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Rayman Legends coming to Xbox 360, PS3; Wii U version delayed until September



Ubisoft has announced that its forthcoming title Rayman Legends, already announced for the Wii U, will also be released on the Xbox 360 and PS3. All versions will now hit shelves in early September 2013.

The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Rayman Legends are being developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, the same team behind the Nintendo Wii U game.

"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."

It is surely a big blow that the Wii U version has been delayed until September to launch alongside the other versions. Given the fact a demo was released and that the original date was set for later this month, we'd imagine the game was just about complete. Does this mean Ubisoft has little faith in selling many copies on the Wii U?




Edited On 07 Feb, 2013

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PrometheusFan 4 years ago
Ouch... definitely a show of no confidence in Wii U from Ubisoft there. Looks like they're following EA's example and not taking any more chances than they have to with the console. Still, this is a real "I told you so" moment for many... myself included :p
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Dead 4 years ago
Porting it over to other consoles is fair enough, but delaying the Wii U version because of it is stupid.
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It's a proven thing that staggered multiplatform releases never perform as well as day one multiplatform releases. Seems Ubisoft know that the Wii U isn't going to be strong enough to make the game successful on it's own and they don't want to take any chances with the PS3/360 versions, which are going to be where the money is made. Makes sense to me.
PrometheusFan 4 years ago
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TruDarkAssassin 4 years ago
i like rayman origins on the ps3 such a great platformer to play , hope they can improve this one abit more this time and make it a classic
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Bindiana 4 years ago
I was looking forward to this after being a bit disappointed with the early Wii U games. Its quite a big kicking to the Wii U it means it will be quite a few months to a big exclusive Wii U Game in Lego Undercover
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Exclusive? Isn't Lego Undercover also on 3DS?
PrometheusFan 4 years ago
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Apparently it's the prequel to Lego City Undercover on the 3DS
Robichoico 4 years ago
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Oh right, I thought they were the same game.
PrometheusFan 4 years ago
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Likely the case for most people.
Robichoico 4 years ago
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0000000000 4 years ago
this news makes me very happy :) sorry for the delay for wii u users.. but im so happy rayman is on the 360 again! him and sonic was a few of my heroes
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Dead 4 years ago
Cancelled my order and will be boycotting Ubisoft from now on, not like their games are that good anyway.
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DAN 4 years ago
Wow. So this UKer gets his Wii U release date of the game shifted from March 1st to SEPTEMBER, just so the PS360 [which, GTAV aside, will then be dead in the shadows of their successors] can get it at the same time? Makes. No. Sense. Whatsoever. Screw you Ubisoft. >-<
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DAN 4 years ago
Wow. So this UKer gets his Wii U release date of the game shifted from March 1st to SEPTEMBER, just so the PS360 [which, GTAV aside, will then be dead in the shadows of their successors] can get it at the same time? Makes. No. Sense. Whatsoever. Ubisoft... >-<
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Robichoico 4 years ago
Don't care about the multiplatform. I AM however annoyed that there's no reason for it to be delayed. It's gonna have been pretty much a full year now by the time it does get released. At least the Wii U version better have some nice extras in the meantime to make up for it
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Barada 4 years ago
If a game's ready to launch then just get it out there. Do we as gamers really care if it's out on all formats? If you're fortunate to have the console for the game, then well done. Maybe they're just padding their schedules out? Weird.
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Dead 4 years ago
Crapstorm going down on the Ubisoft Facebook page, looks like I'm not the only one boycotting them.
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so they deserve it too
Kelly-Marie 4 years ago
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MARK 4 years ago
Yeah, I think its a little unfair delaying the game solely because its coming out on the other formats. If it's ready now, then release it now.
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xerobanj 4 years ago
see i may have bought this for the wii u being as there's nothing new coming until march but by delaying it until september i will have already spent that maybe money on something else and of course come september there will be loads of things to buy or save up for. silly move ubi
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TruDarkAssassin 4 years ago
launching in september so close to gta is going to get forgot in the hype gta will bring
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PrometheusFan 4 years ago
Considering Ubisoft have done so well out of the Vita this year I wonder whether Legends will end up on there as well.
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Considering the way the game plays it would probably be more suited for the Vita than the PS3/360. Dunno how they're gonna manage all the touch screen stuff.
Robichoico 4 years ago
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Andy 4 years ago
Will be cancelling my preorder for this, wii u sales would've made up a large percentage of their sales as xbox/ps3 owners would overlook it as they did origins. Look at Sonic All Star Racing, 25% of sales were on Wii U. Boycotting ubisoft from now on, they'd got me proper excited with the demo so this is pretty disappointing.
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Andy 4 years ago
Will be cancelling my preorder for this, wii u sales would've made up a large percentage of their sales as xbox/ps3 owners would overlook it as they did origins. Look at Sonic All Star Racing, 25% of sales were on Wii U. Boycotting ubisoft from now on, they'd got me proper excited with the demo so this is pretty disappointing.
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Lavindathar 4 years ago
This is fantastic news! Rayman Origins, is one of the best titles on the 360 at the moment, and its one of the strongest platformers of the last ten years.....with only really Trials and Super Meat Boy to challenge it. I'll be getting Legends, no doubt about it. However, the bad side is, it shows a bit of no faith in the Wii-U. Purely because, they've announced it so soon as multiplatform....let it release, then announce, and no problem. But just after the exclusivity, hmmmm.
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i enjoyed origins lots one very good game
Kelly-Marie 4 years ago
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Sucks that they have basically screwed over WiiU user's, but i'm just happy i will get to play this game.
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Kelly-Marie 4 years ago
i never understood all the exclusivity talk with nintendo but they are buggers for signing companies up like ubi capcom etc look at resi on the gamecube god sake when will they port those over surely its coming to the end of the 10 year rights davey feel for you if you bought a wii u with this title in mind very concerning show of no confidence
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Dead 4 years ago
http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/ubisoft-entertainment-s-a-keep-to-the-original-rayman-legends-release-date-for-the-wii-u?utm_source=supporter_message&utm_medium=email

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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
For everybody who actually boycotts it, they'll have 10 people coming from the Xbox and PS3 to buy it. I can understand they know they'll sell more in September overall with the release date. I'd be super pissed if I had a Wii U though.
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You say that, but Origins didn't sell that well, and putting it up against GTAV isn't going to help either. For that they have snubbed a million plus definite sales.
Dead 4 years ago
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But how many people actually boycott stuff? I've seen millions say they'll boycott EA due to them allowing people to buy gold packs on FIFA, but do they? No. You'll get a few maybe, but that's nothing wehn you compare to the amount they will sell on the XBOX/PS3. Say they sell 1million, and 100,000(lol...) boycott it, they'll sell more than 100,000 on the PS3/XBOX to cover that.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
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I didn't say people wouldn't buy it, they'll just do what I'll be doing in the unlikely event of ever wanting another Ubisoft game, wait and buy it second hand so Ubisoft don't see a penny of our money.
Dead 4 years ago
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Barada 4 years ago
You never know, the game my even be cancelled! Remember, it's their prerogative to do with the title as they please. Shout, scream, throw toys out the pram but it won't arrive any faster...
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Nezben 4 years ago
Cancelled my pre order as well. Ubi can shove it. I'll get it when its inevitably going to be less than £20 a month after release.
Dead's avatar
The only way I'll be buying any Ubisoft games now is second hand, I refuse to give them another penny of my money after this.
Dead 4 years ago
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Well, you do have until September to re-pre-order, so, plenty of time! Ultimately, it is there business to do what they will. ;)
Barada 4 years ago

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