Previously slated for a spring release, many had hoped Ubisoft's Splinter Cell Blacklist would be one of the early highlights of the year in gaming. Sadly, it looks like we'll have to wait a bit longer. Today, Ubisoft announced the game's official release date, and it's later than expected.

According to IGN, Splinter Cell Blacklist will release to retail in the U.S. on August 20 of this year. To help tide you over during this long wait, head over to this story to watch a full ten minutes of actual Blacklist gameplay.