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  2. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents Become a renegade spy on the run when you take on the role of Sam Fisher Table of Contents 1 in this action-packed stealth mission, The Story 2 only on Xbox 360. Characters 4 Friendly-fire or not, extend the high Factions 10 tension espionage missions for you and your friends with co-op multiplayer on Gameplay 12 Xbox LIVE.* Xbox LIVE Co-op 14 Weaponry 16 Enjoy a new breed of movie-like action Now I gameplay on Xbox 360 that leaves you The Splinter Cell Game Franchise 18 fully immersed in the life of the world’s The Splinter Cell Book Series 19 most dangerous spy. t’s Xbox 360 Splinter Cell Conviction 20 Special Edition Bundle Perso *Xbox LIVE Gold membership required for online multiplayer. nal 1
  3. 3. T HE ST ORY Sam Fisher Reborn on Xbox 360 Available exclusively on Xbox 360 on April 13, 2010, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction is the highly anticipated sequel in the multimillion-selling Splinter Cell series and one of the most critically acclaimed Xbox franchises of all time. The game was developed by Ubisoft Montreal, developers of Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory and the sixth generation versions of Splinter Cell: Double Agent. In this latest installment of the stealth-based Splinter Cell franchise, Sam Fisher’s long awaited return is here with a vengeance. Driven by a thirst for revenge and a desire to know the truth, a new side of Sam Fisher surfaces as he breaks out on his own and becomes a renegade agent. All of the rules have changed, as the storyline takes a dramatic turn that will change the Splinter Cell franchise forever. Uniting revolutionary gameplay enhancements with a high octane, no-holds-barred storyline, Conviction arms you to the teeth with all the high tech weaponry and lethal skills of an elite operative and invites you to enter a dangerous world where justice means making your own rules. Featuring high intense co-op espionage missions on Xbox LIVE*, Xbox 360 is the only console where you can unleash your inner renegade spy with the ferocious skills of Sam Fisher. Now It’s P ers ona Now oper l ating of his dau as a free ghter’s k iller to th agent, S am as a pe rso n a l m fo ll ow e island o s th e tra bigger w is sio n b e f Malta. B il hen Third co m e s p u t w h at s Wash in g Echelon a rt of so tarts to n fo r in intervene m eth in g s. Sam is much about his te rro g ati taken ba p as t – a n o n a n d le ck to d Third E a rns exp chelon’s losive se future. crets Force d in to an imp knowle d ossible s g e a b o ut ituation a up with o wh at h a p nd torme ld allies to pene d to nte d with that enta unravel th his daug n ew ngles his e deadly hter, S am Washing family. Sa web of c teams ton itself m’s perso onspirac With time collide as nal quest y running o he dives and a thre not be an ut, Sam m deeper in at to y future. ust face h to the co is past – o nspiracy. r there m ay *Xbox LIVE Gold membership required for online multiplayer. 3
  4. 4. Sam C H A R AC T E R S Sam Fisher Sam Fisher is a warfare veteran Fisher has conducted operations in of the CIA’s Special Activities Canada, the Democratic Republic of Congo, China, Iceland, Israel, East Division (Special Operations Group) Timor, Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, and U.S. Navy SEAL Team Three Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Azerbaijan, (ST-3), JSOC, DEVGRU. Fisher was Iran, North and South Korea, Mexico, the first field operative recruit in the Panama, Peru, Myanmar, Serbia, the “Splinter Cell” program for Third Echelon, former Soviet Republic of Georgia, an ultra-secret sub-division within the and France in order to complete his National Security Agency (NSA). missions. He has also conducted operations inside the United States, Sam Fisher has been described by in places such as LAX International his commanding officers as a gruff, Airport in Los Angeles, New York no-nonsense type of guy with little City, New Orleans, Ellsworth Federal patience for government bureaucracy Penitentiary in Kansas and the CIA or political maneuvering. He maintains headquarters in Langley, Virginia. a cynical, sarcastic sense of humor about the covert, illegal, and often After the death of his daughter Sarah, morally ambiguous nature of his work. and the deep cover op where Sam was forced to shoot his friend and Using his skills in stealth and combat, superior, Irving Lambert, Sam went Fisher prefers to work as a solo field solo. Now, years later, he’s on the operative. He is highly trained in the trail of his daughter’s