Splinter Cell graphic novel incoming
Comics and videogames are starting to go hand in hand like videogames and zombies, with Ubisoft the newest announcer of a graphic novel/videogame tie-in. Partnering with writer Nathan Edmondson and artist Marc Laming to create a graphic novel centring around Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell franchise, the novel will introduce readers to new aspects of Sam Fisher and will delve into the Splinter Cell verse from a new perspective.
Scheduled for release in 2013, the graphic novel entitled Splinter Cell Echoes will be set between the events of Splinter Cell Conviction and Splinter Cell Blacklist, and the action unfolding within the graphic novel will set the tone for the opening events in Blacklist.
Patrick Redding, Game Director, Ubisoft Toronto, expressed how fortunate he feels to be working with Nathan and Marc, and his confidence that readers of the graphic novel will be able to engage with the story, regardless of whether they are new to the series or long-time fans:
“Nathan Edmondson and Marc Laming are respected experts in their fields and we are so incredibly fortunate to have them on board for the Splinter Cell graphic novel. Nathan’s work in The Activity put him on our radar with its gripping balance between real-world geopolitics and high-tech spy fantasy themes we also explore in Splinter Cell.
We’re confident that all readers – whether they’ve played every game in the series or are new to the franchise – are going to really engage with this story and the level of fine detail Nathan and Marc inject into their book.”
Nathan Edmonson was similarly excited about working with the Splinter Cell universe and adding something special to the canon with Splinter Cell Echoes:
“Sam Fisher is a legend, but this story is our own. We are working with Ubisoft to add something special to the Splinter Cell canon that will simultaneously be exciting to fans of the series while being a thrilling stand-alone read. Together with Marc Laming, Studio Lounak, and the Ubisoft Toronto team, we’re shedding new light on Sam Fisher.”
For a more in-depth exploration of Splinter Cell Echoes, take a look at the Q and A with Nathan and Marc provided by Ubisoft here, and the Q and A with Patrick redding here.