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DSc
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(05-09-2011, 07:26 PM)
Okay, so they don't tell us much other than confirm that the NVGs are back but these are the first ever images of Splinter Cell 6.

What do you think? Is a revival of old-school Splinter Cell on the cards?

First images of Splinter Cell 6 leaked

An image published by audio product manufacturer Blue Sky has revealed the first ever off-screen images of Splinter Cell 6, revealing that Sam Fisher will be reunited with his trademark night vision goggles.

The shots of the game, which is currently in development at upstart studio Ubisoft Toronto and headed up by Assassin's Creed producer Jade Raymond, show Splinter Cell 6's splash screen and an image of Sam Fisher with his NVGs strapped to his forehead. The word 'Arrow' and letters 'SC6' can also be seen.

You can check out a higher resolution image of the leaked shots by clicking the thumbnail to your left.

The images of the NVGs are the biggest indication yet that Splinter Cell could be returning to its stealth-focussed roots for its next iteration.

The last Splinter Cell game, Splinter Cell: Conviction, caused controversy when it was revealed that the single-player campaign wouldn't feature Sam's iconic equipment, instead replacing the NVGs with Sonar Goggles.

The game also ditched Splinter Cell's traditional stealth approach for a more action-packed adventure, a move criticised by hardcore fans of the series.

Splinter Cell 6 was first announced by Ubisoft last year and is rumoured to be due for release next year. Platforms are still to be announced.

http://www.gamerzines.com/ps3/news/s...st-images.html



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metareferential
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(05-09-2011, 07:27 PM)
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I dont' see any image of the game.

But I hope for more traditional SC, even though I enjoyed Conviction.
LiK
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(05-09-2011, 07:28 PM)
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nightvision goggles are back....okay.
ultron87
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(05-09-2011, 07:29 PM)
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NVGs for the win. Fuck that sonar goggle shit.
MMaRsu
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(05-09-2011, 07:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by LiK

nightvision goggles are back....okay.

Finally, the black/white sonar mechanic was ass.

Actually Conviction wasn't a great SC game.
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(05-09-2011, 07:29 PM)
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I hope they go back to the old design for Sam. The thing they coughed up for Conviction didn't match Ironside's voice at all, it was worse than the default Shepard from Mass Effect.
RoboPlato
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(05-09-2011, 07:29 PM)
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Someone enhance so we can read the subtitle.
LiK
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(05-09-2011, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by MMaRsu

Finally, the black/white sonar mechanic was ass.

Actually Conviction wasn't a great SC game.

i agree, they sorta got caught up with the whole Dark Knight thing.
MMaRsu
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(05-09-2011, 07:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by RoboPlato

Someone enhance so we can read the subtitle.

Foliorum Viridum
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(05-09-2011, 07:31 PM)
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Conviction was one of the biggest letdowns I've had. I'd be willing to give this a chance, but boy does it have to be better.
jackdoe
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(05-09-2011, 07:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ushojax

I hope they go back to the old design for Sam. The thing they coughed up for Conviction didn't match Ironside's voice at all, it was worse than the default Shepard from Mass Effect.

What I've noticed is that as Sam is chronologically supposed to be getting older, his appearance has become younger. No way in hell does he look old enough to have a mid twenty's daughter in Conviction (unless she was born when he was 18).
ultron87
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(05-09-2011, 07:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ushojax

I hope they go back to the old design for Sam. The thing they coughed up for Conviction didn't match Ironside's voice at all, it was worse than the default Shepard from Mass Effect.

Well to match Ironside's voice they'd have to have a model for Sam that looks drunk off his ass all the time.
miladesn
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(05-09-2011, 07:32 PM)
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He had those in Conviciton and it's not NVG, more like Bat Vision. looks like placeholder to me, the game must be very early.
DSc
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(05-09-2011, 07:32 PM)
Added this to the OP. Does this tell us anything?

claviertekky
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(05-09-2011, 07:32 PM)
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Conviction sucked. I expected to play Taken the game, but all I got was exploiting save states due to the frustrating gameplay and level design.
LiK
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(05-09-2011, 07:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by DSc

Added this to the OP. Does this tell us anything?

[IMG]http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/7769/scaqk.jpg

ARRO...W?
Shake Appeal
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(05-09-2011, 07:34 PM)
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This generation killed Splinter Cell. Stop asking the bones to dance.
Neuromancer
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(05-09-2011, 07:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by ultron87

Well to match Ironside's voice they'd have to have a model for Sam that looks drunk off his ass all the time.

Hahaha

That was a great Bombcast

Originally Posted by LiK

ARRO...W?

The Arrowhead Project?
NotTheGuyYouKill
(05-09-2011, 07:34 PM)
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I am so hard right now.

