Splinter Cell: Blacklist Trailer Busts Moves, Heads


America’s enemies are about to find out that when you mess with Sam Fisher, Sam Fisher mess with you.

Sam Fisher is a bad dude. He’ll drop from the sky, step out of the shadows, mess you up so bad you’ll have to unzip your fly to order a burger and then be back on the plane to the next international hotspot before anyone knows he was there. Stalk, Strike and Silence – that’s the Fifth Freedom, baby!

I suppose that the lingering look at Fisher’s Bat-suit is fairly common stuff these days, but it still reminds me of nothing so much as Half-Life. Sam himself seems a bit more prone to overt violence than I remember him, but it has admittedly been awhile since I last stepped into his shoes, and the Blacklist iteration of Sam Fisher appears to be younger and perhaps more action-oriented than the model I’m used to.

Whatever the case, it looks like Sam is well-prepared to tear the enemies of America a new one, but I’d still feel better if Michael Ironside was on the case. Splinter Cell: Blacklist comes out on August 20 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

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