It’s a new week, and one week closer to Splinter Cell: Blacklist‘s August 20 release date. That means new trailers and previews for Ubisoft’s final AAA current-generation-only game are coming daily. While many of the trailers have been hyping up the game’s “Spies vs. Mercs” multiplayer mode and seeking to reassure Splinter Cell fans that stealth is still a part of the game, today’s new trailer is all about the story.
Blacklist will see Sam Fisher declare war on a group of terrorists dubbed “The Engineers.” The terrorists are holding the U.S. hostage under threat of weekly terror attacks. The action movie-like story will task Fisher with taking out the bad guys with the help of his Fourth Echelon team while the clock continues to count down toward the next attack.
Just to be clear, Splinter Cell: Blacklist is not (in any official way, at least) associated with the TV program 24.