Splinter Cell: Conviction was released last April and there has been little to no news on another installment in the Tom Clancy Series. Much like Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon, the Splinter Cell titles have become much less tactical and more aciton packed and the approach on the franchise won critics over once again with Concivtion.
Splinter Cell 6 was rumored by Jade Raymond last November where she revealed that it is going to be fully developed by Ubisoft’s new studio and we even speculated a teaser at E3 2011, but it never happened. According to the latest rumors, however, Splinter Cell 6 will release in 2012.
The rumor comes from the Czech site, vytukej.cz, who claim that Elias Toufexis (the voice behind Andriy Kobin in Splinter Cell: Conviction) said that the game is actually nearing completion already and it will be ready for a 2012 release.
He goes on saying that the game will be directly tied into the events of Conviction and that it will be much more challenging and we will see many new gameplay changes. Then again, we cannot be sure exactly how accurate this is until we get some official news from Ubisoft themselves.
If you remember from Conviction, Andriy Kobin, was a very important part of the plot. He was the one responsible for the kidnapping of Sam’s daughter and one of the only three character’s to survive Fisher’s brutal interrogations. At the end of the game, it is a mystery wheter nor not Kobin survives, so if this rumor is true, expect to see him back for Splinter Cell 6.
Splinter Cell is Ubisoft’s third franchise that they plan to make a film adaptation for with the companies newly formed Ubisoft Motion Pictures, right along side Assassin’s Creed and Ghost Recon.