I loved Conviction and Chaos Theory. Let's hope they strike a good balance between the two.
jackdoe
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(05-09-2011, 07:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by LiK

ARRO...W?

Black Arrow; PMC from Conviction.
Wolves Evolve
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(05-09-2011, 07:35 PM)
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I liked Convinction but

oh god wait

that says 'Broken Arrow'.

I'm out.
raphier
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(05-09-2011, 07:35 PM)
Black Arrow is PMC in Conviction and Broken Arrow is a secret code for nuclear bomb mishap.

In other words, booooooooriiiiiiiing.
Ushojax
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(05-09-2011, 07:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by ultron87

Well to match Ironside's voice they'd have to have a model for Sam that looks drunk off his ass all the time.

They should probably just re-do the whole character from scratch. I wouldn't care if they chucked out all the stuff from previous games.
LiK
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(05-09-2011, 07:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wolves Evolve

I liked Convinction but

oh god wait

that says 'Broken Arrow'.

I'm out.

oh right.
Buttonbasher
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(05-09-2011, 07:36 PM)
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Hopefully this one will be a Splinter Cell game.
I NEED SCISSORS
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(05-09-2011, 07:37 PM)
Make it like Chaos Theory or not a single fuck will be given.
Neuromancer
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(05-09-2011, 07:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by jackdoe

Black Arrow; PMC from Conviction.

Originally Posted by raphier

Black Arrow is PMC in Conviction.

Oh yeah forgot



Also

TheSeks
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(05-09-2011, 07:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by claviertekky

Conviction sucked. I expected to play Taken the game, but all I got was exploiting save states due to the frustrating gameplay and level design.

Huh? Conviction was the easiest Splinter Cell ever.

Melee someone, 3 headshot pistol mark. EXECUTE. Melee. EXECUTE. Melee. EXECUTE.

You didn't even need to SEE the person, just throw a mark on them, all red? EXECUTE.

*yawn*

Even the action battles were easy. Melee someone, shoot a few in the head, EXECUTE.

Such a letdown. I really hope they are moving away from the Jason Bourne (WTF that didn't even fucking fit the series in the first damn place) goal they had with Conviction and going back to proper light and shadow stealth gameplay. Otherwise they can fuck off.
ToyMachine228
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(05-09-2011, 07:38 PM)
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I actually loved Conviction. It definitely breathed some new life into the series after Double Agent. Looking forward to see what comes next. I was thinking of playing through Conviction again this summer sometime.
Megasoum
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(05-09-2011, 07:39 PM)
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It says "Broken Arrow", not "Black Arrow".... OMG Christian Slater confirmed!
claviertekky
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(05-09-2011, 07:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheSeks

Huh? Conviction was the easiest Splinter Cell ever.

Melee someone, 3 headshot pistol mark. EXECUTE. Melee. EXECUTE. Melee. EXECUTE.

You didn't even need to SEE the person, just throw a mark on them, all red? EXECUTE.

*yawn*

Even the action battles were easy. Melee someone, shoot a few in the head, EXECUTE.

Such a letdown. I really hope they are moving away from the Jason Bourne (WTF that didn't even fucking fit the series in the first damn place) goal they had with Conviction and going back to proper light and shadow stealth gameplay. Otherwise they can fuck off.

What you described felt like to me the early parts of the game. Later, I couldn't really exploit that.

I thought Chaos Theory was easier in terms of finding the shadows. This game doesn't utilize it at all.

If the game is Jason Bourne, make it feel so, because my Sam Fisher died a lot.

I had to watch that NSA infiltration blowing up cutscene like 20 times because I couldn't just run up to the guy and kill him. When I was aiming, the guy would eat quite a lot of bullets.

What about the military base? The NSA infiltration (fuck those hard to see laser beams)? The sewers and helicopter? Died so many times there. I really did not like it. I saw the loading save-state screen at least 1/5 of the time playing this game. I can hear that 4 (I think) note tune in fixed Do that plays in the background while the screen loads. D -> Bb -> F -> D. That got burned into my mind playing this game.

I didn't like this game as I thought I would.
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jackdoe
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(05-09-2011, 07:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheSeks

Huh? Conviction was the easiest Splinter Cell ever.

Melee someone, 3 headshot pistol mark. EXECUTE. Melee. EXECUTE. Melee. EXECUTE.

You didn't even need to SEE the person, just throw a mark on them, all red? EXECUTE.

*yawn*

Even the action battles were easy. Melee someone, shoot a few in the head, EXECUTE.

Such a letdown. I really hope they are moving away from the Jason Bourne (WTF that didn't even fucking fit the series in the first damn place) goal they had with Conviction and going back to proper light and shadow stealth gameplay. Otherwise they can fuck off.

