Ubisoft présentera Splinter Cell 3 à l'E3

10 mai 2004

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Ubisoft annonce dans un communiqué de presse plein d'enthousiasme et bourré de superlatifs ("Nous pensons que Splinter Cell 3 sera le plus beau jeu, quel que soit la plate-forme. Point") que Splinter Cell 3 est en cours de développement dans les studios d'Ubisoft Montréal. À part l'assurance que le scénario sera une fois de plus très très basique, ce communiqué nous apprend que Splinter Cell 3 disposera d'un mode multijoueur coopératif et un moteur physique revu avec entre autre le fameux effet pantin (pas tout le temps réussi, il faut l'avouer).

Et comme une annonce n'arrive jamais sans image, vous trouverez ci-dessous les deux premiers screenshots et un artwork de ce nouveau jeu. Le jeu est annoncé sur PC pour fin 2004.

London, UK – May 10, 2004 – Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, today announced that Ubisoft's Montreal studio is currently developing Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell® 3 (Working Title), the next installment in the now-legendary Splinter Cell® franchise. The Splinter Cell® titles have consistently received some of industry's highest-ever review scores and most prestigious awards, and have sold, cumulatively, more than 6 million copies worldwide. Splinter Cell® 3 will be shown for the first time ever in a theater-style demo at Ubisoft's E3 booth - #1046 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center, and is scheduled for a PC launch in late 2004. Details on other platforms will be forthcoming.

With Splinter Cell® 3, Ubisoft's celebrated Montreal development studio returns to the legendary Splinter Cell® franchise, for an action gaming breakthrough. With the first Splinter Cell®, Ubisoft redefined stealth action and set new standards for dynamic lighting; Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell® Pandora Tomorrow delivered an online multiplayer experience that awed even jaded gamers, and Splinter Cell® 3 will continue the tradition of pushing the interactive and technological possibilities of video gaming. It will offer the best graphics in this generation of games, a completely immersive and interactive environment, innovative gameplay and a completely unique collaborative multiplayer experience. Splinter Cell® 3's features – all courtesy of cutting edge visual and sound technologies – will set an industry benchmark once again.

"With Splinter Cell® 3, the series evolves to give gamers a new kind of gameplay that ensures the Splinter Cell franchise will continue to set standards for the industry," said Yves Guillemot, President and CEO of Ubisoft. "We expect Splinter Cell® 3 to be the best-looking game on any platform, period, thanks to Ubisoft's incredible command of the latest technologies and visionary creativity – after all, we created the first Splinter Cell®, which completely redefined stealth action."

About Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell® 3
The year is 2008. Information Warfare has evolved into the most dangerous threat to global stability. You are Sam Fisher, Third Echelon's most skilled Splinter Cell® operative. You are assigned to execute a hazardous series of operations to investigate and eliminate a new source of information attacks, originating in North Korea. To succeed, you will employ a host of unconventional counterintelligence activities to gather intel, disrupt enemy operations and neutralize adversary targets.

As Information Warfare evolves, so must the Splinter Cell®. You must penetrate deeper into hostile territory and operate undetected, closer to the enemy than ever before. At your disposal is a lethal array of tactics ranging from Combat Knife techniques, experimental prototype weapons skills, and more radical hand-to-hand techniques such as the Inverted Chokehold. Experience the thrill of acting as a lone operative fighting tomorrow's threats in the field, and of cooperating online with a partner to accomplish crucial missions. Die in action, and the free world dies with you.


# DEADLY AGILITY: Incredibly complete and fluid variety of moves including athletic and stealth moves, as well as stealth kills

# AS GOOD AS REAL: Never-before-seen graphics technology offers the best visuals ever to appear on any platform. Advanced physics engine allows rag doll physics, particle effects and perfect interaction with the environment

# REAL WEAPONS OF TOMORROW: The most complete arsenal of weapons and gadgets, from the combat knife to experimental prototype combat systems

# AMAZING REPLAYABILITY: Totally open level design with multipaths and optional secondary objectives

# ULTIMATE CHALLENGE: Intelligent all-new A.I. with personal attributes, natural behavior where non-playable-characters are aware of their environment and remember past events

# CO-OP STEALTH: Play multiplayer with a friend and coordinate your infiltration in an all new multiplayer challenge

# THRILLING SCENARIO: Gut-wrenching in-game sequences. Gripping plot with multiple twists and turns