Splinter Cell: Blacklist Gets a Flying Collectors Edition

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Gets a Flying Collectors Edition

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The collector's edition of Splinter Cell: Blacklist isn't cheap, but it's the only one I've ever seen that actually flies.

First things first: The Splinter Cell: Blacklist Collectors Edition will cost you 170 bucks. Wow! Why so much, you wonder? Because it includes an actual airplane: a radio-controlled, twin-engine model of the Paladin aircraft that Sam Fisher and the Fourth Echelon team use for their globe-hopping shenanigans. Lest there be any confusion, let me be perfectly clear: it flies!

Other stuff in what is officially known as the Splinter Cell: Blacklist Paladin Multi-Mission Aircraft Edition includes the 88-page Splinter Cell Echoes graphic novel, a poster, the "Billionaire's Yacht" co-op multiplayer map and the Upper Echelon Pack containing the "Dead Coast" co-op map and the Gold Sonar Goggles and Upper Echelon Suit in-game items.

And a plane!

It's pretty cool, although I don't know if it justifies a $110 jump over the price of the regular edition; battery-powered RC planes aren't that expensive, after all. Then again, this isn't just any plane: This is the plane that carries the man who will put you in a graveyard full of guys just like you if you don't give him something useful. That probably counts for something.

Alas, this swanky CE will apparently only be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3; PC gamers will have to stick with the standard release. Splinter Cell: Blacklist comes out on August 20.

Source: IGN

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I'm all for collectibles.. heck I bought the MGR:R CE which only ran $20 less than this.. but this seems like a bad idea because you know it's gonna be fragile as all hell.

When are these idiots gonna learn that we want the fuckin' night vision goggles?

THANK THE LORD, MAKER, GOD, JESUS, MOSES, BUDDHA, ALAH, SHIVA AND RA! It's a collector's edition THAT DOESN'T HAVE ANOTHER STATUE! Yes!

And this one seems pretty cool to boot. Finally some originality. Definitely thinking of picking this one up.

Adam Jensen:
When are these idiots gonna learn that we want the fuckin' night vision goggles?

I admit, that would probably be a lot better since that is the trademark of Splinter Cell, but this is not bad either imo.

Much better then the last one by far -_-.

Andy Chalk:
Alas, this swanky CE will apparently only be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3; PC gamers will have to stick with the standard release.

Oh....well fuck you too Ubisoft.

Not like I was going to get this game. 1) it's from Ubisoft 2) Splinter Cell has gone action game with aim bot. WTB real stealth Splinter Cell please and thanks.

haha i can see the future.. and the future involves lots of collectors editions suddenly becoming standard editions moments after people trying to fly this

The question is, does it contain a tiny Sam Fisher who, once you open the hold, will escape into your house and hide in the walls forever, shooting you with a tiny silenced handgun when you're trying to sleep?

Adam Jensen:
When are these idiots gonna learn that we want the fuckin' night vision goggles?

In all honesty, if this collection came with a functioning pair of Sam's goggles, I would probably have already pre-ordered.

You know I have my doubts that model "plane" can actually get off the ground....
I'll believe it when I see it

Again, why should PC gamers ever bother with purchasing anything when the distributors always tell us to go frak ourselves?

This I'd most likely buy, although I wouldn't play the damn game if it was bugged with some shitty DRM again. But if you're not interested in money, then go to hell.

Oh, well, I'm glad to see that Blops 2 established a new trend: Special Editions that cost more than the average "expensive $150" Special Edition. I mean, damn, I though $80 was a lot for the Hardened edition, I though $120 was a lot for AC3, I thought $150 was a lot for Skyrim.

But you know...

1. Add a cool RC
2. Add a couple of okay items
3. ????
4. PROFIT!

Oh... thanks for giving us PC gamers the shaft by not having it as a PC version...

You know what; SCREW YOU! I'll buy the console version, trade in the game for store credit and get the PC version. Then sell it on ebay as a PC version collector's edition

Why refuse to release it to the PC, are they afraid someone's going to pirate the remote control plane?!?

That's a pretty baffling business move right there, I mean it's a book, a poster, and 2 in-game maps and a model reskin. To decide not to release that on a platform is pretty mind-boggling. I can only assume it's their misguided piracy overreaction informing policy again.

Nothing says "Stealth" like a giant fucking aircraft you need to land and get out of at every location.

"Wonder if there's any spies around!?"

"Well, those one guys who use that giant black plane landed yesterday, but, I'm sure they're just tourists".

The Lunatic:
Nothing says "Stealth" like a giant fucking aircraft you need to land and get out of at every location.

"Wonder if there's any spies around!?"

"Well, those one guys who use that giant black plane landed yesterday, but, I'm sure they're just tourists".

What?

Sam Fisher HALO jumps out of it. Or have you never played the other games (Double Agent opens with that, I think) or seen any movies in your life?

Now that I think of it, that kind of plane and a HALO jump (gone wrong) is the opening to Crysis:

Mr.Tea:

The Lunatic:
Nothing says "Stealth" like a giant fucking aircraft you need to land and get out of at every location.

"Wonder if there's any spies around!?"

"Well, those one guys who use that giant black plane landed yesterday, but, I'm sure they're just tourists".

What?

Sam Fisher HALO jumps out of it. Or have you never played the other games (Double Agent opens with that, I think) or seen any movies in your life?

Now that I think of it, that kind of plane and a HALO jump (gone wrong) is the opening to Crysis:

What? I don't recall Fisher ever jumping out of a "Paladin" aircraft; I think it was only ever a special Osprey. You know, that weird hover-helicopter thing.

Adam Jensen:
When are these idiots gonna learn that we want the fuckin' night vision goggles?

I seem to remember, and I could be wrong, that Tom Clancy originally didn't like the idea of Sam's tri-goggles, simply because there's no way you'd actually be able to make 'em work in real life. Too much tech crammed into one space to conceivably work. Times have moved forwards, but it might just be that Ubisoft still haven't found a way to make the goggles work. After all, you've got three lenses, not two, so unless they put a screen inside them, I doubt there'd be any way for them to actually let you see out of them, let alone with night/thermal/electromagnetic vision.

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Sexy Devil:

Waaghpowa:

Andy Chalk:
Alas, this swanky CE will apparently only be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3; PC gamers will have to stick with the standard release.

Oh....well fuck you too Ubisoft.

Not like I was going to get this game. 1) it's from Ubisoft 2) Splinter Cell has gone action game with aim bot. WTB real stealth Splinter Cell please and thanks.

So... we're just going to do what we're doing with The Last of Us and assume there's no stealth option even though there's been evidence to the contrary for half a year?

Hey, people still assume you can't stealth conviction when i've proved that aside from a couple of scenes where it needs you to clear enemies, you can largely avoid them. They just made being a badass an option and that irks people.

Mr.Tea:
What?

Sam Fisher HALO jumps out of it. Or have you never played the other games (Double Agent opens with that, I think) or seen any movies in your life?

Now that I think of it, that kind of plane and a HALO jump (gone wrong) is the opening to Crysis:

I've played a few of the games, mostly the older ones.

The Wiki says the Paladin aircraft is a new feature in this iteration of the game.

Either way, HALO jumps aren't terribly stealth either.

Plus, you need to refuel the damn thing!

That is a lot of money, but depending on what the plane flys like it could be a bargain? Who knows. Hopefully the game will be better than conviction....they had good stealth but then the game turned into a shooter towards the end.

 

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