Rayman Legends video shows Wii U NFC support

Friday, 27 April 2012 10:26 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Rayman Legends seems like a real thing. A video of the still to be announced sequel has emerged online.

French website Gamekult is carrying the video. There’s also a YouTube link, but Ubisoft has “blocked it”.

The video shows the mythology aspect that was in the previously-outed survey from earlier this week, whilst keeping the classic gameplay and art style that made Origins a great game.

But the biggest – and arguably, exciting – part of the trailer shows the game getting a Wii U specific version that features NFC support in the same vein of Skylanders. Nintendo had previously mooted NFC support with the system.

A heart-shaped item is seen placed on the tablet controller that shows hearts falling to the ground in game. A second scene shows a model for a Raving Rabbid, which began life in Rayman: Raving Rabbids in 2006 at Wii’s launch, being placed on the controller and being transformed into the game.

A third scene teased Ezio from Assassin’s Creed sharing the same fate.

It was shown yesterday that Ubisoft had registered two domains for Legends following the leak of the survey on Monday. Get the video below before it ends up pulled.

Thanks, Ben!


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  1. StolenGlory

    Holy shit!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. StolenGlory

    Am I seeing that right? Can the WiiU tablet scan real-world items like that?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. manamana

    Holy balls! Maybe they do it like in Skylanders and there is a receive chip in the tabletcontroller. Hard to believe the touchscreen can scan.
    Edit: ah, NFC, ok then.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. mtnman3888

    Can’t wait for this, Rayman Origins was amazing! Interesting support for the WiiU controller, wonder if it will actually be useful or gimmicky? Definitely cool though.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    I reckon this could be a massive game changer. Either way, this has completely sold me on a Wii U.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. StolenGlory


    You and me both my friend.

    I can’t wait to see what Ninty’s first-party codewizards are going to do with that sort of tech.

    Roll on E3! :D

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Fin

    The Wii U platform bits looked shit, but HOLY FUCK I AM SO EXCITED FOR A NEW RAYMAN GAME.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Deacon

    Hate to sound negative but there’s nothing game-changing there for me. Placing things on the tablet for some effect in-game is a quick gimmick – certainly not something I would want to do at regular intervals – I don’t know about you lot.

    Were the other guys just using Wii remotes?
    Having played through SMB Wii just recently I can safely say that those are pretty damn uncomfortable when playing at length. I hope WiiU offers a nice SNES/N64 type pad for the more core games.

    This isn’t bad from a third party. I hope for much more though.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. The_Red

    “I hope WiiU offers a nice SNES/N64 type pad for the more core games.”
    I’m pretty sure the only possible choices for control with Wii U are the WiiPad and the Wii-Mote.

    With that said, I actually liked this video. Plus anything related to Rayman Origins is awesome so seeing Wii U with a proposed sequel in the same vid is a huge mental plus for that console in my mind.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. manamana

    ^ and the Wii Controller Pro, which works much better than the Wiimote.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. mtnman3888

    I’m with you, it’s neat tech but I see it as more of a gimmick that would wear thin quick. For me, it would take me out of the gameplay experience by having to put stuff on the tablet and let it scan.

    On a side note, this video brings up interesting thoughts on the WiiU as a whole since apparently the tablet can render about the same graphically as the console. Wonder what implications this may have on pricing?

    #11 3 years ago
  12. The_Red

    Shit, I never tried one. Of course I pretty much lost interest in Wii games after Boom Blox (The last game I really enjoyed on the system).

    #12 3 years ago
  13. The_Red

    “apparently the tablet can render about the same graphically as the console.”
    No it can’t. The video is being lived streamed on the tablet if I’m not mistaken. That’s why you can’t play on tablet with main console turned off.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. OlderGamer

    Pretty damn cool stuff!

    Stream or not Red, she was interacting with the game on the tablet/controler by moving a platform up with a finger so they could all jump off of it. No other system even does that.

    Onlive streams the entire game, and then you play it. If Nintendo does the same type of thing, that gonna be great.

    Needless to say, very excited about E3.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Telepathic.Geometry

    I’m a minimalist, so I wouldn’t be interested in this kind of tech, but it seems like something Nintendo would be really into for pokemon and such, and considering the sick revenue that that spyro/skylanders game made, it seems likely that a pokemon type game of the same ilk would mint money for Nintendo.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Gekidami

    Hum, anyone else notice that the pad isnt wireless?

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Deacon

    @14 ‘she was interacting with the game on the tablet/controler by moving a platform up with a finger so they could all jump off of it. No other system even does that.’

    I think a lot of people are going to be banging this ‘impossible on any other console’ drum, when in truth this is nothing a Vita + PS3 combo can’t do, and will probably be doing before the WiiU even launches.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. StolenGlory


    Completely agree with this.

