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jAkUp
05-10-04, 11:14 AM
Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, today announced that Ubisoft's Montreal studio is currently developing Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell® 3 (Working Title), the next installment in the now-legendary Splinter Cell® franchise. The Splinter Cell® titles have consistently received some of industry's highest-ever review scores and most prestigious awards, and have sold, cumulatively, more than 6 million copies worldwide. Splinter Cell® 3 will be shown for the first time ever in a theater-style demo at Ubisoft's E3 booth - #1046 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center, and is scheduled for a PC launch in late 2004. Details on other platforms will be forthcoming.

With Splinter Cell® 3, Ubisoft's celebrated Montreal development studio returns to the legendary Splinter Cell® franchise, for an action gaming breakthrough. With the first Splinter Cell®, Ubisoft redefined stealth action and set new standards for dynamic lighting; Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell® Pandora Tomorrow delivered an online multiplayer experience that awed even jaded gamers, and Splinter Cell® 3 will continue the tradition of pushing the interactive and technological possibilities of video gaming. It will offer the best graphics in this generation of games, a completely immersive and interactive environment, innovative gameplay and a completely unique collaborative multiplayer experience. Splinter Cell® 3's features – all courtesy of cutting edge visual and sound technologies – will set an industry benchmark once again.

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http://www.tothegame.com/res/game/3335/feature/2004-05-10/screen2_large.jpg

Wow... Looks sweet. Supposly this game is to use Pixel Shader 3.0 :clap:

MUYA
05-10-04, 12:22 PM
It looks sweet but darnit where is the AA??? MUST HAVE AA :p

jAkUp
05-10-04, 12:27 PM
Yes I agree.. jaggie city.. hehe Hopefully AA works when I get my X800XT ;)

One thing strange I always noticed about splinter cell.. is you can be hiding in the dark, and nobody will notice you.. yet you have 3 green headlights on top of your forehead... strange :)

MUYA
05-10-04, 12:34 PM
Yes I agree.. jaggie city.. hehe Hopefully AA works when I get my X800XT ;)

One thing strange I always noticed about splinter cell.. is you can be hiding in the dark, and nobody will notice you.. yet you have 3 green headlights on top of your forehead... strange :)


:lol2:

LOL! that is very true :D They must be color blind to green or sumat. :p

Dunno but it looks like Sam in the first screenshot is sniffing up the guards....


And hurray for bump mapping or is that displacement mapping?

MUYA
05-10-04, 12:34 PM
OK from the 2nd shot it looks like bump mapping....

Edge
05-11-04, 12:52 AM
Looks pretty nice, although those pictures obviously don't show much (just the top of a lighthouse and 1 guy). I wonder what that new meter is on the lower-right. Also it's interesting that it seems like you can grab the guy from the front, should make for a cool looking animation ;)

Wonder what kind of technology they're using for this one, I had originally thought these were expanded shots of the Xbox version but it seems like it's mainly under development for PC right now. They sure beefed up the engine, seems like Pandora Tomarrow was more of a side-project while they were waiting for SC3.

Edit: oh yeah, I forgot that Nvidia had listed Splinter Cell X or something under their "Shader Model 3 supported titles", should be interesting to see how it turns out!

photophreak314
05-11-04, 07:45 PM
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/splintercell3/screens.html?page=1

YES!! A KNIFE!!! FINALLY!!!

That knife had better be part of the arsenal. Having to whip out your pistol everytime you want to grab make a threat is annoying.

Mind you, it's not a real screenshot, but if it shows a weapon, it had better be in the game.

YES!! A KNIFE!!! FINALLY!!!

Tuork
05-11-04, 08:59 PM
A third installment?!

W00t!

Fahim
05-12-04, 01:47 PM
Can't wait to play......

Edge
05-13-04, 06:11 AM
Whoa, check this out...COOP MODE!

mms://zdmedia.wmod.llnwd.net/a111/o1/E32004/splintercell3_high.wmv

Unfortunatly I haven't seen most of the video myself. Damn streaming crap doesn't work on my 56k :(. So if anyone has a direct or savable link, I'd appreciate it.

jAkUp
05-13-04, 10:54 AM
Wow that video was awesome.. I didnt see it yesterday... ill check it out today ;)

MUYA
05-13-04, 11:57 AM
yup impressive!! Man i love the new direction the games are taking...high details albeit fake with bump mapping and shiny surfaces..shadows... :drool: Finally no cartoony stuff :D ok..so we still have a long way to go b4 FF but hey we are 1/4 there :D