Well Splinter Cell: Blacklist is definitely a thing, as a barrage of screenshots have emerged, via Gamekyo.
Bizarrely, nearly all of them appear to feature a Middle East setting, with Sam taking down terrorists in the blazing sun. Why he'd need his goggles for seeing properly in the blazing sun is beyond us. Frankly what a supposedly retired, unhinged stealth merchant is even doing strutting around in the blazing sun is somewhat beyond our comprehension.
He's also clearly been using Rogaine, as he has a full head of hair. Or, you know, this game just ignores Conviction.
As long as Ironside is still there we reckon it'll all be fine. Expect more on this in Ubisoft's presser later tonight.