11 Video Interview: Rayman Legends

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Rayman Legends is a follow-up to last year’s Rayman Origins, and it’s launching a little later this year alongside the Wii U. Designed from the ground up for this new console, it’s one that takes advantage of all the nifty new features that Nintendo has packed in.

Expect high-def graphics (1080p and 60fps!), touch screen elements, gyroscopic controls and five person multiplayer. While at E3, we spoke to the man with all the details – Michael Micholic from Ubisoft – who filled us in on the freshly-confirmed Rayman Legends.

Even before it was officially revealed at the Ubisoft press conference this year, Rayman Legends had drawn a bit of attention. It was first announced as part of a potential Project Cafe showcase at last year’s E3, before dropping completely off the radar.

This year, it blipped back up again, with eagle-eyed gamers spotting a handful of related domain registrations from Ubisoft. Just a few days later, leaked internal footage proved the existence of the game, something the developer couldn’t ignore. At the time, we were told that the “purely internal demonstrative video” wasn’t meant for public consumption, and didn’t necessarily guarantee the final game or the final console.

While we didn’t get to see the NFC support hinted at in the video (placing real-world objects on the tablet controller and creating in-game equivalents), everything else in the video was delivered at E3 – and then some. Ubisoft‘s kept too quiet on this one for too long, so we’re hoping to hear plenty more about Rayman Legends in the coming months, particularly with the Wii U predicted for a holiday launch.

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