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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (PlayStation 3)

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www.xbox.com:
    Features

    In Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®: Pandora Tomorrow™, you play Sam Fisher, a cold-blooded stealth soldier waging a one-man war against an Indonesian terrorist network.

    • Believe the story: Inspired by the world of Tom Clancy, Pandora Tomorrow features a story line so real you can feel it. Tension-filled stealth action springs from a compelling and original plot that’s so realistic it could’ve been ripped from the headlines by scriptwriter JT Petty, who penned the original Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell.
    • Understand the characters: In this sequel, favourite characters like Sam Fisher and Irving Lambert return, unveiling even more about their personal histories in this character-driven story line. The cast of new antagonists includes the highly dangerous Suhadi Sodano, an Indonesian guerilla leader whose beliefs are sound, but whose methods are barbaric. And, then, there is Norman Soth, a CIA-trained mercenary. Is he deep under cover or a traitor working for the enemy? You’ll also encounter Douglas Shetland, the director of a private military corporation and an old acquaintance of Sam. And, there’s so much more to discover …
    • Immerse yourself: Revolutionary lighting, shadowing, animation, physics, and sound effects are pushed to the limit to create a universe so tightly woven that the line between reality and gaming starts to blur. High-resolution cinematics, amazing sound design, and top-quality voice-overs give Pandora Tomorrow a unique movie-production quality.
    • Show off your moves: Now, more than ever, Sam relies on his moves. In this sequel to the original Splinter Cell, circumstances demand that Sam use his agility and athleticism to avoid detection and death. In fact, the level design demands them. Use a half-split jump to reach a ledge. Zip line across an open courtyard. Grapple along the side of a building, and SWAT-turn to bypass open doors unseen.
    • Strap on the gear: Based on prototypes currently in development and gadgets out on the field, Sam Fisher’s high tech gadgets and tools will have you well-prepared for some intense stealth action.
    • Challenge your friends: Enjoy evolutionary multiplayer gameplay online.


    Downloadable Content

    If you’re on Xbox Live, the following content is available for you to download directly to your Xbox console:

    • Federal Bank & River Mall (06/2004, Maps, Premium) From protecting the Federal Bank against terrorist threat to securing the River Mall from a rebel strike. It's two-on-two tactical espionage with these two Xbox-exclusive multiplayer maps.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (13029) on Oct 11, 2010.

Back of Box - Windows (Germany):

    Ein neues Zeitalter der Stealth-Action:

    Sie sind Sam Fisher, der beste Geheimagent der NSA im Kampf gegen ein Indonesisches Terrornetzwerk.

    AUFREGENDE WAFFEN UND ACTION:
    Die fortschrittlichsten Waffen, Ausrüstungsgegenstände und Stealth-Moves.
    PACKENDES SZENARIO:
    Ein visuell beeindruckender Clancy Thriller mit atemberaubenden Grafikeffekten.
    DAS ERSTE MULTIPLAYER STEALTH-SPIEL:
    Spielen Sie als Shadownet in der 3rd-Person-Perspektive oder als Söldner in der 1st-Person-Perspektive.

    "Ich prophezeihe: Pandora Tomorrow wird noch besser als Splinter Cell" - Gamestar 12/2003

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (110965) on Apr 18, 2009.

uk.playstation.com:
    The stealthy Sam Fisher returns for some more shadowy counter-terrorism, and this time he takes the silent fight online.

    In terms of stealth, no one comes close to Sam Fisher. He's quiet; tip-toeing through the most dangerous of locations. He's deadly; utilising an array of hi-tech silenced weaponry. He's invisible; hugging the shadows until he becomes one of them. Just be thankful he's on our side in the war against terrorism.

    This time around, the top secret, black ops organisation Echelon sends Sam on a one-man mission to take out an Indonesian terrorist network. Utilising a dazzling array of athletic stealth moves such as the split jump, the latest counter-espionage technology and of course the shadows themselves, Sam must bring the terrorists down or we're all in danger.

