Man On Man Action: Splinter Cell: Blacklist Co-op Trailer

By Craig Pearson on May 21st, 2013 at 8:00 am.

Don't deploy the lens flare during stealth shenanigans!
Wanted: one co-op partner for Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Must enjoy crashing through doors simultaneously, long walks in the dark, and pretending that one of the character’s is still voiced by Michael Ironside. Preference given to someone that can quote Chaos Theory’s Sam/guard chats and those who would rather muck about with the AI over actually following the mission text. To be in with a chance, watch the video below and apply in the comments.

Hmm. HMMM. HMMMMMMMMMMMMM. I am pondering Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and how it has slowly and steadily wormed its way into the “cautious optimism” section of my spreadsheet of upcoming games. There have a been a few bumps in the road: the overly Gears of Warrish E3 presentation was one, then there was a video that showed off three different ways to approach a level that appeared to fundamentally misunderstand a key aspect of stealth. At this point I was making a face and feeling a bit sad about it all, but then they showed off Spies Vs Mercs, which looked like it understands one of the building blocks of my love for the series.

And now there’s co-op. This trailer is packed with plentiful shooting, which is not what I want, but I think that’s just to keep people entertained. It has co-op boost moves, probably the thing that sold me on Chaos Theory’s co-op, a clothesline, and door bashes.

Door. Bashes.

It’s out August 23rd, and I will play it.

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23 Comments »

  1. booleanz says:

    Lack of Ironside = I don’t feel like a Jack Bauer esque midlife crisis rage fueled badass.

  2. Shezo says:

    LENSFLARESFACE

    • Chalky says:

      So about that lensflare…. is it coming from the balls of the guy behind him?

  3. herschel says:

    Is that a brainhat?

  4. vanturache says:

    Umm, what? I watched that “three ways” trailer and I fail to understand how they’ve failed to understand a key aspect of stealth and especially what that “key” aspect you had in mind actually was :)

  5. KenTWOu says:

    It’s worth mentioning that some of these 14 co-op missions will be playable in single player mode too!

  6. FFabian says:

    Must be quite difficult to be a stealth-badass when sporting more lights than a christmas tree.

    • Syra says:

      That’s where the true ninja skills come in, any fool in a catsuit can do sneaky dark stealth, only a mastercan be invisible with a bunch of lights strapped to his face…

  7. Megakoresh says:

    When I see a steroid asian soldier I automatically think Bulletstorm.

    This one doesn’t even have an amazing robot voice and a hilariously racist general trolling him! Unless Sam is him… Hmm….

    In either case, by now I think for coop to interest me it will have to either be very asymmetrical or have really great character interactions. Or both, which has never happened yet.

    • woodsey says:

      Um, the second co-op character is black.

    • The Random One says:

      Steroid Asian would be a great name for a prog rock album. The next one would’ve been called Asteroid Zion.

  8. Bishop says:

    It’d totally buy it if it had dual screen co-op for the PC.

  9. Noburu says:

    I came here for the man on man action and stayed for the assassination from the behind.

  10. Commissar Choy says:

    erk? SC:CT proved that it worked.

  11. Commissar Choy says:

    I really thought his name was “Bricks” at first and then was disappointed. Then even more disappointed by the stupid “Mark & Execute” looking scene.

    • KenTWOu says:

      Perfectionist difficulty doesn’t have Mark & Execute feature.

  12. Benny says:

    So many quotes, which to pick… “you’re the side with the super secret underground base and I’m the guy breaking in, which makes me the good guy” or maybe… “pretend I’m Harry Tuttle” …so many quotes.

    Caution: I do have a habit of putting my partner in perilous situations then cackling from the darkness… oooh “Darkness”.

  13. ShowMeTheMonkey says:

    Just a reminder what the original COOP trailer looked like for SC:CT: