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There’s been a lot of speculation that Nintendo’s Wii U is a actually quite a bit more powerful than the PS3 and Xbox 360 – but we’ve seen absolutely no evidence of this. Current games tend to be graphically worse on the newer Wii U than they are on the ancient consoles. That’s changing for Watch Dogs, which Ubisoft says is “between current and next gen” on the Wii U.

Speaking to CVG, creative director Jonathan Morin revealed that the Wii U version is technically superior to those found on the other available consoles./

“I would say the Wii U version is pretty much in between what the current gen is and what the next gen is from a version standpoint,” Morin said.

“It’s hard to position it. I would tend to say it’s maybe a bit closer to current gen than next gen for certain things but it’s a beautiful game on Wii U and it’s cool to play it just on the GamePad.”

While it might be superior, that doesn’t mean that it’s been specifically tailored to take real advantage of the Wii U’s gamepad though; it’s still the same core game.

“There are no new features or anything like that – it’s the same game but we’re optimising the controls for the beast that is the Wii U GamePad,” he said.

Me? I’ll be playing it on PC when it’s released locally on November 22.

Last Updated: October 9, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

23 Comments

  1. TiMsTeR1033

    October 9, 2013 at 12:05

    I would love to see the proof!

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  2. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 9, 2013 at 12:11

    heh, watch-dog

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  3. Umar ZoMg Reiner

    October 9, 2013 at 12:12

    Was playing Siren Blood Curse last night and was thinking this game would be so awesome on the wiiU … Dammit Nintendo

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 9, 2013 at 12:13

      New super mario games looks AWESOME!

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      • Umar ZoMg Reiner

        October 9, 2013 at 12:14

        Yeah, but there is enough Marios, when is Nintendo gonna do something new, hell, I would even appreciate another Metroid Prime game

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 9, 2013 at 12:15

          NEVER ENOUGH MARIO’S!! Remake sypro the dragon and croc lol

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          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 9, 2013 at 12:16

            LOL damn, would love a new Spyro or Croc, freaking rocked! Man Ps1 days had the best platformers

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 9, 2013 at 12:17

            I would love a new Crash Bandicoot!

          • Downloadable content John

            October 9, 2013 at 12:18

            Everyone would

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 9, 2013 at 12:19

            Some would say never!

          • Downloadable content John

            October 9, 2013 at 12:19

            Never

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 9, 2013 at 12:20

            I miss those games, Spyro, Croc,Crash bandicoot,Gex the geko…

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 9, 2013 at 12:23

            Haha Gex with his cool ass sunnies

  4. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 9, 2013 at 12:22

    Love the header.

    I feel sorry for the Wii-U. It’s really a great piece of tech and can be quite cool if devs would design properly for it. Unfortunately the next-gen console has taken the limelight. It’s a pitty really

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    • Downloadable content John

      October 9, 2013 at 12:25

      I agree. There’s real potential there.

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 9, 2013 at 12:35

        Imagine games like Skyrim for example. The lockpicking? Imagine how cool it would be to try pick the lock on the handheld while trying to keep an eye on your main screen for anyone who may see you.

        Or a puzzle game where part of the puzzle needs to be solved on the mini screen.

        Or a game where interesting objects can be viewed in 3D etc etc

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        • Downloadable content John

          October 9, 2013 at 12:37

          Man, that lockpicking thing… now that sounds awesome. (You had me at Skyrim)

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 9, 2013 at 12:38

            But you see where I’m going with that

          • Downloadable content John

            October 9, 2013 at 12:39

            Absolutely. You can have your map or gps ‘open’ in front of you while walking around. Cuts out the need to contantly open up your map on the main screen. Near infinite possibilities there…

  5. MacDoodle

    October 9, 2013 at 12:24

    Yeah but who is gonna buy this game on wii u?

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  6. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    October 9, 2013 at 14:06

    I own a WiiU and the only reason I have one is for Nintendo games. They can really stop making any other games for it…

    All I want is Mario Kart and Smash Bros and more Mario!

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  7. FoxOneZA

    October 9, 2013 at 15:06

    So it’s Geoff and I that have moved over to PC gaming for now. Who else is doing this come November?

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  8. FoxOneZA

    October 9, 2013 at 15:07

    Played ME3 on the Wii U and it looked way better than Xbox and PS3. Wii U <3

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