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We've been waiting an eternity for another entry in the Splinter Cell franchise. Indeed, it feels as though we're on the cusp of a new game; Ubisoft has hinted at the return of Sam Fisher, and there have been some hints here and there. It makes sense to bring it back, and it turns out the publisher is doing just that -- only, not in the form we all want.

Ubisoft has partnered with Netflix to produce an original animated Splinter Cell show. As reported by Variety, the TV series will be an anime-style affair, and Derek Kolstad is on board as writer and executive producer. If that name doesn't ring a bell, Kolstad's most famous writing gig is the John Wick movie franchise. Apparently, the series has been picked up for 16 episodes over two seasons.

Other than that, details are scarce. Die-hard fans will no doubt be pleased to hear Splinter Cell is at least getting revived in some capacity, but it still stings that there's no real sign of a game on the horizon. Perhaps this new show will coincide with a PlayStation 5 entry? Who knows.

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[source variety.com, via kotaku.com]