Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Trilogy Set for June 21st


Splinter Cell Trilogy Box ArtBack in February, I showed you the box art for the then-upcoming Splinter Cell trilogy. Many of you seemed anxious to get your hands on it; first-timers wanting to get a chance to play the games and catch up on the series, or those who wanted to revisit some good ol’ memories with Tom Clancy.

The game was set for release on March 22nd, 2011. It was very strange, though, as the date drew closer and closer, no trailers or promotion of any kind happened on neither the internet nor TV.

On the date of release, people from all over went to their local game stores to pick up their pre-order copy of the HD collection to not only be told that it wasn’t available, but also that it wasn’t in the stores’ computers or upcoming release pages. And if that wasn’t enough, there was nothing on the PlayStation Network about the individual releases. It was like an episode of the Twilight zone… only, less dramatic. And in color.

To make matters worse, it wasn’t until the NEXT day, March 23rd, that Ubisoft issued a press statement saying that the game had been delayed until June 21st of 2011. Not only is this annoying, because that’s the kind of thing you tell people at LEAST a day or two, if not a month before release. Worst of all about this press statement, is Ubisoft offered NO explanation of any kind as to what caused the delay; when questioned about the reason for this extended wait, Ubisoft refused to comment.

Today, Ubisoft’s PR Coordinator Alex Monney posted on the PlayStation Blog about the trilogy, carrying with him 3 screenshots from the HD revamp, and a short summary of the games and what the trilogy will consist of. (3D and HD-ness) But still, no explanation.

I know that it might not be considered a big deal that we weren’t given any kind of a reason, but I don’t like that kind of treatment when many of us had bought and paid for, in FULL, a game we expected 2 weeks ago and still haven’t been told, in the very least, WHY we had to wait an extra 3 months.

Splinter Cell HD Trilogy Delayed

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Trilogy coming to PS3 with 3D – PlayStation Blog


Written by: Steven - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Royalty32 on April 7th, 2011

    Not a huge splinter cell fan (thank you metal gear lol) but i played the newest one on 360 an liked it a bunch. Never played the ones in the ps2/xbox era but if its anything like the new one im all in.

  2. #2 by Pedro on April 7th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I’ve never played Splinter’s Cell and I’m very interested in getting this, as I’m really fond of the genre.

    But you know, the reason they’ve canceled it is they forgot to publicize, so now they’ll start a campaign, the game is actually done.

  3. #3 by Steven on April 7th, 2011 [ 540 Points ]

    Royalty32: Not a huge splinter cell fan (thank you metal gear lol) but i played the newest one on 360 an liked it a bunch. Never played the ones in the ps2/xbox era but if its anything like the new one im all in.  

    People always make the Splinter Cell/Metal Gear Solid comparison when honestly, I think it’s unfair to both games. Metal Gear Solid is very combat/stealth focused. You get big guns that make loud noises. Splinter Cell, before Conviction, is about pure stealth and using the blacks and shadows to your advantage. The idea of SC is agent Sam Fisher was never there, opposed to Metal Gear, where the enemy is aware of your presence and you engage the enemy either silently or get up in their face with an M4. Another way of looking at is Splinter Cell: Conviction is similar to the Metal Gear series in that respect.

  4. #4 by Dean147 on April 7th, 2011 [ 359 Points ]

    CHAOS THEORY is the best Splinter Cell imo, Conviction was also very cool though.

    also these screens look really nice, playing it in HD will be nice.

    These HD Collections have to be one of the best things to happen to PS3. Sly Trilogy, Splinter Cell, Ico Collection. :D

  5. #5 by ZFM12 on April 7th, 2011 [ 1485 Points ]

    Next we need is MGS Trilogy!!!

  6. #6 by Sakinah on April 8th, 2011 [ 26489 Points ]

    They dropped the online modes in this too from what I’ve heard.


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