Ubisoft has officially announced Splinter Cell Essentials, a mix of new and classic missions redesigned to take advantage of Sony's portable system. The game takes place after the events in the upcoming Splinter Cell Double Agent, but also uses flashbacks to delve into Sam Fisher's past -- and revisit familiar places. Non-exclusive missions are drawn from the entire franchise, including Double Agent.
Essentials will offer the fundamental sneak-and-attack gameplay of the Splinter Cell franchise, though with an interface adapted to the PSP. Sam Fisher's classic gadgets return, along with new gear exclusive to Essentials. You'll also be able to challenge others in a Spy vs. Spy Deathmatch mode via wireless connectivity.
- Unique gameplay sequences designed specifically for the on-the-go nature of handheld gaming.
- Discover the untold story of Sam Fisher through flashbacks to various missions from the entire Splinter Cell franchise, including Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent.
- All the weapons and items from Sam Fisher's previous arsenals, along with some all-new items.
- Spy-versus-spy multiplayer mode playable via the PSP's Wi-Fi capabilities.
This game is also known as Splinter Cell Essentials in Europe.