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The Splinter Cell: Blacklist Gamescom demo has been released in the video form, which can be found above. Although it is essentially the E3 demo there is one major difference; A highly controversial player controlled torture scene. We could go into detail, but we’ll avoid graphic descriptions and allow you to decide if you want to watch the legendary Sam Fisher go to work or not. Speaking of decisions, the updated demo also reveals that players will have moral decisions to make throughout the game, like whether to take mercy and lay your own torture victim to rest, or leave him to suffer. The inclusion of this content has caused quite an uproar within the industry about the morality of forcing players to commit digital war crimes, and one of the most merciless acts against another human one can conceive. We’ll let you decide for yourself. Check out the Gamescom demo in the video above and tell us what you think by leaving a comment below.
Splinter Cell: Blacklist marks the return of the iconic Sam Fisher, but in a bold more-action packed direction. Based on what we’ve seen so far, Sam is essentially in the middle of an all out war as he works to stop (along with the newly formed Fourth Echelon) a terrorist organization that continues to escalate attacks against the United States. It’s also worth noting that Blacklist marks the first time that Michael Ironside will not be voicing Sam Fisher, as evident in the Gamescom demo. Multiplayer fans will be excited to learn that the game will include both co-operative modes as well as the return of Spies versus Mercs, first made popular by Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow.
In case you need to jog your memory, Blacklist‘s Kinect support comes in the form of voice commands. Players can make noises that Kinect picks up on, that will attract enemy attention and hopefully lure them into the trap that you’re ready to spring. Splinter Cell: Blacklist will hit the Xbox 360 sometime in the spring of 2013.