Assassin's Creed III is coming to Wii U, and Nintendo Gamer magazine (via NintenGen) has revealed some fresh details about how the game will use Wii U's new controller.

As expected by anyone who's ever played a DS game, the Wii U's second screen will be used as a persistent map and navigation tool, linked to the series' virtual reality Animus. It'll also display pertinent information — character biographies, target data — on the screen without interrupting gameplay, hopefully keeping the TV screen free from clutter.

You'll also be able to use the touch screen to select weapons during combat, changing from dual-wielding weapons to one with a single touch, but we're most interested in being able to use the series' famous Eagle Vision with the controller's built-in accelerometer, taking in its vistas by moving around the controller.

Do you think these first features might tempt 360 and PS3 gamers to pick the Wii U version as their weapon of choice?