Splinter Cell is getting a… radio adaptation?

Within the context of the various current big-budget recreation variations for the massive and small display alike, a radio play appears like an odd alternative for what was as soon as one in all Ubisoft’s flagship franchises. However contemplating the video games had been usually at their finest of their slowest and most deliberate stealth moments slightly than the excessive stakes motion set-pieces of different titles, I’m cautiously optimistic {that a} radio format may really play to the franchise’s strengths? 

Obtainable worldwide by way of BBC Sounds subsequent Friday

Sadly, Michael Ironside gained’t be lending his iconic voice to Sam Fisher this time round. As a substitute, the spy can be performed by Andonis Anthony, an actor who’s apparently finest identified for his work on the long-running (and usually very twee) British radio cleaning soap The Archers. He’s joined by Daisy Head, Rosalie Craig, Sacha Dhawan, and Nikesh Patel. The sequence has been tailored for radio by Sebastian Baczkiewicz and Paul Cornell, who seems to be to be a prolific author of Physician Who TV episodes, novelizations, and radio dramas in response to his Wikipedia web page

“I actually hope followers of the Splinter Cell recreation get pleasure from this. Not solely does it have all of the motion, rigidity and pleasure that the sport is known for, nevertheless it additionally has extra parts. There may be a whole lot of comedy, the drama is expanded, and horizons broadened by the characters and what they stand up to,” Poulter mentioned in a press release. 

Splinter Cell: Firewall has been recorded in binaural audio, which suggests it ought to really feel like listening to an immersive encompass sound expertise by way of a typical pair of headphones.

Though the final official Splinter Cell recreation (Splinter Cell: Blacklist) was launched nearly a decade in the past in 2013, there’s life within the outdated stealth franchise but. In December final yr Ubisoft introduced it was engaged on a remake of the primary recreation within the sequence, and Netflix additionally has an animated adaptation in growth from the creator of the John Wick franchise Derek Kolstad.

All eight episodes of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Firewall can be obtainable worldwide within the BBC’s radio and podcasts app BBC Sounds from Friday December 2nd. The present can even broadcast weekly on BBC Radio 4 within the UK, beginning December 2nd at 2:15pm.

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