Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia HD classic trilogy collections announced

We wish we could say that The Prince and Sam Fisher are teaming up to fight evil, because that would be awesome, but they're not. They are becoming marketing buddies, though.

Ubisoft has officially announced HD trilogy collections for Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia. The original three games from each series have been remastered in HD (enhanced blockiness!) for the PS3, and will include stereoscopic 3D support, so you can look like Sam Fisher while playing as Sam Fisher.

It should be noted that the classic Prince of Persia games have been available on PSN since November, so the only news there is that the trilogy will now be available on Blu-Ray and as a packaged download. And we already knew the Splinter Cell collection was coming, as that information leaked a while back. The news is really the details, which are in the next paragraph, so you'd better jump on down there.

Both collections will be released March 22, 2011 at retail stores or as digital bundles on PSN, and will cost $39.99 each. The retail versions will include all three games from each series (Splinter Cell, Pandora Tomorrow and Chaos Theory/The Sands of Time, Warrior Within, and The Two Thrones) on single Blu-Ray discs.

If you like screenshots, you can see more Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell HD by clicking. We'll let you guess as to where that clicking should occur.

Above: Prince of 720persia

Jan 31, 2011


  • buttercupforpresident - February 3, 2011 1:46 a.m.

  • spideralex90 - February 1, 2011 11:59 p.m.

    Well Xbox gets everything new first, so PS3 gets all the remade old stuff first?
  • zachbob - February 1, 2011 8:09 p.m.

    This is pretty awesome news, but we need an MGS HD trilogy for ps3
  • Yaro - February 1, 2011 5:27 p.m.

    It seems pretty weird to me to make SC collection on PS3 first. I mean, I got a PS3 bacause I vastly prefer MGS and don't really care for SC. I will be buying PoP collection, not so sure about SC...
  • CaptainSalmon - February 1, 2011 4:57 p.m.

    PS3?! WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHY?! Release both of these, and every other smegging rerelease trilogy you feel like on the 360, and you have my interest, and money, instantly. Hell, I can barely afford new games, but I'd scrape some for nostalgia's sake.
  • minimaxi - February 1, 2011 3:15 p.m.

    I don't know how many people actually there are like me. A third-world dude like me played pirated copies of these classic games as a student, now that I have my own income I can finally pay for games that I really like in the past, with HD bonus (God of War collection was a no-brainer purchase, ICO collection would be no-brainer) Just a story to share :)
  • Shamanix - February 1, 2011 12:31 p.m.

    didnt splinter cell get released first on xbox though surely they should do a 360 version too!! DISAPPOINTED!!!!
  • Defguru7777 - February 1, 2011 6:58 a.m.

    Too bad I don't have a PS3. I've never played a Splinter Cell game, so if I did have a PS3 I might have picked these up. And I've already played the Sands of Time trilogy on Gamecube, and it doesn't really scream "rebuy," but they were great games and more people deserve to be able to play them.
  • Omegadash - February 1, 2011 6:31 a.m.

    The POP HD collection has been out in South Africa and Dubai for more than a month now. It doesn't look as good as I thought it would though :(
  • DoctorCrazy - February 1, 2011 5:30 a.m.

    Why no 360 love? I associate Splinter Cell with Xbox, don't know why but i do. I think it going to Sony instead is just garbage.
  • KielbasaNinja - February 1, 2011 5:15 a.m.

    Good things come to those who wait. Wish I hadn't pulled the trigger so fast on those DL'ed PoP titles. Oh, well. Earl adopter curse strikes again.
  • jondaven - February 1, 2011 4:43 a.m.

    Xbox PLEASE. I want to get achievements for the original Splinter Cells. They're the best in the series and they would look super sexy in HD.
  • TruckThunders - February 1, 2011 4:38 a.m.

    It makes sense for Sony to help fund these HD remakes for the PS3 because it possible be creating more PS3 sales. They are offering something that Mircosoft doesn't offer. Microsoft doesn't really have to because they are still ahead in terms of consoles (I think), so they are focusing on Kinect, rather than HD remakes.
  • Hellhog - February 1, 2011 3:53 a.m.

    The only thing that saddens me is that Splinter Cell is my second favorite franchise of all time (even though it has been in a terrible decline from what made it so great). Unfortunately, I don't have a PS3, and the fact being that I barely even play my Xbox 360 (I've got about 10-15 hours accumulated in 6 months) means I won't be buying a PS3 just for this game like I thought of doing long ago when there was the leak about this. I wish Microsoft realised that remakes are important to some gamers. If this was on Xbox 360, it'd be a day one buy. I still want a Blu-Ray player but I'm not spending $300 for a Blu-Ray player and single game player. I can only hope I guess, or maybe I can rent and borrow my friend's PS3. Either way, the first 3 Splinter Cells are my fav of that franchise. Especially Chaos Theory. Being able to play them with better video quality and Spy vs Mercs mp again would be amazing for me. That and achievements. I say give PS3 gamers Conviction and give us SC Trilogy. I think it's only fair to share.
  • garnsr - February 1, 2011 3:17 a.m.

    How could you play through the old ones, knowing that you could be getting trophies for doing everything? I wasn't going to buy and play through Sands of Time again, even for trophies, but if I can get all three discounted from $40, which happened pretty much immediately for the sly collection, I'd get the PoP collection.
  • NaughtySnape - February 1, 2011 2:41 a.m.

    Sorry if I seem like i'm hating on this, but I could simply just pop in the old discs again and play it like that.
  • NaughtySnape - February 1, 2011 2:38 a.m.

    Saw the term Splinter Cell on a recent article on gamesradar. Automatically freak out assuming they finally made a trailer for Splinter Cell 6. Get dissapointed.
  • Gex4212 - February 1, 2011 2:35 a.m.

    if you havent realized by now PS3 is the only one doing remakes as of right now.
  • Hunterdnrc - February 1, 2011 2:32 a.m.

    No love for the 360?
  • batmanboy11 - February 1, 2011 2:32 a.m.

    Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy = day one buy. Hell, I may even buy the PoP one too.

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