Ubisoft announced today that their upcoming game, Rayman Legends for the Nintendo Wii U, has now been delayed and is no longer exclusive to the Wii U. While the game was originally suppose to be in our hands within a few short weeks, it has now become clear that the game has been delayed by half a year to now come out in September. The delay comes from wanting to port the game to the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 home consoles.
This sudden news comes came to me as very shocking and upon hearing it made me a little upset. The idea that the game is no longer exclusive for the Nintendo Wii U is fine by me. After all, now more people can enjoy this great game. Considering how fun the demo is, I fully expect the game to live up to the hype. What does upset me however, is the fact that I must wait another seven months to play the game. Those of you without a Wii U that wanted to buy this game are probably happy at the news and are probably not as much affected by the major delay. But for a lot of us, including myself, were completely ready to pick up the game in a mere few weeks and start playing this possible wonderful game. Well, delay or no delay, I still see myself buying the game for the Nintendo Wii U in about 7 months.
UBISOFT®’S RAYMAN LEGENDS
NOW COMING TO XBOX 360® AND PLAYSTATION 3®
London, UK – February 7th, 2013 – Today, Ubisoft announced that its forthcoming title Rayman Legends, already announced for the Wii UTM system from Nintendo, will also be released on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. All versions will now hit shelves in early September 2013.
The Microsoft Xbox 360® and Sony PlayStation® 3 versions of Rayman Legends are being developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, the same team behind the Nintendo Wii UTM game. Rayman Legends has been praised for its stunning visuals and innovative gameplay by media around the world and labeled as one of the most anticipated platformers of 2013.
“We heard from many Xbox & Playstation owners and Rayman fans who told us they really wanted to play Rayman Legends on their current system”, says Geoffroy Sardin, EMEA Chief Marketing & Sales Officer. “We decided to give the fans what they wanted while at the same time broadening the audience exposed to this innovative and memorable game.”
Rayman Legends retains the fantasy appeal of its predecessor while adding a multitude of clever and entertaining gaming modes, new characters, new environments and a new soundtrack. The award-winning team of artists, designers and composers from Origins has also returned with an advanced UbiArt engine to include multi-dimension gameplay elements, an improved lighting system and updated game rendering that elevate Rayman’s graphics to the next level.
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