Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed footage of third-party titles seen in the Wii U reveal was actually generated from PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions.
In an interview posted to GameTrailers, Fils-Aime said the footage - which included a stunning look at Darksiders 2 - had been taken from current platform versions because Nintendo is "a year away from when the console will launch"
The Wii U is capable of full HD graphics, and Fils-Aime is confident the Wii U will "absolutely" look as good as current platforms, as well as make Nintendo more attractive to third parties.
"There has been some fantastic content that has not come to our platform," he said.
"Third party publishers have told us that the reason they couldn't bring it to our platform was based on the horsepower of the machine. That excuse is gone. So now all of the best content can come to the machine."
See the full interview below.