Ubisoft excited many people last night by bringing out the Wii U GamePads on stage to give a demo of Rayman Legends. They also showed teasers for Marvel's The Avengers: Battle For Earth and Zombi U as well as hints at a lot more content coming for the next-gen console.
First up, The Avengers: Battle For Earth. Shown to be released for the Wii U and Kinect for Xbox 360, this game looks to take a more traditional comic book look at The Avengers. Check out the trailer below for an idea of what to expect. So far we're looking at an extension beyond the Avengers team shown in the recent film, to feature Wolverine and Spider-man, at the very least. The game is due for release towards the end of this year, which means we may be able to expect it as a launch title for the Wii U.
Next is Rayman Legends, the game they gave us an on-stage demo of. Featuring support of up to five players, this side-scrolling adventure looks to hold hours of fun. Different characters have different controls and different functions, where Rayman and similar characters will be controlled by the analogue stick and buttons present on the Game Pad, additional characters like Murphy will be controlled by the touch screen and will open new styles of gameplay. The demo they gave had 2-3 players playing at one time, and showed a whole new level of co-op play, including what looked like a musical synchronisation level with Murphy's player. Check out the video below for yourself, and let us know what you think!
Zombi U looks to take full advantage of the Wii U's amazing graphics processor, providing a realistic and downright jawdropping entrance to the zombie apocalypse. Coming exclusively for the Wii U, we can tell from the trailer that it's set in London, England, and that if it's anything like the game hinted in that four minute Wii U ad showing off the Miiverse and message boards, once you reach that difficult-to-beat boss, you'll have to upgrade your scanners and shoot him in the swollen glands.
After this, Ubisoft showed us a brief preview of some other games to come to the Wii U, including Assassin's Creed 3, Sports Connection, Just Dance 4, Your Shape and Rabbid's Land. We'll have more news on them as soon as it comes in!