Aug 8th, 2012 publishUpdated   Aug 14th, 2012, 12:58 pm

Yesterday, Amazon leaked some Wii U box art from three Ubisoft games, including Assassin’s Creed 3. Now GameTrailers got confirmation from an Ubisoft marketing representative that the leaked Wii U box art is in fact real. We also got another 3D render of the box art for Assassin’s Creed 3, which you can see below. The side of the box appears to be very clean, similarly to the current Wii case design. Since this has now been confirmed as the official Wii U box art, let us know what you think of it. Better or worse than the original Wii box art? Let us know in the comments section!

Assassins Creed 3 Wii U box

Via GameTrailers

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  • Jump&Shoot-man

    Looks Fantastic I love how it’s actually readable on the side πŸ™‚

    • AKA-Link77

      Yah! From a distance ppl can immediately tell that it’s a Wii U Game! And I like how the case is Blue….its way better than the boring white case! πŸ˜€

      • Wii Uoops!

        I was hoping they wouldn’t make it the exact same as the Wii. I agree the white was boring and the blue is a lot more… AWESOME

        • Big Gazito

          The writer of this article said, ‘Let us know in the comments section!’, so if someone says that they don’t like the art or that it’s ok, without being bitter, they don’t really deserve a thumbs down like in dave’s comment below.

  • Buckethead Jr.

    OMG YES! πŸ˜€ im loving it so far! since my favorite color is Blue. I like how the sides are covered in blue (skyblue to be true) hope it is light blue from the inside as well, like Xbox 360 box games that are green from the inside.

  • Christopher

    I like it, it gives the case that Retro feel that you don’t get come modern box arts now a days.

    • Sethlaw225

      That’s exactly what I was thinking to myself. very retro Indeed but it kinda resembles Chargers uniform or Denver Nuggets

      • gPadWatcher

        Did you know that the two colors (blue and yellow) match the same colors of the Non-Specific Action Figure?


        • Sikora

          DUN DUN DUN!!!!

  • Mid-core Gamer

    I think this is better than the Wii box art, and that it isn’t that bad with that yellow line. I like that the side of the box is blue. Overall I like the design. This is something that I am already use to, but I didn’t like it that much at first because of the yellow line.

  • Surf&Snow

    Interesting that it says “Nintendo network” on the box! Does this mean similar to Xbox live?

    • Sadodi

      It’s been known for a while now that Nintendo has a new online system. We first knew of it in December last year when it said “Connecting to Nintendo Network” on Mario Kart 7.

    • Ripcord

      Yes, it is similar to xbox live.

    • Enigma

      It sure does πŸ˜€

    • NintendoNoob

      yes but the difference is its gonna be free and gonna be way better.

      • Christopher

        Yeah, I do hope they improve the online play.
        Still my fingers are crossed but I do think Nintendo will make sure that the online works better this time

    • AO1JMM

      As in multiplayer. I think you are correct.

    • elbossmx

      At least for what has been announced and rumored, and from Nintendo 3DS games. The “Nintendo Network” logo means that the Internet connection for online gaming will be through the new Nintendo Network servers, which are supposed to work way better than the previous Nintendo WiFi Center (which was used for Wii online gaming). In my experience, the Nintendo 3DS games that have the Nintendo Network work better for online that those that don’t.

  • Hi8us

    I like the blue color of the case.

  • Bravyoura

    Never thaught people could get excited over a box until now, whats next fan mail for a HDMI lead because it has a Nintendo sticker on it. Also why is everyone saying its sky blue the wii u symbol colour is terquoise (green + blue mix) guess some kids are just simple.

    • Mac

      Wow. Maybe its not the kids that are “simple”. Maybe it’s you. Turquoise don’t look anything like the color of that box art. Set up a picture of turquoise next to the box art and I bet you 300 dollars that they look nowhere near the same. Do the same thing with sky blue and I bet you another 300 dollars that it looks the same. NOT THE IDENTICAL, THE SAME. Try studying your colors first before you try to correct people on colors.

