Ubisoft has undoubtedly been Wii U’s biggest third-party supporter thus far into the system’s lifespan, with the like of Assassin’s Creed III and the exclusive ZombiU making the launch line-up, alongside the more casual Just Dance 4 and other party games. Continuing into the future, the publisher recently announced and confirmed a Wii U version of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, while a release date has now been given for Splinter Cell: Blacklist on Nintendo’s HD system.
It’s been hinted at, and all but confirmed by online retailers, while work on the Wii U port of Blacklist was mentioned in a Ubisoft employee’s LinkedIn profile last year.
Now it’s official, Ubisoft has revealed that it’ll be making use of the GamePad’s touch-screen controller to “operate Sam Fisher’s tools, switch weapons, combat enemies and navigate environments,” according to Polygon.
Splinter Cell: Blacklist is arriving on Wii U on 23rd August in the UK, the rest of Europe a day earlier, and first in North America on the 20th. Are you looking forward to Sam Fisher’s début on a HD Nintendo platform?
Update: Ubisoft’s also released the first image of Splinter Cell: Blacklist, showing how the GamePad will enhance and streamline the use of Fisher’s accessories.
Update 2: Ubisoft has also released the game’s North American Wii U boxart. Whether there’ll be any adjustments between now and August remains to be seen, although it’s looking pretty cool thus far.