Splinter Cell Graphic Novel to Bridge the Gap Between Conviction and Blacklist
Writer Nathan Edmondson and artist Marc Laming are teaming up with Ubisoft to create a Splinter Cell graphic novel that will bridge the gap between Splinter Cell: Conviction and the upcoming Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
Set to release in 2013, Splinter Cell: Echoes is designed to give readers an insight into the newly designed, younger looking Sam Fisher, sans Michael Ironside voice. Game Director at Ubisoft Toronto Patrick Redding is notably excited about the project.
“Nathan Edmondson and Marc Laming are respected experts in their fields and we are so incredibly fortunate to have them on board for the Splinter Cell graphic novel. Nathan’s work in The Activity put him on our radar with its gripping balance between real-world geopolitics and high-tech spy fantasy themes we also explore in Splinter Cell. We’re confident that all readers – whether they’ve played every game in the series or are new to the franchise – are going to really engage with this story and the level of fine detail Nathan and Marc inject into their book.”
Nathan Edmondson is best known for his Image Comics published work; Who is Jake Ellis? and The Activity. Recently, with the DC Comics reboot, Edmondson also worked on the first 8 issues of Grifter. UK based illustrator Marc Laming was an artist on the Edmondson co-written The Activity, and has had numerous illustrations of his in various DC Comics and Image Comics books.
Edmondson is keen to bring something different to the character of Sam Fisher. “Sam Fisher is a legend, but this story is our own. We are working with Ubisoft to add something special to the Splinter Cell canon that will simultaneously be exciting to fans of the series while being a thrilling stand-alone read. Together with Marc Laming, Studio Lounak, and the Ubisoft Toronto team, we’re shedding new light on Sam Fisher.”
More info on the graphic novel is set to be released in the coming months.
Splinter Cell: Blacklist is set to release on March 29 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3