It looks like US gaming retailer GameStop recently had a Splinter Cell collectible available for pre-order, but then then took the page down. A tweet by user Wario64 seems to show a now-deleted page on the store’s site advertising some Sam Fisher replica goggles, with a release date of November 1 this year.
The tweet says “GameStop had these Splinter Cell Sam Fischer [sic] goggles up for preorder as an E3 collectible yesterday but for some reason delisted them today”, with an accompanying screen grab of the pre-order page. There’s not a whole lot of detail in the image, other than some potential box art with “Solar Vision Goggles” in green text on the front.
Though perhaps incidental, this could stoke some rumours about an upcoming game, following some tweets posted last month by Division 2 Creative Direcor Julian Gerighty. In the tweets he seemed to casually announce a new Splinter Cell game – plus hint that news of it could emerge at this year’s E3. We can only hope, but then we thought that a new game might be announced at last year’s conference, and it was nowhere to be seen. Perhaps we’re all leading ourselves down a merry path – but then, maybe not.
This new information and Gerighty’s tweets combined could be forming a picture of an upcoming reveal next week. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot also said earlier this year that “there are now some people who are looking at and taking care of the brand”, but at this stage, nothing is certain.
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We’ll just have to catch Ubisoft’s conference at E3 next week to find out, which will be happening on Monday, June 10 at 13:00 PDT / 16:00 EDT / 21:00 BST.