Splinter Cell: Blacklist officially confirmed for Wii U

Nintendo has confirmed that the long-rumoured Wii U version of Splinter Cell: Blacklist is very much real.

"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,” so says the blurb.

"The GamePad touch screen, along with motion-based inputs, are sure to immerse fans and gamers alike in this thrilling modern-day adventure."

Furthermore, the Wii U SKU will be released alongside the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC versions of the game on August 23rd in the UK. It arrives in North America a couple of days earlier on August 20th.

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