Metro: Last Light and Darksiders 2 will be “superior” on Wii U

Metro - Last Light Screenshot

The site FedWars had the chance to talk to a THQ developer who had a few comments to share about the Wii U. The anonymity of the interview harkens back somewhat to the Project Café era, but unlike the anonymous “leaks” we had back then, this employee doesn’t make any ridiculous claims – his comments seem quite reasonable, and don’t clash with anything we already know about the Wii U.

One of the things he made very clear was that the Wii U versions of Metro: Last Light and Darksiders 2 would be graphically superior to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 releases. He compared the Wii U version of a multiplatform release to a Blu-ray movie vs. a DVD. But he did warn that “this will only happen as long as a developer or publisher puts in the time and effort instead of doing a straight port.”

Most of the employee’s words had to do with the power of the Wii U console, and they shed some much-needed light on how far beyond the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 it lies. According to him, the Wii U would be capable of full 1080p in “most” of its games, which I’m sure many of you will find relieving.

Expect majority of third party Wii U games from most publishers to have true 1080p, additional content, and smoother framrates than what the PS3/360 versions offer.  If you want the DEFINITIVE version of any game in your library, I would suggest either the PC version or the Wii U version…at least for now.

Let’s just hope that most developers really do sit down and take the time to make the Wii U version of a multiplatform game a “deluxe” experience instead of settling for a lazy, direct port.

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Comments, Reactions, and General Hooliganism

  1. shane12234

    Good, thats comforting to know, icant wait 🙂

  2. xemnas


  3. GameCollector44

    Whoa! O_O Awesomesauce. Justifies my purchase of the Wii U (later on) even more. 😀

    • Wildman

      you say awesomesauce too?! lol

    • GameCollector44

      Yes, yes I do. 😀

  4. him

    it better be the case 3rd partys…

  5. ThePsychoGamer

    Care to show us some WiiU footage? No? Okay, so still no reason to get excited. Given Multiplats is a pretty bad reason to begin with.

    • GameCollector44

      Ah, don’t be a party pooper. 😛 Just the fact that he said that they will be significantly better graphically compared to the PS360 is proof enough of its power.

    • shane12234

      Theres allways one whos got to be negative, shame on you.

    • shawn

      Article didn’t say significantly superior, only superior.

    • ThePsychoGamer

      There are very few reasons to be positive about the WiiU. We’ve seen nothing running on it, and the only concrete information we have is for Multiplat games. As for the game running better, yeah, one would expect that. the PS3 and 360 are 7th gen consoles using five years old tech. The WiiU is an 8th gen console.

    • xemnas

      the footage of tekken Wii u and killer freaks from outer space was from the Wii u itself not another console

    • Poncho

      How will they show concrete footage when they don’t have everything nailed down yet? Yes, Killer Freaks and Tekken were from the Wii U, but they could get better. And who cares if you’re positive about the Wii U, there are plenty of other people who are.

  6. Wildman

    Awesome Sauce!
    I simply cannot wait.
    My body is ready, but my wallet is not.

  7. gamer85

    Why the hell we still dont know nothing about hardware spec. of Wii U?!?

    • Wildman

      Wait until 2012. Everyone’s still under Nintendo’s NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement) right now. I think we’re all in for a nice graphical surprise next year. No more of that “technically on par” with PS3 and XBOX 360 bullstuff.

    • Biohazard

      Nintendo doesn’t release console specs after they got a lot of heat for being honest about the GameCube specs.

  8. him

    and we dont know 3DS specs ether only fc-ram

  9. nate-dog7

    Too bad the controller sucks 🙁

    • Poncho

      That is a matter of opinion. I think it’s awesome

  10. Jmaster720


  11. discostu668

    knowing developers, most of them are probably going to go for the lazy direct port…

  12. him

    gamecube specs were bad ass and the system board was a thing of beauty and the size of a dvd amassing indeed xbox 1/ ps2 looked like something out of frankinstine oh theres 1t-sram rumors for wiiu most likely for hollywood gpu backward play for wii

  13. GiveUpCrapTendo

    Go the way of Sega…quit consoles and give us Zelda HD on PS3 !!!!!

    • rrh

      Can people stop saying things like that. I love my PS3 too, but I’d rather play Zelda on a Nintendo console.

    • Poncho

      OR, you know, not.

    • kaioslive09

      u stupid idiot it wont be as fun on ps3 sony will make the series die

    • Jmaster720

      RIIIGHT…… And look at the position sonic is Right now Just Get out of here you Retarded Troll

    • crackkat

      that makes no sense, nintendo has no reason to stop making consoles, consoles today would be nothing without their inovation, if nintendo wasnt around for sony and microsoft to copy, then they would fail epicly. nintendo came up with the analogue stick as an example. anyway, wii sold almost as much as the xbox and ps3 put together, nintendo keeps the gaming industry growing, even if they get copied and dont get full credit for it.

  14. dox

    I would hope the wiiu version would look better. Its newer hardware. How is this obvious information considered news?

  15. Frank

    LMAO Wii U. The most powerful home console…until PS4/NeXbox. HAHA

    • Jmaster720

      LOL but Sony stated the Ps4 won’t even be more powerful then the Ps3 FAIL HA HA…….

    • GameCollector44

      And don’t forget it’ll be marketed towards girls. 😐

  16. cboldhappy

    I don’t doubt the WiiU is a stronger machine cause the otheres are close 5 years old. The problem is most third party won’t depend additional money for a system that they are not sure about. If WiiU sells well then maybe they spend additional money on it but the 2 other consoles have tens of millions installed base already.

    • cboldhappy

      Sorry i meant most companies won’t spend additional money for a system they are not sure about.

  17. Mr Bacon

    True Native 1080p Gaming? sign me up

  18. Captainhowdy

    I’m going to buy all of my third party games on the Wii U. Haven’t been this excited for a Nintendo console, since the Gamecube.

  19. LJOJ

    May I remind all of you Sony and Microsoft fans which company invented the save feature? Can you imaginne playing call of duty without the save feature and just those dumb codes?

  20. Sonikku

    2 months later the Wii U version is cancelled for Metro Last Light because the CPU is “too slow”

    So, Nintendo fanboys, what now?