The first concrete details on Splinter Cell Conviction's multiplayer mode are in, via the back page of the latest issue of PC Zone magazine.
According to the mag, its next issue will include "hands-on, co-op reveal and a brand new mode." And that's it.
Of course it's not the first time the series has included co-op; the original Xbox's Chaos Theory featured Xbox Live spy collaboration missions, while Splinter Cell's trademark mercs vs. spies multiplayer was very much a team game.
The Splinter Cell issue of PC Zone is out on December 23. You can buy the current issue - which includes the latest hands-on with BioShock 2 - online and have it delivered to your door.