Splinter Cell Conviction Release Date Set In Stone

Via Twitter and Twitpic Ubisoft Confirms Sam Fisher’s Return

February 4, 2010 – Today Ubisoft announced that Splinter Cell Conviction‘s release date is set in stone. Literally.

Via their Twitter account, Ubisoft posted a picture of a stone with 4.13.10 etched into it with a quotation below saying, “Splinter Cell Conviction’s release date is now set in stone.” Immediately afterwards they clarified that the shown release date of April 13 is for North America while Europe and Australia will see an April 15 release and the UK will get their hands on Sam Fisher’s latest exploits on April 16.

Splinter Cell Conviction has been years in the making and has already been delayed several times. However, it would appear, given Ubisoft’s tweets, that everything has given a thumbs-up and that this title will be coming to stores in a matter of months.

Gamers shouldn’t be too worried about what the lengthy delay meant for Sam Fisher, as much of an annoyance as it seems. Ubisoft has mentioned that it wanted the new Sam Fisher game to be released in its 2010-2011 fiscal year which begins a few days earlier on April 10, 2010. Unlike many games which see a delay because there need to be changes to the game (which is usually an indication of a stinker being on its way) this is more of a financial decision in an effort to ensure that its next fiscal year will be successful and profitable. Ubisoft had some success this past year with games like Assassin’s Creed 2 and wants to ensure it has the same success as it continues to try and improve its long-term financial outlook.

So cheer up, Sam Fisher fans. The man is coming back after many years away.

Tom Hoeler

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