Rayman Legends, Ubisoft’s follow up to the critically-acclaimed but severely underrated Rayman Origins, has received a face lift in the form of some dynamic new lighting effects. Lums, the game’s collectable creatures, glow faintly, the sun shines brightly, and dragons fire giant death lasers illuminating the fear in Rayman and friends’ faces.
The new lighting, in turn, has allowed for some stealth-based gameplay, with an emphasis on avoiding spotlights or dodging lasers to successfully complete the level. While a fun twist, the stealth is not required, as you can merrily race through each level, even while playing with three others.
The Wii U version of Rayman Legends is receiving an exclusive level showing off the new lighting effects, allowing one player to control Murfy, the green fly, on the Wii U Gamepad. One player, as Murfy, will turn off spotlights, allowing another player to move through the level without being detected.
The lighting also accents the game’s beautiful art style, accentuating the bright, vibrant colors and almost hand-painted feel.
Check out the new screenshots below!
Rayman Legends will be released for Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita on August 30 in Europe, and on September 3 in North America.
Rayman Legends, as well its predecessor, Rayman Origins, are available on Amazon: