US retailer Best Buy has listed a Wii U version of Splinter Cell: Blacklist, prompting speculation that Sam Fisher's latest could also end up on Nintendo's next console.

So far, Ubisoft has only confirmed the game for release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

But if true, a Wii U port of Blacklist may not come as too much of a surprise.

Ubisoft has already pledged extensive support for the Wii U and announced eight games for the platform, including a port of Assassin's Creed III.

So, if a Wii U version of Blacklist really is in development, why didn't Ubisoft announce it alongside the 360/PS3/PC versions on Monday? There could be a very good reason.

Every Wii U game revealed during E3 is expected to launch during Wii U's 'launch window', a period of time that is expected to last for around "three to four months" after the console launches later this year.

And if our theory is correct, it could imply that Splinter Cell: Blacklist won't release until at least a few months into 2013.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist was announced during Ubisoft's E3 press conference on Monday. The game currently has a tentative 'spring 2013' release date.