News Desk: Rayman Pushed to September and Other Consoles

Another Wii U exclusive sets its sights on more populated markets.

By Andy Hoover. Posted 02/07/2013 19:00 4 Comments     ShareThis

When first unveiled as a Wii U exclusive, Rayman Legends was one of the most promising launch titles for the new system. It took the gorgeous visuals from the previous game, made them better, and then added in a slew of gameplay features that were one of the best displays of the GamePad’s potential for asymmetrical gameplay. And then it got pushed back, and then it was pushed back again, and finally it just kind of fell off the radar.

Ubisoft has once again shined the light on the game and it has emerged with some major surprises.  The game won’t be out until September, which is kind of surprising considering how polished it has been in all of its public appearances. And in probably the biggest shock, it will also be coming out for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Without the additional Wii U specific features, the other versions of the game will still feature cooperative play, but obviously not to the same degree as the Wii U game.

Xavier Poix, Ubisoft’s managing director of its French studios, said the decision came from the desire to deliver the game to as many fans of possible: “We thought it was making more sense to also bring the game to where it was originally from. That means Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. So we decided to go for a multiplatform launch simultaneously.”

One can appreciate Ubisoft wanting to bring the acclaimed series to as wide an audience as possible, but we’ll have to see just how well the many ideas built squarely around the GamePad’s functionality will play on standard controllers.

Source: IGN

4 Responses to “News Desk: Rayman Pushed to September and Other Consoles”

  • 273 points
    Nicolas Vestre says...

    Here’s an interesting article about what one of the developers of Rayman Legends thinks of the huge delay.

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    Demyx says...

    I’m almost happy, this way when Rayman Legends sells terrible after going multiplatform nobody will blame Nintendo. It’s going to be Epic Mickey 2 all over again.

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    ejamer says...

    In related news: Ubisoft posts opening for new position in their San Francisco office.

    “Ubisoft, one of the largest video game developers and publisher in the world, is looking for a stellar public relations professional to join its team as Public Relations Coordinator in its San Francisco Office. The Public Relations Coordinator is an extremely well-organized professional that wants to learn public relations from the best in the business and has a track record in multi-tasking, coverage tracking, database management and media outreach.”

    Public relations. Hmmm.

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    NintendoFan0801 says...

    I will admit that the games looks great, but I’ve just never been a fan of the Rayman series and I love platforming games!

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