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Rayman creator: Wii U “surprisingly powerful”, Legends using new lighting engine

Rayman creator Michel Ancel comments on the power of Wii U, the console's large memory capacity, the new lighting engine in Rayman Legends, and more.

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LX-General-Kaos1678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )

Its refreshing to see Rayman Legends creators ensure future Nintendo Wii U entertainment system purchasers that they are absolutely dealing with power. They also went on to inform us that no compression was needed, and a new next generation lighting engine was used for the exclusive one way development of Rayman Legends. A feat that was not possible with the limitations of current generation hardware.

In just about a months time the wait is over. Thanks to the hard workers within Nintendo HQ, the next generation will finally be available to the consumer.

And this is just the very start. This is just a launch window title, developed on newly discovered advanced technology. Once developers get a strong understanding on this more advanced futuristic technology within the architecture of the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system. Our minds and bodies will be treated to new visual experiences that we never thought possible in the past. Cheers to a new beginning. And cheers to the hard work from the employees at Ubisoft like Michel Ancel.

Rated E For Everyone

ElectricKaibutsu1678d ago

I REALLY wonder what you're like in real life.

(I agree, btw, though maybe not as verbosely)

Grap1678d ago Show
decrypt1678d ago

Wii U “surprisingly powerful”

Decrypting MSG.. Here is what he really meant:

Wii U is Surprisingly powerful in comparison to Xbox 360 and PS3 which are terribly outdated.

In comparison to modern tech, The Wii U can be easily outperformed by a PC equipped with a 150-200usd GPU.

Locksus1678d ago

Oh come on, it's his way of saying things. And I'm fairly sure he's just putting up an act but it's always funny to see how people are taking him way too seriously.

He lightens the mood around the gloomy N4Gers.

badz1491678d ago

"Once developers get a strong understanding on this more advanced futuristic technology within the architecture of the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system. Our minds and bodies will be treated to new visual experiences that we never thought possible in the past."

futuristic tech? which one? new visual experience? the upper end of PCs have already been doing THAT for so long now and Wii U is already mid-range level, graphically speaking!

pfft why did I even bother replying?!

morkendo231678d ago

it is true Developers is promoting and supporting NINTENDO new product. developer need to show WII-U is innovative,up to par with 360-ps3 in power. lure in hardcore gamers and yet appeal to casual as well.

ElectricKaibutsu1678d ago

@Locksus
I'm honestly not bashing him. It'd be great if it wasn't an act and he just talked like that all the time.

stragomccloud1678d ago

Yeah, I almost always agree with every thins guy says, I just feel like everything he says sounds like a press statement. He seems very fair minded when it comes to other platforms though..

Locksus1677d ago

Sorry Electric, my answer was directed to Grap:)

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wanieldiik1678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )

"Wii U is Surprisingly powerful in comparison to Xbox 360 and PS3 which are terribly outdated." But that's so unfair, comparing hardware from 2012 to hardware from 2005/2006. With that said, Wii U will probably be a cool system, but it's unfair to compare it with ps3/360.

badz1491678d ago

what to compare it with? the still unknown PS4 or next xbox? that's not much a comparison now would it, with basically nothing are known about the 2! comparing it with top end PCs is just going to bring embarrassment to the Wii U as it's graphically...you know...inferior to even last year's cards like HD6970 or GTX580!

Computersaysno1678d ago

To be fair, Sony and Microsoft could probably just pump the clocks on their current hardware, shove another gig of RAM on their motherboards and call it next gen cos it'll be as fast as what Wii U is.

You think I'm joking but I would bet with the newer lower leakage semi conductor processes Microsoft could probably run 360's CPU and GPU at 50 percent higher clocks without even breaking sweat.

wanieldiik1678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )

I'd rather hold out with the comparisons until ps4/xbox720 gets announced. I mean, back in the days, I wouldn't you know compare xbox 360 with ps2 or something. Comparing a new gen console with a last gen console is so stupid.

Wigriff1678d ago

LX: If there is one game that is pushing me more than others to buy the Wii U, it's definitely Rayman Legends. Origins was such an incredible game. I'm still not entirely convinced to committing to buying a system at or around launch, though – especially considering that the price will most likely drop by the Holiday season of 2013. By then the system will have started to show its stride, and many more titles I am personally interested in will be available.

It will be disheartening knowing that guys like you will be playing Rayman way before me, though, and makes me a little sad. Oh well; call me a hopeful skeptic, I suppose.

LX-General-Kaos1678d ago

There is nothing wrong with holding out for a better price and game lineup. You are actually within the majority with that decision.

HammadTheBeast1678d ago

Kaos... do I see hypocrisy?...

chronoforce1678d ago

that price drop ain't gonna happen next year unless they decide to start making loses which they don't like doing,or if not enough people buy the system, what they will do is try add value to the package be it games or accessories, plus the next PS360 are probably going to make the price look rather cheap

Wigriff1678d ago

"We don't expect a price cut until summer 2013, at the earliest, but do expect a cut prior to holiday 2013. Any prospective price cut will depend largely on competition, which we expect to materialize in the coming weeks." -Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter

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fermcr1678d ago

Wii U “surprisingly powerful”... compared to what exactly ?
A modern PC ?
A X360/PS3 ?
A modern smartphone ?

TripC501678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )

It's nice out today...compared to what
exactly ?
A different day ?
A rainy day ?
A day in march ?

fermcr1678d ago

When someone says it's nice out today, certainly he means it's nice sunny day or a good weather day.

Your comparison is pretty stupid.

SlavisH21678d ago Show
animegamingnerd1678d ago

i always find by your comments weird cause your icon is light and for some reason i imagine him saying that

jivah1677d ago

What the f**k is wrong with this guy. Is he always like this. I wanna kick his a** n scream "write regular comments" at the same time

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richierich1678d ago

I cant wait till there are games that show what the Wii U can do power wise

chadboban1678d ago

One of the reasons I'm getting a Wii U next year for sure. Rayman Origins was incredible!

ape0071678d ago

i also noticed that the lightning in the last zombie u video looks incredible

NYC_Gamer1678d ago

I really like how Rayman makes use of the Wii-U pad touch controls