New look Splinter Cell revealed

Beardy Sam Fisher on the run inside

As you can see from this brand new shot of Sam Fisher, undercover agent extraordinaire and star of new Splinter Cell adventure, Splinter Cell: Conviction, our old spy buddy is in a bit of a fix.

He's got tramp's stubble, an unshaven noggin and obligatory hoodie - all of which screams "fugitive from shady government organizations." Well, it does to us anyway. That, and the policeman pointing a gun at him.You can see another view of Fisher's natty new look by hitting the above Images tab.

Our own info-digging agents have informed us that Sam Fisher's new mission will be a revolution for the series, with Sam stripped of his usual array of sneak-tastic gadgets. You'll be forced to rely on your own quick wits as Sam flees the strength of a corrupt Third Echelon - his old employers - in a series of escapades that will take place primarily in daylight hours, so relying on shadows to cover your movements won't work any more.

With Splinter Cell: Conviction now exposed to the cold light of our attention, it can't be long before publisher Ubisoft rounds us up for a hands-on operation. Hopefully we'll be allowed to talk about it afterwards...

May 9, 2007