killer, a trail that Israeli hand-to-hand combat system leads inexorably to the island of Malta. of Krav Maga and is fluent in a startling But Sarah’s death is only a small part of number of foreign languages and an even greater mystery waiting there. scripts including Russian, Korean, With Third Echelon operating under Arabic, Chinese, Persian and Spanish. new leadership and with a new agenda, Sam must find new allies – or decide if he can trust old ones – in his mission. Because Third Echelon’s rules no longer apply to him, Sam will do anything he Did You Know? has to in order to find the truth. Veteran Canadian actor Michael Ironside voiced Sam Fisher in six Splinter Cell games, including the latest, Tom Clancy’s Height: 5’10’’ Splinter Cell Conviction. Ironside is known for his roles in Top Gun (1986) as Naval Weight: 170 lbs Aviator Lieutenant Commander Rick Occupation: ‘Jester’ Heatherly, Extreme Prejudice Free Agent (1987) as Major Paul Hackett, and Total Affiliation: Recall (1990) as Cohaagen’s murderous Former Third Echelon, henchmen, Richter. National Security Agency 5
  5. 5. Characters C H A R AC T E R S Tom Reed Coste Grim Upon graduating from the Air Force Academy with a specialization Victor Anthony Christopher Coste Anna “Grim” Grimsdottir dropped in cyberwarfare, Tom Reed went to work for Air Force ISR. had few choices growing up. out of Saint John’s College to Instrumental in preventing multiple cyberattacks against U.S. interests from He could become a petty crook, go work as a programmer for a non-governmental organizations, Reed was soon transferred to AFCYBER to tech school, or join the military. He private communications firm immediately following Air Force reorganization. Chosen to testify before chose the Navy, where he excelled Congress on AFCYBER activities, he attracted patronage of several senior in SEAL training and quickly made contracted by the U.S. Navy. Height: After being recruited into the American legislators causing his career to advance rapidly. Leaving AFCYBER behind, 5’11” friends with one of the other trainees, Intelligence Agency, she quickly rose Reed was brought into Third Echelon by the former agency Director, Weight: Sam Fisher. in rank as the Internet became vital to Irving Lambert. 210 national security. Grim was recruited Occupation: Fisher and Coste served together as into Third Echelon by the former After Irving Lambert was killed in the field, Reed positioned himself to ascend Security SEALs until they were mustered out, consultant agency Director, Irving Lambert, to command position of Third Echelon. As the new head, he has expanded seeing action in Iraq, Afghanistan, and was rapidly promoted to act as the organization’s head count, replacing most of Lambert’s appointees with Affiliation: Grenada and numerous other hotspots. Desirable the handler for the “Splinter Cell” his own as well as extending Third Echelon’s reach in ways his predecessor Outcomes At one point during their shared service program. Grim quickly earned both never would have imagined – or been willing to do. Moving aggressively into Operations in Iraq, Coste pulled Sam out of a Lambert and Sam Fisher’s trust. pre-emptive information warfare hostage situation, a debt Sam has After Lambert ‘s death she thought approaches, Reed has revitalized never forgotten. seriously about leaving the agency Third Echelon with relentless, but eventually decided to stay, taking efficient, and energetic initiatives. After leaving the Navy, Coste relocated on the role of Chief Technical Advisor Tom Reed’s psychological profile to Washington, D.C. and formed a at Third Echelon. Working closely indicates strong adaptive thinking security consulting company, Desirable with new Director Tom Reed, Grim is with some narcissistic tendencies Outcomes Operations, specializing the agency’s conscience, as well as and a focus on personal loyalty. in high-tech defense solutions and its most effective and ruthless asset. kidnapping recovery work. Working with a small staff, Coste still handles most of the fieldwork himself. He is Height: Height: 6’1” plugged in to the defense, contract- 5’8’’ ing, and intel communities through his Weight: Weight: 160 lbs 185 contacts, meaning that he’s generally in the right place at the right time to get Occupation: Occupation: Chief Technical Advisor, Director, Third Echelon the job done. Third Echelon Affiliation: Affiliation: Third Echelon, Third Echelon, National Security Agency National Security Agency 7
