It’s been 4 years since we last saw anything of Ubisoft’s brilliant tactical series Splinter Cell, but that might all be about to change according to a recent trademark filing.
The exploits of superspy Sam Fisher were last seen in 2013 when Ubisoft released the rather exceptional Splinter Cell: Blacklist onto consoles and PC, but with no further additions since August 2013, the series fell silent. However, a trademark filing recently discovered on Justia via XboxSomos shows that Ubisoft has re-registered a new licence for the Splinter Cell brand.
Interestingly, the trademark was only filed by the studio a few week’s back (May 15th) with signs pointing towards a possible reboot for the series and probable announcement at E3 next week.
This latest hint isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumours of a new title in the Splinter Cell series. Back in August 2015, a NeoGaf user with a track record for correctly leaking information detailed plans for a new title that would see Michael Ironside reprise his role as Sam Fisher.
Could Ubisoft be gearing up to announce a new Splinter Cell title at E3? We’ll find out next week when the studio takes to the stage at the Convention Center in Los Angeles.