Yesterday, Ubisoft showed off their new Rayman Legends game during their live press conference with an on-stage demo using development Wii U hardware. What we saw was quite impressive, and it’s clear that game creator Michel Ancel is pulling out all the stops to make his game shine on Nintendo’s new console.
Rayman comes with a solid pedigree, having won Platformer of the Year and several artistic and musical achievements. This new iteration not only looks fantastic, it uses the Wii U’s unique gameplay capabilities – touch-based gameplay, gyroscope technology, etc. – to great effect.
The demo included the usual platforming that we’ve come to expect from Rayman, but the team has gotten quite creative with Nintendo’s hardware. During the 2-player co-op demo, we watched as one player jumped and dodged obstacles while the other tapped and slashed at his Wii U to clear the way for his partner. All the while, the action was choreographed in time to the music, making the sequence a cool mash-up of platforming, touch action, and a music game.
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