Rayman Legends release date moved forward

Ubisoft has brought forward the Rayman Legends release date from September to August 30 in the UK. It will launch in the US on September 3, Joystiq reports. The game was originally due for release as a Wii U exclusive in February, but was delayed to allow for a multiplatform launch on Xbox 360 and PS3 too.

While news of the delay clearly frustrated some Wii U owners, the wait should be made a little easier by today’s release of the Rayman Legends online challenge mode exclusively on eShop. Playable alone or with friends, it features a range of regularly updated challenges and supports leaderboards and ghosts. You can check it out in the trailer below. Developer Ubisoft Montpellier has also said that the extra development time afforded by the title’s delay will allow the studio to add new characters, bosses and levels to the final product.