Splinter Cell dev diary highlights Sam’s “speed and brutality”

Thursday, 5th November 2009 09:27 GMT By Patrick Garratt


The second Splinter Cell Conviction dev diary’s after the break, containing new gameplay footage, plot details and a focus on Sam’s newly “enraged” combat prowess.

“The biggest difference between the previous Splinter Cells and Conviction lies in the character’s combat speed and brutality,” said Gilles Monteil, animation director.

“We had to find a martial art that fits the character and the situations he would find himself in.”

The team picked Israeli combat system Krav Maga. Think Bourne on killer crack.

“Krav Maga’s not a big flashy martial art. He’s not going to be doing spinning back kicks, or anything like that,” added Steve Masters, lead game designer.

“What he is doing is being extremely efficient in taking people down in a fast, effective manner.”

Check it out. It really does look wicked. Conviction releases for PC and 360 on February 26.



  1. Patrick Garratt

    Can. Not. Wait.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. No_PUDding

    Ugh, “I have a message for those who stand in my way… Pray”

    WHAT THE FUCK UBISOFT. I liked the video until that guy started speaking in Spanish, and I had to read subtitles.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Mike

    It’s amazing how much the Bourne films changed the face of the action hero across many mediums. (for the better)

    Anyway, this looks awesome. The more heads I can slam on tables and the more necks I can throttle as their heads bounce back up again the better.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    I’ve noticed that VG247 is collectively obsessed with crack.

    …is there something you want to tell us loyal readers?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    You’ve never smoked crack? What’s up with you? Get to it.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Mike

    Oh One Two, Oh My God
    One Two, Oh My God, I’ve Got Some Shit
    I’ve Got The Kung Fu Grip Behind My Green Trap Kit
    Never Ever Ever Smoking Crack
    Never Ever Ever Fucking Wack
    I Eat The Fuckin’ Pineapple Now & Laters
    Listen To Me Now, Don’t Listen To Me Later
    Fuck It ‘Cause I Know I Didn’t Make It Fuckin’ Rhyme For Real
    But, Yo Technically I’m As Hard As Steel
    Gonna Get It Together, Watch It, Gonna Get It Together Ma Bell
    I’m Like Ma Bell, I’ve Got The Ill Communications

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Psychotext


    Back on topic, they still need to explain how Sam has lost 10 years since the last game and now looks like a member of a Nu-Metal band.

    (Oddly enough, he looks young in gameplay, and old in cutscenes, especially the last one they show in that vid)

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Gheritt White

    OMG do want now, and muchly so. Ubi make all my favourite games – PoP, SC and AC.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. No_PUDding

    Yeah, there’s a lot of inexplicable chnages.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. No_PUDding

    By the way Pat, my mum would be disgusted that you are condoning crack.

    What do you say to that?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. The Hindle

    Wow day one confirmed. On another note Ubisoft really do good looking female game designers :)

    #11 5 years ago
  12. davidkenobi

    At least, someone on Ubi speaks French !!! WTF

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Patrick Garratt

    David – Ubi Montreal ;)

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Johnny Cullen

    Properly pumped for this. This is now my goto stealth series now, considering they will all but fuck up Metal Gear Solid: Rising somehow.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. No_PUDding

    Johnny, and you call this stealth?


    #15 5 years ago
  16. Patrick Garratt

    The crack thing was a joke. Please do not try crack, get addicted to crack, let crack ruin your lives, develop some kind of heart complaint and die. Should you do so, it’s not my fault.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Blerk

    What about heroin? Is that okay?

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Gheritt White

    Why don’t you give it a shot and report back to us?

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Edward Cullen

    shit that chick was cute.

    #19 5 years ago

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