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Rayman Legends Wii U release date delayed until September

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Ubisoft's platformer coming to all consoles later in 2013

The Rayman Legends UK release date has been delayed until September 2013. Ubisoft's platformer was scheduled for release in March but it is now coming to all consoles later in the year.

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Rayman Legends Wii U release date delayed until September

Postby deKay » 07 Feb 2013, 17:29

Little concerned about all these delayed games :(
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Re: Rayman Legends Wii U release date delayed until Septembe

Postby tohaker » 07 Feb 2013, 17:37

WHAT?! This can't be legal...
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Postby onmsam » 07 Feb 2013, 17:40

not looking good
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Rayman Legends Wii U release date delayed until September

Postby Nintendalek42 » 07 Feb 2013, 17:45

:x :evil: Well, some, to their credit, had pessimistically predicted the game not to stay an exclusive for long. Now they're pushing back the Wii U release date not to harm the release of the games on other consoles. I mean, having been delayed once, does anyone actually believe this delay is to add stuff tho the game? They just want the time to port it and not make it suffer from the "belated port" effect. Nice Ninty support from Ubisoft. :| Ugh, so much for the game carrying so much of the console's originality and being a sort of killer app. I believe it will still be brilliant, but as always cynical commercialism is there to remind us what kind of world we live in. I was expecting to play Scribblenauts Unlimited tomorrow, then I was, for 2 days, hopeful of getting to play these 2 games in March. Now I just don't know. I hope Scribblenauts's delay won't excede a month, and i hope game quality justifies this 6 month delay. As much as the end of January was a treat for Nintendo fans, Febuary is starting on a pretty bad note for me.
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Re: Rayman Legends Wii U release date delayed until Septembe

Postby SmashBro2712 » 07 Feb 2013, 17:47

What? THAT STINKS! I had a lot of respect for Ubisoft for their excellent Wii U support but this has damaged that now, they spent all that time working on Rayman legends for Wii U, they delayed it a few times leading us to think they were going to get the absolute best game they could but now they're pushing it even further back to give 360 and PS3 a version. They should have released the [surely] almost finished Wii U version soon then given the other console RL later in the year so Wii U could have had it at least as a timed exclusive. They're only shooting themselves in the foot with this, nice going Ubisoft!
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Re: Rayman Legends Wii U release date delayed until Septembe

Postby 3DSRulesO.K » 07 Feb 2013, 17:50

Are 3rd Party developers trying to kill the Wii U? Is that it?!
Destroy it by taking away its appeal! :x
Nintendo better have something massive up their sleeves for E3 this year, or else they will have to be incredibly wary of the next Playstation and Xbox! Not to mention Ouya and the Steam Box!
This is terrible, miserable news :(
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Re: Rayman Legends Wii U release date delayed until Septembe

Postby sonicka » 07 Feb 2013, 17:55

Thank-God for that! *Wipes sweat from brow*

Ubisoft had me worried there for a moment that they weren't going to announce it, but of course it was going to be multi-format eventually. Would've been a dumb decision to release it for the Wii U alone since the prequel hit all consoles.

So this makes me and my PS3 happy. I've no doubt the Wii U version will be superior edition of the 3, but since I don't own a Wii U yet (and most likely won't for some time) at least I can take warmth in the knowledge that I will be able to play the sequel to one of my most favorite games of last year. =)
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Re: Rayman Legends Wii U release date delayed until Septembe

Postby onmsam » 07 Feb 2013, 17:59

i hope they have bad sales now and it will most likely be on the other next gen. :evil:

ive got a feeling Nintendo will have to save the gaming industry again just like they did before
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Postby Lonegamer » 07 Feb 2013, 18:03

im lost for words :/ im starting to loose all faith in wii u
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Postby willz968 » 07 Feb 2013, 18:14

"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."

So when Wii U owners scream from the rooftops for ports of MULTIPLATFORM 360/PS3/PC games which are MONTHS away from launching, we get nothing
But when 360/PS3 owners ask for a Nintendo platform EXCLUSIVE game that is due for release in a FEW WEEKS... they get it?

I mean fair enough, I get that the Wii U install base isn't as large, but this game has already been delayed from being a launch game, to a January release game, to a February release game. Now less than 3 weeks away from release it gets delayed SEVEN months and announced that it's no longer exclusive? Perhaps I'm just sour because I bought a Wii U at launch and this was the game that sold me on the system, heck, I even own a PS3/360, but a move like this boggles my mind.

