A look at Spies vs. Mercs game play.
Earlier today Ubisoft uploaded this new preview video which delves into some of the details of the upcoming release, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
Specifically detailed are some of the elements of one of Blacklist’s co-op modes, Spies Vs. Mercs. In the video we get to listen to two of the game’s developers, one the level design director, and the other the community developer, as they play through some of the different levels and characters.
In this Blacklist edition Mercs Vs Spies mode, we see that the game incorporates 4 on 4 co-op game play, which is an unusually high amount of players seeing action. As a result, the game play takes place at a much faster pace, as we can see in the video, one of the developers has a difficult time balancing staying alive with fielding questions.
The two classes, spies and mercenaries are detailed, with a few specific character classes shown. According to the developers, while there is always room for unique tactics, the mercenary squad is more of a powerhouse, with beefed up weapons and strength, while the spy class is more stealth, using the environment and interference-based technology to be effective.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist drops for Windows, PS 3, Wii U, and Xbox 360 on August 20th, 2013.