Rayman Legends Is Going Multiplatform

Ubisoft today announced that Rayman Legends, the upcoming sequel to Origins, is coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 as well as the Wii U. It comes with one major pitfall, though: the Wii U version’s release will now be delayed all the way to “early September” so that it can be simultaneously released on all platforms.

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Ubisoft Montpellier are heading up all 3 versions, and based on the strength of Rayman Origins this new adventure is greatly anticipated. Ubisoft suggest that this decision was primarily based on fan demand and “engaging a broader audience”, but it could also mean their expectations of the Wii U have fallen short.

All demos of the game so far have demonstrated a strong GamePad element to proceedings, using touch to guide Rayman. How this method can be implemented or circumvented in a traditional control system will be an interesting challenge; one which could determine which console you would really want this game for. As such, it seems safe to assume that the main version is still the Wii U one, and the others will be built around it. We will just have to wait and see.





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Allan Davison
Allan Davison

A child of Sega, he studied Games Programming and is now just waiting for the right project. He collects Sega Saturn and plays most consoles you could name. His particular interests are in fighting games, being part of the local community, as well as Puzzle, Racing, Platformers, Shmups and (gasp) Sports.

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    Cameron Jay Smith

    The fact that it’s no longer a WiiU exclusive hurts but not much. I understand the fact that they wanted to bring it to other consoles to reach more players but we were only a few weeks away from having it on the WiiU, now it’s almost 7 months away. What the heck happened? They should’ve at least released it now on the WiiU then come out on the PS3 and Xbox360 later.





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