Ubisoft announced revealed some interesting news today, that the supposedly Wii U exclusive game Rayman Legends will no longer be an exclusive to that system. After initial delays, the Wii U version was set to be released this month on Wii U, however Ubisoft has now announced that Rayman Legends will be coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and that all versions of the game – including the Wii U version – will hit shelves in September 2013.
From the Ubisoft Press release:
The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Rayman Legends are being developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, the same team behind the Wii U game. Rayman Legends has been praised for its stunning visuals and innovative gameplay by media around the world and labeled as one of the most anticipated platformers of 2013.
We heard from many Xbox 360 & Playstation 3 owners and Rayman fans who told us they really wanted to play Rayman Legends on their current system, said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft. We decided to give the fans what they wanted while at the same time broadening the audience exposed to this innovative and memorable game.
Rayman Legends retains the fantasy appeal of its predecessor while adding a multitude of clever and entertaining gaming modes, new characters, new environments and a new soundtrack. The award-winning team of artists, designers and composers from Origins has also returned with an advanced UbiArt engine to include multi-dimension gameplay elements, an improved lighting system and updated game rendering that elevate Raymans graphics to the next level.
This is no doubt unfortunate news for Wii U owners who have been itching to get their hands on the game from the system’s launch, but it can also be welcomed news for PS3 and 360 owners.
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