Over the past few years Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell has easily grown into one of Ubisoft’s most popular game franchises, getting its start on the Xbox before essentially evolving into a fine stealth/action series. We haven’t seen anything new with the series since the release of the gritty Splinter Cell Conviction for Xbox 360 and PC back in 2010, but that all changes this month when a younger Sam Fisher makes his return in the long-awaited Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

To help prepare gamers for the follow-up, Ubisoft will be launching a massive marketing campaign that includes public events – where players can try out single player as well as the returning Spies vs. Mercenaries multiplayer mode, posters in Underground stations and a TV campaign with ads galore.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist is the biggest and most ambitious game in the series. It has been built with player choice at its core. So whether you’re looking for a true stealth game, or a more action-oriented experience, you can approach the game your way,” said Louise Marchant, brand manager for the game franchise. “Blacklist features unrivaled scope and variety for the series, but it’s also a great standalone title for fans of action games who haven’t tried Splinter Cell before.”

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist will be available on August 20 for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii U.