Just before L.A.'s E3 extravaganza this year, rumours emerged that Splinter Cell: Blacklist was coming to Wii U, yet Ubisoft's press conference passed without any mention of the multi-platform release arriving on Nintendo's new system. Whether fans would have been particularly disappointed depends on what they made of the action-intensive footage that was shown, where Sam Fisher was being about as sneaky as an elephant in a crowded room.

With this release due to arrive on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 in Spring 2013, rumours of a Wii U version have re-emerged courtesy of GameStop in Ireland, which is showing it amongst a number of confirmed titles on its Wii U pre-order shelves. This could be inaccurate, retailers do occasionally produce mock-ups of unconfirmed releases, but in light of Ubisoft's support for the system and the fact that it's still some months away, this rumour may just be right.

Ubisoft has declined to comment when asked by Eurogamer.net, which could either be stalling ahead of official confirmation or simply a choice not to respond to rumours. Either way, is this a title that you'd like to see on Wii U?

[via eurogamer.net, neogaf.com]