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Ubisoft says Splinter Cell: Blacklist is a good fit for Wii U

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Splinter Cell: Black List will be available next month for Wii U owners, which creative director Maxime Beland appears to be giving the most attention. Beland has stated that the Wii U version of the game is a “great fit” for Nintendo’s latest console, as Sam Fisher’s OPSAT device resembles the Wii U GamePad.

What’s fun and interesting is that Sam Fisher has an OPSAT in the game that he uses in the same way players can use the Wii U gamepad when playing Splinter Cell Blacklist. Sam uses his OPSAT to control gadgets like the triorotor, which the player can also do using the gamepad. I’m proud of the fact that our Wii U implementation makes sense in the Splinter Cell universe, it feels like a really natural platform for Splinter Cell Blacklist.”

It’s nice to see developers taking special care to incorporate the Wii U GamePad in new ways. What do you think of the game? Will you be picking it up since Ubisoft seems to be supporting the Wii U version of the game beyond just being a port of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 releases? Let us know in the comments!

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  • JeanPaul Badjo

    Good.

  • Marcel Kleine

    What I would like to know: DLC?

    • Ballzbeard

      Highly likely

      • Marcel Kleine

        I knew that, but treyarch said for BO2: full experience. but we didnt get any DLC :( but I think Ubisoft are nice people and they will give us DLC. But a confirmation would be nice.

        • ICHI

          They did release the dlc for assassin’s creed 3 so I should think they would be planning on supporting this game too in a dlc fasion

    • ICHI

      On Nintendo’s you tube channel the advert for this game shows pre order DLC which is a good sign

  • Victor O

    Will be picking it up.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    I really dont know. I might would have, but after some statements from Ubi I get unsure. Im not certain they put as much effort into this one as they should. So I will wait until after the reviews in case I should buy it…

    • D.M.T

      I don’t blame you for not trusting Ubisoft. Yeah they were at one point Wii U’s biggest supporters but they talk crap about Wii U, calling it a current gen system with a next gen tablet controller etc. They also ignored the Wii U at E3 which is unforgivable.

    • thedeciderU

      i don’t really trust any company now. even nintendo. i’m almost at a “i need to see it to believe it” mindset, and i bought wiiu on day one.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        That’s how I go about any game or console.

    • Nintedward

      Ditto Magnus , ditto….. :)

    • ICHI

      I’m pretty happy with how it looks and should think it will be up to current gen standards as ubi know what they’re doing with the machine by now. Saying that ubi’s statements of late have been a little eyebrow raising.

  • Superbax

    I’m debating whether I want this game or not, but if I do get it, I’ll buy for wii u.

  • e_rocket

    Nice, I’ll try this one with the “u” I do believe it would be fun with the gamepad, I also think watch dogs is in the same place, with all the cell phone use the character will be doing in the game, it should integrate good with the gamepad to. Nice games for the wii U.

  • Justis Bistawros

    Of course splinter cell blacklist is a perfect fit for the wii u. The wii u gamepad is just so amazing i love it so much.

  • TheImaj

    Pre-ordered.

  • Will.F. Martinez

    wasn’t sure about this since i haven’t played splinter cell since the first xbox. but now i might just be picking it up for the wiiu just for the gameplay feel. arkham city felt nice hopefully this is a similar or better experience.

  • Jon Turner

    Two words: PRE-ORDERED.

  • Clel

    Is everybody ready to shoot some LIGHT BULBS?

    • Ducked

      Shoot out light bulbs? I don’t think I’ve done that since Chaos Theory!

      • ICHI

        Some levels are supposed to be very chaos theory according to cvg’s preview that and spies v mercy a’la Pandora tomorrow makes me happy :-)

        • Ducked

          Pandora Tomorrow is my personal favorite!

          • ConCity Soldier

            I played Pandora Tomorrow on Xbox at my friend’s house. It’s definitely a good game.

