Rayman Legends set to hit Wii U, complete with brand new NFC feature

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Watch while you can, this just-leaked trailer for Rayman Legends shows off some not yet ready for primetime footage of the game in action running on Wii U. Since the leak earlier today, Ubisoft has since indeed confirmed that the video was the real deal, but has also gone as far to say that the video was “intended as a purely internal demonstrative video.”

Ubisoft also had this to say in regards to the leaked footage.

“An internal video showing images of Rayman Origins’ sequel has leaked over the Internet. This video was intended as a purely internal demonstrative video, and in NO way represents the final game, the final console or their features.”

“This video was destined for internal production teams who often create game prototypes with work in progress development kits.”

The above video clearly shows what looks to be a legitimate sequel to one of the most exciting titles to be released last year. Better yet, the video shows off what looks to be some pretty interesting concepts unique to Wii U. Need health in a pinch? Put one the specially heart plushes up to the Wii U tablet and, boom. Instant health recharge. Do you have the special edition Rabbid figure? If so, you’re in luck. Pop that bad boy in and you can enjoy the zany antics of the Raving Rabbids in your adventure. All that is well and good, but what happens when you place the Ezio Auditore figure on the Wii U controller……?

Just hearing that companies like Ubisoft are developing titles from their top tier franchises for Wii U is exciting news. From Assassin’s Creed to Ghost Recon, it seems as if come the Wii U launch, Ubisoft plans to bring the heat. As we inch closer and closer to E3 I’m sure we will learn much more, but for now it’s reassuring knowing that some dev houses will be taking Nintendo seriously with Wii U.

Eugene lives in New Mexico and has been a life long gamer since getting his hands on an NES. Always partial to Nintendo, Eugene has made it a point to keep informed on all things Mario.