E3 has unleashed another hot-topic gem in the form of Nintendo Wii U’s Rayman Legends, a brand new platforming adventure with innovative social features exclusively for the Nintendo’s curious new console.
Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, Rayman Legends is the follow-up to last year’s highly-acclaimed Rayman Origins. Legends takes full advantage of the Wii U controller to apparently bring players innovative multiplayer interactions that go beyond those found in traditional platform games. Sounds like an entertaining idea, right? It is also evident that players can use the Wii U controller’s touch screen to take out enemies or clear paths and use the gyroscope technology to manipulate and rotate platforms on the TV screen. The Wii U controller also allows players to continue the adventure of Rayman and his friends on the controller’s screen even while the television is off. Nifty nifty Rayman!
In a press statement released yesterday by Ubisoft, it is clear that Rayman Legends aims to retain the same fantasy appeal of its predecessor while adding a multitude of clever and entertaining gaming modes, new characters, new environments and a new soundtrack. The game features a variety of uniquely-themed levels, including several musical maps set to creative soundtracks and a spooky, medieval theme. Players also can connect online with friends for a variety of challenges that test their skill and speed, and can see where they rank on the worldwide leaderboards. You may also be happy to know that the award-winning team of artists, designers and composers behind the UbiArt engine are back – adding multi-dimensional gameplay elements, improved lighting system and improved graphics rendering in Rayman Legends.
When asked about the sequel to one of our hottest games of all time creative director Michel Ancel said: “Ubisoft is exploring new concepts in gaming by combining the innovative Wii U technologies with the marvelous art direction and creative ambition of the Montpellier team.” Fingers crossed we have another great game on our hands folks!