      • ConCity Soldier

        Chaos Theory was the only Splinter Cell game that I ever owned. It was an awesome game. I had it own Gamecube, still do but the Cube stopped reading disc. I’m definitely interested in Blacklist, and looking forward to the multiplayer along with the single player experience.

        • Ducked

          That’s a shame, you can play GameCube games on the Wii unless you don’t have one?

          And don’t bother with Double Agent or Conviction lol

    • http://waluigi.com/ Waluigi

      I want to shoot Luigi

      • SinNiji

        I want to shoot Waluigi! *wink-wink*

    • Mario

      I’m ready!

  • Archiq09

    Im sure they have make Black list for wii u has better version x3

  • Christopher Acuna

    Why don’t people understand how awesome the WiiU is!? Oh wait…it’s cause every game is not full of blood, guts, explosions, bullets, executions, and cursing. You know “mature” stuff.

    • greengecko007

      It’s not that there’s a small amount of “mature” games, it’s that there’s a small amount of games period.

      • D.M.T

        That’s not the main reason either. It’s because a lot of people think that Nintendo is for “kids”. Nintendo is often misunderstood. Nintendo is not for kids, Nintendo is a family friendly company meaning that everyone can enjoy their games. Wii U doesn’t have a lot of games YET but the games are coming.

        • Christopher Acuna

          Yup yup, this was my point ^_^

        • greengecko007

          And yet, even with some people thinking that Nintendo is just for kids, the Wii managed to sell over 100 million units. The people that you’re talking about aren’t why the Wii U isn’t selling.

          • oontz

            Maybe the majority of those wii owners regret their initial investment and are more cautious this time with the wiiu?

          • D.M.T

            True but they will be one of the reasons why the Wii U will not be more successful than the Wii.

        • GameChanger

          I agree with you all but I want to add this…A lot of people out there tend to use how powerful a system is to define how good it is which is ridiculous. The last couple of generations were won by “underpowered” systems.

        • oontz

          Ummm they created the “just for kids” persona themselves back in the SNES days when they would change mature content or not release it at all on their systems. Look at their new games this generation, they scream KIDS. They are trying to capitalize on the ongoing success of the 3ds. Who is the largest market of the 3ds? I’ll give you a hint, it’s not adults.

          • D.M.T

            Like I said, Nintendo is often misunderstood by the masses. People like you think they are for kids because they have cartoon graphics with bright colors. The truth is, Nintendo is for everybody, not just kids. And for your information, most console owners are kids/teenagers. They are the reason that console/handheld gaming is successful. Don’t think for one second that most PS3/360 owners are adults. Most of them are under 18.

          • Guest

            As per the ESA (The Entertainment Software Association)

            “The average gamer is 30 years old and has been playing for 13 years. Sixty-eight percent of gamers are 18 or older.”

            Also interesting is that other research of the last generation showed that the average age of a Wii gamer was between 6 to 11 years old.

            I’ve said it before… most gamers grew up With Nintendo, but Nintendo didn’t grow up with them. Nintendo is always chasing the younger demographic.

          • Guest

            As per the E.P.A (The Entertainment Software Association) whose job it is to research and find out the demographics of video game users…

            “The average gamer is 30 years old and has been playing for 13 years. Sixty-eight percent of gamers are 18 or older.”

            Further research from Neilson of the last generation of video game systems found

            “Wii: The best-selling of the three systems, appeals to boys age 6-11 and usage of Wii by the 18-24 age group, considered the core/hardcore gaming segment, is low compared to the other two consoles.”

            Seems the actual facts and data suggest that Nintendo is a kids console. I’ve always said that many adults grew up with Nintendo, but Nintendo never grew up with them. Nintendo has always targeted the younger demographic of gamers. To suggest otherwise is laughable.

            That’s not to say I personally don’t enjoy Nintendo games. I still buy their systems and most of their first party titles. Just like sometimes I still watch disney and pixar movies. But I also really enjoy mature stories and experiences that Nintendo IPs don’t offer.

