It’s my first post on the PlayStation.Blog and it feels good to be here. For the last few months, my team has been working on the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Trilogy project. We are bringing the first three Splinter Cell games to PS3: Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow and Splinter Cell Chaos Theory.
Splinter Cell and Sam Fisher don’t need an introduction. They are three highly acclaimed games and it has been a great pleasure for us to work on these titles.
We will take a quick trip down memory lane and talk briefly about the original titles, and then I will be telling you about what all we have done with them for this collection.
Splinter Cell games are third-person stealth based action games under Tom Clancy’s license. You will be playing the character of Sam Fisher, who is a highly trained secret agent and is working for the Third Echelon, a new NSA initiative.
Stealth is the main theme of the gameplay: you will have to walk in shadows and remain invisible, leaving no traces behind you. Throughout the game you receive information and instructions from your handlers. As Sam, you have access to a number of skills and gadgets that you will have to use wisely as per the situation to progress. You will have to plan your move and manage your resources effectively.
Splinter Cell: First released in 2002. The story of Splinter Cell starts in Georgia, where a newly recruited Fisher has been dispatched to gather intelligence about disappearance of two CIA officers. As the story evolves, Sam discovers that a nuclear weapon has been planted on US soil and he must do everything possible to stop it from detonating.
Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow: First released in 2004. The US embassy in east Timor has been taken over by an anti-separatist Indonesian Militia named Darah Dan Doa, which is led by Suhadi Sudano. Sam is sent there to gather intelligence and discovers a plot that involves a biological bomb attack to US.
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory: First released on in 2005. In East Asia a US battleship is sunk by a North Korean missile, resulting in war between North Korea and the United States. North Korea claims that the missile was launched unintentionally. While out to gather information, Sam discovers a plot that may start World War III, and he must stop it at any cost.
The Splinter Cell Trilogy on PS3:
When we started this project, one of our main aims was to provide the players with the best possible content. Therefore, we decided to port the game from the PC version, which had more content and detail compared to the PS2 version.
The game on PS3 will include:
- High Definition graphics
- Stereoscopic 3D
- Exciting and challenging Trophies
We believe all these, along with the original game mechanics, make the Splinter Cell HD a nice treat for PS3 owners.
These games will be available individually or as a bundle from PlayStation Store and in retailer shops on a single Blu-Ray disc.
Hope to see you soon with your night vision goggles on!