Whilst the Wii U has an array of ports from third-parties penned in for release either on launch day or sometime during the system’s launch window, the content on these games’ discs varies per publisher: Call of Duty Elite shan’t be making it into Black Ops 2 and FIFA 13′s Ultimate Teams mode is absent on Wii U; whilst Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition contains all of the DLC on-disc, and Mass Effect 3: Special Edition features an interactive comic to get you up to speed with the story.
With Assassin’s Creed III on Wii U, however, the content on-disc is identical to that seen on PS3, 360 and PC – and the game’s creative director Alex Hutchinson is rather pleased about it:
“I’m super excited whenever we demo the Wii U. It is exactly the same game that’s on the other platforms. And I know that sounds ridiculous, but it’s been a long time since I’ve shipped a game on more than three platforms where you could say it’s all the same. It’s not like some radically diminished version, so that’s exciting.”
And when you weigh in the fact that the Wii U GamePad will display the otherwise pause-menu-bound map screen, and make managing your inventory much more convenient, we’d say that it’s safe to assume that Nintendo gamers will have the superior version of Assassin’s Creed III when it launches on 30th November,