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Submitted by nabgil 642d ago | interview

Being Sam Fisher is "like being a new James Bond"

GR-UK writes: During a recent trip to Toronto to see Splinter Cell: Blacklist we were able to grab five minutes with Eric Johnson, the actor faced with unenviable task of walking in the footsteps on Michael Ironside and playing Splinter Cell's protagonist, Sam Fisher.

He says the the analogy he uses it's "being like a new James Bond".

"Every ten to fifteen years you get a new James Bond. And there are certain things that are congruent to James Bond all through everything he's been in, but each person, each actor has brought a unique spin to it." Johnson also talks about working alongside Michael Ironside, and asking the audience to invest in the character for the length of the game. (Eric Johnson, PC, PS3, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Xbox 360)

o-Sunny-o  +   642d ago
And sometimes you like one James Bond over the new one...
Erudito87  +   642d ago
now they're just insulting bond
GameCents  +   642d ago
Someone does not understand what an analogy is.
Mr_Nuts  +   642d ago
Still should of had Ironside, there was no reason for him to go

I think Ubisoft are just cheap
Stoppokingme  +   642d ago
I'm gonna miss Michael Ironside.
josephayal  +   642d ago
bond meh!
MuchoHombre   642d ago | Spam
dcj0524  +   642d ago
I want to Sam Fisher. Not James Bond.
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GameCents  +   642d ago
No genius. What he means is that being the new Sam is like taking over as a new Bond. Not that the new Fisher is like Bond.
Erudito87  +   642d ago
the bond reboot was very successful while the new spinter cell is pretty dumbed down with non existent stealth mechanics and generic terrorist plot
DogtagDuke1992  +   642d ago
Its one thing to change the voice actor of Sam Fisher... if it was "necessary" then FINE. (it wasn't necessary, but let's say it was) ....It's a completely different thing when the voice actor you recruit it the most GENERIC, TYPICAL, 30 YEAR OLD WHITE GUY HERO. This new Same Fisher couldn't be more generic. I couldn't even make out his voice from a million other white guy actors out there. Ironside defined the voice of Sam Fisher. It was incredibly recognizable, aged, and profound. Sam Fisher is supposed to be almost 60 years old. This means that Ubisoft is throwing out the cannon of Splintercell with this next game.....if Sam Fisher is all of a sudden thirty years old, then...um...isn't his daughter almost thirty years old? Was not the last two games about Sam Fisher dealing with the death of his daughter...? And now we have to completely forget all that? Sam is now younger, yet the game takes place in modern time...he apparently no longer has a daughter, or a past fighting in the gulf war....he is apparently not in his fifties anymore...and apparently that guy who narrated Convictions....Sam's buddy from the war...does he not exist anymore either now? Or did he get younger, too. What about Grimm? She makes a reference to Sam's age in Chaos Theory saying "I was in second grade when you were in the Gulf." ....has she changed now? Is she not completely taken back by the fact that this man she has been acquainted with for so many years just reverse-aged thirty years? ....Game is full of holes. It will still be fun, but with a younger Sam, a new voice of sam, a new voice of Grimm, and cannon that is completely discombobulated at this point...its gonna be tough to respect.
GameCents  +   642d ago
Massive wall of text but your points cannot be refuted.
blackstrr411  +   642d ago
Ubisoft gave us far cry 3. I trust them

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