Rayman has played second fiddle to the
Marios, Links, and Master Chiefs of the video game world, but that may
soon change judging by this leaked trailer for Rayman Legends on the
Wii U from french website Gamekult. Keep your eyes glued until the final seconds to see why our
interest in Nintendo's next machine just kicked up a notch or two:
Pretty cool, no? It appears Wii U's
tablet controller may indeed be capable of porting real world objects
into the game using Skylanders-esque RFID tag technology. There have
been rumblings of this feature earlier this year (via Joystiq), but
this is the first we've seen it in action. On the positive side, this
opens up a ton of potential (Assassin's Creed cameo?), but it also
blows open the door for each Nintendo game to be sold with its own line of toys.
for the game itself, Rayman Legends is all but official. This week,
Ubisoft was spotted registering two domains through Whois: Rayman-Legends.com and RaymanLegends.com. Unless the studio is
working on a game starring Ray Manlegends, this is a shut case. Now
the question becomes: When can we play it?
UPDATE: The Official Nintendo Magazine has posted a statement from Ubisoft stating the video does reflect Rayman's final product, but rather what the game is capable of achieving.
"This video was intended as a purely internal demonstrative video, and in
NO way represents the final game, the final console or their features," insisted the studio, explaining, "This video was destined for internal production teams who often create
game prototypes with work in progress development kits. Ubisoft confirms
the development of Rayman Legends handled by Michel Ancel and his team
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