Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (video game) released

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is a critically acclaimed 3D action-adventure stealth video game, developed by Ubisoft Montreal and built on the Unreal Engine 2. It is the first Splinter Cell game in the series endorsed (but not created) by author Tom Clancy, and follows the activities of American NSA Black Operation, "Black Ops", agent Sam Fisher. The character of Sam Fisher is voiced by actor Michael Ironside. His boss, Irving Lambert, is voiced by actor Don Jordan.

The game is available for Xbox, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Windows, and Mac OS X. 2D versions of the game were released for the N-Gage, Game Boy Advance, and mobile phones. The mobile phone version of the game was developed by Gameloft. The success of the game series spawned a series of novels written under the pseudonym David Michaels.