Splinter Cell: Blacklist pre-order details are go

By Stace Harman
22 April 2013 07:49 GMT

Pre-order details have started emerging online for Ubisoft’s upcoming Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

Besides the usual glut of retailer-exclusive DLC items, there’s confirmation of the physical goodies to be found in both the US Collector’s Edition and UK’s Ultimatum Edition, plus an overview of the Wii U specific features.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist is available to pre-order ahead of its release, which begins on August 20 in the US.

In the US, a Collector’s Edition will be available on PC, PS3 and 360. It will include:

  • Custom 3-channel, ready to fly dual-engine remote-controlled airplane with a retail value of $150
  • 88-page limited edition Splinter Cell Echoes graphic novel, by Eisner-nominated comic book writer Nathan Edmonson and illustrator Marc Laming
  • Exclusive Billionaire’s Yacht Co-Op Map: infiltrate a rogue billionaire’s yacht the day after a decadent party in the Coral Sea
  • Bonus Upper Echelon Pack with Dead Coast Co-Op Map, Gold Sonar Goggles & Upper Echelon Suit
  • Limited Edition Sam Fisher poster

In the UK, the Collector’s Edition is replaced by the Ultimatum Edition, which offers a substantially different haul of merchandise:

  • Special-Ops Digital Watch
  • Soft Touch Collector Box
  • 24 page Splinter Cell Echoes Graphic Novel
  • Single and multiplayer coop maps: Dead Coast and Billionaire’s Yacht
  • Unlockable gear:

  • 2 pieces of gear: Gold goggles and Ghost Boots
  • 1 suit: Upper Echelon Suit

The Wii U will get just a standard edition in both territories. Its GamePad-specific features include the option to control drones and cameras through the touch-screen device, as well as inventory management and stat-tracking of friends’ progress.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist will be available from August 20. The latest gameplay trailer can be spied just through here, but there’s a Wii U-specific features reel below.

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