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Splinter Cell: Blacklist has been out for a few weeks now, and the game has received largely positive marks from the critics. If you’ve already slipped through all the shadows you can find in the base game, Ubisoft has you covered with the new Homeland DLC, which releases today.
Two new cooperative-enabled missions are included, though both can still be played solo. The first is the Billionaire’s Yacht map, which has Sam and Isaac sneaking on board a boat after its passengers indulge in a crazy night of partying. The Dead Coast map demands you eliminate a terrorist cell hiding out somewhere in the remote reaches of the Middle East.
In addition, the DLC pack adds new equipment for Sam and his friends, including a crossbow with sleeping gas, new stealth suits, several new goggle colors, and special skins for your mercs and spies. It’s worth noting that most of the Homeland DLC pack is based around content that has been previously available to those who pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition of the game in various regions of the world.
The Homeland DLC pack is going to run you $6.99, whether you purchase on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, or PC.
Our TakeIt’s great that Splinter Cell fans who didn't have the cash for the top-end bundle are now able to dig into this content, and at a price that’s far cheaper than what was required to pick up the Collector’s Edition when it released. Nonetheless, those hardcore fans who did buy the Collector’s Edition are likely to feel a little left out with this DLC release.
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I'm assuming most people bought the special edition for the jet, so I don't think that anyone who did buy it should feel burnt from this news.
I want some DLC that isn't from preorders.
This has been such a surprisingly great game so far. I'm getting close to the end of the game and it feels like the Splinter Cell game I've been wanting for a while now.
Does this DLC come with a Micheal Ironside voice patch?
I think this DLC was a bonus for those who bought the Special edition. I don't really remember.
I already sold it. Liked the campaign and some of the side-missions, but the Paladin-hub totally turned me off. Felt like a Normandy-wannabe to me. Some simple menus would have held the replayability higher for me personally.
Not really sure this is something that will excite hardcore gamers, it looks like a cheap way to make money from a well known brand.
Absolutely loved Splinter Cell: Blacklist.. This is why I don't by collectors or special editions of any game. I'll buy the base game and get any DLC as it gets released.
This game is really good. But not long after I got it I lost interest. Just a warning to all who played Conviction, Blacklist did not really do it for ME like Conviction did. I ended up getting rid of Blacklist pretty quickly. I am not an online gamer, so please don't take my opinion as anything other than what it is. The game is beautiful and the controls are good. I found what I did play to be too slow paced for me. I thought Conviction nailed the pacing perfectly.
Darn. No Mike Ironside voice-over DLC? Screw DLC. :(
I played SVM for the first time and I love it.