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Wii U getting Rayman Legends online mode early

Ubisoft is to release the Rayman Legends online challenge mode as a timed exclusive on the Wii U eShop.

The move is being made to appease Wii U owners unhappy about the recent Rayman Legends delay - instead of releasing as a platform exclusive this month as originally planned, the game will now launch in September alongside Xbox 360 and PS3 editions.

Ubisoft recently announced plans to offer a new Wii U exclusive Rayman Legends demo as compensation for the delay, but it has now decided to release the series’ first online game mode instead. In a new video featuring Ubisoft Montpellier senior game manager Michael Micholic and creative director Michel Ancel, the pair said the challenge mode will be made available for free exclusively on the eShop "around the beginning of April".

Playable alone or with up to five players simultaneously, the five challenge types will take place in different settings offering “unique gameplay styles”. Featuring leaderboards and ghosts, new challenges will be generated on a daily basis. One challenge type called The Dungeon has been created exclusively for Wii U. It will require users “to master speed and rhythm on the GamePad's touchscreen".

On the subject of the game’s delay, Ubisoft Montpellier also said that the extra development time will allow the studio to add new characters, bosses and levels to Rayman Legends.

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6 comments

  • shawksta - February 19, 2013 4:56 p.m.

    Thats nice. Free? Even better! However, Ubisoft, you've thrown it off big time, and im not even talking about pushing the date, but rather SEPTEMBER, where its a grave look. GTA V, Wii U First Party and more that are possibly coming after E3, will overshadow the living crap out of Legends than Origins was. I REALLY recommended you consider changing the Release Date.
  • interasteral7 - February 19, 2013 4 p.m.

    Ubisoft, please plan to release Rayman Legends on the Wii U on February 26, 2013 already!
  • Meleedragon27 - February 19, 2013 3:32 p.m.

    I guess I should Ubisoft credit for at least doing SOMEthing to appease Wii U owners, though I doubt they're gonna get over that whole "the game got delayed even though it was finished" thing (and honestly, I don't blame them). Even though it's releasing around the same time as GTAV, I'm still gonna pick up Legends - I really loved Origins, and I really believe Ancel and his team have something magical on their hands and I want to support that (I'll get GTA later).
  • KnowYourPokemon - February 19, 2013 10:35 a.m.

    It's a half decent gesture, but the thing that will keep me from getting Legends is the release date. There are so many games coming out around september I'd rather have.
  • Dante1924 - February 19, 2013 7:27 a.m.

    So the game was supposed to be out any day now, was delayed, and in order to appease people, they release exclusive content in April. Who thinks of this crap?
  • Talvari - February 19, 2013 7:24 a.m.

    Wow, this is pretty sweet. God damn Ubisoft ruining everything with their delays and stuff :|

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