      • BluChuChu

        Let’s just say it’s blue and get over it. It looks cool anyway.

      • kirbymon123

        then use those 600 dollars to buy you and me a wii u!

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  • dave

    Err the box is a box not really bothered about it want some real news

  • Ripcord

    I like it ! I can’t wait to get a WII U. who else wants a WII U?

  • Ben

    I would have changed the Yellow line to a darker blue or a darker color. But this is stil nice and good looking. (better than the Wii’s white boxes)

  • HardHat

    I liked the more Wii-like box-art better

  • DerikGotro64

    I like it. Wish they had a background for the side or make it black at least.

  • ZelDarksiders

    i reckon it looks awesome! its got a really good cover, the retro look really works for it, and the logo at the top looks new and cool πŸ˜€

  • XDLugia

    Bada ba ba baaaah – I’m lovin’ it!

  • Nitro

    I sorta like the box art except for the yellow line. The yellow doesn’t look attractive and clashes with the rest of the colors, but that is just my opinion.

  • gPadWatcher

    The Wii U box art reminds me of the Nintendo GameCube. Not only that I love it, but it’s gonna attract gamers purchasing their titles for the Wii U in months to come.

  • nintendoododo

    that looks so awesome.

  • Chris

    I honestly love the new box design. It reminds me of the Gamecube Case design’s slick nature. I think it furthermore establishes Nintendo’s take back of their core audience they I really don’t want to say ignored, but de-prioritized. It almost makes me wonder what is Nintendo going to do with the back case design…

  • Ledreppe

    Not bothered about it looking like Gamecube boxes, preferred the Wii look but they need to be differentiated from the Wii. The blue box is nice though, a bit like the green cases for the Xbox 360 which were kinda cool.

  • NintendoNoob

    I love how it looks. It feels very roomy and open. The good thing is Nintendo is diversiting the box art for the Wii U with the Wii so people wont get mistaken that the Wii U’s game is a game for the Wii. I LOVE THE DESIGN NINTENDO!!!!

  • CSM0

    I love it. It has a very modern, polished look to it.

  • JC

    Not the best, but it’s ok.

  • Neonridr

    Sony uses clear red plastic cases a lot of times, Microsoft uses the clear green, so it will be cool if Nintendo uses the clear blue. Overall I think the whole package looks really sharp.

    • Mac

      uhh sony uses a clear gray case. just needed to let you know that. it is true they have red cases but those are for their “greatest hits” titles and even then the case isnt clear.

  • 007 1/2

    I think it definitely catches the eye. it is much better than the wii case.



  • Joaquim

    I like the cap but i hope that just like the cap looking like GamecubeΒ΄s the sales donΒ΄t.

  • derty

    Sooooo pretty πŸ˜€
    The side box art has a clean look and is gonna look great on my game shelf πŸ˜‰

  • Allen Straith

    I just hope the case looks like Blu Ray and not a dvd case.

    • Mac

      its not im sure sony would sue them for trying to use a blu-ray type case

  • Gabe Hoffman

    Nice! I love the Gamecube style look! It gives the case a sort of retro feel to it. Its cool how they make the sides blue similar to how they make the sides on the Xbox game cases green.

  • Prashant

    I would love to see a black wii u game cover case

  • Prime

    The top part reminds me of the Gamecube cases, which is no bad thing at all. The blue casing is quality, much better than white anyway.

    • D2K

      Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Looks pretty good.

  • Aenifer

    I really like this new box art, it’s better than the Wii one in my humble opinion.

  • link 5

    Not really inportant but nice to know

  • bg

    Let the box be the more you hate it now the more you will like it later on.

  • Mida

    Now that’s a nice shade of blue

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  • planetmobius

    this box art is cleeeean.its really sleek in design and simple in terms of where logos go.The blue and white colors mix perfectly as well.this box art is if only we could see the back…

  • SteampunkJedi

    The blue sticks out a lot more than the white did for the Wii games. (In a good way.) It has a better flow when you can see the side than when you can’t. I also think a same-blue interior would look very good. I like it.

