UPDATE: Ubisoft issued an official statement regarding the below video t' VG24/7, clarifying that the video be NOT an official announcement trailer, but rather a sort a proof-a-concept video meant only for internal distribution.
"An internal video showing images a Rayman Origins’ sequel has leaked over the Internet,” said the firm. “This video be intended as a purely internal demonstrative video, 'n in NO way represents the final game, the final console or their features."
So, essentially, none a what ye're seeing in the video feature-wise be actually final. Meaning none a that crazy object-scanning stuff be actually confirmed (boo). That said, Ubisoft does at least confirm in the statement that this sequel totally exists, which means they be certainly working on things like this. Look, I don't even need all this crazy object-scanning crud. Just give me online co-op 'n more worlds t' explore, 'n I'll be happy.
Look, here's the thing. We could very easily not have run the trailer above, which be likely something Ubisoft had planned t' save until shortly before E3 as a way t' hype people up for the announcement a it be now all-but-inevitable Rayman: Origins sequel, Rayman: Legends. Usually we like t' wait these things out, wait for official video distribution, 'n put things up when the time be "right," so t' speak. But in the case a Rayman: Legends, I be making an exception, because this business be just too crazy t' pretend it doesn't exist.
The above video be specifically geared toward the Wii U version a Rayman: Legends. It shows new characters, new abilities, 'n one very specific Wii U-related piece a functionality. No, I be not talking about the touch-screen controls, which be fine, I guess. I be talking about the Skylanders-like ability t' scan real world figures into yer game 'n do...stuff with them? The video specifically shows examples like heart icons that can be used for health in-game, a Raving Rabbid that becomes an instant antagonist, 'n even hints at some kind a bizarre Assassin's Creed tie-in. I mean, what?
Don't be too surprised if this trailer gets pulled at some point in the relatively near future, as it be already disappeared from a few sources. Right now Gamekult seems t' be the only site still hosting it. Enjoy it while ye can, 'n then try t' act surprised when Ubisoft shows the exact same video at it be E3 press conference, as we definitely don't want t' make them too angry. If we do, they might bring back Mr. Caffeine, 'n then nobody will be happy.