          • oontz

            As per the E.P.A (The Entertainment Software Association) whose job it is to research and find out the demographics of video game users…

            “The average gamer is 30 years old and has been playing for 13 years. Sixty-eight percent of gamers are 18 or older.”

            Further research from Neilson of the last generation of video game systems found

            “Wii: The best-selling of the three systems, appeals to boys age 6-11 and usage of Wii by the 18-24 age group, considered the core/hardcore gaming segment, is low compared to the other two consoles.”

            Seems the actual facts and data suggest that Nintendo is a kids console. I’ve always said that many adults grew up with Nintendo, but Nintendo never grew up with them. Nintendo has always targeted the younger demographic of gamers. To suggest otherwise is laughable.

            That’s not to say I personally don’t enjoy Nintendo games. I still buy their systems and most of their first party titles. Just like sometimes I still watch disney and pixar movies. But I also really enjoy mature stories and experiences that Nintendo IPs don’t offer.

        • Mario

          And yet my brother thinks that Nintendo consoles are for kids. He’ll never understand. And by ”he” I mean my brother.

    • The Clockwork Being

      LOL Shin Megami Tensei is rated mature and its not even blood, guts, bullet or even cursing. Its rated M because the plot is complex and mature in a dark way. Yet if i said this to a ignorant gamer he would say it doesnt count or something stupid

    • Ducked

      It’s just the 12-17 year old’s who don’t know the good stuff Nintendo has brought over the years. Real adults, and real people that play video games know Nintendo is the real thing.

      • Tim van Broekhoven

        I know, but I’m fourteen

        • Ducked

          Well than you’re a “real people”. lol

          • Tim van Broekhoven

            Yay!!!!!!!!!! I’m a real keople!!!!!! Finally I know!!!!!! Thank god!!!!!!!!!

          • Ducked

            Your welcome

    • kevin nun—-

      looks like BO2 to me, the article picture that is.

  • D.M.T

    I don’t care what Ubisoft says, I will buy Splinter Cell because I want to, not because they said that the game is a great fit for the Wii U.

    You can’t trust 3rd party publishers say these days, you just have to buy the game to find out for yourself.

    • Mario

      Can you give me an idea of why Splinter Cell is good? Never played, looked at trailers but I don’t really get it. You know, I’m more used to platforming, not shooting. I’m trying to get more well-rounded but… it’s tough.

      • D.M.T

        I’m not a shooting games person either but I played splinter cell on the GameCube many years ago and I liked it. It’s not a mindless shooter like COD, it has a story behind it and you can enjoy it both offline and online. If you want a shooting game, buy Splinter Cell, it’s better than popular shooting games like COD and Battlefield.

        • oontz

          First… Splinter Cell is not a shooter it’s a stealth/action game.
          Second… It’s not better than Battlefield.

          • Andreas Sunde

            If we go by single player (the main part of Splinter Cell), then yes, it’s way better than Battlefield. BF3s campaing is shit. They shouldn’t have put it there at all, and just stuck to multiplayer.
            If we go by multiplayer, I am not qualified to judge, because I haven’t played either of them yet. But I guess it comes down to preferance.

      • Baum 「ツリー」

        I guess Splinter Cell is kind of similar to Metal Gear. They count as shooters, but there’s a huge tactical aspect to them (wich is just one reason for me loving the Metal Gear franchise ^^)

      • Ducked

        It’s not a shooter, it’s a stealth game. The only Splinter Cell games that were more of shooters were double agent and conviction.

      • ICHI

        It’s a game where you creep around in the dark using gadgets to subvert and subdue your enemies to make it through the levels. Some levels you can’t be seen or its game over and the ones where you are allowed to be noticed don’t really allow for being shot a lot so you have to assess the area and be tactical in your approach. Every level is like a twitch puzzle action game with multiple correct ways to complete it, you just have to be good enough to pull it off. As the areas are so stacked against you it can get quite tense. And if that’s not enough Sam Fisher is voiced by Michael Ironside!

