The sixth part of Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell: Blacklist will continue the story of it's predecessor, Splinter Cell: Conviction.

Splinter Cell: Conviction received mixed reviews, because the gameplay didn't feel like the earlier games in the franchise...

However, this did not go unnoticed by Unbisoft Toronto. Despite this, they did announce that they will build on the story of the last game. However, they said to have looked back on that game carefully, and took as much criticism, tips and hints as they could find. They said to have learned from their mistakes and improve them in their upcoming title.

Creative director Maxime Béland of Ubisoft Toronto had the following to say: "The game takes place six months after Conviction. You will see in the first half hour of the game that it will not be just the president who will come to sam and says 'I need your help', we have made it very personal for Sam."

This does not mean the game will be boosted six months ahead in the storyline, the transition will be smoothly and in steps. According to Béland Ubisoft is planning to put some awesome content in the storyline. Belánd and his team did work on Conviction, but not from the start. They were picked up to improve Conviction, and take the bad points with them to the sequal Blacklist in order to improve it.                                                                      

Splinter Cell: Blacklist is currently due out in March 2013 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. What was your opinion of Conviction, and will you be picking up Blacklist?