Splinter Cell: Conviction News

Xbox Games with Gold for July named

Splinter Cell! Virtua Fighter! More!

July's Xbox Games with Gold offering is topped by Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction and Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown - both Xbox 360 games.

Tom Clancy sale assaults Xbox Live

Plus, Pac-Man going cheap.

Next week sees a host of Tom Clancy-related titles attempt to sneak up on Xbox Live users and pry open their wallets, armed only with a set of price discounts.

Ubisoft reveals 2m SC: Conviction sales

Ubisoft reveals 2m SC: Conviction sales

"Number four" publisher in the US this year.

PC and Xbox 360 game Splinter Cell: Conviction sold nearly 2m copies from launch until the end of June, Ubisoft has revealed.

This "solid performance" coupled with the "sustained sales" of Assassin's Creed 2, Just Dance and Avatar, helped the publisher earn 161 during the months of April, May and June. That Q1 FY2010 performance was up 94 per cent year-on-year.

For Q2, Ubisoft has H.A.W.X. 2 (hands-on impressions published yesterday), R.U.S.E. and Racquet Sports, among others. Earnings are expected to be much lower, at 83m.

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UK charts: Splinter Cell Conviction is top

Episodes from Liberty City up there too.

Ubisoft's new Splinter Cell: Conviction game has topped the UK all-formats chart. The game is only available on Xbox 360 for the moment, with the PC release due at the end of April.

Ghost Recon beta won't use code

Ghost Recon beta won't use code

Just need Splinter Cell disc to download.

Splinter Cell: Conviction Xbox 360 owners will be able to download the Ghost Recon: Future Soldier beta without having to input a code.

That's according to a leaflet included with copies of the spy game, which went on sale on Friday (thanks VG247).

"Once the beta is available, you'll be able to download it through the news feed on the main menu of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction, free of charge and with no codes required," it said.

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US Splinter Cell may have dodgy USB key

No such problem in Europe.

Update: As expected, Ubisoft has confirmed this isn't a problem in Europe. "Europe has a separate collector's edition which does not contain a USB drive, so is not affected by this issue," it said in a statement.

Ubi to make franchise games more often

And they will all have multiplayer.

Ubisoft plans to produce games based on its biggest franchises more often and wants everything to have multiplayer in it, according to CEO Yves Guillemot.

Splinter Cell delayed for "polish"

But for how long Ubisoft can't say.

Ubisoft has told Eurogamer that Splinter Cell: Conviction was delayed to add "a bit more polish", and not because Q1 2010 is unconventionally bursting with big-name releases.

Ubisoft unveils Splinter Cell special edition

Ubisoft unveils Splinter Cell special edition

Exclusive game mode, armour, statue, etc.

Ubisoft has unveiled the Collector's Edition of Splinter Cell: Conviction.

Due out alongside the regular game for PC and Xbox 360 on 26th February, the Conviction CE consists of the game, a statue of Sam Fisher wearing Jason Bourne's top and crushing some Third Echelon goggles under his foot, an official soundtrack featuring "more than 17 tracks" and a steelbook case.

There are also in-game goodies included, most notably "Infiltration Mode", where you must "eliminate all hostiles in the mission area without being detected". You also get a special playable skin ("Shadow Armour"), and early access to the SC300, SR2 and MP5 weapons.

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Ubi talks up Splinter Cell in-game ads

Using heat maps to identify key spots.

Ubisoft plans to offer advertisers a variety of opportunities to promote their wares within Splinter Cell: Conviction, according to a presentation at a Microsoft event in New York yesterday.

No "major changes" for Splinter Cell

Drawing board phase very much over.

Ubisoft has denied that the delay to Splinter Cell: Conviction will result in significant changes to the game demonstrated at E3 just last month.

Ubi: Games delayed to ensure quality

Splinter Cell and Red Steel 2 needed time.

Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot has said that Splinter Cell: Conviction and Red Steel 2 have been delayed in order to make sure each full game lives up to their E3 demos.

Multiplayer confirmed for SC: Conviction

Multiplayer confirmed for SC: Conviction

"You're supposed to be like Jack Bauer."

Ubisoft has confirmed multiplayer for the new-look Splinter Cell: Conviction that was unveiled proper at E3 this year.

"We're going to have a multiplayer, but I can't talk about it anymore than that. It's part of the things we're going to announce during the summer," producer Alexandre Parizeau told Joystiq.

"DLC? Yes, it's always part of our strategies. We always want to keep the content fresh, so as soon as the team is done with the game we can move on and continue expanding the experience," he added, cementing the May promise of post-release content for Conviction, Assassin's Creed 2 and James Cameron's Avatar.

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Splinter Cell Conviction before Christmas

And Ghost Recon 4 before April 2010.

Yves Guillemot, king of Ubisoft, has said that the long-awaited Splinter Cell Conviction will be released before Christmas, and that Ghost Recon 4 will be released within the company's current financial year.

I Am Alive delayed for "more work"

Out in financial 09/10 along with Red Steel 2, Assassin's 2, Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon.

Ubisoft has delayed the release of I Am Alive until its next financial year, which runs from the start of April until the end of March 2010.

Following Splinter Cell: Conviction's disappointing no-show during last night's Ubidays press conference, Ubisoft has moved to quell speculation by claiming the game simply needs more "polishing".

Haze slips to 2008

Conviction tumbles further.

Ubisoft has revealed that drug-inspired shooter Haze will now no longer be out before Christmas.

It's happy days for Ubisoft financially, but those of you looking forward to Splinter Cell: Conviction will be less than happy to hear it's snuck into 2008.

EGTV: Conviction trailer

EGTV: Conviction trailer

Sam Fisher's new look.

If you've been loitering around Eurogamer TV this morning you will have noticed the first ever trailer for Splinter Cell: Conviction.

The video emerged from the Ubisoft event in Paris, and shows Sam Fisher getting into various dust-ups in normal everyday environments. But rather than use high-tech gadgets to gain the edge, he uses the crowd, his fists, and objects around him to prevail.

It's the fifth game in stealth-action series, and is promising to be completely different to what's come before it. We like the idea of it being more Jason Bourne than James Bond.

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