Splinter Cell: Double Agent Heading To Wii

In a move that was firmly expected, Ubisoft has announced that it’s bringing its highly successful stealth title Splinter Cell to Nintendo’s Wii platform.

Revered gaming publication Ign spoke to Tony Key, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft who proceeded to say “We are very excited to bring Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent to the Wii this holiday season. The Splinter Cell franchise has always translated very well across multiple platforms and we are confident that the Wii version will continue the tradition of maximizing the capabilities of each respective video game console platform.”

The title which is set to play host to numerous gaming formats should find itself at home on the Wii as it’s currently set to take full advantage of the Wii’s unique control scheme, with Ubisoft looking to implement a number of interesting possibilities, such as shaking the Wii’mote’ to help pick the many locks that will need to be cracked in game. The development studio states that it is currently still playing around with the control system to give gamers the most immersive Splinter Cell experience yet.

Though amidst these positive points there also lays some negative ones; the first being that this version of Double Agent is set to be a direct port of the current gen versions, albeit a slight visual shine to harness some of the Wii’s potential power. The news that the title is set to lack some of the Xbox360 versions additional missions is also a slight disappointment, but if the positive aspects can outweigh the negative, then Sam Fishers outing on the Wii could well prove to be the definitive version.


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