Ubisoft has a lot planned for 2013, and one of the biggest things on its radar (as well as the radars of countless other gamers) is the return of Sam Fisher. Confirmed to arrive on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC this Summer, some fans were disappointed to learn that Splinter Cell Blacklist would be missing its original Spring 2013 launch window. Still, the announcement of Blacklist‘s August 20th release has given fans a concrete date that they can now mark in their calendars.

Accompanying the reveal, a plethora of new Splinter Cell Blacklist media has emerged from the shadows to give gamers a look at what they can look forward to later this year.

The new trailer does a good job at setting up the impending atmosphere of the new Splinter Cell, and there’s no question that stealth will play just a big a part of this iteration as it has in previous versions. Sammy F appears to be back and better than ever, but fans are still looking down the barrel of a rather long wait for the blockbuster stealth-action adventure. That’s probably why Ubisoft decided to add some fuel the hype train and release the first official images of Splinter Cell Blacklist‘s cover art.

Anyone who was interested by the prospect of Blacklist‘s final box art can now get a gander at how the game will look in the packaging of all three of the systems that it’s currently confirmed for — although a Wii U cover variant may be arriving in the not-too-distant future if rumors pan out. Aside from the cool cover art, Ubisoft also released a handful of new screenshots that highlight several portions of the Blacklist campaign.

Splinter Cell Black List Screenshots

All of this new stuff should keep fans excited for Ubisoft Toronto’s take on the Splinter Cell series. It also reconfirms what Blacklist‘s director promised hardcore fans of the franchise, and that was that this title will satisfy their expectations. There’s still a lot more work to be done on the project between now and its release, so stay tuned to Game Rant for more information on the new Splinter Cell as soon as it breaks.

Splinter Cell Blacklist will be arriving on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on August 20th.

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