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Ubisoft Shanghai Is Developing Wii U Version Of Splinter Cell: Blacklist


Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist will be released in August on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Wii U. According to Eurogamer, the “core version” of the game is being developed by Ubisoft Toronto, whereas the publisher’s Shanghai studio is handling the Wii U version. Ubisoft Shanghai is known for its involvement in the development of the Splinter Cell series. It made Pandora Tomorrow, helped with Double Agent, and it’s also working on the cooperative modes across all versions of Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

“What I like about what we’re doing with the Wii U is that Splinter Cell’s always about gadgets, and with the controller it’s a natural extension. It’s interesting on that side for sure, because we didn’t have to invent new ways of interacting with the game to support the hardware. It just makes sense.”

-Splinter Cell Blacklist creative director Maxime Beland

62 thoughts on “Ubisoft Shanghai Is Developing Wii U Version Of Splinter Cell: Blacklist”

  1. ‘Natural’ and ‘makes sense’ seem to be quite common comments from developers who are actually giving Wii U a chance!

  2. I recon it could be good am not a massive splinter cell fan but really enjoyed double agent on GameCube.

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    1. Rayman Legends , Watch dogs and AC4 (maybe) . for me. I might get Splinter cell if it turns out incredible. If not I’ll wait for it to fall in price.

    2. nintendo ID: Hellstrike

      im looking forward to AC4 and Watch Dogs. Though i would like to see what sony and microsoft have to offer until i make my final decision about watch dogs specifically. If my budget can support it till then. splinter cell is sth i havent played,(well neither WD) but if it has a decent co-op or anything it might meet my needs!

  3. i havent played splinter cell in a long time. this sounds like it might get me back in the series.

  4. Ubisoft is already getting some love for Nintendo’s HD console from minute one. The more we see their games on the U, the better we some of the more of the most unique, high quality games.

  5. It must be really hard for developers to build a game around the game pad… Something that really does revolutionizes the gaming experience such as the Wii mote yet developers are scared of it. EA being the scaredest of them all. I definatly will no longer support any EA developed game.

    1. totally. like with dices excuse being that they didnt get promising results testing frostbite 3 on the wii u, even though they managed to get it working on consoles with 1/4 as much ram. i mean hell, cryteck got crysis 3 up and running on wii u, visceral got dead space 3 running on the system, and both were shafted by ea, so there is no real excuse besides ea being a cluster of anally clenched neckbeards.

      1. Ubisoft, WB Games, Capcom, and Nintendo beg to disagree with you, Neutrino. The Wii U Game Pad is a revolutionary controller.

      2. A gimmick really? I can play Need for speed most wanted enhanced edition on my Wii U as my friends a and brothers watch sports on the HD television. A gimmick is a troll that is confused that he does not like nintendo but is on nintendo sites more than nintendo fans themselves lol.

        1. You’re brothers? You are still a child who lives at home lol! Hahahaha! Go play your baby Nintendo games on the GimmickPad, kid.

            1. TheTrruth4thaHaters

              Get off the site asswipe! Dam troll. Undercover Nintendo lover… Youre just mad that your WIIU broke due to the KYJelly you left in the ports lol.

          1. seriously? you assumed that because he sayed brother? have you ever thought that his bros are his roommates or they visit him alot? dont assume because it makes an ass out of you and only you.

      3. That’s exactly what they said about the Wii’s Controller and look how that turned out. Nintendo trounced 360/PS3 last gen war with 100+ unit sales and the other competition adapted their own motion controls (360’s Kinect and PS3’s Wii Remote ripoff with glowing balls) So tell me if this is a cheap gimmick that actually works or just an excuse to sell because to me, you’re being butthurt about Wii making PS3 look pathetic when it comes to gimmick controls.

  6. It’s brilliant as there using wii u to it’s full potential ie gamepad features,that’s why some games not coming to wii u as there to lazy and don’t have imagination that comes with this great console.As for ubisoft games am buying blacklist,rayman and watch dogs,fantastic stuff ubisoft they really do respect the style of the wii u as gamepad features to me is pretty fantastic.Every single game that using gamepad to it’s full potential am having blast on.

  7. Ubisoft Shanghai is actually a great developer. Maybe Wii U will get a decent port for a change lol.

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    becauseitsveasy to port to then justadd the wiiu upgrades gamepad

    shoud have wii remote and nunchuck also

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  10. Blacklist looks promising and I’ll be buying that with Watchdogs. My only prayer is for GTA5 to happen on Wii U and I’ll be one happy bastard.

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