    This third-person, action game from Ubisoft brings all the great elements of the original Splinter Cell and raises the stakes considerably. The graphics have been completely overhauled so that the world of Tom Clancy has never looked so realistic. Sam looks, moves and reacts like a real person and the world around him - glass, fabric, water - all react as they would in the real world.

    The all-important lighting has been updated given an unprecedented level of lighting realism, with swinging light sources, realtime shadows and the inky darkness that Sam loves so much.

    For the first time, you can experience all the tension and all the action of Splinter Cell online. In a unique take on multiplayer gaming up to four players (two teams of two) battle it out as either Fisher-like Spies or deadly Mercenary defenders.

    Like Sam, the Spies are agile and stealthy. Utilise the shadows, crawl spaces and espionage technology to access the Viral containers (your goal) while keeping tabs on the lethal Merc security.

    As the Mercs, you are thrust into a first-person view. You're not as agile as the spies and can't access the crawl spaces they can, but you have technology on your side. Every level is riddled with laser sensors and cameras that if tripped, tip you off to the spies' location. Use your motion tracking headset, electromagnetic view (see if the spy has his night-goggles on) or plain old torch to root out the sneaky spies and waste them with your powerful sub-machine gun.

    This is the next evolution of online multiplayer gaming and a stunning single-player game to boot. Step from the shadows and enter the Splinter Cell.

    • Sequel to Ubisoft's smash hit sneak 'em up


    • New abilities, new gadgets, new levels and new enemies


    • Stunning graphics and realtime light and shadow


    • Unique and original online gameplay as Spies try to outsmart Mercenaries


    • Includes the voice talents of Michael Ironside (Total Recall, Starship Troopers) and Dennis Haysbert (TV's 24)

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on Apr 12, 2008.

www.nintendo.com – Nintendo GameCube:

    The definitive name in stealth action.



    Sam Fisher arrives on the Nintendo GameCube!

    As Sam Fisher, defend and assist U.S. soldiers embroiled in a conflict between East Timor and Indonesian guerillas. Splinter Cell: Pandora tomorrow is a deep, realistic, tension-packed techno-thriller without equal. Master your new arsenal of moves and gadgets to save innocents from a global threat.

    Features

    • For the first time, hide in real-time moving shadows
    • Written by J.T. Petty, original Splinter Cell writer
    • New moves, new gadgets and improved visuals effects
    • For the first time in a Splinter Cell game, immerse yourself in both first- and third-person combat


    2006. With Indonesian militias threatening the world's youngest democracy, East Timor, the U.S. installs a temporary military base in East Timor to train the developing defense force. Geopolitical considerations come into consideration, too, as the new base is within easy reach of both North Korea and the largest Muslim population in Southeast Asia.

    Anti-U.S. resentment comes to a head under the leadership of guerrilla militia leader Suhadi Sadono, acting with the unofficial support of major corrupt factions of the Indonesian government. Suhadi's men attack and occupy the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, taking dozens of civilian and military personnel hostage.

    And enter Sam Fisher.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Jul 14, 2005.

www.ubi.com - Xbox/PC:
    About Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow 2006: The U.S. installs a temporary military base on East Timor to train the developing defense force of the "world's youngest democracy." Resistance to the U.S. military presence in Southeast Asia is widespread and passionate, but the threat Indonesian militias pose to East Timorese democracy is deemed sufficient justification. At the same time, the U.S. doesn't mind having an excuse to install active military personnel within easy reach of both North Korea and the largest Muslim population in Asia.

    Anti-U.S. resentment comes to a head under the leadership of guerrilla militia leader Suhadi Sadono, acting with the unofficial support of major corrupt factions of the Indonesian government. Suhadi's men attack and occupy the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, taking dozens of civilian and military personnel hostage.

    You are Sam Fisher. You're sent in, not to rescue the hostages, but to destroy top-secret documentation held in the embassy before Suhadi's men access it.

    The New Dawn of Stealth Action - An Experience So Compelling You Feel It!

