Rayman Legends delay results in 30 new levels, more boss fights
posted on 04.10.13 at 08:54 PM EST by (@salromano)
What else could Ubisoft be doing for seven months?

That Rayman Legends delay wasn’t all bad. Because of it, the game will have “30 extra levels” and “several new boss fights,” senior game manager Michael Micholic told Official Nintendo Magazine UK.

Rayman Legends was scheduled to launch as a Wii U-exclusve in February, but was delayed to September after the announcement of PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions.

Thanks, Joystiq.

  • Tac-Mex

    Nice

    I am getting it for PS3

  • Bobby Jennings

    fix that “exclusve” lol

  • http://www.squarealliance.com/ Zackasaur

    The delay and move to a day-one multiplatform release is one of the best decisions Ubisoft has ever made.

    I can’t wait to pick this up for PS3. I’ve already pre-ordered!

    • Haku_Luvs_You

      Yeah the game creators loved it too. I bet they’re thrilled with all the consumers they lost in this decision.

      • http://www.squarealliance.com/ Zackasaur

        They gained a hell of a lot more. Delaying the PS3/360 versions just to get a check from Nintendo was a bad Ubisoft decision in the first place.

        • Haku_Luvs_You

          But they still lost a lot. Wouldn’t it have made sense to release the WiiU one, then announce a 360/PS3? You could have avoided this whole mess. Now people won’t buy it because of that decision, when you could of had millions of people buy it by delaying that announcement.

        • Bloodios

          While announcing the game as a Wii U exclusive was what I personally believe to be a mistake that shouldn’t have happen, deliberately delaying the already completed Wii U version just to match the launch of the PS3 and Xbox 360 version is completely and utterly downright stupid. They could’ve released the Wii U version first, then work on the Xbox 360 and PS3 version and release them with a boatload of additional contents and there wouldn’t be any flying Molotov cocktail. Sure some people will complain regardless, but it definitely won’t be anywhere near as ridiculous. But no, some drunk sitting at management desk decided that it’s a brilliant idea to go full suicidal instead… Patching moronic decisions with stupidity is simply unsightly.

          • Elvick

            Except, then you wouldn’t have 30 extra levels and more bosses.

            They’re not sitting on a complete Wii U game waiting. They’re adding more content to the game.

            Literally everyone wins.

            And, people would most certainly complain if PS3/360 got extra content and the Wii U users didn’t get it. And it wouldn’t be “less ridiculous”.

            If you’re complaining about waiting for a game, that is getting extra content as a result, you don’t have a complaint with any validity. There was validity when there was no confirmed new content being made during this time, but now that there has been. No validity what so ever.

            The only thing is impatient Wii U owners are just so starved for games to play that they can’t wait and so lash out over a delay that results in more content, thus more value.

            • Bloodios

              I’m not really seeing how everyone wins in that scenario. Sure, Ubisoft is adding contents now, trying to ease the situation as much as they can, but the Wii U version was ready to launch as it was. Now, what’s stopping Ubisoft from releasing the game for the Wii U first, and offer the additional contents from other versions as DLC later on? It also seems rather profitable for Ubisoft from the way I see it.

              Let’s not forget that the wait is nine long months after all, so except for folks who got the game on launch day, those who buy the Wii U version by then would be able to enjoy both an inevitable price-drop and the DLC. The way I see it, it gives Wii U owners more choices to choose from while still allow Ubisoft to gain more profits, which certainly sounds more like a situation where “everyone wins” to me.

              As a PS3-only owner, I know I can get the game by then and be happy with it, but I also understand why the Wii U (only?) owners are pissed off about it. There are simply better alternatives that Ubisoft could have picked but chose not to.

              • alundra311

                I agree with you. Really stupid move by Ubisoft.

                Also, how would we know that this content wasn’t planned from the start? Release the Wii U game on february and develop additional content. It’s not like they haven’t done any DLC content for other games.

                The way and timing that they announced this is as if without the delay, these content would not have been made.

            • Tetsu

              Maybe…just MAYBE that’s why Versus 13 was delayed? More content? Right?……….Right? :(

              It’s not true though :'( lol