A new trailer for Splinter Cell: Blacklist has hit and with it comes a new release date.

Although previously scheduled for a spring release date, the latest chapter in Ubisoft's killer tactical espionage series Splinter Call has been dated as August 20, 2013.

This first title to be developed by Ubisoft Totonto will see the series' protoganist as the newly appointed leader of the splinter cell 4th Echelon which answers only to the President of the United States.

The game will consist of a single player campaign, co-operative play, and a competitive multiplayer and will be available for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. However, no confirmation has yet been given on the widely rumored Wii U version.