Remind me never to buy a console at launch again, Nintendo system or otherwise
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Re: Rayman Legends Wii U release date delayed until Septembe

Postby sonicka » 07 Feb 2013, 18:17

I honestly fail to see any bad news in all this people. More development time = better game, and now it's multiformat more gamers get to rejoice in the Rayman Platforming glory. =)

Sure, I reckon Ubi could probably release the Wii U version earlier... but my mind is telling me that that's just a bad business move for them to release a game on one console months ahead of the others. It ensures uncertain sales when they re-release what will be a "inferior" version.

Sure, it's bad news for Wii U enthusiasts I guess, but the console still gets the definitive edition of the game seeing as it was built with the system in mind anyway. This way no one loses, and gamers and companies win.
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Re: Rayman Legends Wii U release date delayed until Septembe

Postby Xenobladeperson » 07 Feb 2013, 18:22

It's been delayed for almost a year now, considering it was due last November.

Not sure what they'll do now, half the game revolves around a feature revolving around the gamepad, it would be a shame to see that stripped out of the game just so they could release it on other consoles.
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Postby Herbert_Rarr » 07 Feb 2013, 18:23

Dickheads! This is the game I've been looking forward to getting for at least four months, it got delayed until the beginning of March, I've been counting the days until it's coming, I've pre-ordered it from GAME already and now they just p*ss me about.
Is there even any point to this? Why bother?
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Postby silver2010 » 07 Feb 2013, 18:30

Pre order cancelled...
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Re: Rayman Legends Wii U release date delayed until Septembe

Postby sonicka » 07 Feb 2013, 18:32

Xenobladeperson wrote:It's been delayed for almost a year now, considering it was due last November.

Not sure what they'll do now, half the game revolves around a feature revolving around the gamepad, it would be a shame to see that stripped out of the game just so they could release it on other consoles.

Don't buy it on PS3/360 then.

I wouldn't worry, Ubisoft have already commented about the Wii U version essentially staying the same as they've shown already. It will be the other consoles that have those features stripped down. ;)
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Postby onmsam » 07 Feb 2013, 18:33

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Re: Rayman Legends Wii U release date delayed until Septembe

Postby AaronMclaren » 07 Feb 2013, 18:39

Well, not quite sure what to think about this. For one thing, it being an 'exclusive' was never going to be for long, or if at all so this news doesn't surprise me. What's really got my goat up is that the Wii U version has been delayed AGAIN to bloody September. Surely it has to be finished by now for it to be launched at the end of the month? Why have Ubisoft waited for so long to announce this? Why sit on a finished game for so long?!

Majorly disappointed is all there is to say. The Wii U drought has just got even worse. It's very quickly becoming an expensive paperweight for me. Almost wish I didn't bother picking one up till the game flow started... :(

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Postby King Slazo » 07 Feb 2013, 18:44

Oh noes, how dare they let more people play the sequel to the finest platformer of the generation and take more time to ensure that experience is as good as everybody who played Origins wants it to be.

If you bought a Wii-U just for this, well, I can mildly understand your rage (bought a Vita at launch, that went well) but its not like there won't be other exclusives. Or are Bayonetta 2, Wonderful 101, the new Xeno game, countless Nintendo titles and many more yet to be announced or even conceived not good enough now. Plus, y'know, you still get to play this game.
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Postby Riverlution » 07 Feb 2013, 18:51

Why are they announcing this now?! It was less than a month away from launching, and they'd already delayed it once!

The one exclusive to this console that everybody has been raving about for ages has GONE.

To be completely honest, I saw it coming to other consoles eventually anyway, but this has annoyed lots of people who bought a Wii U early with the intention of buying that game. Its probably great business for them, there are much huger install bases on the other consoles, and a lot of the people with those consoles were crying out for the game. They'll make more money, but I'm sure it will only hurt the Wii U because of it.

Looks like Nintendo better get some exclusives out soon, and I mean system sellers like Mario or Zelda, or the Wii U is going to fall flat on its face with this lack of exclusive support.
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Postby WiiDSguy » 07 Feb 2013, 18:59

I'm about to unleash my rage.

WHAT THE **** IS GOING ON NINTENDO. SERIOUSLY.

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. I didn't listen. I just didn't listen. I happily went and bought a 3DS at launch, and I loved it. Until the novelty wore off and it was silent until OoT3D. Then the price drop. It's ok, I forgave them. I only spent £120 on it anyway as I had a gift voucher for £60 (yes it still cost £180 but only £120 of my hard earned was spent on it) long story, short I deal with it.

Now I LOVED Rayman Origins. I'm an animation student, and that game blew me away, I loved it so much, and got it on Xbox just to see it in HD.

