Unusual Splinter Cell Mission Remains Secret For Years

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Unusual Splinter Cell Mission Remains Secret For Years

A secret Splinter Cell: Double Agent mission that has the player rescue baby alien seals has remained hidden until now.

Videogame easter eggs are meant to be hard to find, but typically they'll be uncovered shortly after a game's release. That's why it's amazing a Splinter Cell: Double Agent easter egg side-mission appears to have been kept a secret for four years.

The mission is a pretty weird one, to boot. In the Xbox version of the title's co-op mode exist five hidden seals to rescue. Not Navy Seals, but baby alien seals from another planet.

To free Muffin, Pepperoni, Vanilla, Cookie, and Buddy, from captivity you'll have to do more than sneak around. This easter egg requires some adventure game-like activities, such as finding coins and bringing them to vending machines, and feeding seals the proper items. If you give a seal something he doesn't want, you'll fail.

Vimeo user Julien Daunais (edit: who appears to have now deleted the video) and his friend, who happens to be Ubisoft Montreal level designer Simon Lasalle and the one responsible for the easter egg, created an 11 minute video to show off how the entire mission is completed. Evidently, they also just wanted to show the world that it exists. It's unconfirmed if other versions of Double Agent hold the seal mission, but it's definitely in the Xbox version. I wonder what other games hold awesome long-lost secrets like this?

Via: Kotaku

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It's weird that remained a secret while stuff like the wybmd skull were discovered in days.

Wow. That seemed so easy to find in the video.

Gee, you'd think after all that time the team would have made it public and expressed disappointment nobody found it O_o

That's really cool that something like that was secret for so long.

First we have the Escapist weekly issue about punching a baby seal, now the reveal that a mission intent on saving baby seals has been kept secret for four years.

Is there no love for baby seals in this world anymore!?

wow...amazing. it's like discovering ancient artifacts :p

I actually heard of a new easter egg in arkham asylum that pretty much one big foreshadow to arkham city.

In warden office, you have to spray explosive gel on the warden portrait and detonate it to find a secret room with maps and blueprints.

Yes, that was just found a few weeks ago,

The Uru: Complete Chronicles easter egg took a while too... you had to find various things with obscure hints after a convoluted reverse-something-BLARGH and had to jump over an un-jumpable fence and walk in one direction BLARGH etc...

...and ended up riding a zamboni.

Markness:
It's weird that remained a secret while stuff like the wybmd skull were discovered in days.

I think its because halo is more popular and more renowned for cooky easter eggs. Most people would think SC is too serious to have a crazy easter egg like this = less reason to look into the game's code.

That's neat... Too bad no one seemed to find it before and expose it. Nice to see developers still have silly fun even in serious games.

Yeah, a Arkham asylum easter egg was just found that pretty much foreshadow Arkhan city.

Dr. wonderful:
I actually heard of a new easter egg in arkham asylum that pretty much one big foreshadow to arkham city.

In warden office, you have to spray explosive gel on the warden portrait and detonate it to find a secret room with maps and blueprints.

Yes, that was just found a few weeks ago,

Yeah, Im suprised that wasnt one of the Riddlers puzzles.

That was very good though, especially the name Splinter Seals.

Hopeless Bastard:
Further proof that stupid games just make stupid gamers.

Don't flame dude, it's not cool. That the devellopers could keep it hidden speaks well for them, not poorly of us. If you don't like the series, shut up. Otherwise, contribute.

It's kinda cool I guess. I doubt I'd have noticed it even if I was looking. I normally tend to stay focussed on the mission in these games

An easter egg is a good egg when its hard to find and these look pretty hard to find.

And when your game is dealing with a secret agent, your ester egss have to be super secret.

Dude, that shit is epic! Can't believe Ubisoft kept this hidden for so long!

Wow, just wow.

I guess not many people played this game in co-op mode, then?

Wow o.o that was hidden all this time? Geez...makes me wonder what else might be out there

It staying "hidden" that long is more symptomatic of it being at odds with what the game itself expected it's players to do than any amount of ingenuity on the developer's part.

And its funny that someone got permbanned for saying almost exactly that.

still not the weirdest thing i have ever seen in a splinter cell game

(ahhh Jitters we hardly knew ye)

Why is the video missing?

Sounds interesting... Damn it now I really want to see it, but the video doesn't work for me :(

Video is missing! I want to see the little baby aliens! Anyways, sounds interesting that something like that could be kept hidden for four years. Crazy.

Ice Storm:
Video is missing! I want to see the little baby aliens! Anyways, sounds interesting that something like that could be kept hidden for four years. Crazy.

It was deleted for some reason. Fixed it though.

Tom Goldman:

Ice Storm:
Video is missing! I want to see the little baby aliens! Anyways, sounds interesting that something like that could be kept hidden for four years. Crazy.

It was deleted for some reason. Fixed it though.

Yay, thanks! :D

And that's crazy, all that work. A programmer must have been bored while waiting for the game to ship.

My question is... what happens if you club shoot the baby seals?

Well that surpasses even Halo for egg quality :D

:o
That's amazing.

Who knew?

I'm curious to know if they are disapponited no one found it, or if they are laughing at us lol.

Wow thats crazy, I can't believe it wasn't found in just a few days. I mean seriously, nothing gets by people these days, for it go that long is amazing!

That.Was.Awesome.

I can't believe than no one find this out sooner. It takes genius to keep a secret that secret.

Neat, I appreciate that.

Well hidden content, while not exactly something profitable to any company, is just awesome. And I don't mean the secret cow level level of hidden, I mean REALLY hidden so it takes years for people to find out.

Awesome job to the people responsible.

That looks sorta like the PS2 version, But I never really played much of the Co-op on that...
Is it the same does anyone know? I'll try and see if that secret is on it if it is the same.

The PS2 version of Double Agent had another weird easter egg involving a Rap that played out on a doorbell or something.

EDIT: Here is a video of it. Its really bad quality but its the only one on youtube.

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