Splinter Cell Blacklist Confirmed for Wii U; UPDATE: Box Art Revealed

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This morning, Nintendo and Ubisoft have confirmed the ongoing rumor that Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist will indeed be coming to the Wii U on August 20th in North America and August 22nd for Europe. Here’s the press release that mentions a few details about what you can expect from the Wii U version:

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist on Wii U will deliver a unique gaming experience that puts players in the role of special operative and 4th Echelon leader Sam Fisher. Showcasing enhanced game-play features using the Wii U GamePad controller, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist allows players to operate innovative gadgets, take out enemies and move through the environment, and intuitively switch between weapons, among other features. The GamePad touch screen, along with motion-based inputs, are sure to immerse fans and gamers alike in this thrilling modern-day adventure.

While Ubisoft may have been under serious flak from the Rayman Legends delay stunt, it’s great to see they’re devoted to providing games on Nintendo’s new console. Are you excited for Splinter Cell Blacklist? Sound off in the comments below!

Update: Ubisoft has released the box art to the Wii U version, as shown below.

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