  6. 6. Characters C H A R AC T E R S Kestrel Archer Most of Mikhai Loskovl’s military Loskov thrived in the brutal atmosphere After earning an economics history is classified however he of Russian army life, and was quickly degree at Harvard, Daniel transferred to a special counterinsurgency is no stranger to death, misery, “Archer” Sloane-Suarez joined unit charged with tracking down and and misfortune. His parents were neutralizing Chechen guerrillas and the NSA to pursue a career killed in a terrorist attack when he was Wahhabist fighters in the Chechen as an intelligence analyst. six; leaving him with a violent foster capital, Grozny. After an incident While with the Agency, Sloane-Suarez father. At the age of 14 he ran away where his entire unit was ambushed interpreted signal intercepts connected from home to live on the streets of St. and subsequently captured, Loskov to dozens of terror plots and personally Petersburg for more than four harrowing was forced to witness the systemic identified the leadership of the years. After numerous run-ins with executions of his friends. He endured extremist group, Grass Liberation the local police, Loskov was arrested three days of unspeakable torture Front. Though Sloane-Suarez proved at age 18 and turned over to the army before the Spetsnaz came to his rescue. to be a highly capable analyst, his for his period of service. Unlike many After reading his report on the incident, deeply-entrenched resentment of conscripts, an SVR officer named Viktor Kovalev authority created considerable tension approached Loskov to discuss a new, with his superiors at Fort Meade. special operations group dedicated He soon began to chafe against the to high-risk infiltration and information bureaucratic confines of his job. gathering. From that day on he was Fortunately for him, his personnel file known as KESTREL. was flagged for potential field duty by recruiters for Third Echelon, and Anna Grimsdottir quickly approved his admission to the group’s gruelling training program. Eighteen months Height: later, he was assigned his call-sign, 5’10’’ ARCHER. Weight: 165 lbs Height: Occupation: 5’10’’ Field Operative Weight: Affiliation: 165 lbs Voron, SVR Occupation: “Splinter Cell” Affiliation: Third Echelon, National Security Agency 9
  7. 7. FAC T IONS Third Echelon Black Arrow Third Echelon is a top-secret Third Echelon’s primary goal is to serve Black Arrow is a private military Stated operational policy prior to directorate tasked with spear- as the equivalent of Special Forces in company with global operations. the purchase by Golden Locust was the modern age of information warfare. that operations inside the U.S. were heading the American information Its most prominent initiative is the It was built largely on the wreckage of off-limits. It is believed this was due warfare initiative. Initially located at the disgraced PMC Displace Interna- “Splinter Cell” program in which lone tional. More recently, it was purchased to lingering issues from some of the Fort Meade, Maryland, it has relocated operatives, called “Splinter Cells”, do company principals’ history with its headquarters to an undisclosed by Golden Locust LLC, an investment field work in sensitive areas around firm led by American businessman Displace, though this has not been location within the Washington, D.C. city the world. Their work is the blackest verified. Instead, the firm focused on limits. Its position within the American Lucius Galliard. The firm was initially of black ops, retrieving the most vital established in Panama City, Panama security, peacekeeping, and training intelligence community is undetermined intelligence and acting on it in ways of local forces. Currently, Black Arrow at this time. but was incorporated the following that other operatives cannot. Unlike the year in the Turks and Caicos Islands, is on retainer to six countries, including CIA’s field operatives, their identities are primarily for tax reasons. Black Arrow’s Burkina Faso, Haiti, Myanmar, and kept secret, even from other govern- first client was the government of the Suriname. It has also been identified ment agencies. Initiated with a single Comoros Islands, which hired the firm as supporting armed insurrections operative, Sam Fisher, the “Splinter Cell” to defend against a coup attempt. with training, weapons supplies, and program has been expanded under The firm was also contracted to train manpower in at least three locations, the direction of the organization’s new and arm the country’s military and including Uganda and East Timor. director, Tom Reed. constabulary. From there, Black Arrow took on increasingly larger contracts, Eight months ago, Black Arrow began working mainly in Africa, Southeast a policy shift adding corporate security Asia, Oceania, and South America. and body guarding operations, largely at the instigation of Galliard, to its Jurisdiction: United States / Worldwide portfolio. Black Arrow has also begun Location: Washington, DC aggressively courting U.S. government Operations: Information retrieval and analysis, contracts, both as support for ongoing Information warfare, data analysis foreign operations and within the and mining, and Covert Ops U.S. itself. Status: Active Factions 11
