news\ Jul 24, 2012 at 11:54 am

Wii U to run Assassin's Creed 3 and Batman: Arkham City at 1080p?

Assassin's Creed 3 and Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition, two highly-anticipated titles for the Wii U, will allegedly run natively at 1080p on Nintendo's new console - meaning no upscale crap that we see with the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Wii U Gamers is reporting that Nintendo reps at a recent Wii U tour claimed Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition and Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed 3 were both running in high-definition 1080p on the Nintendo Wii U. While it has already been confirmed that the Wii U will be capable of doing so, the site claims that many games shown have been running only at 720p.

If this newest claim is true, then it could be a big, much-needed win for the Wii U and exactly what Nintendo needs to silence the critics. Despite no specs being revealed, consumers and critics alike have quickly pounced on the Wii U as already being the weak-link in the next generation of consoles and, in some cases, weak compared to the current generation Xbox 360 and PS3.

Back in June, Assassin's Creed 3 creative director Alex Hutchinson told fans that the WIi U version of the game is the one to hold out for. While at the time he cited the system's GamePad controller screen as a reason the Wii U version trumps the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, native 1080p could be another reason to wait out. Of course, with no exact Wii U release date announced, we don't know how long we'll have to wait.

With reports that developing on the Wii U is relatively inexpensive compared to other platforms, maybe we could see more games run natively at 1080p on the Wii U. Welcome to the next generation, my friends.

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