Nathan Edmondson Speaks About His Upcoming Graphic Novel, Splinter Cell: Echoes
Some fresh details about the Splinter Cell graphic novel
Nathan Edmondson, acclaimed comic book author, is now penning a Splinter Cell graphic novel which will follow protagonist Sam Fisher between the plot lines of Splinter Cell Conviction and Splinter Cell Blacklist. In a post today on the Ubisoft blog page, Edmondson offered some insight into what Splinter Cell fans can expect from Splinter Cell: Echoes.
He provides us with some details about the story structure, saying that it will follow a similar structure to a typical Splinter Cell playthrough, and hinted that the comic will, in large part, focus on the relationship between Same and his daughter, Sarah.
“I think the thing I enjoyed most was writing his relationships, especially his relationship with his daughter. We had to understand, not only how he sees her and what his relationship is with her, but also how she sees him and how she comes to accept him into her life and the strain and difficulty between them.”
Edmondson has also told us that characters from previous games, as well as the upcoming Blacklist will make some appearances in the graphic novel. Edmondson went on to talk about the struggle of maintaining character consistency with Sam Fisher for the comic crossover.
“One of the areas where we did have a lot of back and forth was in talking about Sam’s voice and Sam’s mentality. We may have some familiarity with the character but we’re coming into a group that devotes their 9-to-5 or 8-to-7 or 24-hour day existence at work every day in the head of this character. Nobody knows Sam Fisher better than the team at Ubisoft Toronto. We definitely had a lot of dialogue with them that helped us understand who Sam is and why he is the way he is.”
Splinter Cell: Echoes will be available as part of the Splinter Cell: Blacklist collector’s edition, now available for preorder on PS3, Windows PC, and Xbox 360.
Source: Ubisoft Blog