Ubisoft Montreal has exclusively revealed the latest Sam Fisher-fronted spy shooter, Splinter Cell: Blacklist
, at Microsoft's E3 press conference.
We got to see some gameplay footage that showed off our favourite gravelly-voiced spy near the Iraq/Iran border as he tracks down members of an evil group of terrorists known as The Blacklist.
Returning features from Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction
include 'mark and execute' and takedowns, as well as some familiar weapons and gadgets. There is a hint that interrogations will also return, but let's just say the one in this demo was...cut short. The game again focuses on a cover-to-cover mechanic that will allow for both stealth and action-focused styles of play. The combat shown was fast and brutal, and killing in motion will allow you to move through the environment, taking out enemies quickly and fluidly.
The game will also feature the option to utilise Kinect-voice commands, such as saying things to distract enemies and also issuing commands to returning character, Grim, back at home base (including launching a missile strike!).
Enough talk though, here's the gameplay demo that was shown at E3, with commentary by Ubisoft Montreal Creative Director Maxime Béland:
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
currently has an early 2013 release window.