        • Tim van Broekhoven

          Thanks, this is what I needed :) But is is also playable for someone who’s really bad at shooters?

          • oontz

            Splinter Cell is not a shooter it’s a stealth/action game.

          • Tim van Broekhoven

            But you shoot, right?

          • oontz

            you can shoot but its focus is stealth based, like the thief series. It’s not a shooter in the sense like COD, in which you only shoot.

          • Tim van Broekhoven

            Yep, I’ve seen some gameplay now and it looks cool :D Don’t thinks the shooting will be a problem for me xD

          • ICHI

            I think that’s a hard question to answer there will be shooting sections or times when you ball’s up your plan so badly you might have to shoot your way out but usually guns are reserved for last ditch attempts. The last game had a system in it where if you sneaked up on people and got stealth kills you filled up a mark and execute bar. You could then highlight enemies in another room using sonar, burst in grab a guy as a human shield and tap a shoulder button (as long as all your marks were in line of sight) they would be downed in a nifty animation. I imagine this kind of gunplay will make it in again, so if you can do 3rd person stealth sort of platforming (like assassin’s creed) you could be able to handle splinter cell too.

          • Andreas Sunde

  • Aenifer

    Well, Ubisoft used the GamePad in new ways since ZombiU, but yeah, it’s always nice to see a developer taking advantage of it. I really hope Ubisoft won’t be the only one!

    • Fred

      Why would someone vote this down?

      • Jimmy D. Fugate

        Troll alert.

      • Clel

        Because he disagreed? Just a guess, I dunno

        • Fred

          Yes i realize that, but I asked because I didn’t understand where they were coming from with the disagreement so I asked because I hope they will explain so I can understand

      • NkoSekirei

        because they have no life and just wants to get more attention

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Not everyone who votes down is someone with no life. It’s called disagreeing. Besides, it was just one.

          • Tim van Broekhoven

            So it was you… Now we do know it was someone with no life.

          • Tim van Broekhoven

            ;)

          • Fred

            Yes i realize that, but I asked because I didn’t understand where they were coming from with the disagreement so I asked hoping they would explain so I can understand

  • Baum 「ツリー」

    Well I didn’t really notice Splinter Cell before (although I knew about it), but this time I’m actually looking forward to it. Not just because it’s on Wii U, but to see, how they implement its gamepad:
    We saw some Wii U gameplay before and it looked quite interesting, when Sam put a little camera under a door and looked what’s behind it with that OPSAT device. I think Zombi U and Lego City did all this scanning stuff really good before and if Ubisoft uses their experiences with ZombiU and enhances the controls a bit, Splinter Cell has great potential on becoming the game, that uses the gamepad best. (for now of course ;D )

    EDIT: Also I think, that it would be a REALLY amazing idea, that you have to put the gamepad away, when using a sniper rifle or similar stuff and the game “forcing” you to take the Wii Remote and nunchuk (maybe put a Wii Zapper in the Splinter Cell box, Ubi? xD) for that kind of gameplay. In every case it would deepen the game experience a lot in my eyes.

  • Ducked

    This is suppose to be more like the original three. Thank God! Conviction and Double Agent were terrible.

    • Luffy

      yeah, ive play tested double agent before it was release and was really shock when all the bugs that i had seen and told them about were still in the game at launch!

      when i played, i understood these bugs since it was months before launch, but to still have them in the game at release when they perfectly knew there existence is inexcusable.

      hope it doesnt have lots of bugs, i find bugs to ruin my experience…

      • Ducked

        Yeah same here…

  • Mitchell

    This game looks great, it`s awesome that Ubisoft is developing great games for our console.

    For me this is a DAY ONE PURCHASE for sure.

    We all love Nintendo games, but we also need to support those companies and developers that are giving us great games, not doing so is a sad miskake and we are the only responsible on that matter. That is something we are always blamed for.

