Splinter Cell Blacklist: ‘Abandoned Mill’ gameplay footage emerges

Friday, 22nd March 2013 08:55 GMT By Dave Cook

Splinter Cell Blacklist has received some new gameplay footage, showing Sam Fisher scurrying around an abandoned mill, using the shadows to his advantage and probably not doing his back any favours. He’s getting on a bit you know?

IGN has the clip exclusively so I won’t embed it here, but you can watch it by clicking here.

The level has multiple routes and methods of approach, and the developer at Ubisoft explained that there are three gameplay styles at your disposal – ‘Ghost’, ‘Panther’ and ‘Assault’.

You can probably figure this out, but ‘Ghost’ is when you stay silent and unseen while only using non-lethal attacks, while ‘Panther’ involves staying to the shadows but striking from the shadows and killing them with style using ‘Mark and Execute’ and chained melee strikes.

Finally, ‘Assault’ players just go nuts and shoot up everyone in sight. All three strains are tallied up as part of your final score at he end of each round.

There’s also some cool tech on show, such as a tri-rotor recon drone, which can track enemies, attack them or be used as a remote bomb. Sam can also use smoke or sleeping gas bombs, whistle to distract guards and more.

There are also pesky enemies that disrupt Sam’s goggles, the sods.

What do you think? Does it feel more like classic Splinter Cell to you? Let us know below.

Splinter Cell Blacklist is out on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC from August 20 in North America, and August 23 across Europe.

Thanks AGB.



  1. Stardog

    Just cancel this series already.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Jerykk

    Really wish devs would stop misusing the term “ghosting.” If you’re knocking everybody out, that’s not ghosting. That’s the exact opposite of ghosting. Ghosting is when you get through a level without killing or incapacitating anyone. Basically, leaving no trace of your existence behind (hence the term “ghost”). Leaving piles of bodies, regardless of whether they are dead or unconscious, is pretty good evidence of your existence.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. roadkill

    Pretty f**king epic! Youtube users love it as well.. many likes, few dislikes. Smart people, unlike the troll community here. Always bitching about something..

    #3 2 years ago
  4. YoungZer0

    @4: Oh yeah, totally. For example:

    “NIGGERPENIS” writes:

    “Hey guys, remember Chaos Theory?
    Ubisoft doesn’t.
    Rip in pieces Splinter Cell.”

    63 Thumb ups.

    I think the gameplay looks fine though. I loved Conviction. I think it’s the best Splinter Cell game and I’ve played all of the previous games before.

    What really starts to pissing me off is how Ubisoft keeps merging features from all their games together.

    Drones: SC and GR
    Tagging: FarCry 3, SC, GR, RS
    Tagging and execute: SC, GR, RS
    Hunting: FarCry 3, Assassins Creed 3.

    For fucks sake, leave your games some personality.

    #4 2 years ago

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