Splinter Cell: Blacklist has no offline co-op on Wii U

But online multiplayer supported.

The Wii U version of Splinter Cell: Blacklist will lack an offline co-op mode, developer Ubisoft has revealed.

Oddly, Wii U owners will still be able to play with others in online co-op.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist producer Liu Jun revealed the news in an interview with Nintendo Life, and blamed the amount of time it would have taken to implement.

"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."

Otherwise, the game will be similar to other versions. Wii U owners will be able 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.

Batman: Arkham Origins publisher Warner Bros. announced last week that it would not include online multiplayer in the Wii U version of that game.

"MP will be available for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC," Warner told Eurogamer. "The team is focusing development efforts on platforms with the largest MP audience."

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