the world such as terrorists. In this respect, this carries on with the series continuity. One main change is that Michael Ironside does not reprise his role as the voice of Fisher; instead, Canadian actor Eric Johnson will take on the role of Fisher.
This game is due out on August 20 for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The trailer says that you can even use the Kinect for the Xbox 360 version. The same date might also apply to the PC release of the game.