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Battlefield 3 on Wii U: Concept dreams

Despite the fact that we are yet to see any concrete gameplay footage from Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console, fans are still very optimistic on the potentials of the new system after seeing an impressive list of titles that will feature on the Wii U at launch or after the console is released.

One of the titles that is definitely on the way, but still very much a mystery at this point is Battlefield, as EA has already confirmed that DICE will be developing a Battlefield 3 game for Nintendo’s new console which will take ‘full advantage’ of both the Wii U hardware and also DICE’s new Frostbite 2 engine which features in Battlefield 3.

But will it be Battlefield 3 that we end up seeing on the Wii U, or a brand new game entirely? We have already had the confirmation that the Wii U will release at the end of 2012, so perhaps it will feel a little odd if we see Battlefield 3 release at that point – a year after releasing on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Regardless of what version of Battlefield will come to the Wii U though, we have a feeling that it is going to be well worth the wait. To get you in the mood, we have some pretty awesome concept images for you to take a look at, courtesy of BF3Blog. They have created a few images which shows what Battlefield 3 may look like on the Wii U when combined with the slick touchscreen controller – assuming EA bring BF3 to the console of course.

We see a glance at the future with players being able to select squads and customize their weapon loadouts on the touchscreen controller, while another screenshot also looks at the possibility of being able to use the touchscreen tablet in a night vision mode. One final screenshot also shows how useful the tablet will be for taking a quick glance at your stats on Battlelog, since we know that the touchscreen controller will also have a built-in web browser.

Obviously this is just a concept preview of what Battlefield may look like on the Nintendo Wii U, but we’re excited to see what DICE can come up with to make BF a truly innovative experience on the Wii U. What ideas would you put forward in making BF on the Wii U stand out from the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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