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Wii U hardware 'on par' with current gen consoles

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As we previously reported, Darksiders II will be a Wii U launch title, and according to the game's developer Nintendo's new console is "on par" with the current generation of consoles.

"We got the game running on their hardware pretty quickly, and the controller's been great to work with," game director Marvin Donald said in a recent interview with GameReactor.  "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 generations.  Based on what I understand, the resolution and textures and polycounts 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."

Donald revealed that they have had limitations, however, based on Nintendo's progress.

"But, the only problem that's been for us is not having an actual release date. But once we know when Nintendo has committed to a firm date, we will be able to commit to a date for Darksiders II, but we're planning on it being a launch title, and so far everything's been smooth sailing."

Darksiders II will be available on June 26th for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC in North America, but Nintendo has yet to confirm a release date for the Wii U.  They have, however, said they plan to release the new console before the end of the year.

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