With only a couple months before its supposed launch, Splinter Cell: Blacklist has been delayed. Ubisoft has revealed today that the Ironside-less stealth-action title has been moved from its original Spring launch to August 20, 2013 (and two days later in Europe). At least it’s an exact date rather than a broad time frame. With Spring being incredibly packed, it was only a matter of time before the delays started coming in, and with all the convincing Ubisoft has been trying to do with their fanbase, it’s not a huge surprise to have Blacklist pushed back.
I hope Splinter Cell fans will see the light in what Ubisoft is trying to do with the series. While it lacks Michael Ironside, after what Double Agent and Conviction veered away from, Blacklist looks to bring back what made the franchise popular while adapting some of the recent mechanics. Sure, you can play it more guns-blazing, but it’s the sneaking in the shadows that’s the most exhilarating part. In any case, expect Splinter Cell: Blacklist to breakdown your doors in August.