With Kojima spending years fastidiously working away on each instalment of his beloved Metal Gear Solid series, stealth fans owe something of a debt of gratitude to Ubisoft for turning around the consistently impressive adventures of Sam Fisher with far greater frequency.
Splinter Cell: Double Agent is the next addition to the Tom Clancy secrets-and-spies franchise, boasting a comprehensive range of content for both lonely sneaker and multiplayer thrill-seeker - and you can now watch an exclusive trailer on Eurogamer TV.
If you haven't checked it out already, we suggest you have a read of Kristan's detailed account of the latest build, including comments from the developer and hands-on impressions of the multiplayer.
Once you've done that, exclusive Double Agent footage, showing off numerous aspects of the gameplay, will be waiting for you in the shadows.
Splinter Cell: Double Agent is due for release on Xbox 360, PC, PS2, Xbox, GameCube (and PS3, too, if we're lucky) in the run up to Christmas - with the first versions arriving in October.