News of Trine 2: Director’s Cut for Wii U running at a 1080p resolution suggested other games will follow, and hinted towards exciting possibilities for Nintendo’s next-generation console. Mass Effect 3 Wii U isn’t going to be a title, instead running at 720p, so perhaps it reflects how most Wii U games will look.
Wii U is a next-generation consoles; however, we’re not quite getting 1080p as the standard resolution
Nintendo’s September 13 conference in New York City is sure to be interesting: there’s the
likely possibility of Nintendo showing gameplay sessions of upcoming titles. A title may be Mass Effect 3, though we know it won’t run at 1080p.
The news came from Straight Right CEO Tom Chick, developers of the Wii U port. There were reports recently that the game would run at 1080p, with websites including NintendoWorld picking up the story. It’s questionable how much of a different 1080p resolutions would make if Wii U isn’t providing a huge graphical leap compared to current-generation consoles.
Appears Can Be Deceiving
Despite being a port, BioWare is including new content for Wii U players. First, there is a comic to recap the events of the previous titles. It will have choices for players to make that impact the ending, so hopefully players haven’t been spoiled. The Dark Horse comic brings up conversation options throughout. The second bonus is a weapon called the Landon, a one-hit kill weapon that hits eight enemies at once. BioWare haven’t said how to obtain the weapon.
Rumors earlier in the year suggested ports of existing games to Wii U would not show off the console’s potential, so perhaps Mass Effect 3 is not a true indication. When we get our hands on titles like Pikmin 3 and New Super Mario Bros. 2, and move later into Wii U’s development cycle, we’ll have a better idea on how games look.
We’ll know more information when Nintendo’s New York event on September 13 — next week — kicks off. A price and launch date is expected to be revealed.
Mass Effect 3 is to be announced for Wii U. Wii U releases by the end of 2012.