Rayman Legends No Longer a Wii U Exclusive

Say whaaaat?

That’s right, folks. You read that title correctly.

Look, when it comes to the discussion over upcoming releases for the Wii U, and which games might assist in a boost of system sales, Ubisoft’s Rayman Legends has been consistently at the forefront of the list. But, in an announcement that feels a little like a stab in the back, Ubisoft has revealed that not only will the game now be available for Xbox 360 and PS3… but it also won’t be released until September.

Here’s what the press release has to say:

“Today, Ubisoft announced that its forthcoming title Rayman Legends, already announced for the Wii U 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 U game. Rayman Legends has been praised for its stunning visuals and innovative gameplay by media around the world and labelled 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.”

At the very least, we’re hoping that the title still uses the GamePad for its unique gameplay elements, which we’ve been seeing for months now. Clearly making the game available for other platforms means tweaking and fine-tuning to get it right for each system, but it would be a real shame if large changes were made for the aspects Wii U fans have already been promised in trailers and demos.

That said, this isn’t the only title that has had its “exclusive” status revoked. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge will also be a multi-platform title, so time will tell how these changes affect the sales list for Nintendo’s next quarter.


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Dave will tell you that he likes to play video games, this is in fact a lie. What he really likes to do is buy games, and leaving them sitting unopened on his shelf. He is a monster.

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