Splinter Cell Blacklist trailer features problematic interpretation of the word 'freedom'

Sam Fisher is a new man, with a new voice actor, a new set of goggles, a new skintight stealth suit, a new plane, and a new remit to prevent international terror crime by doing international freedom crime all over the world.

The latest trailer for Splinter Cell: Blacklist shows off a bit of traditional snake-camera-through-a-door action and a spot of Sam Fisher action gymnastics, mixed in with a helping of the now series-staple torture sequence. Remember: those million-dollar goggles aren't just for looking through! They're also for headbutting.

It also seems that someone in Splinter Cell's past was very sure that Hilary Clinton was going to get the Democratic nomination and win the 2008 election. Join us in 2016, when the role of Fictional Spy President will be played by a former Massachussets governor whose interpretation of 'action gymnastics' is 'putting his entire foot in his mouth'.

Check out the Splinter Cell: Blacklist E3 videos for more on the game. It's due out early next year - March 29th, if retailer Amazon is to be believed .

Chris Thursten

Joining in 2011, Chris made his start with PC Gamer turning beautiful trees into magazines, first as a writer and later as deputy editor. Once PCG's reluctant MMO champion , his discovery of Dota 2 in 2012 led him to much darker, stranger places. In 2015, Chris became the editor of PC Gamer Pro, overseeing our online coverage of competitive gaming and esports. He left in 2017, and can be now found making games and recording the Crate & Crowbar podcast.