Splinter Cell: Blacklist, the newest addition to the widely known Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series, gets a new gameplay video released by publisher Ubisoft featuring tortures and moral choices. Maxime Béland, Creative Director for the game, takes the role of narrator for the video.
The footage, which is an expansion of a trailer shown at E3, showed the return of the “Mark and Execute” feature from Conviction, where you can mark multiple targets and execute them all at once at the touch of a single button. Also introducing is a new ability to perform “Kill and Drag” melee takedowns.
The footage also became the center of controversy due to a scene in which Sam Fisher thrusts a knife into a man’s clavicle and the players are to ‘rotate the analog stick’ to interrogate him to get information.
“Sam will do whatever it takes to retrieve crucial information before it’s too late,” Beland explained during the scene.
After the torture, players are left with a moral choice, whether to kill the enemy or knock him out.
Sam Fisher, as the head of Fourth Echelon, will have access to some serious firepower in the field. He can call on airstrikes for heavy targets and also can control a UAV to wipe out enemies with its machine gun. All these moves may not exactly be stealthy but should give players some tactical edge in the game.
Beland noted during the video that they wanted to offer the player “tons of choices”. Which means the player can either take the stealth approach or dive straight into the action. Pretty much like Metal Gear Solid 4, no?
Check the footage below:
Splinter Cell: Blacklist is all set to ‘invade our privacy’ sometime next year for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms.