Ubisoft will partner with renowned writer Nathan Edmondson and artist Marc Laming to create a graphic novel based on Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell franchise.

Splinter Cell Echoes is said to, “introduce readers to new facets of Sam Fisher and will explore the Splinter Cell universe from a fresh perspective,” states the press release.

The novel will be available next year and will take place between the events of Conviction and Blacklist. The story is said to bridge the gap between the two games with a realistic, original story that is supposed to set the tone for the opening events in Splinter Cell Blacklist.

“Nathan Edmondson and Marc Laming are respected experts in their fields and we are so incredibly fortunate to have them on board for the Splinter Cell graphic novel,” said Patrick Redding, game director, Ubisoft Toronto.

“Nathan’s work in The Activity put him on our radar with its gripping balance between real-world geopolitics and high-tech spy fantasy themes we also explore in Splinter Cell. We’re confident that all readers – whether they’ve played every game in the series or are new to the franchise – are going to really engage with this story and the level of fine detail Nathan and Marc inject into their book.”

Nathan Edmondson is a comic book author and screenwriter, while Marc Laming is an illustrator and comic book artist.

“Sam Fisher is a legend, but this story is our own. We are working with Ubisoft to add something special to the Splinter Cell canon that will simultaneously be exciting to fans of the series while being a thrilling stand-alone read,” said Nathan Edmondson.

“Together with Marc Laming, Studio Lounak, and the Ubisoft Toronto team, we’re shedding new light on Sam Fisher.”