Rayman Legends No Longer Wii U Exclusive


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It seems that Nintendo can’t grab a break with it’s latest Wii U console. Rayman Legends was set to be a Wii U exclusive until now. During a recent interview with IGN, Managing Director of Ubisoft Xavier Poix informed IGN that after seeing many complaints from PS3 and Xbox 360 owners that Legends was exclusive to Wii U they decided it made sense to bring the game to all consoles simultaneously. Rayman Legends will be delayed until somtime during early September. Here is what Poix had to say:

“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,” Poix told IGN. “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.”

“It’s a different kind of experience if you have the Wii U,” Poix said. “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.”

“If they loved the Origins experience, it’s close to the same kind of feeling but with a level of immersion and brand new settings that haven’t been seen before. We have other features that I can’t disclose right now, but it’s really a brand new game. Even in terms of visuals, we built our own engine in terms of lighting, in terms of having 3D elements so you can have dragons that fly from far to go in your face and back. It’s a unique kind of 2D platforming experience.”

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