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Leaked Rayman Legends trailer reveals Wii U features

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.

The trailer also hints at other Wii U functionality. For one, it indicates only a single Wii U tablet will be assigned to the Wii U home base, which is something Nintendo has more or less confirmed already (E3 2011: Don't worry, extra Wii U controllers might not cost you a thing (because you might not be able to buy them). Secondly, those visuals are looking pretty clean on the tablet. Mind you, we'll have to wait until E3 2012 to make a hands-on judgement, but consider us optimistic.

As 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 in Montpellier."

11 comments

  • shawksta - April 27, 2012 8:20 p.m.

    Oh shit, I watched the trailer again and i noticed something interesting. In that soccer portion, when globox got hit by the soccer ball, he literally TURNED INTO HIS RAYMAN ORIGINS STYLE. Thats interesting! Also, i think we may be a seeing what could make the Tablet Controller Nintendo's Cash Cow with that toy concept. What is it? Ill give you a hint. POKEMON
  • IceBlueKirby - April 27, 2012 5:43 p.m.

    I can't wait to punch those fucking Rabbids.
  • pkozyra64 - April 27, 2012 12:54 p.m.

    Was that the score to Back to the Future near the end?
  • Net_Bastard - April 27, 2012 11:36 a.m.

    Now, if Nintendo would just make the screen smaller and capacitive, then I would definitely buy the system.
  • shawksta - April 27, 2012 9:16 a.m.

    HOLY SHIT 0_0 I-I cant express my feelings towards this. The graphics, they look Awesome, I havnt seen origins for a while but this game looks improved. The concept, looks awesome that new female is awesome and I LOVE the teaser for Ezio XD PLEASE BE A WII U LAUNCH TITLE!
  • WTeen8 - April 27, 2012 11:45 a.m.

    You took the words out of my mouth. My god those graphics look amazing. And it seems the gameplay will be just as good as the original.
  • ObliqueZombie - April 27, 2012 9:10 a.m.

    I'd rather have Mega Man Legends. :(
  • taokaka - April 27, 2012 8:01 a.m.

    hold the phone, what if you want to make pointless hearts appear and go up an elevator at the same time then it looks like you're out of luck because the screen won't be able to handle touch because there will be a toy on top of it. Luckily they've already answered my biggest question on both the wii u and rayman legends which was whether the ability to pull stupid faces will be compromised by putting toys on top of your controller, turns out it won't. It's good to see that some game designers can see the importance of pulling faces while playing.
  • Hobogonigal - April 27, 2012 9:58 a.m.

    Maybe its compulsory to pull a stupid face. Who knows, maybe points shall be deducted or added based upon a stupid face meter where the more ridiculous the face is, the more points are earned. Or not I guess...
  • Ultimadrago - April 27, 2012 7:53 a.m.

    Why is there a human in mah Raymans?!
  • shawksta - April 28, 2012 11:58 p.m.

    Interestingly, she looks like the ones you had to save in Origins.

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