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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Neonridr3989d ago (Edited 3989d 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.

RFornillos43989d 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.

Nevers0ft3989d 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 :)

Jadedz3989d ago (Edited 3989d 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.

Schawk3989d ago (Edited 3989d 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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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell - A Decade in the Shadows

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell has been out of action for a decade, so it's time to look back at 2013's Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

CoNn3rB41d ago

Sam Fisher is evidently the most skilled stealth operative because no-one has seen him in his own game for years

kevco3341d ago

10 years, in fact. He must be, like, 60 by now?

phoenixwing41d ago (Edited 41d ago )

why make an inspired game that takes effort when you can half ass it with multiplayer gaas games and filler filled assassins creed games?

That question up there is the reason you don't see splinter cell games

zarbor41d ago

Yup, another example that Ubisoft has no idea what they are doing.


The entire mark and execute system belonged in another game.

It’s cool, but the polar opposite to how Sam Fisher initially handled.

The original trilogy made shooting very, very difficult, yet a viable option, which ultimately motivates stealth.

The mark/execute system makes shooting stupid easy, to the point of why would you even bother trying stealth as an alternative?

FYouDad41d ago

Because Ghost is the method fans of the series actually prefer? IMark and execute is never forced upon the player you liiterally never have to bother using it even once throughout Blacklist.

Tody_ZA41d ago

The sad part is that I actually really enjoyed the last game, Blacklist. It may have lacked the iconic voice but the gameplay was excellent, and blended stealth, action and a mix really great compared to most games, where none of the three options felt like the wrong way to play. I really hope they either produce a remake of the original game or a proper sequel.

Rikimaru-0041d ago

Isn't UBI Soft remaking splinter cell.

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Ranking the Splinter Cell Games From Worst To Best

The stealth icon has gone too stealthy of late, but the best Splinter Cell games still rank among the best games ever made.

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Sam Fisher Deserves Better

Alex S. from Link-Cable writes: "Ubisoft, we need to chat. Please, have a seat. Thanks. Ok, so I think you know why you’re here. No it has nothing to do with all those game delays, we’ll talk about that later. What? No it’s not about the Skulls & Bones and Beyond Good & Evil 2 falling off the face of the Earth, just listen. We need to talk about Splinter Cell. Don’t give me that look, you know this conversation needs to happen. The way you’ve treated the series, its fans and poor Sam Fisher himself is sad, infuriating and just plain disappointing and it needs to stop."

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Fist4achin1281d ago

The Fish!!!

I'd love to see a remastered edition of those games as well as something new. It's about time.

UltraNova1281d ago

MGS is done, at least as we know it so it's now or never Ubi, give Fisher the reboot it deserves. And for Gods sake, don't you dare turn Splinter Cell into another Division/Ghost reckon online abomination instead of a SP focused steath action game!

Psychonaut851281d ago

You know they will though. This is Ubisoft we’re talking about

zachyBROosevelt1281d ago (Edited 1281d ago )

I would love a new splinter cell, maybe even a reboot at this point. Sam Fisher deserves it

Profchaos1281d ago

I think reboot the entire franchise the games were great but every time they try to make him human like a father or something it comes of as unbelievable

hiawa231281d ago

They added damn near every SC game to Xbox1X back compat enahnced list. That is a lot of Sam enhanced and I am loving it, but Sam deserves a new next gen game.