Ubisoft's Alex Hutchison has explained why the Wii U version of Assassin's Creed 3 could be the one to hold out for.
According to the Creative Director, having a map available on the Wii U GamePad screen will be important in Assassin's Creed 3 as it is the biggest game in the series yet.
"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."
We can imagine this will work well when you're captain of the ship in naval battles which you can see in this Assassin's Creed 3 gameplay video.
He added that the GamePad could also help during the famous fight scenes. "During combat on the Wii U, you have 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."
The images show how this will be achieved on Wii U. Is Assassin's Creed 3 Wii U on your shopping list?