Assassin's Creed III Wii U 'exactly the same' as Xbox 360, PS3, PC

Creative director says upcoming Nintendo iteration not a "radically diminished version," and is on par with console and PC cousins.

Gamers who decide to hold out for the Wii U version of Assassin's Creed III won't need to worry about the game skipping features or content from its console and PC cousins. Creative director Alex Hutchinson recently told Games Industry International that the Wii U version is no different than the Xbox 360, PlayStation, or PC iterations.

"It is exactly the same game that's on the other platforms," Hutchinson said. "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."

Though the main game and experience in Assassin's Creed III on Wii U may be on par with the other versions, only PS3 gamers will be able to play the four-chapter Benedict Arnold missions. Those missions were announced yesterday, and see game hero Connor attempt to foil Arnold's plot to betray the West Point camp. It is not clear if these missions will be made available later for other platforms.

Assassin's Creed III debuts on Xbox 360 and PS3 on October 30, with a PC release slated for November 20. The game is a launch title for the Wii U in North America, shipping alongside the system in that region on November 18.

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AzatiS
AzatiS

Damage control everywhere below me...


FACE IT... You were the ones telling that Wii U will be better than PS3/X360 and most multis will look and play better on Wii U... Dont go into damage control mode now that things ARENT HOW YOU said they would

3-4 months ago.

dino77c
dino77c

Its a new console...the first 360 games looked slightly better than xbox games

see Gun.  The first Madden and FiFA on the 360 were worse than the previous consoles.  Obviously a cross platform game is not gonna push graphical limits.  PC game ports don't look much better these days either, 3rd party developers aren't gonna make 4 different games

Killer6b9
Killer6b9

Wow look at the trolls bashing a system that just came out that has a game that was pretty much made for the 360/PS3.....do you morons really think that Ubisoft was going to make a Assassin's Creed from the ground up for the Wii U?  Honestly? They are not going to put the time and money in that when they can just hash out what they already made already. Get your facts straight the Wii U is more powerful then the 360/PS4 period. Every system that has came out for years has always started out with rehashes of the past gen systems. Now I will say that Sony and M$ will def make a high spec system but Nintendo does not care. All Nintendo really needs to do is make sure they get the 3rd party support to truly support the Wii U then more then likely the power of the next systems will rarely be used do to the fact that no dev makes the same game twice for the most part.

Cowboy-Bebop
Cowboy-Bebop

Woot! It plays exactly on the Wii U like it does on my 6 year old Xbox. Way to go Nintendo.

Dragdar
Dragdar

deceitful wording

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and i'm ebeing honest even tho ill proly not buy Wii U

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they CHOOSE not to put in effort to make the Wii U version look and run better

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Kjranu
Kjranu

Wii U is not really more powerful than the PS3 or X360 and that's pretty pitiful for a 'new' system. Nintendo is really betting big on the tablet idea. Some people will probably just buy WiiU because it's new but I really doubt it will even match Wii sales nor come to realistically compete with next generation PS and Xbox. 

lithus
lithus

oh goodie...does it still have that dumb ass "im coming home" music like in the TV spot?  (honestly, who ever thought that was a good idea in marketing should be fired and black balled)

DerekXSpence
DerekXSpence

I know the PS3 version of ac3 is 3D, does anyone know if the xbox360 version is. I have both systems, but even with the extra missions on PS3, I'd still rather buy the Xbox version.

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

So a brand new system is on par with a 7 yr old system.  LMAO  Awesome

TrueProphecy22
TrueProphecy22

Why would someone think that a WiiU version would be "diminished" in any way?

 

As it's a radically newer system... I'd expect the opposite to be true.

redskinStu
redskinStu

"The Xbox 360 is the BEST console EVER made. --John Carmack"

 

Xbox 360 technical problems

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ("Ring of Death" redirects here.) For the 2008 film, see Ring of Death (film). An image showing various error codes of the original model Xbox 360.

The Xbox 360 video game console is subject to a number of technical problems and failures that can render it unusable. However, many of the issues can be identified by a series of glowing red lights flashing on the face of the console; the three flashing red lights (nicknamed the "Red Ring of Death" or the "RRoD")[1] being the most infamous. There are also other issues that arise with the console, such as discs becoming scratched in the drive and "bricking" of consoles due to dashboard updates. Since its release on November 22, 2005, many articles have appeared in the media portraying the Xbox 360's failure rates,[2][3][4] with the latest estimate by warranty provider SquareTrade to be 23.7% nearly three years ago,[5] and currently the highest estimate being 54.2% by a Game Informer survey.[6] Most failures are the result of the use of the wrong type of lead-free solder.[7][8] The Microsoft Ed Tech used lead-free solder as a result of a European Union mandatories,[9] which critics say was imposed despite the fact that a small minority of people do not believe in the environmental benefits. However the whole industry switched to lead-free solder without it causing the kinds of problems Microsoft has seen.[10]

There has been legal action taken attempting to hold Microsoft responsible for the Xbox 360's failure rate and provide compensation for those affected.[11]

4-Legged-Shark
4-Legged-Shark

what happened to AC3 on WiiU running 60FPS at 1080p? Now we are supposed to be happy that it's not "radically diminished"?... well I'm not. And I certainly hope the PC version isn't the same as the other three versions. That would be more a disgrace than some kind of accomplishment.

