The first game, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, was released in 2002 and set in 2004, following the adventures of Sam Fisher, a covert operative assigned to a top-secret National Security Agency branch called the Third Echelon.
The game has had several sequels including, most recently, Tom Clancy’s Spinter Cell: Conviction, released in 2010. A new game, “Blacklist” is planned for release in August.
Splinter Cell does not yet have a director, but The International‘s Eric Warren Singer will provide the screenplay. Tom Hardy remains attached to headline.