Ubisoft has announced that Rayman Legends will be released on Vita later this year alongside the previously confirmed console versions. The Vita edition will include five exclusive maps, playable with green bottle fly Murphy and controlled through the system’s rear touchpad. Local and online multiplayer will be supported, as will the title’s online challenge mode. Buyers will also receive two exclusive character costumes: a Prince of Persia outfit for Rayman and a Sam Fisher one for Globox.
Rayman Legends was originally due for release as a Wii U exclusive in February 2013, but was delayed to allow for a multiplatform launch on Xbox 360 and PS3 too. Developer Ubisoft Montpellier has said that the extra development time afforded by the game’s delay will allow the studio to add new characters, bosses and levels to the final product. Last month, Ubisoft brought forward the Rayman Legends release date from September to August 29 in Europe and August 30 in the UK. The game will launch in the US on September 3.