Splinter Cell Chaos Theory Ships

Game publisher Ubisoft today announced that the latest title in the hugely successful espionage franchise from best-selling author Tom Clancy is shipping to retail and will be available for Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube and PC in North America by Thursday, March 31. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory is also being published for Nokia’s N-Gage hand-held platform by Gameloft.

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory sends hard-boiled special forces operative Sam Fisher on his latest mission to maintain world peace. The year is 2008 and global stability is threatened by citywide blackouts, stock exchange sabotage, electronic hijacking of national defense systems and other manifestations of information warfare. To prevent these attacks, the player must infiltrate hostile territory and collect critical intelligence right under the noses of enemy soldiers.

The game offers three modes of play. Ubisoft’s Montreal studio developed the single-player and co-op missions, while its Annecy facility crafted the Versus multiplayer campaign, which was introduced in last year’s Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow. The co-op mode is available for split-screen and online play for Xbox and online for PC, while the GameCube and PlayStation 2 versions offer co-op play through offline split-screen only. The Versus mode is available for online play with Xbox, PlayStation 2 and PC, and is not available for GameCube.

With this new title, Ubisoft promises to deliver "the best graphics in this generation of games." Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory is rated “M” (Mature) for blood, strong language and violence.