    Believe the story: Inspired by the world of Tom Clancy and endorsed by the famous author, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow features a storyline so real you can feel it. Tension-filled stealth action springs from a compelling original storyline that could have been ripped from the headlines by scriptwriter JT Petty, who penned the original Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell ®.

    Understand the characters: In this sequel to the original game, favorite characters like Sam Fisher and Irving Lambert return and unveil even more about their personal histories in the more character-driven storyline. New antagonists appear, including Suhadi Sodano, an Indonesian guerrilla leader whose beliefs are sound, but whose methods are barbaric. And then there is Norman Soth: CIA-trained mercenary deep under cover or traitor working for the enemy? Whose side is he really on? Douglas Shetland, director of a private military corporation, is an old acquaintance of Sam. And there's more to discover....

    Immerse yourself: Revolutionary lighting, shadowing, animation, physics, and sound effects are pushed to the limit to create a universe so tightly woven that the line between reality and gaming starts to blur. High-resolution cinematics, amazing sound design and music, as well as top-quality voice over give Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow a unique movie-production quality. Voice actors, music composers, and cinematic directors will be announced in the coming months.

    You’ve got the moves: Now more than ever, Sam relies on his moves. In this sequel to the original Splinter Cell, circumstances demand that Sam use his agility and athleticism to avoid detection and death. In fact, the level design demands them. Use a half split jump to reach a ledge, zip-line across an open courtyard, rappel along the side of a building, SWAT-turn to bypass an open door unseen. More cool new moves will be announced in coming months.

    You’ve got the gear: Based on prototypes currently in development or gadgets out on the field, a menu of high-tech gadgets and tools is at Sam Fisher's disposal.

    Revolutionary Multiplayer Stealth-Action Gameplay Online for the First Time

    Take Splinter Cell online: Taking place in the graphically rich environment we expect from Splinter Cell, the multiplayer gameplay is a natural extension of the Splinter Cell world. Just as in Splinter Cell, players will call on a wide variety of gadgets, weapons, and athletic moves to best their opponents. The light- and shadow-filled environment offers dark retreats for stealth gamers and wide-open spaces that spell danger for spies. The multiplayer game is integrated into the compelling offline story, though both offline and online gameplay can be enjoyed independently of one another.

    Choose a side: Taunt your enemies from the shadows as you meet stealth objectives playing through wide multiplayer maps in third-person view as a SHADOWNET spy. Or track spies using a first-person perspective as a heavily armed ARGUS mercenary protecting your compound. The abilities and resources on each side are evenly matched. Winning will come down to skill and strategy.

    Feel the tension: Just as in the original game, online players will feel the tension that comes from never knowing what might happen next. SHADOWNET spies hold their breath as mercenaries pass by close enough to touch them. They hide in the dark and wait for the right moment to spring into action. They work in concert - one can distract the mercenaries, while the other(s) meets the objective. Mercenaries never know when a SHADOWNET spy might silently drop down from the shadows to attack or slip by detection efforts to complete a mission. But relying heavily on their detection devices, they feel like they can stop the threat - at least for now. Are spies stealing your secrets while they toy with you?

    Feel the game: The multiplayer maps feature the revolutionary lighting, shadowing, animation, physics, and sound effects that have become the Splinter Cell trademark. Graphical effects push that even further. Electronic interference can disrupt the vision and tools of the mercenaries. Spies must avoid the searching flashlights and laser pointers. Flashbang, shaft, and gas grenades are also powerful visual effects that players will have to deal with. Thanks to their advanced goggles, SHADOWNETs can see in the dark and read thermo signatures in their environment while mercenaries detect movements and electromagnetic disturbance in their surroundings … and there's much more to discover.

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Jul 12, 2005.

Inside Flaps - Windows:

    The New Dawn of Stealth Action



    SINGLE-PLAYER ACTION OR MULTIPLAYER ACTION

    "Pandora Tomorrow pushes the edge of what games should look like."
    - Computer Gaming World


    SAM FISHER
    I alone have the Fifth Freedom - the right to spy, steal, destroy, and assassinate in order to protect America and her freedoms. If I am captured of compromised, my country and president will and must disavow and knowledge of my existence and of the Fifth Freedom.

