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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    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]