It looks like one of the greatest games series ever is finally making a comeback
Those three green dots are bringing everything rushing back!
When it first arrived in 2002 on the XBox, PS2, and GameCube (remember them??), Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell felt like a breath of fresh air!
A bit like Metal Gear Solid, but without a plot that required a map and a bathtub of LSD to fully understand and/or appreciate, it was a stealth'em-up that used light and dark in interesting ways, and made you feel like an absolute bad-ass as you wiped out facilities full of baddies without anyone even noticing you were there.
Six more games arrived, with the most recent effort - 2013's Splinter Cell: Blacklist - now feeling like a million years ago.
Developers Ubisoft have since focused on some of their other babies (Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, The Division, Rainbow Six), and fans of Sam Fisher and his emerald triangle of sneaky death were left wondering if we'd ever see him again.
And this this happened:
Working on the next #SplinterCell with @danhaynow and @romcamor in #Lyon.
Can’t wait for #E3.
Crossover with #TheCrew2 with @_fergus_ :)
Only missing @GhostRecon and @Rainbow6Game - but on their way.#FarCry#ForHonor #TheDivision2 #RainbowSixSiege #GhostRecon pic.twitter.com/oiwMPTny9Y
— Julian Gerighty (@jgerighty) May 14, 2019
Gerighty is one of the creative directors of Ubisoft, so it does seem like he was having a few nice drinks with two more creative directors at the company, and decided to share the good news.
Of course, one tweet isn't enough to make it 100% concrete fact, but E3 kicks off on Tuesday 11 June, so we'll know for sure before too long.
In the meantime, let us take a look at Blacklist, which still stands up pretty well to this day:
Clip via Ubisoft