At a time when some of the most popular video game series are being turned into movies and TV shows, the creators of “Splinter Cell” chose a different path.
Fans are eagerly waiting for Splinter Cell to come back after almost 10 years. Soon, they will be able to follow Sam Fisher’s adventures in a very unusual way: on the radio. The BBC said that Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Firewall, a show based on the popular video game series by Ubisoft, will start next week on BBC 4.
The radio drama will air eight 30-minute episodes starting December 2 at 2:15 p.m. All of the episodes will also be available as podcasts on the BBC Sounds platform.
Making Splinter Cell into a radio show is, to say the least, an interesting choice. Even more so now that all the big video game franchises are trying to become movies or TV shows. The Last of Us on HBO Max is the most well-known example, but Amazon Prime Video will soon have live-action versions of Fallout and God of War, as well as a Gran Turismo movie.
But it might not be too crazy to think that the adventures of Sam Fisher could be told on the radio. After all, stealth is the most important part of the Ubisoft saga, and it’s possible that the radio is the best way to show that. Playing with the silences while the listeners try to figure out what’s going on can be very appealing.
What will the Splinter Cell radio version be about?
According to the BBC, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Firewall will be about a veteran named Sam Fisher. Who is training a new generation of agents for the NSA’s covert division (NSA). But he will have to go back into action before a dangerous killer from his past shows up again.
It’s important to know that all of the actors in the radio version of Splinter Cell will be British. So, the Canadian Michael Ironside, who played Fisher in almost all of his video game roles, won’t do one of his most well-known works again.
This time, Andonis Anthony will be the one to give Sam Fisher a voice. Her daughter Sarah will be played by Daisy Head. Rosalie Craig, Sacha Dhawan, Nikesh Patel, and Will Poulter will round out the cast.
The BBC says that the “3D binaural audio” was used to record the Splinter Cell radio drama. This will make it easier for people to get into the episodes when they listen to them with any kind of headphones.
Sam Fisher returns to video games after appearing on the radio
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Firewall is a snack for Sam Fisher fans. In 2021, a remake of the original game was announced, which thrilled fans.
Ubisoft wants to start from scratch and use Avatar’s graphics engine. Even though his script’s original story arc will be updated.
But developers have already run into a number of big problems. The departure of David Grivel, who was in charge of this change, was one of them. After 11 years, the creative person left Ubisoft, which was a big blow to this project. Nobody knows when this new version of Splinter Cell will come out, but everything points to it not coming out soon.