Splinter Cell: Blacklist just became incredible 
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Gavin Mannion
May 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm

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I’ve been interested in Splinter Cell ever since we saw that great Gamescom trailer last year – bu there have been a lot of complaints about whether the game is being dumbed down for the COD generation or if perhaps they are slowly ditching the stealth elements of the game.

This original trailer wasn’t universally loved.

But this latest trailer really intrigues me. In the same vein as Counter Strike, the multiplayer section of Splinter Cell: Blacklist is going to offer a unique spin on deathmatch play. Titled Spies vs Mercs you are placed on one of two sides. The spies are masters of stealth and sneak attacks and your goal is to infiltrate a base and access the information from the terminal.

Inside the base are a team of Mercs who are heavily armed and dangerous and whose entire job is to stop you.

The premise is simple; the trailer, however, makes it look incredible.

So are you excited about this more action-packed Splinter Cell or are you depressed that stealth is no longer the only way to play the game?

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  • Trevor Davies

    I am depressed. If I want an action game I’ll play Dead Space 3 trollol

  • Trevor Davies

    I am depressed. If I want an action game I’ll play Dead Space 3 trollol

    • Rince da Ref Lvl2

      Well trolled. In fact, I’ll be playing DS3 tomorrow with OVG. If we don’t feel like Gears of War we play that, trolololo!

    • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

      or Resident Evil 6

  • Rince da Ref Lvl2

    Nah, I am sad. Though the multiplayer OBLIGATORY THESE DAYS, does look interesting. Why dumb down the stealth? Ohhhhhh for the CoD generation, cus they are…

    • CODDAMIT

      Childish!

  • Deon Steyn
    • Anon A Mouse

      But but that is my stealth way. You must see me run and gun the sucker.

    • Trevor Davies

      Live action COD right there :D

      • Deon Steyn

        No it’s not you’re gonna get me in trouble again! :)

        • Trevor Davies

          Now look

        • Trevor Davies

          Now look

        • Trevor Davies

          Now look

        • Trevor Davies

          Now look

    • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

      This reminds me of something…hmmm…can’t put my finger on it……..oh yes, I know!!

      EVERY SINGLE GAME NOW

      • Deon Steyn

        Dark Souls 2 is on the way….

        • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

          Have you heard the latest theory?

          We might be playing as Gwyndolin

          OOOOOOOOH the hyyyyyype

          • Deon Steyn

            NICE, what I would like is a mode where you could play as one of the bosses and the other players has to kill you for loot and XP. Like king of the hill!

          • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

            Lol Nice, but I wonder how it be to control the bigger bosses though like gaping dragon lol

          • Deon Steyn

            NICE, what I would like is a mode where you could play as one of the bosses and the other players has to kill you for loot and XP. Like king of the hill!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ricardo.harvey Ricardo Harvey

    the spies vs mercs was done in splinter cell before, used to be a lot of fun

  • http://www.facebook.com/ricardo.harvey Ricardo Harvey

    the spies vs mercs was done in splinter cell before, used to be a lot of fun

  • http://www.facebook.com/ricardo.harvey Ricardo Harvey

    the spies vs mercs was done in splinter cell before, used to be a lot of fun

  • http://www.facebook.com/ricardo.harvey Ricardo Harvey

    the spies vs mercs was done in splinter cell before, used to be a lot of fun

  • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

    Latter ……….

  • Lourens Jordaan

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Splinter Cell Pandora tomorrow as well as Chaos Theory have Spies vs Mercs multiplayer? How is this different?

  • Tbone187

    Taking the stealth out of Splinter Cell??? Well, what’s the point then?? You’d think Sam would incorporate more stealth as he gets older…

  • Delboy

    I’m more depressed about no Michael Ironside.

  • yay!!

    Umm..spies vs mercs was in the old splinter cell games, they’re not copying or adding obligatory multiplayer, its something they’re bringing back from the older games in the SC series