MagnusXilorius
MagnusXilorius

I wonder why there would be a question about AC3 U having less content than every other version of the title. It's releasing later than the 10/30/2012 versions and on new hardware that's supposedly superior (marginally) to the 360 and PS3. Was this an actual concern or was it made up press propaganda? I'm not aware of Ubisoft having a hoodwink reputation where they dismiss content for other consoles because LOLZROFLCOPTER. Did I miss something in the past?

buying1999
buying1999

Oh the over priced internet ready blu ray player gets these extra missons on various games be cause they've got to make up for it's inferiority in fidelity when compared to the SUPERIOR Xbox 360. I wonder how big the over priced internet ready blu ray player MANDATORY install will be?

 

The Xbox 360 is the BEST console EVER made. --John Carmack

gundaicut
gundaicut

yes make it the same as the other 2 consoles now no1 is gonna buy a wii u lol

Araknie
Araknie

Seriously? Games Industry International...they have even seen the quality comparison between PS3 and Wii U of the game? Not that it matters to me, but this comes really bad for their reputation as informed people.

Triton
Triton

Glad its the same, no sense in buying a new system, just play it on what you already have.

sam628
sam628

WII U should should now be making ads on how powerful it is compared to the xbox 360 and ps3 which is 7 years old already.This generation is getting too boring too many sequels and not enough new games that are creative and imagintive.Not sure why wii u does not have directx 11? l understand wii u can do some directx 11 capable things, but come on nintendo we are in 2012 and nintendo should try to atleast compete against 7 year consoles (xbox 360,ps3) by now does anyone agree with me?

tightwad34
tightwad34

Why is this even considered news? That's what I was thinking and then I saw who wrote the article. Serious waste of time. Oh, shoot, I just wasted some more of my time too.

sam628
sam628

shouldn't wii u be better than other platforms like the xbox 360 and ps3 that are 7 years old

Zelseisdabest
Zelseisdabest

Wait, wait so I'm guessing everyone is thinking because this is a quick port that its supposed to look alot better? Wen are you idiots going to realize a. This is the birth of a new console that is currently getting direct ports from current gen, with added functions. THESE COMPANIES AREN'T STARTING FROM THE GROUND UP ON WII U WITH MULTI PLAT TITLES...but I believe I'm talking to people who don't own a pc, which are the same people who think ps4 will support 4k and the 720/ps4 will kill the wii U...just for the record Sony has only had 1 console that was stronger then a Nintendo console

concity
concity

@dino77c

Yep NBA 2K6, Need For Speed Most Wanted, Godfather, Perfect Dark, & more.  It was like high resolution XBOX games.  The big difference was it was in HD and that's it.

old_man_mossy
old_man_mossy

 @Dragdar

 I'd argue that they chose not to put in effort on the wii U version to make it not be better than the lastbox/PSetc versions.

 

This was said repeatedly that this is the best looking, playing creed to date that is 3 years in the making....lol...so...just no

old_man_mossy
old_man_mossy

 @Kjranu

 Neither the 360 nor the PS3 has matched wii sales. They likely wont either. I wouldnt be shocked if the wii U never reaches the sales point of wii, unless, like the Playstation, it was still being supported even late into the PS2's lifecycle.

 

Also, the wii U does have some parts in its build more powerful than the 360/PS3. But power isnt an issue as often unless its like the wii was to the 360 and PS3...where the system was very much anemic.

 

For instance the N64 was more powerful than the PS, but it didnt matter. PS sold better and was much better recieved. I believe the same can be said about the gamecube in comparison to the xbox or PS2.

 

As far as realistically comparing to the nextbox/4...we'll have to wait and see. I'm curious just how much longer the last gen hi-def will try and drag out their systems lifespan since they are finally making money off them...well somewhat.

 

 

Youjimbo80
Youjimbo80

 @redskinStu 

Really now? Well I got RROD on my Xbox after just over a year with it. Emailed Microsoft about it sent a delivery guy who picked it up. They also asked me if I had other problems, which I did. It could "loose the disc" if it was standing and not lying. So they picked up the console at my home, fixed RROD, swapped DVD-drive and returned it to my door in five days. I also got 1 month of free xbox live as a compensation.

Less than 3 years of owning my PS3 I got YLOD. I contacted Sonys support in Scandinavia. They apparently don't handle it themselves but have another company handling it. I provided photos showing that my PS3 had been on the top of the table, completely clear of anything on all sides, i.e. perfectly vented area. They basically told me to F*ck off and not get back to them unless I had "real issues".

Sony does no repairs of PS3 and neither do they analyse any kind of cause of failure, they basically force you to buy a new one eventhough it fails.

Look it up on the internet. YLOD is very much present on the first thick PS3s out there.

Comparing how the companies handled me when I had problems it's obvious that I will go Microsoft on next gen consoles. If there is an exclusive I might buy PS4 but whenever the title exists on both consoles I will support MS and buy the game on Xbox.

Spartan_1004
Spartan_1004

 @redskinStu You are stupid if the source you choose is wikipedia. Anyone can edit that crap. Not being a fanboy, but seriously. Why do you think wikipedia isn't accepted as a source in any research paper jr.high to college. Stop trolling. This article is about Assasin's Creed.

 

In respect to that, I would hope the Wii U version would provide some use for the tablet controller. I think people would want to know how the gameplay differs.

SpyderWeiss
SpyderWeiss

 @4-Legged-Shark I agree, as I've pre-ordered the PC version, all the other versions have looked better than their console counterparts visually, I see no reason for that to change now.

Spartan_1004
Spartan_1004

 @buying1999 People like you give 360 owners a bad name. You probably don't own a console at all. You just like causing problems for people wanting to read an article and discuss it.

Falru
Falru

 @buying1999 Oh my god you people are taking him stone-faced seriously.

96augment
96augment

 @buying1999 What does fidelity have to do with anything? Do you even know what it means, you troll?

Phoenix-Ho-Yoku
Phoenix-Ho-Yoku

 @buying1999 poor little kid

ps3 outsells your crapbox 3shitty since start lol...go back to your mutliplatform console and let us sony fans enjoy the sh!tload of exclsuives we get yearly....btw BUTTHURT ac3 getting exclusive content for the ps3 ? dont be u have gaylo 39879824729784928 and gears 9487238462846

kik4444
kik4444

 @badATchaos When the new consoles come out it's gonna be considered previous gen graphics again

Bigshotricky
Bigshotricky

@Zelseisdabest well when was the last time you played an older generation game on newer gen console. There is a reason why they should not port this games.

mstrchf12
mstrchf12

 @Zelseisdabest Sony is releasing 4K televisions soon. So they'd be stupid not to include it in the PS4. Just like they did with 3DTVs and PS3.

themightyfludd1
themightyfludd1

 @Zelseisdabest If Sony has a 4000p HD TV Im sure they will add 4K support to the PS4. I doubt the PS4 and 720 will have a huge leap over the Wii U like the PS3/360 had over the Wii but it will probably still be significant. 

Zelseisdabest
Zelseisdabest

@redskinStu lol u are funny, basically after the current gen is over u want to boast about sells?! Where were u for the PAST 6 YEARS WEN NINTY WAS WHOPPIN THAT MSOFT A$$ in sells?! Don't try to gloat now they are on to the next thing. Oh yea and the red ring wasn't an excuse it was a reason. I'm sorry I'd rather have a product that I can rely on instead of one that I KNOW will eventually have a mechanical malfunction that a top of the line company didn't take enough time into their research should've seen coming before they mass produced an item...Idk I just figured that was a smart idea...but turns out people don't care about reliable things *shrugs*

Spartan_1004
Spartan_1004

 @Phoenix-Ho-Yoku  @buying1999 You shouldn't encourage children and stoop to their level. As for the yearly exclusives, Pretty sure last year an exclusive each month didn't do PS much good.

12eece
12eece

 @robbiejones  @sam628 His main gripe is that they should have at least aimed to make it ahead of consoles that are 7 years old........ I know its never been ahead of current gen, but not even ahead of last gen is borderline ridiculous :P

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

 @mstrchf12  are you serious why in the hell will they allow you to use a 4k television do you know how much that cost they will be stupid if they did that how many people you know can afford a 25.000$ Tv & you can't even tell the difference between that  a lower costing Tv & to backup my comment watch this 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKKm6SYSRqs&feature=plcp

starfish75
starfish75

@Zelseisdabest a friend of mine went through 5 Xbox 360s in 3 years. Two of them he had to pay for because they died a few weeks after the garantee ended.

rarson
rarson

 @armodillo17  

 

Gamecube wasn't more powerful than the Xbox, but everything else is spot on. Even the NES held its own graphically.

armodillo17
armodillo17

 @12eece  @robbiejones  Both of you need to do some research. "Nintendo's hardware has never been ahead"? The SNES was more powerful than the Megadrive/Genesis, the N64 was more powerful than the PS1, and the GameCube was more powerful than the Dreamcast, PS2, or Xbox.

96augment
96augment

 @Phoenix-Ho-Yoku Current gen, last gen, next gen............ Who cares? As long as the games are fun, that's all that matters.

mstrchf12
mstrchf12

 @demonkingx5 The same could have been said about Full HDTVs when the 360 and PS3 came out.. They were expensive at the time too but now look, anyone who buys a TV buys an HDTV. Even 3DTV's were expensive but then they added 3D support to the PS3 through a firmware update. And they can't add 4K support through a simple update which means it will have to be included with the hardware. It's upto the game developers and customers if they want to use the 4K resolution supported. it's not like the PS4 will be incompatible with current TVs.