We already told you the game was probably coming, and then we showed you leaked screenshots and now we have official confirmation via Microsoft’s E3 press conference. Splinter Cell: Blacklist will follow Sam Fisher (this time with a new voice actor Eric Johnson) shooting and sneaking his way through the Middle East. The game will be available worldwide for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC in spring 2013.The game will feature some pretty nice Kinect integration as well, using the mic you can throw your voice in-game to distract guards. It’s pretty slick if I do say so myself.
The game includes voice recognition features on Kinect for Xbox 360, an arsenal of new gadgets and reinvented classic weapons and a new Killing-in-Motion fighting style, which allows players to strike with lethal precision by marking and executing multiple enemies in one fluid motion.
In the game, a group of rogue nations have had enough of the United States military presence in their countries. In an effort to force the withdrawal of the U.S. forces, they mastermind The Blacklist, a countdown of escalating terrorist attacks on U.S. assets. Given a presidential mandate and the power to act above the law, players take on the role of lethal operative Sam Fisher. Outfitted with Sams infamous tactical suit and goggles, players will infiltrate terrorist cells while using ruthless interrogation methods to extract crucial information to prevent the next Blacklist attack.
The thrilling storyline and wide range of intense, eye-opening missions will propel players to find those responsible for these deadly assaults by any means necessary. Throughout the game, Sam and Fourth Echelon seek out their missions aboard a new Mobile Command Center housed inside a stealth aircraft. Ready to take off at a moments notice, Fourth Echelon is equipped with unlimited resources and cutting-edge technology including a Strategic Mission Interface that reports global events in real time.