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Splinter Cell Blacklist Homeland DLC Available Now on Wii U

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Missions, weapons and gear included

Splinter Cell Blacklist is Ubisoft's latest entry in one of its most popular franchises, blending its recent focus on action with the option — should you prefer — of reverting back to the classic sneaking for which the series is renowned.

As is standard for any high-profile triple-A title, there's optional DLC to tempt you. The initial inexpensive DLC pack featured spruced up gear, but the new Homeland offering includes two solo / co-op missions as well as some weapons and accessories. The best part is that the Wii U version is included with its arrival today, which is something that we don't take for granted — it should be available on the eShop right now.

The press release for this gives the following details on what we can expect.

New Co-op Missions

  • Billionaire’s Yacht Co-op map – In this story-related mission, infiltrate a rogue billionaire’s yacht the day after a decadent party in the Coral Sea solo or with a friend.
  • Dead Coast Co-op map - Take out a terrorist cell in a remote part of the Middle East in single player or co-op mode.

Weapons, Gear and More

  • Crossbow with sleeping gas bolts - When armed with the stealthy crossbow and sleeping gas bolts, enemies will be snoozing before they even know what hit them.
  • Upper Echelon Suit – This suit offers better protection against fire power and blends into the shadows.
  • 4E Eclipse Suit - This suit allows Sam to carry more gadgets and offers premium protection.
  • Gold, Amber and White goggles - Mix up Sam’s iconic goggles with Gold, Amber or White lights.
  • Exclusive Mercs and Spy Skin

Do you have this title, and do you plan to hack some funds to pick up this DLC? Let us know in the comments below.

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User Comments (18)

gatorboi352

#3

gatorboi352 said:

Apparently this DLC is already on the disc, which is why Wii U has it day and date along with the other systems.

ULTRA-64

#4

ULTRA-64 said:

I've said it may times...no local co op no buy Ubisoft! I will not hand over my hard earned cash for an inferior version, final!!

shad0w-7

#5

shad0w-7 said:

What a crock of poopiedoodlecacadoggiepoopsiedoos. Charging us for content that is on the disc already?
You've got to be kidding.
Watch the profanity please — TBD

lbs

#6

lbs said:

Yea, somethin like 64k to DL..... Def on the disc!
Cost £5.50!
Was up Yesterday :)

tebunker

#8

tebunker said:

All of the gear is the preorder bonus stuff that was exclusive to different stores. The maps are interesting because Dead Coast was already a co-op mission, so is this a new mission on the same map? I noticed that mission didn't go away after I finished it which was odd.

I hate on disk dlc, but all you can do is not buy it.

RedRocBoy

#9

RedRocBoy said:

They really need to work on the locl co op. That was really what I was excited for being able to play with my friends on the GamePad and the TV. Need to spam their Twitter and Facebook pages.

ChosenOne25

#11

ChosenOne25 said:

My copy of the game is on its way! Only 25 pounds on Amazon UK now! :D :D
Looking forward to the good gamepad implementation :D

Noend

#12

Noend said:

Got it, be looking for some online coop action this weekend!

I don't care if its in the disc, its a financial decision, they may have well not developed those levels without the projected income to warrant the investment.

PattonFiend

#13

PattonFiend said:

Funny, all of my Gamestop Pre-Order exclusives are on that list...

Guess I will never be pre-ordering a game ever again... Especially from Gamestop OR Ubisoft...

Only thing on that list that we did not get EXCLUSIVELY through Gamestop was the Billionaire yacht, every single other thing on that list came as pre-order incentives... What a joke...

DESS-M-8

#14

DESS-M-8 said:

@shad0w-7 Skylanders and Disney infinity works in exactly the same way, all the characters an playsets/levels are all already on the game disc. The statues just act as an unlock code. Now THAT is a con.

akaDv8R

#16

akaDv8R said:

@lbs The DLC is NOT on disk. The 64kb file you refer to, is to facilitate the DLC. If you noticed, you had to download a 12mb file also, this is the DLC, which, like most games/DLC these days, is squashed. That 12mb file, un-compressed, will probably be around 30-35mb.

JaxonH

#17

JaxonH said:

@akaDv8R
I would be surpised, no, I would be AMAZED if 2 full co-op missions only accounted for even 30mb, much less 12mb. And I don't recall any digital content ever using compression. As it is, download size given is the exact same as what will occupy your hard drive once downloaded. Unless you can give a clear example otherwise?

And btw, I KNOW the Upper Echelon Suit and crossbow is already on the disc, because I bought the crossbow and the suit was a bonus for pre ordering. So it would follow that the maps, too, are already on the disc, which would make sense considering the Wii U wasn't left out of getting DLC as it usually is. We most likely got DLC because, well, it was already there to begin with.

JaxonH

#18

JaxonH said:

@PattonFiend
But, you didn't have to pay for it. And the Upper Echelon Suit was a bonus for pre ordering anywhere. I got it too, and I ordered from Newegg. Granted, if they claim it's Gamestop exclusive, then it should be exactly that. I agree that they shouldn't release exclusive content promised for pre order as DLC. Now, the Raven Suit is exclusive to U-Play, and can only be obtained by purchasing with U-Play points. But it's pointless, because it's identical in stats to the Upper Echelon Suit.

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