Sam Fisher sneaks into Wii launch lineup

Ubisoft’s love for Wii keeps getting stronger and stronger. Because a whopping seven launch games just doesn’t cut it, IGN has reported that Ubisoft’s Montreal Studio is working on a Wii version of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent that will “be available for the hotly anticipated launch of Nintendo’s new console.” The Wii version is based on both Gamecube and PS2 builds of the game with enhancements made to gameplay and graphics. One of these enhancements is the use of both the Wii-mote and nunchuck attachment, with an example being picking locks by shaking the Wii-mote. While no online play is planned, Ubisoft is still on the fence as to whether there will be downloadable content through Nintendo’s WiiConnect24 service. The Wii screenshots featured in the article look downright purty.

With Rayman, Far Cry, Prince of Persia, and Splinter Cell headed to Wii, it looks like Ubisoft is throwing most of its big guns at Wii. To my knowledge, the only major franchises of Ubisoft’s not yet confirmed for Wii are Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six, and it seems these games will eventually be announced, as shooters and the Wii-mote seem like they’ll go together like Sony and hardware shortages (sorry, I couldn’t resist after this week’s announcement). Will you be picking up Double Agent at launch?