    We need to change that perspective and show the haters and developers that don’t want to do anything for Wii U that WE ARE STILL HERE. (As Morpheus stated in the matrix 2)

  • Negatron99

    I’ve never been into this kind of game. Could this be worth a try? I’m a Zelda fanboy. Give me guidance people, please. Is it more strategy than just killing? Cos I might like that.

    • Mitchell

      Well,
      this is a very exciting title, which has adventure, action and I’m sure it will
      be one of the best of the year for our console. It will more depend of the type
      of games you like.

      I recommend
      it, but they are usually rated T or higher, so it will more depend on your age

      • Negatron99

        No problem on the age, I just tend to avoid games with guns. Do like RPG games though, hence loving Zelda (and my guilty pleasure for pokemon).

        • oontz

          Zelda is not an RPG.

          • Negatron99

            RPG- Role Playing Game.

            I *Play* the *Role* of ‘The Hero’ in a *Game*. While it’s not dungeons & dragons, it’s not an MMORPG. It’s not rolling dice, it’s not turn-based, it’s real-time, it’s still me playing a role in a game.

            RPG is the most obvious camp I put Zelda (and Pokemon) into. There are puzzles, there are so many other terms I could use for Zelda, it has a wide gamut, I can’t think of them right now, but RPG is the first that comes to mind when I think of it.

          • Negatron99

            I suppose ‘Adventure’ may be considered a possible term, but coming from the 80’s all I think of is the old text-based adventures… and not a single mention on the Wikipedia entry of Zelda.

            In fact looking at the Wikipedia entry for Zelda, “action-adventure” just doesn’t sound right. Just doesn’t capture all the fun and excitement I have had during the past few years in Hyrule.

          • Negatron99

            As to the RPG being applicable to more games, yeah, I would say that. I think if you play a role it should be enough to be an RPG. It shouldn’t require loads a extra definition to be an RPG, it isn’t technically covered by those three words.

            The Language has been subverted and all the extra conditions been applied by the RPG-nerds, but only the nerds know about them. So when I come along, see a game that looks and smells like an RPG (there are a lot), all these nerds (I’m not saying you are one) descend and start quoting conditions at me.

            It just feels like there’s a hidden manual, just because Zelda is stuck on a single timeline. Link does develop within that timeline, and there is an end to the game. Just about every other criteria you have specified for an RPG is satisified, it’s just sandboxed compared to the open-world environments.

          • FaTih

            they should make A Link To The Past for the Virtual Console

          • Negatron99

            I’d love that on my 3DS, I know it’s coming to the Wii U, and it’s available for the Wii VC. But I’d prefer all the 2D Zelda games to be on my 3DS, it just feels right for them to be on there. I guess with the GamePad it might feel better for A Link to the Past to be on the Wii U.

          • oontz

            Zelda is a 3rd Person Action Adventure game. An RPG is a game emphasizing statistical character development over collaborative, interactive storytelling. Even Nintendo themselves consider Zelda an Action Adventure game and not an RPG. Just look at which category NINTENDO puts Zelda in, and they created Zelda. http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/QeN8TUXNTFFoys-wPlDdQbEPs1XxySY1

            And further more by your logic…
            “it’s still me playing a role in a game”
            Would that mean that every game in your opinion is an RPG? Since every game usually has you controlling the lead role/protagonist of the game.

          • Negatron99

            So we don’t develop link? His stats go up, we get better equipment. I’m being pedantic now I know, but I think zelda my first thought is RPG as being the most obvious single bucket to put it in because it covers so many.

          • oontz

            It’s a story/narrative driven, linear, 3rd person Action Adventure game. Or in Nintendo’s words “Action Adventure” Not sure what’s so hard to wrap your head around? If it was an RPG… it would BE an RPG. But it’s not.

          • Negatron99

            Yay it’s an SNDLTPAA it rolls off the tongue. I’m bored. All this just because I think it’s an RPG.

          • oontz

            To be fair you can call it what ever you want. I was just pointing out that by definition, it’s not an RPG. Nintendo also seems to follow that definition. On that note… I think a full blown RPG in the world of Zelda would be amazing. But it’ll never happen.

