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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
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Genre(s) Stealth
Developer(s) Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft Shanghai
Ubisoft Annency
Ubisoft Toronto
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
First release Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
November 17, 2002
Latest release Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
August 20, 2013
Official website splintercell.com

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is a series of award-winning and critically acclaimed stealth video games created and published by Ubisoft and endorsed by American author Tom Clancy. The series centers around Splinter Cell agent Sam Fisher, a highly-trained field operative of Third Echelon, a top-secret NSA initiative. Sam Fisher is in the Splinter Cell Program, a covert operations program created a black-ops project and training program created by Third Echelon. The Splinter Cell Program produced and deployed units of highly-trained forward operators as the ultimate intelligence gathering force, with the support of a cutting edge technological team to retrieve information through traditional espionage techniques, but with 21st century military technology.

The success of the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell video game series spawned a novel series in 2004 authored under the pseudonym "David Michaels". Splinter Cell, as a brand, is owned by Tom Clancy's company, Rubicon, and is licensed to Ubisoft to make the video game series. The characters of the game, as well as Third Echelon itself, were created by Ubisoft writer JT Petty.

GamesEdit

There are currently nine games in the series:

NovelsEdit

There are seven novels set in the Splinter Cell universe. All of the novels are written under the pseudonym "David Michaels" by various authors except for the latest one which is by Peter Telep.

Short storiesEdit

ComicsEdit

FilmEdit

Main article: Splinter Cell (film)

The existence of a Splinter Cell film in pre-production was confirmed both by both news sources and by the inclusion of a teaser trailer in Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. Originally, Peter Berg, director of Friday Night Lights, was slated to direct/produce and Splinter Cell series scriptwriter JT Petty was slated to write, along with John J. McLaughlin.

JT Petty and Peter Berg left the project in summer 2005 and the project shifted from Paramount Pictures to DreamWorks. Not long after, however, Viacom, the parent company of Paramount Pictures, purchased DreamWorks. In 2012 it was announced that Tom Hardy would be playing Sam Fisher and that Doug Liman would be directing. Subsequent reports indicate that they are working on the script. The film is slated to be released in 2015 by Ubisoft Motion Pictures.

Connections to other Tom Clancy franchisesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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