May 10, 2004 — This morning, Ubisoft officially announced the third installment of their stealth-action series starring Sam Fisher: Splinter Cell 3.
The game will take place in 2008, an age where electronic warfare has turned into the greatest threat to world security. As secret agent Sam Fisher, you are tasked with tracking down and eliminating some of the world’s most notorious perpetrators of this newest type of warfare, and to eliminate the new threat of global information warfare.
Splinter Cell 3 will feature:
Deadly Agility: Incredibly complete and fluid variety of moves including athletic and stealth moves, as well as stealth kills
Realistic Visuals: Never-before-seen graphics technology offers the best visuals ever to appear on any platform. Advanced physics engine allows rag doll physics, particle effects and perfect interaction with the environment
Real Weapons of Tomorrow: The most complete arsenal of weapons and gadgets, from the combat knife to experimental prototype combat systems
Amazing Replayability: Totally open level design with multipaths and optional secondary objectives
Ultimate Challenge: Intelligent all-new A.I. with personal attributes, natural behavior where non-playable-characters are aware of their environment and remember past events
Co-op Stealth: Play multiplayer with a friend and coordinate your infiltration in an all new multiplayer challenge
Thrilling Scenarios: Gut-wrenching in-game sequences. Gripping plot with multiple twists and turns
Right now it appears that Splinter Cell 3 is only being developed for the PC, and should be released later this year. Expect to hear even more about Splinter Cell 3 after we see it at this year’s E3. Until then, check out the first shots of the game by clicking the link below.