News Article

Ubisoft "Can't Disclose" Information About Rayman Legends NFC Connectivity

Posted by Damien McFerran

Skylanders-style figures were "something we were thinking about", says publisher

Remember that leaked Rayman Legends trailer which appeared to indicate that the game would boast some kind of NFC connectivity with action figures? It turned out to be a case of Ubisoft "thinking out loud" rather than an indication of what the final game will contain, with the publisher admitting it was meant for internal use only, "and in NO way represents the final game, the final console or their features."

Speaking with IGN, Ubisoft's managing director Xavier Poix spoke briefly about the footage shown:

We’ve always tried to create the best experience we could in every generation of Rayman. It’s a game and a franchise that can appeal to you, as an older gamer, or an even older audience, but also appeal to smaller children. When Wii U announced the NFC reader, we thought about that. I can’t disclose any more on this, but what has leaked is something we were thinking about.

Just in case you've forgotten or missed it the first time around, here's the leaked trailer, complete with NFC-related goodness:

Subscribe to Nintendo Life on YouTube


From the web

Game Screenshots

User Comments (17)



NintendoMaster said:

1 month from now

Ubisoft: Guess what guys, we're using NFC on Wii U!

5 months later...

Ubisoft: Now we found a way to make NFC work for Rayman Legends on PS3 and Xbox 360. Now Rayman Legends is coming Spring 2014!



NintyMan said:

They might as well integrate it now that they forced it upon themselves to delay the game.



rjejr said:

So at 0:58 seconds when it says "Wii U Exclusive content" shouldn't that have made people realize that it wasn't going to be a Wii U exclusive game? I mean if the game was a Wii U exclusive ALL the content would have been exclusive and it wouldn't have needed to say that at 58 seconds into a 2 minute video.



FiveDigitLP said:

This is kind of an obvious thing. The video was never supposed to be released to the public. Based on what I've heard, I'm guessing it was a preview video for the team working on the game to demonstrate to the higher-ups. So they were just demonstrating the possibilities and some things they were considering.



Linkuini said:

Say what you will about it, but I would have enjoyed having a Rabbids themed level in Rayman Legends. Just one!



Nintenjoe64 said:

Rayman was delayed to make loads of toys that will probably make this game a bigger commercial failure than delaying to launch alongside GTA5



paburrows said:

I don't really get how the NFC tech would work well on a Wii U controller since anything that you place on the screen is going to get knocked off fairly quickly when someone starts playing the game.



brandonbwii said:

Well it turns out the online features will be included afterall. And we'll get a taste of them come April for free!



brandonbwii said:

What rjer said. I always figured Rayman Legends to just be a timed exclusive myself. Heck, I doubt the other versions will have the murfy stages anyway.



Rect_Pola said:

"LEAKED?" There was a damn trailer. It's right here. Whoever's in charge of spin needs to get a new job.



Transdude1996 said:

I guess that I'm the only one that noticed music from "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Back to the Future" in the trailer.



AlexSora89 said:

Notice how after this newspost, in the main "News" page of NL you can also find Miyamoto's "NFC is among our top priorities" statement?

Yeah, looks like the RL delay was the gaming-industry equivalent of a toddler crying louder and louder until his parents get him whatever he wants.

Nintendo: "NFC will come eventually, but--"


Nintendo: "Can't you just wait and release--"


Nintendo: "... NFC is our top priority now."



Kolzig said:

Such a shame it wasn't in the final game. Loved the idea in the first trailer.

But it's an amazing game anyways, Michel Ancel and his team did a marvellous job. Just that the game should've sold tons more on Wii U and Ubisoft's business decisions are to blame that didn't happen in the end.

Leave A Comment

Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment...