Generally speaking, it’s a bad thing when footage of your game leaks onto the internet before you even announce the title. I would argue, however, that it’s an even worse thing when that very leaked footage leads to further leakage in the form of spoiling previously undisclosed information about the upcoming console that your upcoming game happens to be available for; this is the ballad of Ubisoft and Rayman Legends, a surprising sequel to last year’s Rayman Origins.
The existence of Rayman Legends on its own is enough of a surprise when you consider the fact that its predecessor was met by below-average sales. That level of shock, though, cannot be matched by the astonishing debut of unannounced technological feats of Nintendo’s Wii U. According to this trailer, the Wii U is, as has been previously speculated, at the very least up to snuff with the visual fidelity of both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Another major feature officially outed in this leaked video is the ability of the Wii U’s tablet to process real-world objects and have them effect the game taking place on screen. In this example, a heart is positioned atop the touch screen, a move that results in a shower of health raining down upon the players.
Obviously, these leaked details have yet to be officially confirmed by Nintendo, but it is expected that they will speak to them at their upcoming E3 press conference.