Rayman Legends was cruelly ripped from its scheduled release date this month by publisher Ubisoft at the very last minute. The shock press release landed on Thursday afternoon causing considerable upset with fans, some of whom had bought a Wii U eager to play it. Whilst the game was apparently done and finished, Ubisoft have delayed the Wii U exclusive until September.
And removed the exclusivity, too. The game will now also appear on PS3 and Xbox 360.
Quite why the Wii U version now has to be put back 8 months is anyone’s guess, although it could be due to the way Microsoft won’t allow games to be released on the Xbox 360 after being released on a rival format if nothing has changed with the 360 version. This means Ubisoft are best placed to just release the same game simultaneously in September.
Regardless, Ubisoft now think that releasing another playable demo will be enough to keep angered Wii U owners happy.” We understand your frustration and that you want to get your hands on the game,” they said, via Facebook. “We are working with the development team to provide you with a new, exclusive demo for the Wii U soon. Stay tuned for more.”
Rayman Legends was originally due at the Wii U’s launch.