These days it’s just not games industry news unless someone has prematurely “leaked” it onto the internet, with everything from new IPs to releases dates finding their way into the public conscience before they officially exist or have been officially set.
The latest “leak” brings news that Ubisoft’s upcoming stealth ‘em up, Splinter Cell: Blacklist could be getting a Wii U port. The information comes via Joystiq.com, who earlier reported that level designer Pascal Allancon had put a Wii U port of Splinter Cell: Blacklist on his LinkedIn resume. The offending document has since been edited, although you can still see it here at GoNintendo.
The news – if true – will be a boost for Ubisoft, particularly among the Wii U community, following the backlash they received over the decision to go multiplatform with Rayman Legends, originally slated as a Nintendo exclusive. It wasn’t the multiplatform news that caused such ire, but the fact that it led the game to be delayed by 6 months, pushing the release date back from March to September.
There’s no confirmation that this is fact yet, but we’ll keep you informed as more information becomes available. In the meantime, here’s a rather awesome trailer to keep you going.
Splinter Cell: Blacklist will be released worldwide on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows PC and (possibly) Nintendo Wii U on August 20.