Despite any attempts by Mr. Fisher to sneak his way past, fans are eagerly keeping an eye out for the seventh instalment in his shadowy assassination series; Splinter Cell Blacklist. The latest news from Ubisoft brings with it a whole swag of spy goodies, with the announcement of a significant slew of special edition bundles for Australia and EMEA regions – The Upper Echelon Edition, Ultimatum Edition, 5th Freedom Edition, and the 5th Freedom Silver Edition.
First up we have the Upper Echelon Edition, which is an extra pack of goodies for those keen enough to preorder Splinter Cell Blacklist. This preorder bonus edition is available at EB Games for $88 (360 & PS3) and $78 (PC), JB Hifi Online* for $89 (360 & PS3) and $79 (PC), and through the UPlay store for $89.95 (360 & PS3), $79.95 (PC) and $69.95 (Digital Download). The pack includes the following in-game content:
- Bonus Single and co-op map: Dead Coast
- Gold Goggles
- Upper Echelon Suit
- *Preorders through the JB Hifi Online store also includes:
- An exclusive Steelbook, and
- An A2 Poster
Next on the list is the Ultimatum Edition which should be available at Australian retailers soon (although it is already available for preorder at the UPlay store). The RRPs for this bundle is AUS $99.95 (360 & PS3) and $89.95 (PC), and it includes:
- A Special-Ops Digital Watch
- Soft Touch Collector Box
- 24 page Splinter Cell Echoes Graphic Novel
- Single and multiplayer coop maps: Dead Coast and Billionaire’s Yacht
- Unlockable in-game gear:
- 2 pieces of gear: Gold goggles and Ghost Boots
- 1 suit: Upper Echelon Suit
- A Sam Fisher figurine (24cm)
- A steelbook case
- A 96 page graphic novel, Splinter Cell Echoes®
- Single and Multiplayer Co-op maps: Dead Coast and Billionaire’s Yacht
- Unlockable digital items:
- 5 pieces of gear: Gold Goggles and Amber Goggles, Ghost Boots, Armoured Boots and Tactical Gloveso
- 5 suits: Elite Digital Ghillie Suit, Spy Suit, Mercenary Suit, Upper Echelon Suit and Eclipse Suit
- 5 Weapons: VSS Sniper Rifle, M1014 Tactical Shotgun, 416 Assault rifle, F40 pistol, and Crossbow.
And last, but by no means least, we have the super special 5th Freedom Silver Edition; this bundle includes the same content as the aforementioned freedom edition, but also features a sleek silver finish on the Sam Fisher figurine, the steelbook and collectable packaging. This shiny edition is only available for preorder through the UPlay store and is priced at $129.95 for the 360 and PS3, and $119.95 for the PC.
Splinter Cell Blacklist will be heading to Australia on August 22, 2013. To keep up-to-date with all the intel on the latest shadowy assault by Sam Fisher, check out the official website, facebook page and twitter.