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Joystiq: Splinter Cell: Conviction Co-Op Hands-On

The chatter surrounding the multiplayer aspect of Splinter Cell: Conviction began late last month, culminating in yesterday's release of the co-op teaser trailer on Xbox Live. Well, Joystiq can one-up the trailer. They've actually played the mode.

Everything you may have heard is true: The main co-op mode (either online or local play, with a human partner or A.I.) is a prequel to the events of the game and doesn't star series staple Sam Fisher. Instead, the estimated 5- to 6-hour campaign focuses on two wetworks operatives -- one American, one Russian -- who must work together to recover stolen nuclear warheads before they're sold on the black market.

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