Wii U Details Revealed By Leaked Rayman Trailer
Rayman Legends trailer shows off all sorts of stuff we're not supposed to know.
UK, April 27, 2012
by Keza MacDonald
A leaked trailer for Rayman Legends on Wii U shows details of the console's functionality, including touch control, graphics and near-field communication capabilities.
The trailer, which originally went up on YouTube, has since been pulled - luckily, we grabbed a copy, which you can see below. As well as confirming the game's existence, it also shows off some really cool Wii U features.
The first half of the trailer shows of gameplay footage which indicates (superficially at least) that the Wii U is at least up to the graphical standards of PS3 and 360, and demonstrates players using a combination of tablets and Wii remotes to control the game in different ways, using a combination of touch and button control.
The second half of the trailer, though, shows that the Wii U can react to objects places on the tablet screen - rather like how Activision's Skylanders figures interact with the game. It shows a player placing a plastic heart on the tablet screen, which translates into an in-game power-up, and magicking a Rabbid into the game with another figurine. At the end, most excitingly, it teases an Ezio figurine.
These are things that Nintendo presumably won't want us to know before E3, when we'll be given a full introduction to the new console.
UPDATE:A note on the wired controllers: Wii U dev kits are currently wired to their tablets, as evidenced at E3 last year, but this will not be the case with the final product.
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