Completely agree. Died only once on realistic, and that was during the helicopter fight.
Arnie
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(05-09-2011, 07:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheSeks

Huh? Conviction was the easiest Splinter Cell ever.

Melee someone, 3 headshot pistol mark. EXECUTE. Melee. EXECUTE. Melee. EXECUTE.

You didn't even need to SEE the person, just throw a mark on them, all red? EXECUTE.

*yawn*

Even the action battles were easy. Melee someone, shoot a few in the head, EXECUTE.

Such a letdown. I really hope they are moving away from the Jason Bourne (WTF that didn't even fucking fit the series in the first damn place) goal they had with Conviction and going back to proper light and shadow stealth gameplay. Otherwise they can fuck off.

I agree with this post.
cupids_hitman
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(05-09-2011, 07:41 PM)
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I've always been a Metal Gear guy, but the Splinter Cell games are still pretty cool (despite the fact that I'm awful at them). Will definitely be checking this out when more info surfaces!
Shake Appeal
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(05-09-2011, 07:43 PM)
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Man, remember stealth games?

They were cool.

I liked it when you hid and didn't kill every single person you met like it was any other game.
thorin
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(05-09-2011, 07:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shake Appeal

Man, remember stealth games?

They were cool.

I liked it when you hid and didn't kill every single person you met like it was any other game.

I remember those... I miss them :(
Buttonbasher
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(05-09-2011, 07:46 PM)
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Okay Ubisoft. Here's what you do.

-You put Sam Fisher in the Lambert role if you absolutely need to keep him. Let the player be a new Splinter Cell agent. Sam's story is basically over.

-Give us nightvision, and shadows that aren't black and white.

-Let us hide bodies.

-You can keep the cover mechanic from Conviction to please the people that don't play the stealth game like a stealth game.

-Let us be able to creep instead of Convictions 'never not running'.

-Give us the option to finish the game without killing anyone.

-Don't make the enemies as foul mouthed as they were in Conviction

-Make it a stealth game.

-Make it a stealth game.
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(05-09-2011, 07:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shake Appeal

Man, remember stealth games?

They were cool.

I liked it when you hid and didn't kill every single person you met like it was any other game.

Yeah that was one of my biggest disappointments with Conviction. I wish that at least in the hunter modes you could also win by going through unnoticed and not kill everyone.
ezekial45
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(05-09-2011, 07:48 PM)
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I actually really adored Conviction. If they can expand on that and up the stealth aspects, then I'll be happy.
snoopeasystreet
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(05-09-2011, 07:49 PM)
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Really liked Conviction. The mechanics were really fun despite not exactly feeling like Splinter Cell.

I'd love to see that style of gameplay in an open world.
tzare
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(05-09-2011, 07:50 PM)
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cool. Conviction was nice after i got used to it, so whether it goes back to its roots or it stays like last game, more splinter is welcome.
CyReN
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(05-09-2011, 07:51 PM)
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I enjoyed Conviction but I hope they go back to a Chaos Theory style.
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Originally Posted by ezekial45

I actually really adored Conviction. If they can expand on that and up the stealth aspects, then I'll be happy.

Right there with you.

Loved Conviction but want a little more difficulty and a few more stealth options. I love how they made it faster though, felt like a panther.

A damn panther!
skyfinch
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(05-09-2011, 07:52 PM)
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Think Sam and Grim get it on this time? They should, considering the way she was strutting that sweet ass of hers in front of Sam all through Conviction.
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(05-09-2011, 07:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by MMaRsu

Actually Conviction wasn't a great SC game.

Conviction was a massive pile of horseshit.

If it was a Jason Bourne game, okay. But it's NOT a splinter cell game.
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(05-09-2011, 07:56 PM)
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Conviction had it's weaknesses but good god it was fun to play. Loved the co-op - really hope it returns with this sequel.
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(05-09-2011, 07:57 PM)
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I hope you won't be able to do this in SC6. Fuck Conviction. Slow methodical Stealth > Jason Bourne BS. At least have the decency to change the name if you're going to change everything else.

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lethial
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(05-09-2011, 07:57 PM)
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Wow what a leak..........
Monty Mole
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(05-09-2011, 07:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by DSc

Added this to the OP. Does this tell us anything?

/img

It tells us that I've got a better Axiom 49 than them.
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(05-09-2011, 07:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Angry Fork

I hope you won't be able to do this in SC6. Fuck Conviction. Slow methodical Stealth > Jason Bourne BS. At least have the decency to change the name if you're going to change everything else.

[IMG]http://i51.************/oubih2.gif[/IMG]

It's not that I don't agree, but this kind of whining just makes me laugh.

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