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    Splinter Cell
    is finally getting revived but not in the format we're used to. Indeed, rather than a new video game installment, the series will be adapted into an anime for Netflix. The news of the partnership between Ubisoft and Netflix for this project comes from an exclusive Variety report. Note that the report mentions as the adaptation as an "anime series" rather than an "animated series", but no mention of any Japanese studios for the production was mentioned.

    What is known is that Derek Kolstad, who wrote for the John Wick film franchise, will work as writer and executive producer on this Splinter Cell adaptation. Variety also mentions that "the series has received a two-season, 16 episode order at the streaming service".

    Official statements from Netflix and Ubisoft have yet to be made but we'll likely hear more shortly.

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  3. Silent_Gunner

    Silent_Gunner Crazy Cool Cyclops
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    A Splinter Cell anime?

    What's next? Are we gonna get a Call of Duty anime? How are they going to fit waifus into this!?
     
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    Atleast if it gains a decent amount of exposure, there's a better chance if finally having a market Ubi deem financially worthy of a game.

    The trouble is, with it being a tv show, an animation at that, I can see the games becoming even more casual.
     
  5. TomRannd

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    lol i am so disappointed in society,
     
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    WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY

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    I want Michael Ironside to voice Sam. But I have Netflix, so I can't hear that sweet voice.
     
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    Definitely an odd choice for this game series more than most. Considering how Tom Clancy is attached to it, I've always thought of it as concretely "Western."
     
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    lol maybe ubisoft realized trackmania isn't doing them any good so they are deciding to make anime.
     
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    Spinter Cell? Surprised they went for that Tom Clancy game instead of trying to squeeze every drop out of Seige.
     
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    well lets hope this makes a new splinter cell game happen, it has been 7 years since the last game :S

    well if there is an ip without any waifus is splinter cell lol, everything is too serious and too regular looking, hopefully they wont turn it into an full action anime and prioritize the stealth and such and not just guns galore and epic action scenes.
     
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    If there's any series that could fit waifus into it, it's a very similar series that was running alongside this one...

    (This has to be my favorite rendition of the theme!)
     
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    mgs is full of waifus lol, their presentation are totaly diferent, i could much more see an anime based on metal gear rather than splinter cell tbh.
     
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    Anna Grimsdottir is waifu

    Also yeah, while the stories are interesting in the Splinter Cell series, I play them for the gameplay, so I don't know about this.
     
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    same i always play splinter cell games for the gameplay and im a huge fan but if someone actualy asks me the overal story i have no idea lol, the fun part is doing the mission the narrative sometimes gets lost as all i want is to go back into the map and hide in the shadows :P
     
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    I'm gonna laugh if it'll still have "Tom Clancy's" in the name.
     
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    Splinter Cell is probably among the last games i'd expect an anime adaptation from, but if it worked for castlevania, it might for Splinter Cell
     
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    Anime is an abreviation for Animation or Animated. It don't matter where it is drawn, unless we are talking Japanime in which case it must be done in Japan.
     
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    Weeeeellllllllll.... Shoot... They killed him for me in the latest game... His gruff, ruff n tuff voice was replaced by someone who wants to sell you cologne.. I do wonder how they'll do this, though.
     
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    So no Metroid anime yet... I'll pass!

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    Anime is widely refered to Japanese drawn animation. It kinda matters where is drawn because animations from japan are anime, everything else is anime-like.
     
  21. UltraSUPRA

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    I've never played a Tom Clancy game, nor have I read the books, but who looked at Ubisoft's last E3 press conference and said "You know what that needs? BAKA"
     
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