Rayman Legends For Wii U Allows For Up To Five Players

By Ishaan . June 4, 2012 . 4:57pm

Last month, a leak led to knowledge of Rayman Legends, an Ubisoft game in development for the Wii U. The leaked trailer, which Ubisoft said was an internal prototype concept, showed off features such as the Wii U GamePad’s NFC (near-field communication) ability. Today, Ubisoft officially announced the game at E3, and demonstrated it on stage during their press conference. Take a look:



Rayman Legends will allow for up to five players in multiplayer, with one person using a Wii U GamePad, while others use Wii remotes or Wii U Pro Controllers. The player with the Wii U GamePad controls a new character, Murphy.


Rayman Legends will be released sometime during the Wii U launch window.

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  • James Beatty

    It also seems to be Wii U exclusive so that’s pretty awesome. It also looks amazing, they seemed to have re-done the visuals and it looks spectacular 

    • malek86

      I think it was already said to be coming to other platforms? The 5-players mode and Gamepad controller are, obviously, Wii U exclusives.

      Edit: no, wait, apparently it’s exclusive. Uhm, that was unexpected.

  • SirRichard

    It’s looking absolutely gorgeous, and it’s always great to see more platformers getting proper releases. I’m glad Ubisoft are deciding to back Rayman again instead of those irritating rabbits.

    I may be getting the wrong impression here, but it’s not an exclusive, right? Everything to do with the game that we’ve seen so far has been about how it works on the Wii U, I’m beginning to wonder.

  • Herok ♞

    I was going to get this on Wiiu anyway.

  • I still wish Nintendo would have allow multiple Wii U tablets. However the Pro controllers would be amazing too. The Wii-motes are puke though. It is a new console don’t bring in Wii stuff to trash it.

    • AuraGuyChris

      It’s been confirmed that the console supports 2 Wii U Gamepads.

      • Where was this confirmed at?

    • Suicunesol

       :/ Hey man. There’s still motion control in that Wii U. Did you know that? Would you rather Nintendo require you to buy new Wiimotes to play your Wii games?

      • Meh I don’t plan on playing Wii games on it. :/

    • Julien_N

      On the other hand, backwards compatibility never hurts. I remember SSBB being more suited to the GC controller than to the WiiMote.
      And I fear the tablets’ price…

  • Barrylocke89

    Games like this where the different co-op players have completely different roles and skills are always really cool and interesting imo. 

    • Tom_Phoenix

      Unfortunately, the trailer doesn’t really give that impression. Infact, it almost seems like Murphy is doing all the work, while the other characters are mostly just running forward (with the exception of the ocassional punch from Rayman).

      Games that rely on characters with different roles and skills in co-op must be balanced so that each character brings something valuable to the table (Lost Vikings would be a good example of this). But that doesn’t seem to be the case here. Infact, it seems like the person who’s going to control Murphy will have to do all the work while the people playing the other characters won’t have much fun.

      I could be wrong, naturally, but that’s the impression I got from the demonstration. In a way, it kind of serves to demonstrate how awkward it is that only one person can use a U Pad.

      • Barrylocke89

        True, but another possibility is that they mainly focused on areas that showcase Murphy’s skills. One thing I remember was seeing DKCR and thinking that the game looked really easy when they showed the first trailer. And we all know how THAT went…

        The one real awkward thing I wonder about is what the experience would be like if you only play one-player. Do you just control Murphy and hit the targets for the ai walkers? Just Rayman and have a computer controlled murphy? Maybe both, with the requirement that a 1 player game is only done on the tablet…

  • Speedo Redempteur

    that’s very nice use of Co-op …

  • Zero_Destiny

    5 Players at once sounds pretty hectic. That should be a lot of fun.

  • Göran Isacson

    Okay, that last sequence with all the music that’s played in synch with your jumps and the rock and roll grandmas sold me. I just can’t say no to crazy like that, it’s not in my blood to resist!

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