Ubisoft has unveiled a few more details as well as a video about its upcoming Splinter Cell: Blacklist game, confirming that protagonist Sam Fisher is granted the fifth freedom by the president of the United States in the new experience.
Splinter Cell games have tasked players with guiding famous spy Sam Fisher in a variety of missions and, after the rather intense Conviction, Sam is once again donning his black suit and night vision goggles in order to help protect the USA from a new and quite dangerous terrorist organization.
We have already seen some gameplay footage as well as admired a few more details about the title’s premise.
Now, Blacklist’s Creative Director, Maxime Beland, has talked about Sam Fisher’s role in the game and how he’s given the Fifth Freedom by the President of the United States.
“In reality, there are conflicts in the world we are aware of. But then there are the conflicts we will never hear about – a war in the shadows that will be defused by the few who must make difficult decisions, and who carry a heavy burden to protect our fundamental liberties,” he said.
“This is the context for granting Sam Fisher the Fifth Freedom in Splinter Cell: Blacklist – the power to do whatever it takes to protect the greater good. Only the President can authorize the Fifth Freedom, and only the most skilled and trustworthy operatives America has to offer have ever received it.”
According to Beland, when the core freedoms of every U.S. citizen (freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, freedom from fear) are threatened by this new terrorist organization, Sam is granted the fifth one in order to protect the rest.
The grizzled hero will struggle with this enormous power, however, so it’s going to be interesting to see just how Sam, who already went through a lot of adventures in previous titles, will handle things.
A special trailer called the Fifth Freedom has also been released, so check it out below.