Some people are not happy, why because Sam Fisher is no longer voiced by Michael (V: The Final Battle) Ironside. I’m not going into the specifics (why Ubisoft replaced Michael Ironside with Eric Johnson? What’s done is done, and you never know, this might be the best thing since sliced bread, or the introduction of the Rumble Pak.)
Frankly, I can’t wait to lock and load and go blasting, yes I know the origins of Splinter Cell derive from stealth, but balls to stealth, that comes later. Once I’ve vanquished a few nefarious looking enemies the Heckler and Koch way.
So in my opinion, Splinter Cell: Blacklist is last chance saloon (along with Watch Dogs and Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag for solid Ubisoft support.) Why do I say that? Well we all know about the Rayman Legends saga, which turned into a viral spat between the fans and the developers.
Their decision to push the game back to September and no longer make it exclusive to Nintendo, because they felt it wouldn’t do the business. People will hold a grudge, and that in turn could be the icing on the cake for the Wii U 3rd party support demise, from Ubisoft at least.
There is also the talk of Ubisoft not making a sequel to Zombi U, a game I thoroughly enjoyed (even thou, the so called respected media outlets gave it mediocre reviews.) The game failed to turn a profit? And actually cost Ubisoft money. They lost out. You win some, you loose some. Or so they say!
So down to the nitty-gritty. Splinter Cell: Blacklist. If this and other Ubisoft games sell big on Wii U, then what next? Tom: Clancy’s: The Division, Rainbow Six: Patriots, Ghost Recon: Online, will that ever see the light of day?
Plus, we don’t even know what Ubisoft are cooking up behind closed doors. Whatever the next unannounced projects are, lets hope people can see now is the time to support Ubisoft, like they are doing with Nintendo/us. Even thou, they gave Rayman an exclusivity kicking.
Are you up for Splinter Cell: Blacklist? Well if you are check out this awesome gameplay video.