Ubisoft today revealed that the popular Nintendo characters Mario and Luigi will be available as unlockable players in the Rayman Legends Wii U version. The unlockable Mario and Luigi costumes will be exclusive to the Wii U and can be unlocked as “skins.”
After playing Rayman Legends Wii U for 20 minutes, players will be able to unlock a Mario skin for Rayman and a Luigi skin for Globox. No other unlockable characters or skins have been confirmed for the other platforms. Rayman Legends will be released in North America on September 3 for Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3, PlayStation Vita and Windows PC
Rayman Legends features a wide range of gameplay, including traditional Rayman platforming action and new music rhythm-based stages. In Rayman Legends, a fifth player can join in on the fun by taking on the role of Murfy exclusively on the Wii U GamePad controller. All of the game’s adventures can be played by up to five players on Wii U.
Following Rayman Origins, our heroes take a 100-year nap, allowing nightmares to infest the Glade of Dreams. Once Rayman awakes from this mysterious sleep, he must set off on a new adventure with his friends to restore order in the universe. While traveling between five different worlds, players must defeat legendary enemies to save the Teensies from these evil villains.
Rayman Legends retains the fantasy appeal of its predecessor, Rayman Origins, while adding several gaming modes, new characters, new environments and a new soundtrack. The developers have also created an improved lighting system and updated the game-rendering software to “elevate Rayman’s previous graphics to the next level,” according to Ubisoft.
These enhancements mean, among other things, that Rayman Legends Wii U players will get to see the Mario and Luigi unlockable costumes in all their HD glory.