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Splinter Cell: Echoes comic series fills in a few blanks

New series covers time between between Conviction and Blacklist

Ubisoft has announced Sam Fisher will be infiltrating his way into the comic book world in Splinter Cell: Echoes, a series intended to bridge the gap between 2010's Splinter Cell: Conviction and Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

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The series is being written by Nathan Edmondson, whose previous works include Who Is Jake Ellis?, Grifter and Dancer, while artwork is provided by Marc Laming.

Speaking to IGN, Edmondson said although the duo are working with bisoft Toronto "nothing has been dictated".

"The Splinter Cell Toronto team and the Tom Clancy folks have been partners with us all the way, giving input, encouraging ideas, helping us to better understand the Splinter Cell world, but they have never harnessed our creativity," he said.

According to Edmondson it was his work on The Activity for Image Comics that caught Ubisoft attention.

"I brought to the table much of my experience and research from my other Black Ops-type work--as well as an artist who has drawn a guest issue of The Activity, and whose style and talent I knew would help to make this book something truly great.

"One of our goals was to create a book that was enjoyable to gamers and non-gamer crowds alike. There's certainly some fun fan-service in there, but we treat the characters and story in the same way we would if this was our original creation."

Splinter Cell: Blacklist creative director Maxime Béland labelled Conviction, the most recently released, action-orientated entry in the series, as a "rescue job" he was parachuted in to save by Ubisoft, while also talking up the scope of his upcoming project.

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