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Rumor: Next Splinter Cell in development, Michael Ironside returning as Sam Fisher

Splinter Cell anybody?

NeoGAF is at it again — this time, one user has divulged information about a possible new Splinter Cell game. The leak comes from a user who has previously successfully leaked information about Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Watch Dogs 2. The leak, which happened this morning, claims that Ubisoft is behind the new game, and that Michael Ironside will apparently return to voice Sam Fisher.  

The leaker had the following to say, “Regarding other games, I haven’t been involved with Steep or Wildlands, but I was surprised Splinter Cell didn’t appear at E3. I know Ironside is back. He was in the studio, I said hi to him and his daughter. He was shooting a movie with Amy Jo Johnson, and I know someone who worked on that set and Ironside confirmed to him he was doing the new Splinter Cell. I know Toronto has the mocap studio for it. I’m hoping to hear or see something unofficial, if not official, this year, but its been hard to get anything beyond ‘It’s Happening’.”

We haven’t had an entry in the Splinter Cell franchise since 2013 when Splinter Cell Blacklist released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC to a 83 on Metacritic. Meaning, we have yet to have a new Splinter Cell on the current-gen consoles, which may be worthy of a full-blown pitchfork party.

It’s important to note that Ironside personally had previously handed the role of Sam Fisher to Eric Johnson, due to the physical nature that performance capture required. AKA, fans chomping down their fingernails right now should take this news with a grain of salt. While it’s possible Ironside could have changed his mind about the role, it doesn’t seem likely, as in the same hurdles over mocap would still be a problem.

My Opinion:

Looks toward the North Pole Do it. Make this one happen Santa.


Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.

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