Assassin’s Creed 3 Wii U Controls Detailed

By   /   Mar 27, 2012


In the latest issue of Nintendo Power magazine, Ubisoft spilled a few details on how the Wii U’s tablet controller will interact with Assassin’s Creed III.

If you’ve somehow been living under a rock the past year, Nintendo’s Wii U will include a tablet-like controller that will allow for touchscreen controls mixed in with a traditional gamepad.

Well, it seems that the tablet controls won’t be as in-depth – which is a good or bad thing, depending on whom you ask.

  • Wii U tablet controller can act as some form of link to the Assassin’s Creed “Animus”
  • Wii U tablet Animus can be used as a persistent on-screen map and navigation tool.
  • Animus Database entries that may pop up from time to time, could be displayed on the touchscreen instead and not interrupt the flow of the game.
  • The Animus can also act as an encyclopedia of information. Character biographies and bits of information that  would normally be cast aside could be displayed on the touchscreen (take a break and read up on the side story & character history while eating dinner?).
  • Easy touchscreen weapon selection during combat. Quick change from dual-wield combat to single with a simple touch.
  • Using the touchscreen as an alternate view for Eagle Vision. Using the built-in accelerometer to control the camera view while in Eagle Vision.

Hopefully, other developers will be able to use the Wii U’s controller without resorting to gimmicks. We’ve had enough of those during the Wii, no?

Assassin’s Creed III will be out for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in October, while its Wii U counterpart still has no confirmed release date.

Source: Nintengen

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