Rayman Legends Delayed and No Longer Exclusive to Wii U
By Chris West


So the one game I was looking forward to the most for my increasingly irrelevant Wii U was Rayman Legends. I was so close to getting it, and almost went to slap some money down on a pre-order. Unfortunately, it has been announced that the release date is now September 2013.

Not only has the release date been pushed back, but Rayman’s latest adventure is no longer a Wii U exclusive. Xavier Poix, managing director of Ubisoft’s French studios, said the following in an interview:

When we saw all the comments when we announced the game would be focused on Wii U, all of the people that have both the PlayStation 3 and 360 were really disappointed. So we thought it was making more sense to also bring the game to where it was originally from. That means Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. So we decided to go for a multiplatform launch simultaneously.

Obviously the co-op gameplay involving the Wii U’s gamepad will remain exclusive, but Xbox and PS3 will have co-op similar to Rayman Origins.

It’s a different kind of experience if you have the Wii U. Obviously there will be cooperation on the PS3 and 360, but on the Wii U there is still this magic of having one player that can play on one system with a new experience and the other on the usual game pad. That stays a Wii U exclusive for sure, by definition.

I guess we’ll all have to wait to get our hands on Rayman Legends. Be sure to download the demo from the Wii U eShop to help pass the time.


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  • Rich

    Hey Chris,

    You seem more in control of your temper then I was when I recently posted about this on my site!    Along with most of the Nintendo community I was pretty outraged at the fact that the game is finished and yet they are going to wait to release it on multiple platforms.  Have you had a chance to check out the miiverse posts about this on the Wii U?  They are hilarious! 

    • Chris West

      Trust me, I was pretty pissed.  When I bought my Wii U, I looked at upcoming game release dates.  I saw Rayman Legends looming in the horizon so close to me, and it was exclusive to the Wii U!  I HAD to get it!  How else will I play this awesome game if I don’t have one?  

      It sucks, but we all just have to deal with it.  I haven’t read the Miiverse posts but I think i’ll go do that now…..