Ubisoft disappointed Splinter Cell fans earlier this month by announcing the release of Splinter Cell Blacklist has been delayed until August 20. It wasn't an unexpected announcement, but it still means fans of the series won't be able to get their hands on the title before the crowded (and possibly next-gen laden) 2013 holiday season.
Today IGN revealed something that might make up for the extended delay. The "Paladin Collector's Edition" of Splinter Cell: Blacklist will come with a fully working remote-controlled airplane. The "Paladin" aircraft is modeled after a similar vehicle featured in the game. That's quite a step up from the statues found in most other games' collector's editions, and similar to the drone that was included in some collector's editions of Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
According to IGN, the "Paladin" edition of the game will cost $170 and will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. In addition to the RC airplane, those who buy it will get a graphic novel titled Splinter Cell: Echoes (a prequel to Blacklist), an in-game co-op map called the "Billionaire's Yacht" , and the "Upper Echelon Pack" DLC, which includes the "Dead Coast" map, an "extra suit" for Fisher, and "Gold Sonar Goggles."