Splinter Cell: Blacklist’s ‘Spies Vs Mercs’ Trailer Brings Back Memories

Published on May 3rd, 2013

Does anyone else have a hankering to boot up Splinter Cell: Double Agent again?

Ubisoft has released a new trailer for and it centres on the returning asynchronous multiplayer mode Spies vs Mercenaries.

Way back in our university days this mode, last seen in Splinter Cell: Double Agent, was our post-pub game of choice and that was solely down to the griefing potential of its epic competitive gameplay.

Splinter Cell: Blacklists Spies Vs Mercs Trailer Brings Back Memories

Blacklist's campaign has attracted a lot of attention thus far, but we have a sneaking suspicion the 'Spies vs Mercs' multiplayer mode will steal the show.

Playing as a spy, boasting the greatest stealth tech in the world, wasn’t as easy as simply fading into the background thanks to fantastic map design and the ability for mercenaries to kill anyone in a few seconds flat. Likewise playing as a mercenary required near constant awareness of your surroundings, but it was somewhat inevitable that your buddies would disappear one by one simultaneously dialing up the tension and your importance in the ensuing battle to protect intel, make safe a computer terminal or whatever.

Understandably then Spies vs Mercenaries is a game mode which is very dear to our hearts, which is why we’re very happy that Ubisoft has finally seen sense to add this popular mode to the forthcoming Splinter Cell release Blacklist, after dropping it in the most recent release Conviction.

Here’s a trailer celebrating the kind of gameplay we were alluding to – it looks really good:

Splinter Cell: Blacklist will be released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on Friday, 23rd August. To find out the latest prices and pre-order bonuses regarding this title, check out our dedicated price index via PreOrder-IQ.com.


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