Sam Fisher, the hero of Ubisoft’s dormant Splinter Cell franchise, will quickly be a part of the Rainbow Six Siege lineup. Ubisoft Montreal teased the Third Echelon spymaster in a video Tuesday, promising a full reveal on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.
The response from the group? Well … it’s not the unconditional raving Ubi may need been hoping for. Rainbow 6’s subreddit was modestly enthusiastic, stoked by an in-world communiqué from the operator Finka to Rainbow boss Harry Padney.
“It’s strange seeing him after all these years — in some ways he has not changed at all, but in others?” says Finka, whose father evidently knew Sam. “He’s aged well, at least.”
Redditors instantly famous this isn’t Michael Ironside’s gravelly voice, because the actor hasn’t voiced Fisher in a Splinter Cell recreation since 2010’s Conviction. Ironside missed 2013’s Blacklist as a result of he was identified and receiving remedy for prostate most cancers, however he did return to the function for a crossover occasion with Ghost Recon: Wildlands in 2018.
YouTube commenters have been loads snarkier: “At this rate Sam Fisher’s gonna be featured in every single Ubisoft game except his own,” said one commenter. “Raving Rabbids vs. Sam Fisher DLC, anyone?”
“‘You should know better than to write me off’ as Ubi does everything but make a new Splinter Cell game,” cracked another.
In the seven years since Blacklist, Fisher has appeared in Wildlands and Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, and has been an Easter egg reference in 2019’s The Division 2 and Far Cry: New Dawn.
Fans had been anticipating Fisher to point out up in Siege since February, when Ubisoft Montreal rolled out a Year 5 roadmap that confirmed one new character for the upcoming Season 3 represented by a giant ol’ CLASSIFIED stamp. Subsequent leaks gave up Fisher’s look properly earlier than Ubisoft introduced the information.
Season 3 will even get a rework of the Skyscraper map, plus the cheap, traditional, and customary timed occasion and gameplay reworks. The new content material is predicted to launch someday in September.