Even if Rayman Legends was leaked earlier this year, Ubisoft still managed to impress with its brand new platformer at E3 2012, revealing it both during its own press conference and during Nintendo’s press conference.Rayman Origins delivered a great experience last year on the PS3 and Xbox 360 platforms, as well as this year on the PC, PS Vita or Nintendo 3DS.
Now, with Rayman Legends, Ubisoft is bringing a full-fledged sequel exclusively to the Nintendo Wii U.
We already saw it in action thanks to a leaked video, but now the French company has revealed a wide array of details concerning its new platformer.
From using the special features of the Wii U and its unique GamePad, to introducing a 5-player cooperative mode or 3D boss battles, Ubisoft has worked hard on improving upon Origins.
Check out the full list of Rayman Legends’ features below.
Wii U Showcase: Rayman Legends takes full advantage of the Wii U and its new controller's capabilities. Use the touch screen to take out enemies, manipulate platforms, cut ropes to clear a path and much more. With the gyroscope technology, you can move rotating platform and there are many more surprises to come!
The Game Must Go On: The Wii U allows you to keep playing the game even when your television is off. You will be able to continue Rayman's adventure on the screen of the Wii U's new wireless controller.
5-Player Co-op Gameplay: Now more players can join in on the fun! With 4 Wii™ Remotes™ and the new Wii U controller, up to 5 players can play at once. At any time if someone wants to leave or join in, the game will continue without interruption.
3D Boss Battles: The bosses have a big advantage over Rayman's gang… an extra dimension! Dragons and other epic creatures can attack from all angles, so you'll have to be on top of your game to defeat them.
New Challenges: Connect with your friends through a variety of challenges that will test your skill and speed. Check the leaderboards to see where you rank around the world.
Rayman Rocks!: Jump to the beat of a drum, punch to the bass line, even zip-line during a guitar sustain. Timing and rhythm are the key to beat these maps set to music. See if you have what it takes to be a Platforming Hero.
UbiArt Engine Advancements: The UbiArt engine has expanded its abilities to now include 3D gameplay elements, a new lighting design, and a new rendering system which take Rayman's award-winning graphics to the next level.
The Award-Winning Team Is Back: The legendary team of decorated artists, designers and composers are teaming up again to create new worlds, new characters and a new soundtrack.
Ubisoft also unveiled a gameplay video of the regular experience, as well as a special trailer with the Platforming Hero mini-game, where Rayman needs to execute moves in time with the beat.
Besides the videos, you can also enjoy a few screenshots of Rayman Legends below.