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Rayman Legends for Wii U Detailed


Ubisoft have just shown off Rayman Legends for Wii U at their E3 press conference. It looks to be a Wii U exclusive, or have some heavy Wii U exclusive features, including a playable character that’s exclusive to the console’s GamePad.

That character is Murphy – Rayman’s little green, flying friend that we’ve seen in previous instalments in the series. He is controlled with the touch screen exclusively and can help the other players progress through the levels by cutting ropes, rotating obstacles amongst other things.

It looks like it could be a lot of fun, though, and perhaps even better than last year’s brilliant Origins; the art style appears to have been revamped somewhat, with a more pseudo-3D approach, though it still remains brilliantly refreshing visually.

It appears to be a very social focused game, great for local multiplayer sessions. They even showed a rhythm-like level where, as two players made their way through the fast-paced platforming with other controllers, Murphy’s player touched the screen and hit certain sections to play music, so that the other could succeed.

Rayman Legends supports up to five players and is confirmed for a Wii U release.

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  1. Nauraph
    Since: Jan 2010

    I thought it was said that Murphy could also be controlled with a Wii Remote. But I might’ve misunderstood.

    Comment posted on 04/06/2012 at 23:51.
    • mynameisblair
      Since: May 2009

      No, just tablet we’re sure. It might have been because they said you could use the Wii Remote for playing too, but just for the normal players I think :)

      Comment posted on 04/06/2012 at 23:56.
  2. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Sounds cracking.

    Comment posted on 05/06/2012 at 00:24.
  3. Cutter.T
    Since: Jun 2009

    Hopefully Vita support or something…

    Comment posted on 05/06/2012 at 00:28.
  4. colmshan1990
    Since: Apr 2009

    This has been confirmed as WiiU exclusive.
    That’s the way to launch a console.

    I’m disappointed that I can’t have this on Vita though. :(

    Comment posted on 05/06/2012 at 01:12.
  5. Kivi95
    Since: Oct 2009

    Well guess I won’t be buying the next Rayman then :(.

    Comment posted on 05/06/2012 at 08:00.
  6. XisTG
    Since: May 2010

    Shame, I really wanted to play this game. Not enough to buy a new system though.

    Comment posted on 05/06/2012 at 10:38.
  7. MICKY17
    Since: Dec 2008

    That looked brilliant!!

    Comment posted on 05/06/2012 at 19:19.