E3 2012: BlackList Sam Fisher Already

Clancy, kill off Sam Fisher, would you kindly? Black List (*cough* Ghost Protocol *cough*) could also be called Splinter Cell 6. Yep. I’m ready for Fisher to retire. Shoot me for saying it, but make sure you do it stealthy like or it doesn’t count!

I’m entirely kidding, as much of the storyline still remains in the dark. Yet no matter how much I want to refrain from being lured into a beautiful looking trailer, it has to be said. Damn it all if Splinter Cell: Black List doesn’t look kind of awesome. E3 updates have been pouring in all day. Voice commands allow the player to call over unsuspecting victims. The fluidity of the in-game executions seems pretty appealing, too. As for the rest of the title, it seems to be more of the same. There will be a return of the Spies vs. Mercs mode. There should be a return of the ever popular co-op modes as well.

Good, bad, however you take it. Black List is either going to bore you if you hate Splinter Cell games or keep you enthralled if you still find yourself toying with the guards in Conviction.

The Best Part of Fisher is Gone

Michael “Do you want to live forever?” Ironside is not reprising his role for the first time in nearly a decade. This may be an early indication of a lack of impressive story since Ironside is known for doing some pretty outlandish work. If he turned down SC6, maybe it was pretty bad. Another possibility is that the art direction required more motion capture, and Ubisoft opted for a younger, more agile Eric Johnson…

…Ask “Who?” as many times as you want. You’re not going to find an answer unless you watch a LOT of network television.

Fueling the Flames of Petty Squabbles

Solid Snake could still take Fisher any day of the week.

Splinter Cell: Black List is slated for a release on Xbox 360, PC, and Playstation3 with dates TBD.