The Wii U hardware is “on par” with current generation consoles, according to Vigil Games Marvin Donald.
Speaking in an interview with Game Reactor, Donald said that the studios upcoming game, Darksiders II, will use some of the consoles unique features, but also added that, visually, it won’t look any better.
“So far, so good,” he said. “We have limitations based on Nintendo’s progress. The only problem for us is not having an actual release date, but once we know when Nintendo is committed to a firm date, we’ll be able to commit to a date for Darksiders 2, but we’re planning on it being a launch title, and so far everything’s been smooth sailing.
“We got the game running on their hardware pretty quickly and the controller’s been great to work with. Now it’s just down to deciding what we really want to do to make it a unique experience on the Wii U, taking advantage of the extra screen and the touch capability and all that. So we’ll have a few new features for sure, but I think visually, for the most part, it’ll be pretty much the same.
“So far the hardware’s been on par with what we have with the current generation, so, based on what I understand, the resolution, textures, polygon counts and all that stuff, we’re not going to being doing anything to up-rez the game, but we’ll take advantage of the controller for sure.”
The Wii U hasn’t even been dated of course, so there is a chance that the machines specs are still up for debate at Nintendo Japan’s head office. We wouldn’t expect things to change much however.