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Splinter Cell: Blacklist: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know

Splinter Cell Blacklist

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist is looking to save bored gamers from the usual summer gaming drought. Sam Fisher and his Fourth Echelon espionage agency are returning to the world of covert-ops and government conspiracies. This August gaming release should be on your radar.

Here’s the top 10 facts you need to know about the latest title in the Splinter Cell series.


1. The Game Was Officially Revealed at E3 2012

A special tie-in mobile game, Splinter Cell: Blacklist – Spider-Bot, has already been released for the iOS platforms. This companion app puts players in control of one of Sam Fisher’s most reliable gadgets as they make their way across high-security levels. This iOS title will unlock additional features on the console/PC versions of Blacklist.


9. The Game is Now Up for Pre-Purchase on Steam

Splinter Cell Blacklist

Joystiq made sure to alert Valve Steam members about the pre-purchase option for the game:

Splinter Cell: Blacklist is available on Steam in both standard and deluxe editions. Pre-ordering either will net the Upper Echelon DLC pack, which includes an additional co-op mission, special suit that ups weapon defense and stealth in shadows, plus some gold sonar goggles. If you sign on for the deluxe edition, you’ll immediately unlock a copy of Splinter Cell: Conviction on top of five custom suits, weapons and armor accessories.


10. A Paladin Collector’s Edition is Being Offered as the Game’s Limited Edition

Splinter Cell Blacklist

Ubisoft’s new title is set for release on the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC platforms. Ubisoft’s Shanghai development studio is working on the Wii U version of the game. Below are the official release dates for the game in various regions:

August 20, 2013 – North America
August 22, 2013 – Australia
August 23, 2013 – Europe

The special limited, Paladin Collector’s Edition of the game will come with these special collectibles – a remote-controlled plane, the Splinter Cell Echoes graphic novel, the Billionaire’s Yacht co-op map, the Upper Echelon Pack (Dead Coast Map), a pair Gold Sonar Goggles and a limited edition poster.

VG247.com posted up some details on the other special editions of the game:

1. The 5th Freedom Edition (Exclusive to Game in the UK and Gamestop in Ireland):

– A Sam Fisher figurine (24cm)
– A steelbook case
– A 96 page graphic novel, Splinter Cell Echoes®
– Single and Multiplayer Co-op maps: Dead Coast and Billionaire’s Yacht
– 5 pieces of gear: Gold Goggles and Amber Goggles, Ghost Boots, Armored Boots and Tactical Gloves
– 5 suits: Elite Digital Ghillie Suit, Spy Suit, Mercenary Suit, Upper Echelon Suit and Eclipse Suit
– 5 Weapons: VSS Sniper Rifle, M1014 Tactical Shotgun, HK 416 Assault Rifle F40, Pistol and Crossbow

2. The 5th Freedom Silver Edition:

This edition is exclusive to Uplay® and includes:

– An exclusive Silver Sam Fisher figurine (24cm)
– A special steelbook case with silver finish
– A 96 page graphic novel, Splinter Cell Echoes®
– Single and Multiplayer Co-op maps: Dead Coast and Billionaire’s Yacht
– 5 pieces of gear: Gold Goggles and Amber Goggles, Ghost Boots, Armored Boots and Tactical Gloves
– 5 suits: Elite Digital Ghillie Suit, Spy Suit, Mercenary Suit, Upper Echelon Suit and Eclipse Suit
– 5 Weapons: VSS Sniper Rifle, M1014 Tactical Shotgun, HK 416 Assault Rifle F40, Pistol and Crossbow

3. The Ultimatum Edition:

This special edition includes-

– Special-Ops Digital Watch
– A 24 page Splinter Cell Echoes Graphic Novel
– Single and Multiplayer Co-op maps: Dead Coast and Billionaire’s Yacht
– 2 pieces of gear: Gold Goggles and Ghost Boots
– 1 Suit: Upper Echelon Suit

4. Upper Echelon Day 1 Edition (Exclusive to Game in the UK and Xtravision in Ireland)

This Day 1 edition includes:

– The Dead coast single player and coop map
– A pair of gold goggles
– The legendary Upper Echelon Suit
– Early access to the HK 416 Assault Rifle
– Elite Digital Ghillie Suit

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