Super spy Sam Fisher rocks some new gear and a pair of co-op maps as the Collector's Edition DLC for "Splinter Cell: Blacklist" goes on sale today across all platforms.
"Splinter Cell: Conviction" was decisive for fans of the globetrotting techno-thrillers based on the works of Tom Clancy. For the series faithful, the gunplay heavy 2010 entry, in simplifying the stealth and emphasizing quick kills using the then-new Mark and Execute mechanic was a betrayal to the methodical stealth gameplay of previous "Splinter Cell" titles. On the other hand, to some, it was a more accessible game, still allowing players to skulk around the shadows as Sam Fisher, but with less time spent waiting for NPCs to complete lengthy routes along their AI-controlled paths.
When Ubisoft gave an early look at "Splinter Cell: Blacklist" during last year's E3, the big question was which "Splinter Cell" would it be? The deliberate, low and slow stealth game of the "Double Agent" era, or the more action-oriented "Conviction?" Last week, the publisher brought out the gaming press for some hands-on time with two single player maps from "Blacklist," and the truth is, it can be both of those games--it's really all down to how you choose to play it.