So when I heard that an EXCLUSIVE sequel was coming to Nintendo's new HD console for launch, I was sold there and then. Any bitter taste from getting a launch day 3DS vanished. It was the perfect scenario. Then I saw the game in action and it was brilliant, more than I could have hoped for. The music levels alone, I'd be happy if that was the whole game. But it isn't there are three level styles and I was so excited. Was.

Then the first delay hit. But that was fine, a bit of extra polish never hurt, and it saved my wallet around Xmas time, as well as the system costing a lot as well. And with ZombiU to keep me busy I was more than happy. Then we got the demo! I've played it over and over just because it was so much fun. Let me reiterate, I LOVED Rayman Origins, and Legends looked too good to be true. And I guess it was.

So let me speak for everyone by saying WHAT THE ****. SERIOUSLY. £275 ON THAT SYSTEM. PLUS GAMES AND ACCESSORIES. And this isn't just spoilt brat nerd rage here, believe me. I hate this self-entitled generation more than anyone and I understand we are dealing with businesses here, but there is a line and it has been crossed. I blame Ubisoft, I blame Nintendo and I blame myself. Don't promise launch window games when you can't deliver. And it's different when it's like Pikmin with nothing confirmed, it had a release date. TWICE.

I've loved Nintendo for over half of my life but I feel so jewed over on the money I've spent I could quite happily pack the system up and sell it. I can even live with the exclusivity thing to a degree. But not even a timed exclusive? WHY? So the WiiU edition of the game is just gonna SIT in Ubisoft's office and gather dust? How does that make sense? THEY ARE RELEASING IT IN THE SAME MONTH AS GTAV. GRAND. THEFT. AUTO. V. HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN. HOW. SOMEONE EXPLAIN THIS TO ME. I DON'T GET IT!

Two hundred and seventy five pounds of my money on the promise that Rayman Legends would be released exclusively in the launch window. And before anyone comes in gallantly defending their beloved Nintendo, get your head out of the mushroom kingdom and come back to earth. Stuff like this is why nobody takes Nintendo seriously. Now I'm the last person to shout Nintendoomed because they aren't. Financially they're ok, we've seen the figures and they can keep going for a very long time. What they can't guarantee is the fans to stick around ad keep buying their stuff, until eventually they give up and do something completely different. THAT is why stuff like this matters.

So hear me now Nintendo, while I directly speak to you. You better have the best damn E3 of your miserable 124 years of existence. You've cocked up the last one when it really mattered but this time there's no return. I'm talking the REAL heavy hitters here. Smash. Pokemon. Zelda. Starfox. F Zero. Metroid V. Not just any Metroid. Metroid V. New IPs. This is last chance saloon my friends because the world has changed. All the casuals have gone. And do you know what you're left with? Yeah. Us. The fans that first bought a Wii and showed it to granny. Remember E3 08? I certainly do. They're not coming back either. They're all playing with their iPads and other tablets. Know your fanbase and market, and then appeal to them. You have just over 120 days. Good luck, because you're sure as hell going to need it.
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Postby Buffalo_K » 07 Feb 2013, 19:09

WHAT THE ACTUAL [Removed]. Losing tolerance. Fast.
Delayed a total of 10 months? That is just not on. Cop the [Removed] on Ubisoft.
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Re: Rayman Legends Wii U release date delayed until Septembe

Postby debris » 07 Feb 2013, 19:12

Nintendo get on the phone to Ubisoft right now and sort this out!, this is a major kick in the nuts for all who bought the WiiU on launch wanting to play this game!
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Postby mario_boi » 07 Feb 2013, 19:13

sonicka wrote:I honestly fail to see any bad news in all this people. More development time = better game, and now it's multiformat more gamers get to rejoice in the Rayman Platforming glory. =)

Sure, I reckon Ubi could probably release the Wii U version earlier... but my mind is telling me that that's just a bad business move for them to release a game on one console months ahead of the others. It ensures uncertain sales when they re-release what will be a "inferior" version.

Sure, it's bad news for Wii U enthusiasts I guess, but the console still gets the definitive edition of the game seeing as it was built with the system in mind anyway. This way no one loses, and gamers and companies win.


How can u see bad news? If u don't even own a wii u, it isn't bad news is it?!?
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Re: Rayman Legends Wii U release date delayed until Septembe

Postby thenintendoer » 07 Feb 2013, 19:19

well thats hardly a suprise whenever nintendo platforms get a good third party exclusive its almost always ported to other consoles
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Re: Rayman Legends Wii U release date delayed until Septembe

Postby Scraggy man » 07 Feb 2013, 19:24

Guys calm down its only September that's what only *counts on fingers* SEVEN FISHING MONTHS!!! WTH!
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