DG:The Assassin’s Creed franchise has mystified me (and millions of other gamers) since I first saw it behind closed white doors at E3 2007. Since that time, when its time-bending plot first caused a massive stir, we’ve become accustomed to the series transporting players into new periods and new environments. In this case, that new era and world is early America. But more important, Assassin’s Creed 3 takes the series in another type of uncharted territory: onto an all-new console. The game has Xbox 360 and PS3 counterparts, but the Wii U version presents a few unique gameplay opportunities and reaffirms Nintendo’s more-mature approach with its new hardware. It’s not always a homerun, but it’s also a title that Wii U owners looking for ‘older’ games should check out.