    Though it will matter little if Sony isn’t savvy enough to beat the drum about the possibilities of the Vita/PS3 combo; which they would be very wise to make noises about at their E3 presser in attempt to steal some of the WiiU’s inevitable thunder.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. OlderGamer

    So what Gek?

    I have one PS3 controler that is no longer workable w/o a charge cord pluged in(it won’t hold their charge for more then a couple of mins). And I always use the charge and play kit for xb360 for the same reasons.

    In the end I use cords anyways. I would rather it be corded then have to buy batteries. I wish the Wii Motes were cordable, but for obvious reasons they aren’t.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    Ok, I am not gonna get into another defend nintendo crap thread. But Deacon and Stolen, think about it for one second.

    There is an obvious reason why Sony can’t compete, why PS3 + Vita doesn’t = WiiU.

    Thought of it yet?

    Every WiiU has a controler/Tablet in the box.

    If every PS3 came with a Vita, from day one I would agree with you guys. But the fact is that Vita + PS3 is at the lowest possible end a 450usd – 500usd priced purchase. Now if your a dev, it is too risky for you to assume that everyone who owns a PS3 is also going to own a Vita. Because your going to section off your game and reduce its potiental sales.

    I expect to see very little in the way of Vita and PS3 interactivity within the actual gameplay of games. You can’t code that functions into your games. It is a novelty rather then a feature.

    Your going to get the whole Connect Vita and do “Extra” things. That I would believe. But I doubt too many games will have important game dependant functions centered around it.

    As where I think your going to see it in most Nintendo games.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Gekidami

    Several things, first off rumours came from some pretty reliable sources (the same that revealed the extra 3DS thumb addon thing) that devs were having serious trouble getting games to run correctly without a wire, this video seems to be suggesting this is true. Second, Nintendo made a big deal out being able to at least move your gaming experience away from the TV, not really doable with a wire. Lastly, some games require you move the pad around (its meant to have a built-in gyroscope & accelerometers), a wire may bother you whilst you do that.

    Seeing as its not a portable devise in the first place, its hardly all that bad if it needs a wire, but its worth pointing out because it does short circuit some of the stuff Nintendo said about the console at first. Of course all of this is depending on whether it actually needs a wire, but inside sources seem to suggest it will.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. OlderGamer

    Well time will tell.

    Its hard to see, but if you look at the video at 2:15 you get a nice view of the tablet. It looks as though the cord can be plueged in. It might be a charge thingie, but who knows. There is also what looks like a plug on spot next to the cord in question, I wonder what that is for?

    #22 3 years ago
  23. StolenGlory


    Right, first off please don’t condescend with stuff like:

    “Ok, I am not gonna get into another defend nintendo crap thread. But Deacon and Stolen, think about it for one second.

    There is an obvious reason why Sony can’t compete, why PS3 + Vita doesn’t = WiiU.

    Thought of it yet?”. We’re not kids that need to be taught how to suck eggs and i’m sure you are able of articulating your point without condescension in the future. Ta muchly in advance.

    Sony would likely hope that the majority of Vita owners own a PS3 anyway, it’s not like they would actively be selling the Vita/PS3 as a combo SKU or anything.

    From THAT standpoint then, ASSUMING that the Vita/PS3 ownership correlates to a relatively significant extent, they would simply be trying to let PS3/Vita owners thinking of buying a WiiU, that from a technical standpoint at least, the combination of the PS3 and Vita consoles (that these folks would likely already own) could mimick the WiiU on at least some level.

    I do agree with you OG on this however:

    “I expect to see very little in the way of Vita and PS3 interactivity within the actual gameplay of games.”

    Agreed; which brings me back to my original point – Sony need to be savvy about how they communicate the combo functionality of the PS3/Vita. Who cares if they ‘can’t compete’; I see nothing wrong with at least attempting to try.

    More choice is always good right OG?

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Telepathic.Geometry

    If it does need a wire, then that is fucking lame.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Erthazus

    There is a huge issue with a controller in my opinion.

    You are coming to your friends home and he says: Let’s play Rayman Legends, here you go… a Wii Mote, but i’m in control Motherfucker! *shows off a tablet controller*.

    One guy with a Wii U controller and others with Wii mote is not really awesome in my opinion.

    New feature is interesting though, but i wonder how much that thing can scan.
    I’m not sure that you need always wire for it. I’m sure there is a battery at the level of PS Vita where it will work for 3-3.5 hours. Not everyone can play using a wire if you are a social player.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Deacon

    Noted, but by the time WiiU launches both PS3 and Vita will already have a pretty well established userbase. It’s not like EVERY person who wants to get involved is going to have to buy both like you say.

    To think that WiiU with it’s spangly high-res tablet is gonna retail at less than £200 is pretty optimistic, and if I’ve already got either a PS3 or Vita then it’s much less of an issue.

