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Splinter Cell: Blacklist to launch on PC the same day as console versions

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist, the upcoming quasi-reboot of Ubisoft's stealth franchise, will launch Aug. 20 on Windows PC alongside its console counterparts, a Ubisoft representative confirmed to Rock, Paper, Shotgun.

"The Aug. 20 date is also for the PC version as well," the representative said.

Ubisoft announced last week that it had delayed Splinter Cell: Blacklist to August from its original spring 2013 launch window. The representative confirmed that the date appearing in an accompanying trailer also applied to the PC release.

The move is the latest in a series of PC-related announcements from the company. Ubisoft announced last August that a one-time activation would replace its criticized PC DRM that required an always-on internet connection. At Gamescom 2012, the company also announced the addition of digital distribution to its Uplay service. Its PC offerings also include ShootMania Storm and the free-to-play shooter Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online.

Another high profile Ubisoft game, Assassin's Creed 3, launched Oct. 30, 2012 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and Nov. 20, 2012 for PC.