According to Amazon and other retailers:
Splinter Cell Blacklist offers enhanced gameplay options on the Wii U. The Gamepad mimics Sam's OpSat, allowing the player to operate gadgets such as tri-rotor drones, sticky cam and much more through touch and motion based inputs.
The Wii U GamePad allows for faster reaction times, letting the player mark and execute enemies, switch weapons and choose gadgets to adapt to any situation.
Track your friends' missions and see what Splinter Cell Blacklist players are doing worldwide through the GamePad.
Over the weekend, Ubisoft revealed the official Splinter Cell: Blacklist box art.
The publisher has confirmed a Splinter Cell: Blacklist release date of August 20 in North America, August 22 in EMEA territories and August 23 in the UK.