Korean Splinter Cell game Project TH gains Squid Game actor

While Ubisoft works on its Splinter Cell reboot, Korean developer EVR Studio has revealed its own take on the stealth-action series. Starring Squid Game actor Heo Sung-tae, the new game aims to be Korea’s Splinter Cell.

Dubbed Project TH, the new stealth-action game is based on a Korean webtoon known as Moondang. Set in the near future, the game is takes place in a Unified Nation of Korea.

You’ll play as Ji Jeong Tae, a North Korean soldier that is transferred to South Korea as a military exchange. Squid Game’s Heo Sung-tae will not play the game’s main character, but will instead be the game’s villain — a deadly terrorist known as Ghost.

Revealed in a two-minute trailer, Project TH is obvious inspired by Splinter Cell. Looking surprisingly like a spiritual successor to SC: Conviction, the third-person stealth-action game looks remarkably impressive for a Korean single-player game.

The short work-in-progress trailer shows a decent amount of variety for the upcoming game. Sure, the trailer mostly consists of third-person cover mechanics, but you can also see the DNA of Splinter Cell throughout the video.

For example, one clip shows Jeong Tae clinging to a pipe as he shimmies above a group of enemy soldiers. Other clips show you falling from the ceiling to takedown an enemy below. It’s pure Sam Fisher and we’re more than here for it.

Typically, games coming out of Asia are Japanese. However, over the past few years, more developers out of China, Korea and more are starting to make AAA-quality titles across PC and console. Just last year, Korean FPS multiplayer title CrossfireX made its way to the west with a brand-new Xbox port complete with a new single-player campaign.

Furthermore, Chinese developer Game Science blew minds with the reveal of Black Myth: Wukong, a third-person action game based on Journey to the West. While Japan is far ahead in terms of game development than other Asian territories, it’s great to see more diverse games coming from other regions.

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