This is the new Splinter Cell, subtitled Blacklist. What's the sale here in the new trailer for the 2013 console and PC game? The ability to play as an American agent who can do whatever the hell he wants. "Completely off the books, no prosecution," the President promises.
Our playable hero, Sam Fisher, is down. He's using this "fifth freedom" to hunt the terrorists.
The trailer sure is begging for Fisher to bust out some waterboarding. It's slamming its fist on the America-unleashed-to-kill-Middle-Eastern-enemies button.
Is this the whole game? Or is there another shoe that needs to drop?
Here's Jade Raymond, head of the Ubisoft studio that is making Blacklist in an interview with me this past March: