Voice Of Sam Fisher Leaves Ubisoft?
Now, we still don't know if Splinter Cell: Conviction has been officially confirmed for the PlayStation 3. GameStop gives the PS3 version a February release date, but at first, this latest entry in the long-running stealth series was exclusive to the Xbox 360 (and PC). Therefore, we're hoping this news applies to PS3 owners, because we think it's kinda silly for Ubisoft to avoid the PS3 with Conviction.
Anyway, according to the latest rumor at SarcasticGamer.com, it seems the familiar voice of Sam Fisher will not be returning in the latest Splinter Cell installment. Voiced by Michael Ironside, it now seems as if an internal dispute is paving the way for a new voice talent. According to an inside source, Ironside and Ubisoft have been at odds for some time:
"He was getting to way too egotistical about the project and extremely difficult to work with. He was also asking for a sh*t load of money... He pretty much tied his own noose."
There has been no official reply from Ubisoft on this matter, but that's probably because Conviction remains very much up in the air (as far as we can see). Game details have been few and far between, and we still can't confirm the targeted platforms. But we do know that fans of the series will miss Ironside, and in some ways, it just won't be the same without him. But hey, they're getting some fine actors into the studio for video games these days, so maybe a sound-alike will work out fine. We'll let you know when we hear more about Conviction.
Related Game(s): Splinter Cell: Conviction
6/17/2008 Ben Dutka