Assassin’s Creed 3 proves the Wii U GamePad can display 3D

It comes as no surprise that the Wii U’s GamePad is capable of 3D, after all, just look at Nintendo’s 3DS, but what is surprising is why it’s never been mentioned before.

According to the above image and various reports, Assassin’s Creed 3 is available to view in 3D on your Wii U GamePad. The 3D is optional and can be turned on or off at any time in the options menu for AC3. Simply go into options and select “Stereoscopy,” you then get a number of 3D choices including Inficolor, side by side, or top bottom.

Inficolor is the best option, but can only be viewed with a pair of green and magenta glasses. Alternatively, the side by side and top bottom options make it possible to view the game in 3D without glasses, but this can be uncomfortable for your eyes. The strength of the 3D can also be adjusted, using a simple 0-10 scale, so everything can be changed according to your personal preference.

Since it’s the GamePad that’s 3D enabled, it’s likely we’ll see other games utilizing this option, too. It’s got nothing on Nintendo’s Autostereoscopy 3D on the 3DS, but at least the option is there.

It’s a mystery why Nintendo hasn’t mentioned 3D on the GamePad before – perhaps not enough games are using it or planning to use it, yet. Either way, gamers now have the option to view AC3 in 3D on their Wii U’s GamePad and/or on their 3D enabled TV.

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