Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher Teased for Ghost Recon Wildlands

Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher Teased for Ghost Recon Wildlands

Subtle.

Ubisoft just released a new teaser for a big announcement coming to Ghost Recon Wildlands on Monday April 9, but really I just have to ask: Is Sam Fisher coming to Ghost Recon?

The brief teaser video features a call between two entities codenames: Matchwood and Paladin. Matchwood may sound very familiar to some as he definitely sounds like Michael Ironside, the iconic voice behind Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher.

The caller says that this person needs to make their way to Bolivia to which the operative says they'll need some help. Luckily, the Ghost Recon team is already in Bolivia during the events of Wildlands. Then we see Sam Fisher's iconic night vision goggles, so that's subtle.

Players will have to find out for sure on Monday whether or not Sam Fisher is going to be in Ghost Recon Wildlands, but the teaser is pretty damn obvious that there's something Splinter Cell-y coming to Ghost Recon Wildlands. This is presumably related to the special operations part of the recently announced Year 2 of content for Ghost Recon Wildlands.

Ubisoft recently announced a new year of post-launch content for Ghost Recon Wildlands' second year. THere will be four free major updates this year labeled as "Special Operations." Each Special Operation will revolve around a unique theme with the first one coming on April 10, a day after Ubisoft reveals its Splinter Cell-looking mystery.

Our Ghost Recon Wildlands review was very favorable to the game, giving Ubisoft's military shooter a 4 out of 5. It's good to see Ubisoft continue to support the game, but considering how much success Ubisoft has had with post-launch content—just look at the thriving post-launch for Rainbow Six Siege—It's not that much of a surprise that Ubisoft is committing to the games as service model.

We'll find out more about the teaser on Monday, April 9 and the first Special Operation for Ghost Recon Wildlands will be out on April 10.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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