Wii U Details Leaked – Price, Release Date, Features, and More

May 22, 2012

News

A forum post by a supposed developer for Ubisoft Milan has posted a list of tantalizing details for Nintendo’s upcoming console. Chiefly among them is the console’s expected price and release date; the developer predicts the system to cost anywhere from $350 to $450, and to be released on or around November 23rd. The forum poster also released a smattering of rumored features and details, including the following:

  • Wii U supports DirectX 11 and is already running Unreal Engine 4
  • Wii U will support touch-screen controllers
  • The console has 2GB or RAM, with 560MB dedicated to the OS
  • Rayman Legends, The Avengers, Assassin’s Creed 3, and Just Dance 4 are all on Ubisoft’s Wii U schedule, with Killer Freaks from Outer Space set to arrive weeks after launch.
  • There are currently multiple versions of the console with developers
  • Graphics are powered by the Radeon HD 6770 chipset
  • Assassin’s Creed 3 will run at 60fps at 1080p, compared to 720p on PS3 and Xbox 360
  • Wii U will come with pre-installed software
  • Crytek, EA and Valve are all working on Wii U
  • Valve are working on a digital distribution platform and Portal ports
  • Wii U will support achievements
  • Wii U’s UI will be customizable
  • The new button has some link to the Wii Vitality Sensor
  • The trigger buttons won’t be analogue

With E3 coming up in just a couple of weeks, many of these rumors may be confirmed to be true. If so, the Wii U is shaping up to be one of the most advanced, innovative pieces of gaming hardware we’ve seen yet. Stay tuned to GamersXtreme.org from June 4-7 as we follow and report on all the latest developments with the Wii U as well as its competitors.

Have any comments or rumors of your own? Sound off below!

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About Argus9

Jonathan ‘Argus9′ Zisser has been an avid gamer for over 20 years. His early years of playing the NES with his father helped springboard his interest in gaming, and has eventually matured into an avid following for the gaming industry. Studying Computer Engineering at Stony Brook University also gave him insight into the more technical side of video games. A passionate writer as well, Jonathan loves conveying his experiences and opinions by creating engaging articles as often as possible. More often than not, he tries to break down today’s industry and write editorials that make his readers think.

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