Unique multiplayer gaming experiences are few and far between these days. Just about everything has been done to death. The Splinter Cell franchise has something a little different to offer, though. Way back in 2004, Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow introduced a novel multiplayer mode that pitted Sam Fisher-esque spies against heavily armed mercenaries. The asymmetrical matchup made for intense gameplay, and it was absent from the last chapter in the franchise. However, the following trailer for Splinter Cell: Blacklist reveals that adversarial multiplayer is making a return.
Pandora Tomorrow's multiplayer was limited to two-on-two matches, but it looks like
Blacklist was originally due out this spring, but its release has been pushed to August 22. You'll be able to pick up the game on the PC in addition to current-generation consoles. We haven't heard anything about PC-specific goodies like higher-resolution textures or art assets, so don't hold your breath on that front. Graphics are somewhat less important when most of the action goes down in the dark, anyway.
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