Splinter Cell Blacklist Gameplay Video Shows Traversal, StealthBy: Sean Patterson - July 8, 2013
Based on the trailer Ubisoft used when announcing Splinter Cell Blacklist, gamers could easily be forgiven for thinking the publisher had turned the franchise into some sort of Team America-inspired shooter. Further videos have revealed it’s not quite that bad, though there are definitely some modern action gaming influences that can be seen.
This week’s Blacklist video shows off a six-minute section of gameplay, complete with narration. The demo starts with Sam Fisher traversing a burning building in a very straightforward manner, but quickly shifts to a stealth-based guard-elimination section that will be familiar to Splinter Cell fans. This sequence is short-lived, however, as a “boss chase” sequence (similar to the ones seen in the Assassin’s Creed games) commences soon after. During the chase, Fisher can be seen performing a bullet-time double kill on-the-run: