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Assassin’s Creed III On Wii U Adds Quick Weapon Swapping, Realtime Map

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Assassin’s Creed III will be a Wii U launch title, and Nintendo and Ubisoft have shared information on how the Wii U version of the game will make use of the Wii U GamePad. Alex Hutchinson, Creative Director at Ubisoft Montreal, points to a map on the Wii U GamePad touch screen that displays your enemies as one of the new features.

 

Another feature will let you switch between weapons via the touchscreen without having to go into a separate menu. Hutchinson says this will let you switch weapons mid-combat, setting up combos and using a different weapon to dispatch each enemy, should you choose.

 

You can watch the short video touching upon the Wii U controls below:

 

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.