Spies vs. Mercs Return in Splinter Cell: Blacklist

A new trailer has emerged for the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist, which sees an old multiplayer mode being brought back to life.

The Spies vs. Mercs mode, the Blacklist trailer of which can be seen below, first appeared in the Splinter Cell series in the 2004 game, Pandora Tomorrow, and was last seen in the 2006 series title, Double Agent.

This multiplayer mode, which is now getting a resurrection after seven years out of the picture, sees two teams pitted against each other: the Spies and the Mercs, with the objective of the former to hack the terminals that the latter are protecting.

In previous games this mode was only available to four or six players but the above trailer suggests that this new version has been upped to eight, marking a first for the stealthy shooter.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist will be available on the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and Wii U as of August this year and will see the series protagonist, Sam Fisher, as the leader of a new unit known as the Fourth Echelon. Answering only to the US President, their job is to take down a bunch of terrorists who are threatening the country with a countdown of attacks.

What do you think of this previous multiplayer mode being brought back to life? Should it have remained in the past or is it simply to good to leave behind? Let us know your thoughts down below.

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