For a technical analysis of Splinter Cell Trilogy, check out Digital Foundry vs. HD Remasters.
Pzzvvveeeeeeeeeeee. Solid Snake may come with Otacon, a smoking habit and a bunch of amazingly strange bosses, but Sam Fisher packs one of the best sound effects in video games. The moment those night vision goggles spark up, you're not sat on the couch multitasking between toast and a DualShock anymore: you're off on a tense covert operation, wearing a tight rubber suit that jangles with weapons as you shoot people between the eyes just because they don't love America quite enough.
It's great stuff, and now the first three Splinter Cell games have been given an HD airing on PS3. (They'll be released together on disc on 16th September, or you can buy them individually from the PSN Store right now.) There are sharper edges, trophies to collect and, if you're remotely interested, stereoscopic 3D (although the thought of playing through these famously murky adventures while wearing hi-tech sunglasses may not have been the smartest idea in the world).
Watch your backs, people - Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD quietly sneaks onto PlayStation 3 in the US on 22nd March, publisher Ubisoft has confirmed.
The bundle, which incorporates newly HDed versions of PlayStation 2 sneak 'em ups Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, will be available both as a retail disc or via download on PlayStation Network priced $39.99.
Following on the heals of last year's excellent Prince of Persia HD pack, Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy also includes support for integrated 3D stereoscopic view.
Ubisoft has confirmed the much-rumoured Splinter Cell Trilogy for PlayStation 3.
It includes high definition updates of the original Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, and will release next year, according to IGN.
Its release follows the launch of Ubisoft's recently released PS3-exclusive Prince of Persia Trilogy. That game was released on Blu-ray disc and as PSN downloads in Europe, with a £29.99 price point and stereoscopic 3D support. Will the Splinter Cell Trilogy follow suit?