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Wii U Toy Functionality Revealed Via Leaked Trailer

Posted on April 27, 2012 AT 07:24am

THE BUZZ: A leaked Rayman Legends trailer has revealed an interesting new feature for the Wii U.

At the end of the trailer below, players are seen placing toys on the Wii U controller’s screen which then appear on-screen. The system appears to be similar to the one that Skylanders uses.

In the trailer, players are seen placing a love heart and even a little Raving Rabbid onto the screen.

EGM’s TAKE: Skylanders became an overnight sensation with kids thanks to the real toy transport feature. Could Nintendo be aiming to capture the same audience? If more games make use of it, then it could be a big selling point for the company, especially with kids and parents. However, this kind of thing isn’t going to win them any points with the hardcore crowd. It will be interesting to see what they do with the feature going forward.

What do you think of the feature? Let us know in the comments below.

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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