Here's An 8-minute Video Explaining Why You Should Play 'Splinter Cell: Blacklist' On the Wii U Gamepad


Ubisoft makes the case for playing "Splinter Cell: Blacklist" using the touchscreen on the Wii U's gamepad.

You have to hand it to Ubisoft: when a new console launches, they typically jump in, feet first with full software support for the hardware. And that hasn't changed with the Wii U, with Ubisoft even providing the first, real killer app for Nintendo's system with "ZombiU" and continuing through their ports of "Assassin's Creed III," as well as here, with "Blacklist."

Beyond the typical menu/resource management most games with second screen options provide, "Blacklist" will also allow you to view Sam Fisher's spy cam, rotating your view by moving around the gamepad itself, as well as controlling the Fourth Echelon leader's remote drone and equipment.

"Splinter Cell: Blacklist" will be out on Tuesday for the PC, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U.

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