BBC Radio 4, which UK readers may bear in mind from childhood automobile rides, and which US readers may regard as a wonderful and unique thriller, is moving into videogame variations. A Splinter Cell drama, to be specific (opens in new tab): An eight-part sequence that may inform a story of what occurs “When a deadly murderer from Fisher’s previous returns from the lifeless on a mission of homicide”.
The one characters from the present which have been named up to now are Sam himself and his daughter, Sarah, “who groups up together with her dad on his newest secret missions”. I would not be shocked if just a few of Splinter Cell’s extra memorable characters put in an look, although, by which I principally simply imply Lambert, the man who shouted “Dammit Fisher, I am pulling you out” at you each ten minutes.
Other than the truth that the present might be delivered to the airwaves by a radio station I principally affiliate with sedate academic discussions (opens in new tab) and 1,000,000 panel reveals that every one by some means star David Mitchell, it is also humorous that Fisher himself is being performed by Andonis Anthony. Anthony is most well-known for starring in BBC Radio 4’s The Archers, a cleaning soap opera that is aired since 1951, whose complete vibe you’ll be able to surmise from its jaunty, old-timey theme tune (opens in new tab).
To be truthful, The Archers has been identified to sort out some weighty matters, however I nonetheless hope Anthony brings a few of that enhanced interrogation know-how again to the cleaning soap opera with him. Pep issues up a bit.
The sequence will begin airing on December 2, and has been “recorded in 3D binaural audio” for additional immersion. Every episode will final half-hour and guarantees “all of the motion, stress and pleasure that the sport is known for,” alongside “numerous comedy” (which is an sudden transfer for a present primarily based on Splinter Cell) and heightened drama.
After a protracted interval of dormancy since 2013’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist (opens in new tab), Ubisoft’s trademark stealth sequence has begun twitching again to life lately. Not solely are we getting a radio play, however Ubisoft is remaking the first Splinter Cell (opens in new tab) and was just lately showing off concept art (opens in new tab) for it. To be trustworthy, although, all I actually wish to know is that if Michael Ironside (or a convincing soundalike) might be returning to play Sam.