Splinter Cell: Conviction has released a super-gruesome trailer to make clear its release date. The 2nd of the 23rd month of the year. Which I believe is called Fructosember, of course originally named after the Roman god of naturally occurring sugars. Wait, hang on, it’s that backward American dates thing isn’t it? They meant the 23rd of February. Who picked that? Do you Americans write the time as 56:05? No! Wait, but that would be more right. Oh God! It’s all falling apart!
The new trailer sports one of the fancy new red 18 PEGI logos, and plays out like someone went back to the 80s and stitched together all the cut scenes from ITV showings of action movies. It’s a more serious tone that the toilet-face trailer of July, and a lot more serious than the previous PAX keyboard cat spoofery.