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Rayman Legends Delayed Until September, No Longer Wii U Exclusive

By February 7, 2013

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Yesterday, Rayman Legends was a Wii U exclusive coming to game stores on February 26. But as of today, publisher Ubisoft has announced that the game will be a multi-platform title coming out this September.

For Wii U gamers this is a very disheartening announcement, both because it delays one of the most anticipated Wii U games, and because it suggests that Ubisoft is already losing faith in the new console. Clearly the only reason it is being delayed for the Wii U is so it can be released simultaneously on all platforms (games with solid publishing dates don't suddenly get shifted seven months into the future), making this a bit of a "screw you" to Wii U fans.

This is also a rather odd choice, since Rayman Legends was very specifically designed for asynchronous c0-op gameplay using the Wii U gamepad. Since the 360 and PS3 don't have gamepads, this means they will have to rework the game to make it playable on all platforms. Will this multi-platform decision result in a worse Rayman Legends for the Wii U? It's possible. Either way, I suspect a lot of us are dropping the game from our "most anticipated" lists.

February 11, 2013 at 5:20 pm
(1) DAN213 says:

Rayman that was first released for the PS1 was a masterpiece! :’)

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