  8. 8. Gameplay G A ME PL AY Gameplay Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Gameplay features include: Also included are a variety of Conviction ushers in a new breed New level of action: new fighting and defense game- of action gameplay leaving players A full arsenal of cutting-edge innovations play features that allow Fisher fully immersed in the life of the allow you to outflank foes with the to introduce a whole new level world’s most dangerous spy. Last Known Position™ system, tag and of stealth to his mission. Core Conviction provides a movie-like eliminate enemies using the Mark and Execute™ feature, and much more. gameplay features include: environment featuring real-world scenarios, dynamic camera angles, Mark and Execute: intriguing plot twists, high-tech Blockbuster Experience: A way to pre-plan an attack, even the gadgets and old-fashioned spy work. A unique storytelling style keeps you odds, and take down enemies before The difference is, as Sam Fisher, the on the edge of your seat as you navigate they know what hit them. After a player decides how the story ends. the explosive world of a renegade hand-to-hand takedown – through agent where trust is impossible and either melee, pulling a target over a justice requires you to go above the law. ledge or railing, dropping on them from above, or grabbing a human A New Level of Immersion: shield – Fisher earns the right to Execute. A revolutionary new graphic direction delivers an utterly seamless gameplay Last Known Position: experience that’ll keep you totally An indication of the last place the engrossed in the story of Sam Fisher. enemies saw Fisher. Most enemies will focus on that position, suppressing Explosive Xbox LIVE play: it, throwing grenades and eventually Brand-new multiplayer modes amp up flanking around to check whether or the dramatic intensity like never before.* not he is really there. The LKP auto- matically appears when all enemies lose sight of Fisher. It will stay active until the enemies have checked for his location. Light and Shadow: When Fisher is hidden in the shadows and his enemies can’t see him, the screen display fades to black and white. While in this state, the only way they can find him is if he moves right in front of them, they happen to shine a flashlight on his position, or he fires and creates a muzzle flash. On Did You Know? the other hand, Fisher can still see his Ubisoft contracted an international enemies clearly even while lurking in expert in Krav Maga combat, Thierry the dark. Cimkauskas to develop life-like fight scenes between Sam Fisher and his foes. Wearing a digital motion-capture suit, Cimkauskas created the first video game battle scenes featuring actual Krav Maga techniques. *Xbox LIVE Gold membership required for online multiplayer. 13
  9. 9. X B OX L I V E C O-OP Xbox LIVE Co-op Multiplayer Missions Players can take on a special degree from Harvard, he’s a force prologue operative mission to be reckoned with. Due to Archer’s extensive education, he is articulate using the game’s co-op play. and good at problem solving. He can Acting as two special agents, you and argue any side of an issue and win; a friend can work together either online a skill that comes in handy in high via Xbox LIVE or using a split-screen pressure situations. However, he on the same console to play out the is also known to be overconfident, events that lead to Sam Fisher’s entrance stubborn and competitive. and pending mission.* Kestrel is a Russian agent working for Players initiate co-op through either Third Echelon’s Russian counterpart, the main menu or during a single player’s Voron. The introverted yet tough mission with the game’s seamless operative has extensive experience integration of drop-in play. After the in the field but works best alone. He co-op is completed, the two players is direct and to the point, often making can compare scores and rank to prove piercing remarks. Known for his hard who is the better spy. exterior and unforgiving mentality, he has no pity for terrorists or those Have no one close by to play helping them. with? Since the Third Echelon has counterparts around the world, that’s While the two may have their