Ubisoft Debuts Actual Wii U Gameplay
Thus far, public showings of the Wii U have largely utilized tech demos. At today's Ubisoft E3 press conference, we were able to see one of the first examples of an actual game being controlled via the Wii U tablet. The game in question was Rayman Legends, which features some interesting tablet control options during multiplayer co-op play.
While up to four players with standard controllers play Rayman, Globox, and the like, the tablet player controls Murphy (a fly character from early Rayman games) via the tablet's touch screen. Murphy is able to zoom all over the screen, picking up far-flung objects and assisting the other characters in traversing the various challenges found throughout the levels. Other Wii U tablet functions were shown as well, such as tilting the tablet in order to tilt platforms on the main TV screen.
Ubisoft also showed a trailer of its Wii U exclusive horror game, Zombi U. It's apparently a reworked version of a game announced last year called Killer Freaks From Outer Space. Along with Zombi U and Rayman Legends, Ubisoft has the following games in development (not all exclusively) for the Wii U: Rabbids Land, Sports Connection, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013, Assassin's Creed III, Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth, and Just Dance 4.
By Becky Cunningham