My favorite Rayman Legends trailer by far up to this point is the Black Betty rhythm game level where Rayman has to jump and punch to the rhythm of the music. However, we may have a new contender to that throne. Ubisoft released a new trailer today where Barbara the Viking has to jump and chop to the rhythm of... Eye of the Tiger.
Still, there's something about Black Betty, with its rock and roll inspiration and the mix of dragons and castle parapets that make me want to go back. While this Eye of the Tiger trailer is also great, I'm actually more than confused about why they went with a mariachi band theme for it. Not that it isn't cute, it's just... come on, guys, this is Eye of the Tiger!
Oddly enough while watching this trailer I got an odd ring of nostalgia -- a flashback to Battletoads. There's a level in Battletoads where you jump from worm to worm, and jumping on the worms in this trailer just hit the right note in my memory, I guess. Still, as the level went on I thought, "This is much too easy." Here's hoping Rayman takes its creativity and turns the difficulty up to 11 for us.
Rayman Legends is scheduled for release on September 3, 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U.
Mariachi Madness - YouTube