differences, not a problem. Players who connect to Conviction’s co-op is about communication, Xbox LIVE can choose to play co-op on- tactics and protecting one another line with either friends or other players. for the close to six hours the mission When starting a mission in single player, takes to complete. Full of surprising choose to host a game online with re- plot twists, the co-op mission weaves a strictions on who can join. suspenseful story of its own. Beginning in the midst of a mob den Also built into the co-op are standalone in St. Petersburg, the co-op multiplayer multiplayer challenge modes, called details how the electromagenetic pulse “Deniable Ops” missions. The mode (EMP) devices fell into the hands will take place on the four multiplayer of the infamous Russian mafia two maps on the co-op campaign, as well months before Sam Fisher’s mission as two maps exclusive to the Deniable begins. After learning of the plans to Ops missions. Players can choose sell advanced warheads on the black between four missions: Hunter (clear market, two agents, Daniel Sloane- the map of foes), Infiltration (detection Suarez (Archer) and Mikhail Loskov by enemies means automatic failure), (Kestrel), step in. Last Stand (fight off enemies while protecting a EMP warhead) and Face Like Sam Fisher, Archer is an American Off (challenge another player in a agent working for Third Echelon. With head-to-head battle). a genius-level IQ and an economics *Xbox LIVE Gold membership required for online multiplayer. 15
  10. 10. W E A PONRY Tools of Engagement Sonar Goggles Sticky Cam Snake Cam Flash Grenade Now a renegade, Fisher can no longer The Sticky Cam allows Fisher The Snake Cam is essentially a fiber Flash grenades temporarily blind rely on his trusted bag of tools and to see an area remotely anywhere optic cable attached to an imaging and stun enemies that are close by, iconic goggles. Replacing the multi- in the environment. Once the Sticky device. It allows Fisher to discreetly or who are looking directly at Fisher chrome green tri-focal goggles Cam is deployed, a Picture in Picture view the action on the other side of when they go off. This makes them Fisher is known for are new sonar is displayed that shows what the a door by peering under the sill. He a great tool for setting up entry into goggles. The Ultra High Frequency camera can see, and a Remote can mark any target under the reticule a well-guarded area, or even helping Sonar Goggles use sonic pulses, Control is automatically selected in while using the Snake Cam. to cover escape from combat. combined with an advanced AI con- Fisher’s weapon inventory. It also troller, to provide an enhanced visual features night and thermal vision representation of the engagement modes that enhance its abilities in zone. Fisher can literally see through the dark, or when warm bodies walls to identify humans, explosives are obscured. and other obstacles in his way. Weaponry Frag Grenade EMP Grenade Portable EMP Remote Mine High Explosive Fragmentation EMP Grenades are low-intensity, The Portable EMP device is a short- Remote Mines are manually detonated Grenades are small anti-personnel short-range throwable versions of range, low-intensity EMP generator explosive ambush devices. Once a devices that have the explosive the Portable EMP. Useful for preparing that is capable of knocking out elec- Remote Mine is deployed, Fisher’s force and shrapnel to take out an entry into a hostile area, the EMP tronics without permanently damag- inventory automatically switches to multiple targets in a small area. Grenade also temporarily stuns ing them. When activated, the EMP a detonator. enemies in range. device takes out all of the lights and electronics in a small radius, allowing Fisher to use the darkness and confusion for a quick escape – or to launch an attack. 17
  11. 11. T HE SPLI NTER CELL F R A NC HISE : G A ME S A ND NOV E L S A Lesson in History: Extending the Entertainment Franchise The Splinter Cell Franchise Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell is a series Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: The success of the Splinter Cell • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell (2004) by of video games endorsed by American Chaos Theory (2005) video game series led to a Raymond Benson as David Michaels author Tom Clancy. With over 13 Sam Fisher is on the trail of the Masse • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Operation million units sold worldwide and series of novels written under Kernels used by former Georgian Barracuda (2005) by Raymond Benson more Splinter Cell sales on Xbox than the pen