There have been a lot of rumors of Splinter Cell: Blacklist coming onto the Wii U, but today it has been officially confirmed that Sam Fisher’s next stealthy adventure will be releasing on Nintendo’s flagship console. Blacklist launches in North America on August 20th on the Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
Blacklist for the Wii U intends to make use of the console’s unique gamepad. As shown by the screenshot below, one of the features appears to be a way to control a snake camera using the screen on the controller.
I don’t want to make any assumptions here, but hopefully Blacklist makes better use of the gamepad than some camera control. That’s something that can be easily relegated to the thumbstick, and tilting and fidgeting with the screen to do that kind of thing actually might be somewhat annoying.
Nintendo also released a list of third party Wii U games that are coming out this spring and summer.
Spring – Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
April 16 – Injustice: Gods Among Us
May 21 – Resident Evil: Revelations, Fast & Furious Showdown
May: Sniper Eilte V2
Coming Soon: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut
Summer: DuckTales: Remastered, Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
Q2: Mutant Mudds Deluxe
2013: Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails
Although this is just my opinion, there’s really nothing here that’s spurring me on to buy a Wii U. While Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut has the potential to be a pretty cool, exclusive title for the Wii U, it’s still a game that was released for other platforms nearly 2 years ago.
The Wii U has been doing little to excite consumers, as evidenced by the lackluster sales of this relatively new console. Nintendo has to knock it out of the park with some amazing looking games this E3 because I just don’t think the above list is going to cut it.
(Source – GameSpot)