We had a chance to sit down with Splinter Cell: Conviction and learn the ins-and-outs of Sam's latest adventure. Have questions about what you saw at the Microsoft Press Briefing? Then you have to read this.
As the demo begins Sam is interrogating a man he believes to be responsible for his daughter's death, quickly the culprit knows he's unable to deal with the weathered soldier and gives Sam a name. The real man responsible. Zooming in on a bloody sink, the camera pans out to reveal the mansion of the man Sam now searches. His mission, kill the man responsible. The entire sequence is in real-time.
Conviction changes a lot about how Ubisoft Montreal wants to tell the Splinter Cell story. Rather than pop-ups within the HUD, objectives are displayed directly onto the environment. Other story elements use the projection concept as well. As Sam runs up a wall to enter his target's home, a projected animation of his daughter's grisly murder flashes ahead of him, almost as though it's projecting his thoughts and what is driving him to move forward in search of revenge.
Splinter Cell: Conviction is one of the most impressive games here at E3.
Splinter Cell: Conviction feels like a more natural step for the franchise. Rather than turn Sam into a rebel in hiding (as the original footage showed), Ubi has made this Fisher an action hero in search of revenge, stalking from the shadows. There is no doubt, Splinter Cell: Conviction is one of the most impressive games here at E3 and we cannot wait to see more.
- Key specs
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- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store
- Drive capacity 4 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Camera / optical
- Video outputs Component, HDMI (v1.4)
- Weight 10.9 lb
- Released 2010-08-03
Microsoft Xbox One