    I am Sam Fisher.
    I am a Splinter Cell.


    MERCENARIES
    You see my strength, my discipline, my weapons. You will never see my employer, nor anything I guard, Trespass, and you will be dealt swift, lethal force. Threaten - my weapons will answer. I do not fail.

    - VERSUS -

    SHADOWNET

    We are masters of stealth and cunning. We operate under cover of darkness, leaving no trace behind. There is no defense we cannot breach, no truth we cannot possess, to ensure our homeland perceives all threats.

    Play a deadly game of cat and mouse in 3 multiplayer modes and 8 multiplayer levels.

    As a SHADOWNET spy, swoop down on unsuspecting guards from the safety of the shadows.

    As an ARGUS mercenary, hunt your prey with prototype technology like motion-tracking goggles.

    M160 ASSAULT RIFLE

    TASER

    PROXIMITY MINE

    SC-20K

    NIGHT VISION/THERMO GOGGLES

    STICKY SHOCKER

    P190

    SPY BULLETS

    STICKY CAMERA

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69643) on Sep 22, 2004.

Back of Box - Windows:

    THE NEW DAWN OF STEALTH ACTION

    You are Sam Fisher, a covert U.S. operative on a mission of high-risk espionage. Execute with total stealth. Exit without a trace.

    INTENSE REALISM:
    17 levels of gripping Clancy action powered by mind-blowing visuals.

    CUTTING EDGE ESPIONAGE:
    The most advanced weapons, gadgets, and stealth moves.

    SINGLE-PLAYER ACTION above

    MULTIPLAYER ACTION below

    MULTIPLAYER REVOLUTION:
    Experience the first-ever multiplayer stealth game through LAN or online.

    CHOOSE YOUR SIDE:
    Play as a spy in 3rd person or as a mercenary in 1st person in 3 intense modes.

    "...REVOLUTIONARY MULTIPLAYER ACTION."
    - GMR

    "UNIQUE AND WILDLY AMBITIOUS."
    - Electronic Gaming Monthly

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69643) on Sep 22, 2004.

Back of Case - PS2:

    The New Dawn of Stealth Action


    You are Sam Fisher, a covert U.S. operative on a mission of high-risk espionage. Execute with total stealth. Exit without a trace.

    Intense Realism:
    17 levels of gripping Clancy action powered by mind-blowing visuals.

    Cutting Edge Espionage:
    The most advanced weapons, gadgets, and stealth moves.

    SINGLE-PLAYER ACTION
    MULTIPLAYER ACTION


    Multiplayer Revolution:
    Experience the first-ever multiplayer stealth game.

    Choose Your Side:
    Play as a spy in 3rd person or as a mercenary in 1st person in 3 intense modes.

    ALL-NEW FEATURES

  • All-new jungle mission
  • Post-mission statistics and scoring
  • New, alternate in-mission pathways

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69643) on Aug 22, 2004.

Back of Case (Xbox, Canada/U.S.):
    The New Dawn of Stealth Action
    You are Sam Fisher, a covert U.S. operative on a mission of high-risk espionage. Execute with total stealth. Exit without a trace.

    Intense Realism
    17 levels of gripping Clancy action powered by mind-blowing visuals.

    Cutting Edge Espionage
    The most advanced weapons, gadgets, and stealth moves.

    SINGLE-PLAYER ACTION
    MULTIPLAYER ACTION


    Multiplayer Revolution
    Experience the first-ever multiplayer stealth game through system link and on Xbox Live.

    Choose Your Side:
    Play as a spy in 3rd person or as a mercenary in 1st person in 3 intense modes.

    "A revolutionary new Xbox Live experience."
    - Official Xbox Magazine

    "Unique and wildly ambitious."
    - Electronic Gaming Monthly

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Apr 08, 2004.