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Ubisoft’s Elite Squad mobile game gets release date, disappoints Splinter Cell fans


Ubisoft’s mobile crossover of its various Tom Clancy games has a release date and a Splinter Cell cameo in lieu of a new game.

At last year’s E3, Ubisoft announced a new mobile game, Elite Squad, that would feature various characters from across its Tom Clancy games, such as Ghost Recon and The Division.

We hadn’t heard anything about it since but, during yesterday’s Ubisoft Forward event, a new trailer reminded everyone of its existence and confirmed its release date of 27 August.

It also reminded Splinter Cell fans that they weren’t getting a new game and will instead have to make do with Splinter Cell star Sam Fisher making an appearance as one of the playable characters, though the art style makes him (and everyone else for that matter) almost unrecognisable, with only his trademark goggles giving him away.

A quick glance at the comments below the official YouTube upload shows a lot of fans aren’t entirely pleased with this.

‘When we asked for a new Splinter Cell game, we didn’t mean this.’

‘OK, hear me out. What if instead of including Sam Fisher in other games, they made a new Splinter Cell game.’

‘What are you doing to Sam Fisher. To the Splinter Cell fans. Damn.’

Ubisoft does have a second presentation planned for later in the year, so there is always a chance that a new Splinter Cell could be announced then, but fans probably shouldn’t hold their breath.

As for the game itself, players can form a five-man squad of their, uh, favourite and iconic(?) Tom Clancy all-stars to battle other players and progress through a campaign with its own unique storyline.

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More details about it and how to pre-register can be found on Ubisoft’s website.

Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad will release on 27 August for iOS and Android devices.

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