Splinter Cell Blacklist banner at Ubisoft's E3 2012 Booth

Sam Fisher is back to kick some terrorist ass in Splinter Cell Blacklist.  Splinter Cell Blacklist is Ubisoft Toronto’s first project and they are touting it as the largest and most ambitious Splinter Cell game to date.  That is a bold claim to make, but thankfully for them they were able to put their money where their mouth is.

In Blacklist Sam is sporting a whole new arsenal of moves while borrowing some from Conviction (mainly the tag and execute) and other previous SC titles (the fan favorite of cutting fabric has returned).  Being the head honcho of Fourth Echelon, Sam has some new toys at his disposal, the coolest being a remote operated drone, equipped with machine guns and rockets.  So if you are ever pinned down and need to clear out an area just phone in your drone and get to killing fools.

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Blacklist not only borrowed mechanics from other SC games, but has also borrowed some stuff from other Ubisoft titles.  The drone control has Ghost Recon written all over it and there is also some free running and vertical gameplay that is very Assassin’s Creed in nature.  This gives players a whole new innovative SC experience.  Speaking of innovative experiences players will be put into some mature interrogation scenarios where once they have extracted the information they need they must make a choice, knockout and spare the enemy or swiftly send him to the next life.  These moral choices will show up throughout the course of the game and it’s left entirely up to you how you want Sam to operate.

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If you were wondering how the graphics are, simply put, they are gorgeous.  Splinter Cell Blacklist boasts very beautiful environments and character models that look even better when they are being shot and blown up.  Splinter Cell Blacklist is coming out on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC and is slated for a Spring 2013 launch.  Stay tuned for more E3 2012 coverage here at HeyUGuys Gaming.