IGN E3 2012: Don't Worry About Assassin's Creed III on Wii U


Ubisoft has been demonstrating a version of Assassin's Creed III on Wii U, but the heart of its message is this - don't worry about this version of the game, it's the same in terms of graphics and content. Developed by the same ACIII team as any other platform, gamers will get the same title. However, thanks to the addition of the GamePad, the team is preparing some other improvements

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richierich2266d ago

Thats funny a few weeks ago I read that it will be 60fps and 1080p now it would be lucky even to match the PS3 and 360 versions.

LOL_WUT2266d ago

Well by the looks of that one Batman game i doubt it.

yabhero2265d ago

Look at the video below, WiiU is obviously better

browngamer412265d ago

Looks EXACTLY like the other ones..which is cool for first gen software! @ Lol-wut -WTF are you talking about? Armored edition looks slick as he-ll, graphics look the best to me..

mamotte2265d ago (Edited 2265d ago )

Damn. N4G system never fails to embarrase me. Sorry! Wrong clik.

corrus2265d ago (Edited 2265d ago )

Not is not the same the graphic of WII U is not like PS3360 graphic here watch PS3 version

WII U version

beerkeg2265d ago

I agree, the Wii U version looks better.

eagle212265d ago (Edited 2265d ago )

Corrus owned himself cause his WiiU link does look better and chunkier. No flatness on WiiU version...

5:12 WiiU is beautiful...

BlmThug2265d ago

Yaay /s a 2012 video game consoles narrowly beats a 2005 console. Welcome to the 7th gen Nintendo, your damn late as most are ready to leave and you just got here

ABizzel12265d ago

You can't really compare the graphics of a game from 2 different scenes. Personally this is what I expected from the Wii U, something that is either on par with the PS360 or slightly better.

Anyone who's upset that the Wii U isn't blowing the current gen console out the water, set themselves up to be disappointed. After the success of the Wii, why would Nintendo want to make a console that cost $400+ Day 1, raises development budgets 10x that of the Wii, and that's capable of running advance features that their first party games have no real use for.

The Wii U is exactly what I expected from Nintendo, and to me it's good enough. It has 3rd party support until the PS4 and Nextbox come out, but it'll have a good install base by then (so 1 - 3 years of good 3rd party support). It's going to be priced competitively to the current-gen console (I expect $299) or else it's going to get the Dutch Auction treatment like the 3DS. Plus all your Wii stuff can carry over to the Wii U, which is their way of forcing those Wii owners who want to upgrade back to their console.

I'm satisfied with what the Wii U is as a console. I won't be getting one until probably 3 - 5 years down the line, simply because I don't find Nintendo's first party to appeal to me as much as it use to. As much as we try to deny it Nintendo has gone casual. They are attempting to get more "mature / core" gamers back to their console with 3rd party support, but at the end of the day the Wii U is a 90% Nintendo casual 10% Core. I'll wait for Zelda, Super Smash, and a few more to hit the console, and pick it up once it see a price cut down to the $100+ area.

beerkeg2265d ago (Edited 2265d ago )

That's fair enough, I didn't get a ps3 until a few years after launch because it didn't have a lot that appealed to me, and also because of the price.

It's nice to see a well presented post with valid reasoning behind it, instead of a generic 'Wii U sux!!' comment.

I was disappointed with the conference, as pretty much everyone was, but I'm starting to see some good things in store for the system. I might hang back a bit, like yourself, depending on what games launch with it. I'm not sure really, they may have some surprises in store for later in the year that might hype me up a bit more.

We shall see.

ABizzel12265d ago


Looks like I found another reasonable person on n4g.

I'm all for the Wii U, I think it's a great concept with the dual screen setup (TV and controller). I see a lot of DS / 3DS like ventures finally being realized on the big screen. I think the games look good enough, it's 5/6 years into the lifecycle of the PS3/360, so these graphics are at the peak of what the systems have to offer, and at launch the Wii U is already comparable. The 3D Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Smash Bros., etc... will come, and 3rd party devs. will continue to support the Wii U because not everyone is ready for the development cost of programming for the PS4 and Nextbox.

I'm still concerned about online for the Wii U, as well as just how much 3rd party support is going to be there when the PS4 and Nextbox launch. But at the end of the day I play Nintendo consoles for the exclusives just like my PS3 so 3rd party isn't a make or break for me.

I think Nintendo nailed the Wii U console, but their E3 conference was a letdown on the software side, because of Nintendo itself.

FinalomegaS2265d ago

did Ubi confirm the game is ported or ground up for WiiU?

linkenski2265d ago

It's obviously ported. But they might've improved the graphics or the resolution, but we can't really tell from the off-screen footage we've seen.

FinalomegaS2265d ago


i was thinking they would go safe and just port stuff.

Even though the system is able to do 1080p, for 1st gen games I would figure the companies thread on safe ground.

Grimhammer002265d ago

Those vids above show that Ubi at least kept ac3 exactly same on WiiU vs ps3 (and likely 360)

But what's up with the tree climbing? Looks beyond realistic....lame actually.

And apparently snow back then wasn't at all slippery and you never leave foot prints. That's really annoying in a game about assassins and hunting prey/enemies. That's a huge wtf.

Unless I missed it. I'll rewatch it again.

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