Splinter Cell: Blacklist (3)

Splinter Cell: Blacklist still doesn’t have Michael Ironside in it. However, it does offer a variety of different playstyles, and a new trailer shows off all the different ways you can play the game (none of which are “Michael Ironside”).

You can play like a Ghost: sneak through areas, avoid detection, use a Trirotor drone to mark and distract enemies, and disable them with non-lethal takedowns. This is kinda contrary to my understanding that “ghosting” a level in a stealth game means not actually hurting anyone.

You can opt to go Assault: run around with a big gun, use human shields, and maybe stick armed grenades to those human shields and hurl them at their buddies.

Or you can play as a Panther: eat raw meat, pee on trees to mark your territory, and… oh. No, my mistake. This is more focused around being stealthy but also killing people with a silenced pistol and a karambit knife. Man, big cats have gone high-tech since the last time I saw them.

The trailer’s below. Splinter Cell: Blacklist is due out 22 August, and will not contain Michael Ironside.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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