Things are starting to look just a little bit grim for the Wii U. It’s had less than stellar initial sales and it’s already suffering from a perception that there aren’t enough games coming out. This week saw confirmation that the beefed-up version of Ninja Gaiden 3 – Razor’s Edge would no longer be a system exclusive and now we’ve got news of another juicy little exclusive spreading its wings.
Rayman Legends, the sequel to Ubisoft’s gorgeous platformer, will now be coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as well as the Wii U. It’s also been delayed, all three versions will hit store shelves in September of this year.
“We heard from many Xbox & Playstation owners and Rayman fans who told us they really wanted to play Rayman Legends on their current system, we decided to give the fans what they wanted while at the same time broadening the audience exposed to this innovative and memorable game,” said Geoffroy Sardin, EMEA Chief Marketing and Sales Officer.
The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions will be developed by Ubisoft Montpelier, who are behind the Wii U version of the game. There’s no mention of the near field communication (NFC) features that we’ve seen in Wii U videos but presumably the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions would need some sort of peripheral to enable that aspect of gameplay – the Wii U’s GamePad can do that out of the box. Perhaps this will evolve into Ubisoft’s take on the Skylanders or Disney Infinity style of game?
Source: Press Release