Want to get your hands on Sam Fisher? Yea, you and a whole lotta terrorists. You’re all going to have to wait a bit longer, as Fisher has disappeared into the shadows of delay.

Ubisoft has pushed Splinter Cell: Conviction back to fiscal year 2009-2010, so don’t expect the spy any time this year. But then again, he could… be… RIGHT BEHIND YOU!

Ok, maybe not. But if he were, you’d already be dead.

Kotaku is also reporting via a string of internet sources that the voice of Sam Fisher, Michael Ironside, has been terminated. No, not like that. His body is not in a dumpster in a seedy alley behind the Ubisoft offices.

No, the word on the street (see: internet) is that Ironside got a little too big for his britches and has been removed for being difficult, self-centered and demanding. In otherwords, an actor. ZING!

In all seriousness, we CANNOT confirm if he has actually been removed from the project, but it might explain part of the delay.

Still, at this point all we have are precious few facts: The game has been delayed to 2009-2010. Everything else is as shadowy as Fisher himself.

Source: Kotaku