  • Alienfish

    Yeah, you know what? I’m glad it’s not white. F*ck White.

  • MultiMidgetkingjacob90

    It reminds me of the GameCube box art but other than that it looks great

  • Hangman

    The simplicity, the blue case, as stated a retro feel, Nintendo network logo,all that to me says, ” we’ll done Nintendo, well done!”

    • Hangman

      And as a side side note I would love to have an Assassin’s Creed collection for the Wii U

  • Nintendude

    Looks awesome!

  • Gabe Hoffman

    I really love the look of this box art! I am glad its not just a regular Wii case with a U slapped on in front of the Wii logo.

  • Nintendude789

    Nintendo Network. That probably Miiverse!

    • LyingTuna

      Or Assassin’s Creed Multiplayer! Most games in the series have it, so why would this be an exception?

  • Grodus

    Hmmm… What’s the word I’m lookking for…? It’s starts with an A… It’s right on the tip of my tounge…… Oh, yeah! AWESOME!

  • Tom Fitz

    I love the fact seeing the ‘Nintendo Network’ online capabilities logo on several home console LAUNCH titles. It confirms that Nintendo are really upping their game (no pun intended) with online connectivity. I’m loving the fresh blue game cases as well – looks so fresh and modern.

  • GamersGlobal

    I like it but i hope they will make it like the 3DS BOX. For Adult Games a dark Box Like black or perhaps a red one.

  • NoPUNintendo

    Beautiful. I’ll rub it so carefully when I get it. I’ll even rub it in front of my gamecube games.

  • Wii U Gamer#19

    Man this is gonna be an Awesome Gen. Wii U Forever.

  • BananaPwnz

    Love the Blue!

  • CyanRam

    This will definitely standout on the shelves. I think a clear blue case would be really sleek.

  • tman431

    I like it but it wount look good on some dark games

  • Your Mom

    Yes I love this box and it reminds me of my first system and my favorite games on it or to make it more easy to understand the game cube. Really wish I had the wind waker though.

  • corbin74

    Wow, when I saw the Darksiders 2 case I was kinda disappointed so I’m glad they changed it to this. I love it. (It will remind me of all the good times I had on the GameCube as well) πŸ™‚

  • goth magic

    As long as the game manuel is in the box to sniff im happy πŸ™‚

  • SuperSonic 128

    My favorite color is blue, and I’m loveing the Game Cube inspired box art, awesome!


    I do like the blue and look BUT with those colors it still has that look of a typical Nintendo kid-ish feel. Is it just me or do you want Nintendo to dirty it up a little. I have been playing Nintendo games and consoles since I was 7 yrs old. I am so happy to play the classics and love them the way they are but I do want the adult games to be adult with all the bells and whistles. I just want to see Nintendo go from the Twilight saga to at least True blood, and maybe even 30 Days Of Night every once in awhile. Don’t mind me I am still going to get every game I can, hehehe…

  • Ninfan

    From my experience when around the case is a certain color its usually the same color inside, i can’t wait!

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  • Colton

    My personal opinion is that it looks great! The Wii’s white case didn’t look that great, but the Wii U box looks great! Love the blue.

  • Dan7el(WiiU day one purchase)

    Really really nice.Fun and original. I like the blue and I even like the yellow line. It adds a little personality. Overall… awesome

  • MR.nintendo

    ps3: transparent xbox 360: light green wii u:blue wich is better

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  • Michael

    The case looks great! I can’t wait to get rid of my XBOX LOL

  • Sikora

    Very similar to the gamecube box design. I love it, hopefully the WiiU will have games like the NGC did… but you know, more 3rd party and better sale figures.

  • DJatomica94

    Looks great! And I love the new “Nintendo Network”

  • Bravyoura

    Could have incorporate the blue and yellow but at least it doesn’t clash, I wonder if all wii u will get unique box art with every game to avoid colour clash?

  • Ganonkiller274

    I like the blue case there’s, something new

  • Zak Eblade

    Love the design and color, looks like a combination of a wii and blu ray case.