Last June a product page for Splinter Cell: Blacklist seemingly outed Sam Fisher’s next adventure was coming to Nintendo‘s new console, the Wii U. However, since then gamers have seen a ton of content promoting Splinter Cell: Blacklist, without so much as a peep about the Wii U.
Now it appears a Wii U version of the game is back on the menu, or at least that’s what a resume posting for an Ubisoft level designer suggests. When listing projects the designer in question, Pascal Allancon, is working on, the profile includes a mention of Splinter Cell: Blacklist, a title coming to the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, and PC.
Soon after, the post was updated to reflect the game’s current multiplatform status, but the “damage” is already done. To be fair, it didn’t make sense why Ubisoft would not release Blacklist on the Wii U, especially after they have openly supported Nintendo’s console in ways most developers have not. For a brief moment, they were even going to let Rayman Legends be a Wii U exclusive.
With plenty of time between now and when Splinter Cell launches in August, there are probably several more items Ubisoft has planned to reveal. Whether or not a Wii U version is one of them is yet to be determined.
Similarly, though, there was talk of a Wii U version of Watch_Dogs, before Ubisoft eventually confirmed the news. It just so happens that Ubisoft also revealed a PS4 version, but that’s neither here nor there.
The profile also makes mention of “one undisclosed title of the future” but there’s no use speculating on that game at this point. If/when Ubisoft confirms Blacklist is headed to the Wii U, then talk of what that second mystery game is can begin.
Do you think there will be a Wii U version of Splinter Cell: Blacklist? How would you like to see Ubisoft take advantage of Nintendo’s console?
Splinter Cell: Blacklist has been confirmed for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.