In a move that shouldn’t surprise anyone, Ubisoft announced that the once Wii U exclusive Rayman Legends, will also be released on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 in early September 2013. Oh, and the Wii U version has also been delayed as well. This is annoying news for Wii U owners, who already saw it delayed out of the launch window and into February and March.
“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.”
In an interview with VG24/7 back in October of last year, level designer Chris McEntee stated “Here you buy the Wii U system, you buy the game, and you can experience all of the content without extras. And we didn’t want to give somebody half of the experience just for the sake of getting it out on another console.”
The Wii U game includes significant touchscreen elements, including simultaneous multiplayer between the GamePad and Wii Remote. It’ll be interesting to see how, or if, those elements translate to more traditional control schemes or will the gameplay mechanics previously announced be watered down or omitted.
Nonetheless, with the lost of an exclusive title and no new releases planned for February, are your feelings changed about the Wii U?