Tuesday August 20th marks the release date for Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist on the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, and PC for $59.99. While discounts aren’t available yet for the console versions, if there’s any PC download deal hunters out there, you can now sneak in a 20% coupon at GameFly and knock $12 off the MSRP (Get it? Sneaking? Splinter Cell? Meh).
$47.99 – Splinter Cell Blacklist (DRM: Uplay)
Use coupon GFDAUG20 (coupon expires Aug 31)
The price will be the same tomorrow on release date as far as we know, so if you’re sure you’ll be getting the game there’s no real need to wait for the August 20th release date. Especially if you factor in that pre-ordering will get you a few incentive bonuses, including Co-op Mission: Dead Coast, in-game Upper Echelon Suit, and in-game Gold Sonar Goggles.
Splinter Cell Blacklist is the direct sequel to Splinter Cell: Conviction, which released way back on May 27th, 2010 – over 3 years ago. In a way this raises expectations for Splinter Cell Blacklist, since the prequel reviewed fairly well, receiving an 82/100 on Metacritic. Early reviews thus far for Splinter Cell Blacklist seems relatively positive (though just FYI most of the reviews are via traditional media gaming sections / departments, so they’re a bit biased in terms of mainstream audience).