NVIDIA sends along some good news for those who are planning to pick up a GeForce GTX 660 or higher GPU (excluding TITAN, for some reason) in the near-future. Starting today, any qualifying purchase will be queued up to receive Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist at its launch, currently set to occur on August 20th. At checkout, just make sure that the free game is referenced – at the time of writing, the trickle-out to etailers seems a bit slow. You can find a full list of supported retailers here.
For this game, NVIDIA has worked with Ubisoft Toronto to make sure that DirectX 11’s tessellation feature was made good use of, and also NVIDIA’s own HBAO+, TXAA and surround technologies. A synopsis of the game:
In Splinter Cell Blacklist, Sam Fisher returns as leader of 4th Echelon, an elite counter-terrorism unit armed with a new mandate to hunt down the masterminds behind The Blacklist, a series of deadly escalating attacks on U.S. interests. To stop the Blacklist countdown, gamers will choose the best way to face any challenge by tapping into Sam’s arsenal of lethal skills and training. The biggest game in the award-winning series, Splinter Cell Blacklist features an immersive single player story, distinct co-op missions, and the return of the legendary Spies Vs. Mercs multiplayer mode; all supported by a universal economy and customization system that allows players to completely customize their game experience.
It almost sounds like a game we’ll have to check out!