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."
News source: BPN & Ubisoft Press Release