Sam Fisher made a huge return this year. Ubisoft announced Splinter Cell: Blacklist and even had a gameplay demo. The slow-mo has made a return as a fast way to kill enemies. There is also a climbing function similar to what is seen in Assassin’s Creed.
Kinect features allow you to shout to distract and lure enemies. This is one of the few times I’ve actually been intrigued by “Better With Kinect” features. Sadly, Michael Ironside does not seem to be the voice of Sam anymore.