    • discuss

      Hi fellow Zelda fanboy :)

      Splinter Cell requires more strategy then normal shooters but it still is a shooter. That being said I did like previous Splinter Cell games. I will probably buy this game for €20 ~ €30.

    • ItzameyaToad

      It really depends everyone is different. Do you like 007 type of games, or secret agent silently taking out enemies? If so you should like this game. I played one or two of the Splinter Cell games and it is IMO a Mix between 007 style and Assassins Creed. I say give it a shot if you will have the extra money.

    • ICHI

      If you’re on the fence perhaps give it a rent if it’s reviewed well. It’s often advertised as though it’s a shooter but it’s not really like how it looks and many cod fans would say it was boring as the pace and inclination on thinking your actions through are too much to ask of the majority of ‘hardcore’ gamers lol

    • Negatron99

      Sounds like it’s going to be one to just buy and see if I like it. I don’t mind spending the money. I bought Skyrim from the PS3 due to Zelda, well Midna, withdrawal and it never got put into the drive… and now the PS3 is an expensive Bluray player. So, no, ‘wasting’ money isn’t a problem. If my purchase makes Ubi think twice about running from the Wii U, it helps :D

  • TAKANYAN

    Wii U!!!

  • kaygivs

    awesome.. but will it have off tv mode?

  • everyone

    A non repetitive shooter like the past 3 CoD games. Cool.

  • Potemkin

    Wanted some AAA games from 3rd party? Here you have one

  • Agent721

    Music to my ears…the tablet is used properly…count me in!

  • Sidney Majurie

    Been a big Splinter Cell fan since the Gamecube. Never liked the Metal Gear Solid series so this series was better to me for my stealth action fix. No Michael Ironside will take some getting used to, but the game looks awesome. Go out and buy this game Wii U owners! I want this series to continue on Wii U :D

  • Luffy

    actually looks good. if its more about stealth then shooting,ill get it for sure!

  • MetroidZero

    ZombiU2 is also a good fit for the Wii U.

  • Bill Bong

    It’s the old saying — games sell consoles. No games made, no consoles sold. No consoles sold, no games being made. In a consoles first year lots of games need to be made, good or bad. This show that companies have faith in the console. Ubisoft has faith in the Wii U. Other companies should too.

  • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

    This will be my first Splinter Cell

    • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

      but i will wait till december, i cant buy more games, i preorder Watch Dogs and pikmin.

      • sd

        Im tempted with this game, But will preorder W101 which is out the day after so will wait a few weeks to buy this. My plan is to have pikmin complete in a month so I am free for 101 and maybe this. Drought is almost over. 12 days to Pikmin, Just over a month to W101 and this.

  • Tim van Broekhoven

    What is this game about? And what kind of game is it? I never played a splinter cell, so a little introducing would really help ;P

    • MujuraNoKamen

      It’s a bit like Metal Gear solid, it’s a 3rd person shooter of sorts but rather than being mindless “oh look terrorists, *BANG BANG*!” it’s stealth based and you have to sneak round without being seen. You do this by hiding in shadows so you have to shoot/disable lights and sneak past enemies, distract them etc and you get loads of cool gadgets and and weapons to do this. There’s good story and characters and you get to climb buildings and pipes and things to get around jump enemies. But if you don’t have the patience for that ninja stuff, you could go in all guns blazing but that doesn’t always work :)

  • Nintendofan

    Ha ha, I’m pretty sure Sony ponies and Xbots will feel stupid once they see this enhanced version on the Wii U :D

  • raiden777

    Wii U is a great console and will just get better and better with more games as the months pass by. Again, Nintendo proves that there is way more to being truly next gen than making pretty special effects in games. Nintendo reinvents how we approach gaming. This is why Nintendo remains king this coming console war

  • Tim van Broekhoven

    Ga toch naar de wibra vreemd wezen

  • Rick van der Linde

    Hoe weet je nou dat dat een NLer is :P