Splinter Cell Remake Will Update Story for 'Modern-Day Audience'

The original Splinter Cell introduced NSA agent Sam Fisher.
The original Splinter Cell introduced NSA agent Sam Fisher. / Ubisoft

The upcoming remake of Splinter Cell will reportedly update the game's story for a "modern-day audience," according to a Ubisoft job listing seeking a scriptwriter for the game (H/T PSU).

"Using the first Splinter Cell game as our foundation we are rewriting and updating the story for a modern-day audience," the listing reads. "We want to keep the spirit and themes of the original game while exploring our characters and the world to make them more authentic and believable."

"As a scriptwriter at Ubisoft Toronto, you will join the Narrative team and help create a cohesive and compelling narrative experience for a new audience of Splinter Cell fans," the listing continues.

The first Splinter Cell game was released in 2002. It followed NSA secret agent Sam Fisher as he investigated the disappearance of two CIA agents. It's regarded as one of the classics of the stealth action genre, and inspired several sequels, reboots and imitators. Ubisoft announced plans to remake the game in December.

How, exactly, the story will be updated has not yet been made clear. Ubisoft has not announced release information for the game.