The game won’t be just a straight port, it will make use of the Wii U’s touchscreen controller.
“That’s been very interesting to see what those guys are doing, and they’re making efforts to make sure we do use it in more than a slapdash way,” Dalton told Digital Spy. “It’s basically the core game, but then with added abilities to do certain things that you can’t do on the other consoles.”
One way in which the controller can be used is to change equipment on the fly.
“One of the things that we did, when we were originally going to show it off, was that you could equip stuff directly,” explained Dalton. “So, for instance, I could be running along and I could click on another piece and I could put it on as I’m running through the game.”
“That’s huge, it’s not breaking up the game in a way, I’m not going into a menu and assigning it, I’m literally just tapping as I’m playing.”
EGM’s TAKE: It appears that the Wii U is going to try and launch with a bang as opposed to the fizzle of Nintendo’s last few hardware launches. The console needs an incredibly strong launch line-up if it hopes to attract users away from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, as well as giving people Wii users a reason to upgrade. Naming Darksiders II as a launch title is certainly a step in the right direction.
Source: Digital Spy