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Rayman Legends Preview
« on: June 07, 2012, 10:06:45 AM »

The upcoming sequel to 2011's major hit is going to be legendary.

Rayman Legends is the follow-up to the well-received Rayman Origins. Though still a 2D platformer, the game intends to expanding upon the original as well as making full use of the new console.

According to the Nintendo E3 website, the plot of the game is as follows:

"Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies are off wandering through an enchanted forest when they discover a mysterious tent filled with a series of captivating paintings. As they look more closely, they notice each painting seems to tell the story of a mythical world. While focusing on a painting that shows a medieval land, they are suddenly sucked into the painting, entering the world, and the adventure begins. The gang must run, jump and fight their way through each world to save the day and discover the secrets of every legendary painting."

Perhaps the biggest change to the gameplay is the addition of one more player to the drop-in co-op experience, bringing the total to five (four players using Wii Remotes and one player using a GamePad). New to this experience is Murphy, a green fairy-like being controlled entirely within the GamePad's touch screen. He can be moved throughout the level, revealing secrets, stunning enemies, and hindering or helping other players. There is also going to be a variety of new challenges that involve some interaction with others, and online leaderboards to gauge your ability relative to those around the world.

Also new to the Wii U are new gyroscope controls, which can be used to tilt the player in a variety of situations, like rotating platforms. Neal's impressions stated one instance in which the controller is tilted to help Rayman maneuver through tight spaces. Also exclusive to the Wii U version is the well-pushed feature of being able to play on the GamePad even while the television is displaying else.

Also new to the recent 2D Rayman games is the major addition of 3D elements. During the E3 showing, Rayman was shown going through layers of the screen by jumping through rings. Other instances of this include bosses (like dragons) that can attack from any direction.

Rayman Legends is expected to release during the Wii U launch window.