CVG: Splinter Cell Blacklist: Wii U pre-order boxes spotted at GameStop Ireland

Pre-order boxes for a Wii U version of Splinter Cell Blacklist have been spotted in an Irish GameStop store.

The game's currently only confirmed for a spring 2013 release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, although a Wii U version was previously listed online by US retailer Best Buy.

Ubisoft is supporting Wii U heavily during the console's launch period. It will release seven games for the system in time for next month's Wii U release date of November 30 in Europe, including a version of multiplatform title Assassin's Creed 3.

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Neonridr2120d ago (Edited 2120d ago )

I have a feeling there are more secret Wii U games that are in development that we still don't know about. We just finally found out that Most Wanted is coming, now this looks to confirm that Splinter Cell is coming.. just remove the shroud already and let us know what all the goodies are already!

If this turns out to be true, then another bonus for the Wii U.

RFornillos42120d ago

i just hope it's true... but knowing it's Ubisoft, it's possible.

come to think of it, it's kinda like how NFS Most Wanted appeared in online listings, then recently admitted to be true.

Nevers0ft2120d ago

Assuming this is a "proper" Splinter Cell and not a shadow of its former self, eschewing stealth for guns; I'll be all over this like a bad rash when it's out on the Wii U. Hopefully the Wii U Gamepad makes a kickass set of night vision goggles :)

Jadedz2120d ago (Edited 2120d ago )

I believe it was stated by the Trine 2 developers, but I digress.

Nintendo hasn't had quality 3rd party supported titles since their Snes days, when you compare them to the competition (though their handhelds have had the opposite effect of that of their hardware console, and the Wii did get a couple of high quality 3rd party titles, but not to the extent of PS360).

The the Wii U needs to be the "me too" console of the next generation, kinda like how the Xbox 360 is in this current one. During the PS1/2 days - exclusive content was king, and Sony dominated because of it. Nowadays (current gen) the majority of 3rd party developers are releasing software across many different sectors of technology, so it's a lot more widespread now.

As long as the Wii U's capable of running popularized game engines (and console sales are decent), then I don't see how 3rd party developers will ignore the Wii U.

Schawk2120d ago (Edited 2120d ago )

More and more games are being added to the wiiU launch lineup , this is a good thing and i think there may be a few more surprises hit the shelf before release day

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