Ubisoft today announced that Splinter Cell: Blacklist has joined the ranks of games with vague “early 2013” release dates that have been delayed into the summer and beyond. The announcement, made through IGN, puts the definitive release date as August 20.
In addition, Ubisoft revealed that Blacklist is now available for pre-order and teased that bonus content will, of course, be included with pre-orders.
Blacklist, much like Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed III, will be heavily U.S.-centric. Sam Fisher will be be hired by the U.S. president to track down members of a terrorist organization called the Blacklist. A twisting plot full of deceit and betrayal will almost certainly follow.
A new trailer was also unveiled to accompany the delay announcement. Much like other Blacklist trailers, this one depicts the game more as an action movie than than a stealthy infiltration game. It’s probably close to what Ubisoft believes the Splinter Cell movie, staring Tom Hardy, will be.