As fans eagerly await the return of Splinter Cell After almost 10 years, very soon you will be able to enjoy the adventures of Sam Fisher in a very peculiar way: Through the radio. BBC announced that next week will release an adaptation of the renowned Ubisoft video game franchise on BBC 4, under the title Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Firewall.
The radio drama will be divided into 8 episodes of 30 minutes, which will premiere every Friday at 2:15 p.m., starting on December 2. Likewise, it is worth clarifying that, beyond its weekly broadcast on the radio, all the episodes will be available worldwide in podcast format through the BBC Sounds platform.
The decision to adapt Splinter Cell in a radio program is, to say the least, striking. Especially when all the big video game franchises are pursuing their transformation into movies or TV series. The most notorious case is that of The Last of Us on HBO Max, although productions are also expected live action of fallout Y god of war on Amazon Prime Video; and even a movie Grand Touring.
However, the idea of taking the adventures of Sam Fisher to the radio world might not be too far fetched. After all, the main component of the Ubisoft saga is stealth, and it’s possible that the radio is ideal to represent it. Playing with the silences while the listeners imagine the scenario can be more than attractive.
What will the radial adaptation of Splinter Cell?
As explained by BBC, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Firewall will follow the story of a veteran Sam Fisher, who is training a new generation of agents for the covert division of the National Security Agency (NSA). However, he will have to return to action before the reappearance of a deadly assassin linked to his past.
An important fact to mention is that the radio adaptation of Splinter Cell will star a 100% British cast. Therefore, the Canadian michael ironside —who represented Fisher in almost all of his video game appearances— will not repeat one of his most iconic jobs again.
In this opportunity, andonis anthony will be the one who lends his voice to Sam Fisher. as long as Daisy Head will play Sarah, his daughter. The rest of the cast will be made up of rosalie craig, sacha dhawan, Nikesh Patel Y Will Poulter.
According to the BBC, the radio drama of Splinter Cell it was recorded in “3D binaural audio”. This will allow audiences to get a more immersive experience when listening to the episodes with any type of headphones.
Sam Fisher arrives on the radio, while his return to video games is expected
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Firewall It is presented as a kind of snack for fans who have been waiting years for the return of Sam Fisher to the world of video games. Let us not forget that in December 2021 a remake of the original game, news that greatly excited fans of the saga.
Ubisoft’s idea is to make the game from scratch using Snowdrop graphics enginethe same of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. While his script will undergo some modifications compared to the original story arc, to adapt it to modern times.
However, developers have already run into significant challenges. Among them, the departure of David Grivel, who was the director of this reversal. The creative left Ubisoft after 11 years, which has meant a significant blow to this production. It is still unknown when this new version of Splinter Cellbut everything indicates that it will not be in the short term.