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Splinter Cell: Blacklist Spies vs. Mercs revealed!


1:15 PM on 05.02.2013



I have very fond memories of Splinter Cell's Spies vs. Mercs mode. The gametype debuted in Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (and was refined in Chaos Theory), and featured two distinctly different types of teams pit against each other -- the agile, crafty and weak spies, and the tough but pragmatic mercenaries. Simply put, it was way ahead of its time, seeing as how LAN play was a bigger deal than online modes at that point.

Now, we have final confirmation that the mode will be making a glorious return in Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and it looks pretty damn awesome. This new reveal trailer shows off the various gadget of the spy team, as well as the lethal and brutal nature of the mercs -- everything looks about right!

I wonder how this mode will pan out on the Wii U. While Call of Duty: Black Ops II was technically one of the best versions of the game, the online community and lack of DLC support is currently crippling the game's long term value. Hopefully Ubisoft will get everything under control here, as the Wii U exclusive features look great.








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9:00 AM on 08.20.2013
Review: Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Splinter Cell: Conviction was, in my opinion, a superb new direction for the Splinter Cell series, but a fair few fans were unhappy with the changes Ubisoft made. It's hardly surprising then, that Splinter Cell: Blacklist pul...more



4:00 AM on 08.13.2013
A refresher on all of Splinter Cell: Blacklist's assets

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12:30 PM on 08.05.2013
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11:30 AM on 07.31.2013
Get acquainted with Splinter Cell's Merc and Spy

One of my favorite multiplayer modes of all time is returning to Splinter Cell: Blacklist in the form of Spies vs. Mercs, and these two new videos will give you a rundown of each class. If you're itching for information, Com...more



11:00 PM on 06.27.2013
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2:30 PM on 05.20.2013
Splinter Cell: Blacklist's co-op is where it's at

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1:15 PM on 04.22.2013
Wii U version of Splinter Cell: Blacklist demonstrated

When we heard that Ubisoft would bring Splinter Cell: Blacklist to Wii U, few details were given other than the day-and-date release date with other game versions and brief mention of GamePad features. That last bit was not ...more



7:45 AM on 04.10.2013
Splinter Cell Blacklist confirmed for Wii U, for realsies

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8:00 PM on 03.21.2013
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