Trailer for Rayman Legends on Wii U "leaked"

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davyK
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http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=176313

Looks like an interesting use of the new controller (unless of course this is flim flam and it isn't actually doing what is implied here......)

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Paul H wrote:

The video sure makes it look like there's some sort of RFID reader in the controller. I suppose they could be using the front camera to do an optical recognition of the object that touches the screen.

I've been eagerly waiting on Wii U news about any new plans for the online support, virtual console extensions, and 3DS integration. It seems like Nintendo has been characteristically silent.

The RFID reader has already been confirmed, so yeah, that's what they're showing. We'll know a lot (though not price) at E3. I fully expect the rumors of a November 2012 release in the US to be a reality.

It seems like it will have lots of killer features, I just hope we don't run into another Wii situation where its core technological holds it back over the long haul.

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The video sure makes it look

The video sure makes it look like there's some sort of RFID reader in the controller. I suppose they could be using the front camera to do an optical recognition of the object that touches the screen.

I've been eagerly waiting on Wii U news about any new plans for the online support, virtual console extensions, and 3DS integration. It seems like Nintendo has been characteristically silent.

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I'm not feeling it

The Force was strong with the original Wii controllers, and I think everyone could see the interesting new gaming possibilities that "motion control" opened up. But I'm just not very excited about the Wii-U touchscreen controller, especially as it pertains to gaming. Yes, it does open up a few new avenues for games, but for the most part, having two screens to pay attention to might not make for a lot of great gaming experiences. I'm just not really pumped about the new controller. It seems a bit more "gimmicky" than practical for most games.

I'm thinking the reception of the Wii-U will be quite muted in comparison to the previous Wii launch. Especially since the rest of the Wii-U tech sounds like it will be "on par" with the current Microsoft and Sony generation, and not a major leap forward.

Plus, both Microsoft and Sony got caught with their pants down with the popularity of Nintendo's motion controllers, and it took quite a while for them to play catch-up. You can bet that they're not going to make that same mistake again with their next generation of consoles! And both companies have a better infrastructure to capitalize on the touchscreen system as media center controllers!

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true enough....it is actually

true enough....it is actually good having a new console backwards compatible with games AND controllers - but the lack of focus on the box itself could mislead...

Bill Loguidice
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Wii U
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I don't expect the facility for multi-link up - Nintendo have been clear on that I feel (the one thing they HAVE been clear in it seems) which makes for more unusual gameplay options that harken back to experiments like Pacman vs as opposed to more tradition game play.

I think having two screen-based controllers would be the system's main saving grace against future technological limitations, so I'm still holding out hope. Obviously four players, each with their own screens, would be killer, but I realize that's asking too much. Two player would still be big, though.

One thing Nintendo needs to do no matter what is be very careful about demonstrating too much usage with Wii controllers because they already have a perception problem with the general public thinking it's an extension of the Wii (or even just a new Wii controller), rather than an entirely new system. You can't overestimate the general public's ability to pick up on subtleties...

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I don't expect the facility

I don't expect the facility for multi-link up - Nintendo have been clear on that I feel (the one thing they HAVE been clear in it seems) which makes for more unusual gameplay options that harken back to experiments like Pacman vs as opposed to more tradition game play.

Bill Loguidice
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Neat
davyK wrote:

http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=176313

Looks like an interesting use of the new controller (unless of course this is flim flam and it isn't actually doing what is implied here......)

It is interesting. They're not showing any features that haven't already been demonstrated, so theoretically it's all quite possible. Two areas of disappointment, though Origins was already amazing, this does not look any better from what they've shown, and - at least in this instance - we again see a single Wii U controller in use.

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