OG Splinter Cell Goes Free As Ubisoft Shares Remake Concept Art

A screenshot of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher, with his multi-vision goggles glowing green in the dark.

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell turns 20 this month, and in recognition of the anniversary, Ubisoft has uploaded a 20-minute-long YouTube video with numerous builders speaking about their expertise behind the multi-vision goggles of stealthy murderer Sam Fisher. Additionally, the Toronto studio at present helming the remake introduced final yr has shared a handful of high-def “early idea artwork” photographs created for the sport. Ubisoft can be freely giving the unique 2002 sport totally free on PC till November 30.

Endorsed by army techno-thriller novelist Tom Clancy, Splinter Cell is a collection of stealth-action video games developed by a number of Ubisoft studios. You play as Sam Fisher, a bodysuit-wearing NSA agent initially voiced by actor Michael Ironside who’s tasked with sneakily assassinating targets in an effort to cease copious wars from breaking out. All in all, seven Splinter Cell video games had been produced, with the latest being 2013’s Blacklist. However, after a couple of decade of silence on whether or not or not Sam Fisher would ever swimsuit up once more to choke out some dangerous guys, Ubisoft lastly quenched followers’ thirst, asserting in December 2021 that its Toronto workforce could be spearheading a remake (not a remaster ) of the OG sport.

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Ubisoft has largely gone quiet since this announcement was made—till now. In a brand new weblog submit revealed on November 17, Ubisoft shared some early idea artwork for the remake, in addition to a video that includes devs engaged on the sport. Ubisoft’s supervisor of editorial communications, Youssef Maguid, acknowledged that this remake will “modernize” the unique sport’s themes and “rebuild them from the bottom up.” At the top of the 20-minute video, the workforce outlined their imaginative and prescient for the remake, explaining simply the way it will “set the muse for the franchise going ahead.”

“We need to give the participant a number of extra alternatives to de-escalate a few of them [in-game] conditions,” senior sport designer Andy Schmoll stated. “Obviously, stealth is an especially essential pillar for us, and we goal to include trendy design philosophies, enhancing the minute-to-minute stealth gameplay that was so particular within the unique.”

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Alongside sharing some early idea art work of the Splinter Cell remake, Ubisoft can be providing the unique sport, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell from 2002, totally free on PC. You must choose up the sport from the Ubisoft retailer, however hey! Free is free, proper? You have till November 30 to assert it for zero {dollars}.

Ubisoft made it clear that the remake continues to be early in growth, and no launch date or launch platforms have been indicated but. For now, all we are able to do is have a look at the idea artwork under and speculate about what’s to come back:

Some early Splinter Cell remake concept art of Sam Fisher preparing to stab a dude.

Some early Splinter Cell remake concept art of Sam Fisher eavesdropping on some dudes.

Some early Splinter Cell remake concept art of a car getting rained on in a parking lot.

Some early Splinter Cell remake concept art of Sam Fisher on a building's rafting.

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