Black Ops 2 Wii U graphics analyzed vs rivals

If you are now the proud owner of a brand spanking new Nintendo Wii U console, we have a feeling that one of your launch games purchased was Black Ops 2. It’s now available to play on Nintendo’s new system for the first time and we already have a fantastic video for you to watch, giving you an initial look at how those ‘next gen’ Wii U graphics compare vs the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game.

Those of you playing the Wii U version of the game are probably loving every minute of it as well. After experiencing a significant amount of cut content in the first Black Ops game for the Wii, we’re pleased to say that Treyarch has ultimately given gamers the exact same experience as Xbox 360 and PS3 users – as far as we can see anyway, minus one or two exceptions like Call of Duty Elite, which isn’t even available for other platforms yet anyway.

The key area that gamers will want information on though, is how good the Wii U version looks compared to other platforms. A video has been released giving you a clear look at this – comparing the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions with Wii U on a selected campaign mission.

Before you start watching though, we do have to point out that the PC version is listed as well – although this shouldn’t really factor in this comparison as generally, the PC version would look far superior to any other platform. With said and done though, the video shows you that the Wii U version can definitely hold its own and arguably looks like the superior version too with a crisper resolution and lighting effects than on console.

Microsoft once said that the Wii U is a ‘basically’ an Xbox 360 when you look at graphical capabilities, but we have to disagree on this instance. The Wii U version looks fantastic and even better when using the GamePad for some unique navigation features not available on other platforms.

If you are dying to see what multiplayer looks like, we’ve added a Wii U Black Ops 2 multiplayer gameplay clip for you too, with another revelation to make on the return of the killcam, which is now present on a Nintendo Call of Duty game finally! Take a look at the graphics comparison video first though and let us know what version you think looks the best.

Are you surprised to see the game looking so impressive on the Wii U, despite all of the early criticism over hardware potential?

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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