Rumor: Splinter Cell E3 Reveal Possibly Leaked By GameStop

A listing for a replica of Sam Fisher's goggles may hold the information for the title's release.
A new Splinter Cell title may be announced at this year's E3, if a GameStop leak is to be believed.
A new Splinter Cell title may be announced at this year's E3, if a GameStop leak is to be believed. Ubisoft

More E3 rumors have appeared as we approach the gaming event of the year. It shouldn’t surprise anyone, however, that the leak comes once again from the company who really, really likes their games having leaked.

It’s been a very leaky few weeks so far for Ubisoft. First, they had their official reveal for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint spoiled literally a day before the reveal. Then, their newest IP, which is expected for an official reveal at E3 2019, also gets leaked. Roller Champions, which looks like a roller derby game in the same vein as Rocket League, made its way to the internet just a few weeks ago. Of course, that’s not even counting the Watch Dogs Legion leak which happened yesterday, in which Ubisoft’s next title for the series was listed on Amazon, along with a story and gameplay description.

This time, however, the supposed leak is for a series that countless fans have been waiting for a new title: Splinter Cell. The leak seemed innocuous at first, with a listing found on GameStop for Sam Fisher’s iconic replica goggles. The listing was spotted by known video game insider Wario64, in which he noted that the item was part of a pre-order collection for E3. What sealed the deal for a possible leak was when GameStop delisted the item, most likely coming from Ubisoft’s end. Check out the tweet below and see for yourself.

The listing provides a release date date of November 1, 2019, which is a Friday. This suddenly holds more water, as game releases are usually relegated to Tuesdays or Fridays, which would make this date a possible release date for the new Splinter Cell.

However, it is worth noting a few things about this listing which could end up disproving the leak. One is the image accompanying the replica goggles, which looks to be from Splinter Cell Blacklist. That said, the image may just be a placeholder, so the leak could still be true.

Next up is the possibility that the item may be real, but another Splinter Cell game may be not. It could just as easily be a remaster of old titles, which would make the most sense, considering the fact that Blacklist was used as the image.

In any case, stay tuned for more coverage from us as any news drops.

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