    Still. Fair point.

    I think there’ll be plenty of games where you CAN do neat things like this if you are using a Vita as one controller while the game itself is still completely fine without. I really hope Sony encourage things like this in titles where it feels right.

    I’m still really not sold on WiiU yet. And this doesn’t do anything to improve my opinion.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. StolenGlory


    “You are coming to your friends home and he says: Let’s play Rayman Legends, here you go… a Wii Mote, but i’m in control Motherfucker *shows off a tablet controller*.”

    I literally lol’d at this :D

    #27 3 years ago
  28. OlderGamer

    I think the concept is cool, Stolen. And if Sony can pull it off then awesome. But I think they would be best promoting a feature like that for PS4. And I hope they do. Assuming they don’t drasticly change the Vita in three years. I just think at this point its too little too late for Vita and PS3.

    If Nintendo puts out their games with such a feature, and Sony supports Vita/PS3 conectivity in anything less then a flood of games, I think its a mute point. A trickle of five games won’t cut it.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Gekidami

    I think some some smoke & mirrors going on with the so-called ‘scanning’ in this video. Can anyone actually explain how the WiiU pad could scan things you put on it? What tech was announced that can do that? See, i own the AC2 statuette from this video, and its just a round, hollow base, but i also own other things with round bases like it. How would the WiiU tell the difference? The pad can only feel, it cant see. I’m guessing that what isnt being shown here is that you need to hold the object in front of the camera first, just plopping something on the screen wouldnt work.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Erthazus

    @Stolen, did my best :D. But it’s true really. One player is in control and other pathetic slaves playing with Wii Motes :D :D :D

    @29, It’s Called “Touch Screen” for F sake. Ezio statue will be reconized by a software.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. OlderGamer

    Gek, I would guess that it would have to work like Skylanders.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Gekidami

    Key were there being ‘Touch’, unless you think the ability to read touches automatically means its knows what exactly is touching it…

    Maybe, but the Skylander figures have RFID chips in them, that AC2 statuette doesnt. I dunno, it seems pretty clear that however it works, this video isnt showing us a realistic depiction of it. Hence the feeling of smoke & mirrors from that part of the video.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Erthazus

    @32, Yes. It’s simple as that. If Software supports your Ezio statue it will recognize it. There is no magic. It’s simple geometry.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. OlderGamer

    Gek, maybe it wasn’t your Ezio statue? Perhaps it was another one?

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Gekidami

    ^ Nah, its clearly the Collector Edition AC2 one. But i found this:

    So it seems it does indeed have the tech, i guess it just wasnt all in place for this trailer.

    lol at Erthazus who thinks it works by the magic of touch alone.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Deacon

    @35 so yes, from that, you’ll only be able to scan in purpose-made ‘peripherals’ or specific items that come with (or don’t) the game. Yet more pieces of plastic to gather dust in your front room. Bravo Nintendo. Great selling point.

    [EDIT] to be fair though, the kids will love that shit.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Peetry

    Gimmick, fun for 5 mins then never used again

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Charlie Sheen

    as much as i love nintendo i dont see how this action figure thing is any good, just seems like they put cheats into an action figure

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Rudderless

    Man, some of you guys need to play some Skylanders. So much cynicism.

    Anyway, regardless of whether or not it’s a gimmick, this sort of tech is potentially massive for Nintendo. Allows third-parties to leverage merchandise, essentially acts as an anti-piracy device, and is the kind of idea that will win over younger players/families to Wii U.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. Rudderless

    @38 Pokémon.

    As for the wire, it’s clearly a devkit model. Anyone can see that’s not an official cable.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. Da Man

    I’m so happy for Erthazus, just looking at his healthy euphoria coming from enthusiastic conversations with newfound buddies makes me smile. Oh, the joy of seeing an internet person replying to you. Can you imagine that?! Someone actually responds to you..

    Thanks, internet. You make handicapped people from shitholes happy.

    Anyway, I never thought Nintendo can become even more accessible.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. manamana

    @39 100% agreed.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. ManuOtaku

    Seeing this i cannot wait for E3, what kind of surprisses the Wii U have in store, i can see this working really great with pikimin also, imagine placing blue pikmin in the controller and then appearing in your squad without the need of planting the pikmin in the field, i think this can work with a lot of nintendo games in a lot of interesting ways, man i cannot wait really.

    #43 3 years ago
  44. OlderGamer

    I am very excited too Manu!

    And I agree Skylanders was a lot better then I thought it was. A lot of fun to be had with that game. I can see Nintendo taking something like this a running away with it. It reminds me of the old E-readers that were about on one of the Gameboys a few years back.

    #44 3 years ago

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    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]

  • The Whispered World follow up now coming to PS4, too

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  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]