Leaked Wii U trailer shows console power and graphics

Nintendo's Wii U console has been very divisive in the short period of time it has been known. Already we've seen many different spec-sheets for a device we know nothing about, but nothing seems to confirm their accuracy. If only there was a video to suggest what things might look like, such as the one above?

This video is a leaked trailer from Rayman Legends, which seems to be a sequel to Rayman Origins, and supposedly is an example of what the Wii U is capable of. Take some salt with the video and remember that there are some people out there who are very capable of editing vidoeos such as this. UK-based website Techtroid was one of the first to report on the leak. The game definitely looks quite eye-catching due to its visual style, and the Wii U graphics seem to be an improvement over the previous Wii console.

Assuming this trailer to be legitimate, this is also an earlier title for the console. Early Xbox 360 game releases also did not boast the best graphics which could be squeezed from the hardware available. Examples of this include Call of Duty 2, and The Outfit. While an upgrade over some of the games on the previous generation of consoles, these graphical achievements pale in comparison with more recent titles, such as Forza Motorsport 4 and Gears of War 3.

According to comments from the uploader, the game is also destined to release on other consoles from the current generation, as well as the Nintendo Wii. NFC technology makes an appearance as well, for a figure of Ezio Auditore is scanned and added into the game. For those who may not have played the Assassin's Creed franchise, Ezio is the protagonist from Assassin's Creed II, Brotherhood, and Revelations. Ezio is another Ubisoft property, so it is not surprising he is used for the example of Near Field Communication featuring in the game.

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I like how when it says 'epic rendering engine' and a load of blobs drop you see the console lagging.
I know it's probably a pre-release console clocked at lower speeds, but that's just poor even by the original xbox's standards.

Towards the last third of that video, the music sounds very Danny Elfman and particularly "Back To The Future"

nik louch said,
Towards the last third of that video, the music sounds very Danny Elfman and particularly "Back To The Future"

It's the same music.

nik louch said,
Towards the last third of that video, the music sounds very Danny Elfman and particularly "Back To The Future"

The style of font is also copied from Sponge Bob.

nik louch said,
Towards the last third of that video, the music sounds very Danny Elfman and particularly "Back To The Future"

It also uses most of the song "Astrid Goes for a Spin" from the How to Train Your Dragon soundtrack.