A feature in an upcoming issue of Nintendo Gamer magazine (The UK's version of Nintendo Power) includes a bunch of new information on how Ubisoft is adapting Assassin's Creed III for the Wii U's unique controller setup.
The screen on the tablet controller will serve as the your direct connection to the animus. Players will be able to access various functions would otherwise only be accessible from the pause menu via the second screen, including the world map, weapon selection, and the animus encyclopedia.
The tablet can also be used to switch to eagle vision in the first person by holding up the tablet and using the accelerometer to look around in 360 degrees.
Truthfully, Assassin's Creed III use the tablet controller feels a little... predictable. Though these changes will certainly set this version of the game apart from the other consoles, it doesn't exactly sell the necessity of having a tablet controller.
Still, the ability to take some clutter off the screen and reducing time in menus is certainly a welcome improvement, especially in a game that looks as nice as ACIII.
Assassin's Creed III will be coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 on October 30th. The Wii U's launch date is still unknown.