Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia HD trilogies coming March 22 on PS3 Blu-ray disc

Despite being a franchise that's all about sneaking, it comes as no surprise that the first three Splinter Cell games are getting HD facelifts for PS3 -- after all, the Prince of Persia trilogy already has (on PSN, at least). Ubisoft has announced today that both "remastered" series will hit retail on Blu-ray disc March 22 for $40 apiece.

Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD will include the original Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, all three offering 3D modes for compatible televisions. The Prince of Persia Classic Trilogy HD disc contains Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within and Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones. While the games run at a higher resolution, they're identical to their original releases underneath the HD sheen, meaning any bugs that plagued them are present, too.

The Splinter Cell collection will also be released on March 22 on PSN for the same $40 price tag, along with a digital Prince of Persia trilogy "bundle" for the same price. Currently, the three PoP classics are going for $15 a pop as separate downloads on the PlayStation Store.
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SAN FRANCISCO – January 31, 2011 – Today Ubisoft announced Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell® Classic Trilogy HD and Prince of Persia® Classic Trilogy HD for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell® Classic Trilogy HD and Prince of Persia® Classic Trilogy HD will give gamers the opportunity to relive the critically acclaimed Price of Persia and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell series, re-mastered in high definition and 3D stereoscopic view.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD and Prince of Persia Classic Trilogy HD each combine three full-length games onto one Blu-Ray disc: Splinter Cell®, Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow® and Splinter Cell Chaos Theory® will be bundled together for the first time while the three Prince of Persia titles, Prince of Persia The Sands of Time™, Prince of Persia Warrior Within® and Prince of Persia The Two Thrones® will also share a disc. The trilogies will be made available to consumers in retail stores on March 22, 2011 for an MSRP of $39.99 each and as a digital bundle on the PlayStation®Network.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.