How you play is up to you.
And that's perfectly fine, so long as one of those options is pure stealth, which is supposed to be the cornerstone of this vaunted series. Thankfully, it appears that stealth aficionados will indeed get what they desire in Splinter Cell: Blacklist .
As revealed over at the PlayStation Blog , there's a new video that outlines three distinct play styles. There's the Ghost, who is precisely the individual Sam Fisher always used to be: Get in, get out, and be nothing but a shadow. No trace of your passing is left behind. You've got lots of nifty gadgets at your disposal for this difficult endeavor, and timing is critical. The darkness is your friend!
Then there's the Panther, who isn't as merciful as the Ghost. The Ghost doesn't leave bodies in his wake and while the Panther does, he still isn't detected. That's what silencers and other quiet deadly devices are for. Lastly, you can go with plain ol' Assault, which is exactly what it sounds like- eliminate opponents by any means necessary, even if it means getting loud and messy. There are plenty of weapons at your disposal, too.
Splinter Cell: Blacklist launches on August 20 in the US.
Related Game(s): Splinter Cell: Blacklist