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‘Splinter Cell: Blacklist’ coming to Wii U with expanded gameplay features


Not every developer is warming up to Nintendo’s Wii U console, but there are still a few companies willing to give the dual-screened device an honest software effort. Ubisoft has been leading the pack with hits like Assassin’s Creed III and ZombiU, and will be continuing that trend with this year’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

The French developer confirmed the previously talked about rumor today via a press release, stating that Tom Clancy’s stealthy action title, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, will hit the Wii U with an expanded set of gameplay features. The ability to “operate innovative gadgets, take out enemies and move through the environment, and intuitively switch between weapons” was mentioned, which beats the average “we put a map on the second screen” treatment that some developers have resorted to.

The new platform was first spotted in February when a line designer updated his LinkedIn profile to include the Wii U version of the game. Of course, Ubisoft failed to comment on the rumor and decided to announce the title when it was good and ready.

Blacklist will also be making its way to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Every single version of the game will hit the market August 20, so really, we don’t have that much longer before we get to see our favorite special operative and 4th Echelon leader, Sam Fisher, showcase his unique talents once more.

What do you think about this move to the Wii U? Will it be a smart financial move? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!

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