Splinter Cell: Blacklist confirmed for Wii U

Latest Tom Clancy shooter launching August 20 for Nintendo's HD platform; Disney Planes coming exclusively to Wii U and 3DS.

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Nintendo today confirmed that Splinter Cell: Blacklist will launch on the Wii U in North America on August 20 alongside the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions. The game will be released in the United Kingdom on August 23.

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist for the Wii U will make use of the GamePad for "enhanced gameplay features." According to the screenshot at right, one such feature is using the controller to manipulate a snake camera.

Nintendo also today revealed that a pair of Planes tie-in titles will be released exclusively for the Wii U and 3DS. Due out August 6 (three days before the film hits theaters), the games expand the storyline of Planes, allowing players to control one of the characters from the animated film.

"Key" third-party games due this spring and summer, as compiled by Nintendo, are listed below.

Wii U
April 16: Injustice: Gods Among Us
Spring: Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
May 21: Resident Evil: Revelations, Fast & Furious Showdown
May: Sniper Elite V2
Coming Soon: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut

Wii U eShop
Summer: DuckTales Remastered, Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, Spin the Bottle
Q2: Mutant Mudds Deluxe
Later in 2013: Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails

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