Alex Hutchison, creative director of Assassin’s Creed III has said in a new interview that the Wii U version of the game will have advantages over other consoles, thanks to the inclusion of Gamepad support.
Speaking to ONM, Hutchison said that the Wii U Gamepad will come in very handy at most points in the game.
“Assassin’s Creed 3 is obviously an open world game and we’re dealing with huge expanses. It’s by far the biggest Assassin’s Creed we’ve built to date so having a map – a larger map – at your disposal at all times is a big win. It allows you to plan your navigation, see when enemies are nearby so the bigger the map, the better in our universe.”
He also added that the Gamepad will almost certainly help you out during fight scenes.
“During combat on the Wii U, you always have access to all your other tools and weapons on the controller itself. So at any point you can very easily switch between your tomahawk and knife or hidden blades and sword without going into a menu.
“We have a new move called the running assassination. You can imagine charging into combat, taking out your first enemy, immediately killing a second with your tomahawk and knife, using a pistol to shoot a third and then switching using the controller to a smoke bomb to affect your escape.”
Assassin’s Creed III will be released on October 30 for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. The Wii U version is not dated at the moment.