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Video: Ubisoft Shows Off Splinter Cell Blacklist and Assassin's Creed IV

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Gearing up for blockbuster season

As the busy season of game releases — on Wii U and all platforms — gets ever closer, publishers will give us more and more teasers and footage to tempt us into picking their games abover others. Ubisoft is no different, and as a publisher bringing a number of triple-A titles to the Wii U, it's got some games to hype to Nintendo gamers as well as the Microsoft and Sony crowds.

The company has released two recent videos for a couple of those releases — Splinter Cell Blacklist (which arrives in August) and Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag (29th October in NA and 1st November EU). For the first we have a trailer showing three styles of approach to stages, with Sam Fisher also utilising some gadgets that we already know will make use of the GamePad's extra screen and motion control. In the case of Assassin's Creed IV we have 13 minutes of commentary and gameplay showing Edward Kenway jumping from an assassination contract, to a sea battle, and then to a quest for hidden treasure.

The Splinter Cell footage is likely to be similar to what we'll see on the Wii U, while the Assassin's Creed IV video looks to be from the PS4 version of the game. Are you interested in either of these for Wii U?

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User Comments (26)

Savino

#1

Savino said:

Oh boy, only august 23!!!!! Most antecipated game of the month!!!

Shambo

#2

Shambo said:

I want Splinter Cell. Glad that spies vs. mercs is back, and while you could see it as being 'dumbed down', I have faith that playing as a 'ghost' will be rewarding enough, and you'll still be able to blast your way out instead of having a game over. Potentially more realistic... Let's hope. I'll get it, only thing I'll miss is Michael Ironside's trademark voice...

ikki5

#5

ikki5 said:

I.... gotta stop watching these AC IV videos.... I want the game so much... lol

I also hope I can rename the ship.... I don't really like the name. lol

you know... after watching this.... this videos is showing a lot of the same stuff showed in their last one just in a different order....

Cohort

#8

Cohort said:

I've never been that interested in Splinter Cell before but Blacklist is looking pretty damn good so far...

hydeks

#11

hydeks said:

Both look insanely epic! I know I'll be getting both, Splinter Cell will be my first Splinter Cell game (and by the looks of that trailer, it's gonna be a awesome game :) ) and Assassin's Creed 4 I want too, especially after experiencing Assassin's Creed 3.

I hope Ubisoft continues to support the Wii U with such great mature games. These two games, and Watch Dogs, are already must buy games for me :)

Peek-a-boo

#12

Peek-a-boo said:

I just hope those who watched the gameplay video of Assassin's Creed IV will realise that that is not what you'll be playing on the Wii U, visuals wise of course!

b23cdq

#14

b23cdq said:

ACIV looks awesome, but really? Still no stealth/crouch button? So there will be more of "standing on a rooftop and get detected because you can't crouch" an "getting detected because you don't move silently"? Great...

hydeks

#15

hydeks said:

@Peek-a-boo I call b/s on that, that looks like PS3/ 360 graphics, so it can easily be Wii U. The PS4 and Xbox One versions aren't gonna look much different, just cause there more powerful systems, it's the first generation of games, they will look basicly last gen, and than work there way up. So basicly, I agree with @Square-Head

Davidiam007

#16

Davidiam007 said:

@Peek-a-boo
I've been to several shows already and have been quite impress with wii u's demos. You'd be suprise what that machine can do. Smash Bros, Mario Kart, The wonderful 101 and Bayonetta looked just as good as the ps4 demos I got to check out.

JaxonH

#17

JaxonH said:

Dang right I'm interested! Are you kidding me? These are the kind of games Nintendo fans have been complaining about not getting for years. Well, now we're getting them. Anyone who DOES NOT buy one or more of Splinter Cell Blacklist, Deus Ex Human Revolution, Batman Arkham Origins, Assassin's Creed 4, Watch Dogs, Bayonetta 2 or Call of Duty Ghosts (it's coming, trust me), will lose all rights to ever complain about 3rd party support again. These games are all top of the line- as good as it gets people, so let's not only indulge for the sake of hell'a fun to be had, but also to support these 3rd parties for going against the grain and taking a chance on us. Let's show them our appreciation this fall, and send them a message: Nintendo fans DO buy 3rd party games- we LOVE 3rd party games. Keep 'em comin!

Relias

#18

Relias said:

No thanks to Splinter Cell.. AC.. Yes Yes Yes please... Batman oh yes.. and DEX yes... the rest.. no thanks.. though Young Justice.. Woohoo.. Yes please..

Relias

#19

Relias said:

Oh and these are Wii U I believe.. (Next Gen) Though AC does not appear to have the Superior Wind and Waves... so I don't it's PS4...

psyguy

#20

psyguy said:

I'm probably going to pick up both of these for my Wii U. I've never really gotten into either of these franchises yet, so its all new to me.

B_Troof

#21

B_Troof said:

definitely getting Splinter Cell for Wii U.... but I'll most likely get AC4 on PS4 for the graphics.

Sir_Deadly

#22

Sir_Deadly said:

I like the AC4 world and battles and stuff, but i havent at all gotten near to finishing AC3. I think i might just do the campaign in AC3 and forget about all the extra stuff to do on the side to jus finish it soo i can get this game. Now i wander if this is a PS4 demo and not PS3 cause I cant tell. And i am still debating if I wanna get Blacklist or not.

Urbanhispanic

#23

Urbanhispanic said:

Both of these games look like worthy purchases. I've only played Splinter Cell 2 out of the entire series but I have yet to play an Assassin's Creed game. But first....I gotta get a Wii U. :)

AJWolfTill

#24

AJWolfTill said:

AAGGGGHH! Too many choices XD
The fact that faction battles made it into AC4 made me very happy!

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