Ghost Recon: Wildlands Splinter Cell Mission Honors Metal Gear Solid (VIDEO)
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Splinter Cell crossover sees Sam Fisher back in action once again, this time taking his supreme sneaking abilities to the locale of Bolivia. As part of the Special Operation 1 update, fans have been playing alongside Fisher since the new mission went live, and some have discovered an apparent Metal Gear reference upon completion of the game.
Once the finale of the mission is reached, Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher meets up with Wildlands‘ Karen Bowman in a cut scene, where Fisher responds with how they “don’t make them like me anymore.” He goes on to reference “this other guy” part of Army Infiltration that “wore a bandanna or something.” Karen informs that she heard that rival infiltrator “finally retired”, to which Fisher realizes that he’s the only one left. Check it out below:
This is all a reference to Metal Gear protagonist Solid Snake who reached his definitive retirement in Metal Gear Solid 4. It could also serve as a reference to series creator Hideo Kojima, as he is no longer part of the series and likely won’t be doing so anytime soon. With Snake and Sam Fisher both being at the forefront of the stealth shooter genre, this is nonetheless a nice tribute to make for those who appreciate both respective franchises.
What do you think? Are you glad to see a Metal Gear reference made in the Ghost Recon: Wildlands Splinter Cell mission, or does the canon implications of such an inclusion make your brain hurt? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more news from the shooter genre, check out these next few links:
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