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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is a third-person stealth-based video game developed and published by Ubisoft. Chaos Theory is the third game in the Splinter Cell series by writer Tom Clancy. The game follows the covert activities of Sam Fisher, an agent working for a black-ops branch of the NSA called "Third Echelon". Though originally announced for release in Fall of 2004, the actual release date was March of 2005 for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube and PC. The soundtrack for the game - released January 26th, 2005 on Ninja tune record label - is composed by the breakbeat artist Amon Tobin. The game went gold on March 22, 2005 for all platforms.
Single Player Storyline
"What if a simple algorithmic code could crash the Asian stock-market, blackout New York or take control of ballistic missiles? In 2007, this has become a reality. Only one person has the key to the code and you must find them at any cost or the chain of chaos will become unstoppable. You are Sam Fisher, you are a Splinter Cell." - Back of the CD case (Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory)
"Japan's creation of an Information Self Defense Force is deemed a violation of international law and of their own Constitution and ignites rising tensions between Japan, China and North Korea. Facing North Korean and Chinese blockades of shipping across the Korea Strait, Japan requests US assistance in accordance with American obligations under Article 9 of the Japanese Post War Constitution.
Mounting evidence gathered by the I-SDF indicates that the devastation of the Japanese economy on the now infamous ‘Black Gold Day’ may have been caused by intentional Information Warfare attacks. As nations begin to mobilize and the United States activates the USS Clarence E Walsh, the world’s premiere Electronic and Information Warfare platform and dispatches her to the region, Third Echelon gets wind of a small and seemingly unrelated incident that may end up having global repercussions…" - http://www.splintercell.com/us/splintercellchaostheory/storyline.php
Chaos Theory, like its predecessor Pandora Tomorrow, includes a competitive multiplayer component to the game as well. This time, however, Chaos Theory expands its multiplayer to include cooperative play allowing for two agents to play through the game's cooperative mission campaign, featuring content related to the story of the main single-player campaign. Currently only four cooperative levels are included. It has been rumored that more will be available for download at a later time.
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