Splinter Cell: Echoes is a comic currently in the works by Nathan Edmondson that will bridge the events between Conviction and Blacklist. Don’t go flipping through this 88-page comic expecting non-stop neck snapping and various other stealth tactics for which the green-goggled infiltrator is known. In this canon narrative, we’ll see a retired Sam building his relationship with his daughter Sarah, getting a more in-depth look at Sam’s character.
I think the thing I enjoyed most was writing [Sam’s] relationships, especially his relationship with his daughter. We had to understand, not only how he sees her and what his relationship is with her, but also how she sees him and how she comes to accept him into her life and the strain and difficulty between them.
You’ll learn more about the people he’s fighting and some of the enemies he has made and is making. Part of the meaning behind the title, Echoes, is that Sam’s past actions have resonated and echoed forward into the future and now he has to deal with some of the consequences of his actions in the past, even the unintended ones.
Exploring the softer side of Sam will contrast nicely, and possibly provide some motivational drive, to August’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist release. Splinter Cell: Echoes will come bundled with the collector’s edition of Blacklist, which retails for $169.99.