Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist Now Bundled With GeForce GTX Graphics Cards
NVIDIA's Kris Rey gets the lowdown on Splinter Cell Blacklist's tech and gameplay, direct from Ubisoft's producer, Andy Wilson.
Splinter Cell Blacklist: Digital Deluxe Edition, August’s biggest and best game, is now bundled with qualifying NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics cards at participating retailers. Featuring DirectX 11 effects, parallax mapping, tessellation, HBAO+ ambient occlusion, native NVIDIA Surround support, and NVIDIA TXAA Anti-Aliasing, the new Splinter Cell is a technological marvel that makes excellent use of the GeForce GTX 600 and 700 Series graphics cards it is bundled with.
In addition to the game itself, Blacklist’s Digital Deluxe Edition packs in two extra single-player and co-op maps, five pieces of sneaktastic gear, five bonus stealth suits, and five weapons, giving you extra tactical options in the campaign and co-op modes. And if that wasn’t enough, we’re including a free copy of the critically acclaimed Splinter Cell: Conviction, whose story is continued in Blacklist. Once your free code is redeemed in Ubisoft’s store, Conviction will be immediately available to play, giving you ample time to get up to speed before Blacklist’s August 20th release.
If you’re new to Splinter Cell, here’s a quick rundown of the franchise and Blacklist: Taking control of Sam Fisher, the world’s best anti-terrorism agent, players must use stealth, cunning, and action to save the day, often in the face of overwhelming odds. The new title, Blacklist, builds upon the pure-stealth roots of the franchise by introducing new tactical options that make the game accessible to those who prefer running and gunning, and high-speed neck-snapping, to calculated no-kill sneaking. Through difficulty modifiers and other options, Blacklist can be as tough and tricky as the franchise’s earlier titles, which saw missions end in failure following a single mistake, making lifelong Splinter Cell players feel right at home.
In Blacklist's co-op mode, two players tackle a series of narrative-led missions that team Sam up with Isaac Briggs, a new stealth operative in Sam’s Fourth Echelon anti-terrorism task force. And for those looking for some competitive gameplay, the franchise’s much-loved Spies vs. Mercs multiplayer mode returns, pitting teams of Sam-style Spies against teams of gun-toting Mercs, who must defend key objectives from Spy infiltration.
With three feature-packed modes, great graphical fidelity, and a raft of PC-only visual effects, Blacklist is poised to be the best Splinter Cell in the franchise’s eleven-year history. To discover which retailers are stocking the Splinter Cell Blacklist: Digital Deluxe Edition NVIDIA GeForce GTX Bundle, head on over to the bundle home page.
For more on Splinter Cell Blacklist’s tech, keep an eye on GeForce.com in the run-up to the game’s August 20th release.