name David Michaels. President Kombayn Nikoladze to as David Michaels PlayStation and Nintendo combined, The first two novels were written by attack America’s infrastructure. • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Checkmate the series is a proven Xbox franchise. American author Raymond Benson, Tensions are running high between (2006) by Grant Blackwood as Conviction, the fifth and latest in the also known for several James Bond China, South Korea, North Korea, and David Michaels game franchise, picks up where Double novels and short stories. Grant Japan, due to Japan’s formation of Agent left off, following Sam Fisher’s Blackwood took over the series in • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Fallout an Information Self Defense Force. missions and evolution from retired 2006 after Benson’s decision to (2007) by Grant Blackwood as With an information war brewing, a covert-operative to rouge agent. step down, adding an additional David Michaels former ally pulls Fisher into a series four novels that follow Sam Fisher of events that he must stop while • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction on his special operative missions. World War III looms on the horizon. (2009) by Grant Blackwood as Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: (2002) David Michaels Retired covert-ops agent Sam Fisher • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Endgame is called back to duty by the National Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: (2009) by Grant Blackwood as Security Agency’s secret Third Echelon Double Agent (2006) David Michaels division. He becomes a “Splinter Cell,” After his 22-year-old daughter, Sarah, operating outside of the agency’s official is killed by a drunk driver, Fisher goes knowledge of governance. Fisher must deep undercover posing as a criminal Based on the videogame’s storyline, investigate the disappearance of in order to infiltrate a domestic terrorist Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction several CIA officers in the country of group based in the United States. The novel follows Sam Fisher’s story Georgia, which soon leads to him to new mission forces Fisher into a new after the discovery of his daughter’s a mission to prevent the detonation and very dangerous territory where murder and move from secret agent of a suitcase nuke. the line between right and wrong is to mercenary. Fisher’s steps pull him blurred and thousands of innocent into a rogue mission he wasn’t expect- lives are at stake. ing while the Third Echelon is on his Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: tail, trying to capture or kill the man Pandora Tomorrow (2004) they believe sold out his government. Having prevented the detonation of Marking the first time a Splinter Cell the suitcase nuke, Fisher is sent to book has shared a title and similar story the newly independent nation of East with one of the videogames, Splinter Timor to track down a charismatic Cell fans now have two ways to follow Indonisian militia leader, Sadono, and Sam Fisher’s heart pounding story. stop his plan to detonate bioweapon bombs in retaliation to the United States’ support of East Timor. Did You Know? Composers Kaveh Cohen and Michael Nielsen in association with music house Groove Music composed their first musical score for a videogame for Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction. 19
  12. 12. SPE C I A L E DIT ION BU NDL E Xbox 360 Splinter Cell Conviction Special Edition Bundle Available in stores on April 13, the Xbox 360 Splinter Cell Conviction Special Edition Console includes a 250GB Hard Drive, two Xbox 360 Wireless Controllers, an Xbox 360 headset and a copy of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction. The 250 GB Hard Drive, the largest sold with any Xbox 360 console, gives you the most storage to download games, the latest demos, TV shows, movies, music and more straight to your Xbox 360 console through Xbox LIVE. At $399.99* (U.S. ERP), the Xbox 360 Splinter Cell Conviction Special Edition Console provides an incredible value for aspiring spies who want to enjoy the complete Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction experience, including the largest library of blockbuster games and downloadable Game Add-on content like new maps and levels (sold separately). Product Details: ERP: $399.99 (U.S.) Black console DVD upscaling; plays CDs, MP3s and more out of the box (CDs, MP3s, sold separately) Xbox 360 Headset 250 GB hard drive 2 Wireless Controllers Composite AV cable (standard definition) Ethernet cable *Estimated retail price, actual retail prices may vary. 21