Splinter Cell: Blacklist Ditching Offline Co-op on Wii U

In the current pool of games, the Wii U has the scarcest of libraries. While many major publishers have decided to halt sending their titles over to Nintendo’s latest console, at least until it sells more units, Ubisoft was good enough to release the new Splinter Cell: Blacklist on the Wii U.

However, today the developer has revealed that the Wii U version of the game will miss out on the offline co-op mode, mainly due to lack of time.

Speaking with Nintendo Life, producer Liu Jun blamed the short time left until release.

“In order to ship at the same time as the other consoles, we unfortunately weren’t able to delve into this feature,” Jun said. “But we think Nintendo gamers will be really excited to get the game at the same time as other consoles.”

That’s the only feature missing from the Nintendo version and will be identical to that of the other platforms.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist on the Wii U will allow players to use the touchscreen GamePad’s microphone for online co-op and multiplayer chat, and Jun confirmed there will be “no difference in treatment” for the Wii U version in terms of DLC.

In related news, the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins was announced last week to miss out on online multiplayer on the Wii U version.