Splinter Cell Blacklist picks up right where Splinter Cell Conviction left off, so fans of the last game should be able to immediately jump in when Blacklist launches next year. For the rest of us, there's this 10-minute video walk through from the game's creative director, Maxime Beland.

Like with many other franchises these days, Blacklist seems to be making Sam Fisher into more and more of a straight-up action star. But do you have faith that the game will stick true enough to the series' roots, even while adding so many brand new elements? Tell us your thoughts in the comments or on Twitter.