Ubisoft revealed the latest entry in the Splinter Cell franchise at Microsoft’s E3 conference. Titled Splinter Cell Blacklist, the game will see series protagonist Sam Fisher return for a release in 2013.

Splinter Cell Blacklist focuses around a terrorist group known as Blacklist, as Sam Fisher attemps to thwart the group’s plans in the Middle East. Despite fighting in broad daylight, Fisher still bears his trademark night-vision goggles.

Splinter Cell Blacklist

Much like Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Blacklist will make use of Kinect integration. Players can use voice commands to trick enemies, an interesting twist on a classic gameplay element. The demo showed Ubisoft employees saying “hey you,” causing an enemy to turn around confused, giving Fisher time to incapacitate the soldier.  Fisher could also call down airstrikes, and has access to a wide array of tactical gadgets, offering the ability to see through walls.

In addition to the single player campaign, the beloved multiplayer mode Spies vs Mercs will return, as well as a new co-op mode.

Splinter Cell Blacklist will ship in Spring 2013.

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