First details for Splinter Cell Conviction Co-op and Multiplayer

by: Chad -
More On: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
Ubisoft made a pretty big announcement today regarding Splinter Cell Conviction.  Details are now available on the co-op and multiplayer modes for the game.  The co-op campaign mode acts as a prequel to the game's single player story.  Alternatively, you can team up for Deniable Ops Missions that feature four game modes.

Both the co-op campaign and Deniable Ops Missions have four maps and three different difficulty levels.  You can also earn points by completing challenges to upgrade your equipment and change the look of your character.  There's a lot more information in the press release so take a look.  They also released a video explaining the premise of the co-op campaign.  Take a look at the footage below and get ready to jump back into the shoes of Sam Fisher in February.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction ups the ante with a co-op campaign mode that acts as a prequel to the single player storyline. Follow the trail of intel from St. Petersburg to the Caucasus as the player works in tandem with their teammate. Or engage in one of four co-op battle modes on Xbox LIVE or split-screen.

Four Russian EMP weapons have been stolen and need to be retrieved before they are sold on the black market. Third Echelon and their Russian counterpart, Voron, must work together to recover the warheads, sending American agent Archer and Russian agent Kestrel deep into the heart of Russia's dark and perilous underworld. Together, Archer and Kestrel will embark on a mission that will require their cooperation and combined skills that will test their mettle every step of the way.

- 2 players
- Original cooperative campaign:
o Prequel to the single player campaign
o 4 exclusive maps
o New settings
o New characters
- Split-Screen and Xbox LIVE
- 3 difficulty levels
- Core mechanics of single player campaign adapted to co-op: Mark & Execute; Last Know Position

-4 game modes (1 or 2 players ):
-Hunter- Eliminate all the enemies in a progressive sweep of the map.
-Last stand- Defend the EMP against waves of enemies.
-Face-Off- Adversarial mode of spy versus spy, with hostile AI thrown into the mix. (2 players only)
-Infiltration- Eliminate all hostiles in the mission area without being detected.
- 4 maps
- 3 difficulty levels

Challenges & Points:
o Earn points through gameplay challenges
o Included in single player and co-op
o Spend points on upgrades
o Equipment upgrades
o Visual customization
o Weapon accessories (ammo capacity, scope, etc.) impacting numbers of marks
o Gadget efficiency
o Uniforms and skins
o Custom camouflage & accessories
o Accessory types (ammo, body armor & gadgets)

Unleash the ferocious skills of renegade agent Sam Fisher and uncover a deadly terrorist plot in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction. Based on its acclaimed values of tension and top-notch realism, Conviction re-invents its own standards by offering a unique mix of stealth action and spectacular gameplay.

Conviction is a story of how elite government agent, Sam Fisher, turned the bitterness of his past into the fuel to drive his quest for answers. For years, Fisher has been off the grid and on his own, chasing his daughter's murderer. But the trail leads him to Washington D.C. – the last place he ever wanted to see again. Now Sam must stand against vast, faceless enemies and battle the corrupt government agency that made him into the merciless warrior he's come to be. Free from constraints, he must now outwit, outmaneuver, and outgun his enemies to get what he's seeking: the truth. You've never played a Splinter Cell like this before. And you will only be able to play it on the Xbox 360 or PC on February 23rd, 2010.
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