Ubisoft has announced that Rayman Legends will be available for PC at launch.
The fifth main title in the Rayman series, Rayman Legends was originally supposed to be a Wii U launch title. The first trailer leaked on April 27, 2012, and the game was officially unveiled for the Wii U at E3 on June 4 and given a November 30 release date.
On October 8, it was announced that the game had been delayed, and that it would be released on February 26, 2013. When that date rolled around, it was revealed that Rayman Legends had been delayed until September to give it a simultaneous release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, even though the Wii U version had already been completed. Fans petitioned for the game to be released on the Wii U on its original date, but Ubisoft attempted to placate frustrated gamers by promising that the Nintendo console would get another exclusive demo in the future.
In response to the delay, the Rayman Legends development team announced that it would be releasing the game’s Online Challenges mode for free via the Nintendo eShop. The Online Challenges mode was released on April 25, and includes daily challenges — one of which is a Wii U exclusive — and online leaderboards. Ubisoft has also added 30 new levels to the title, as well as several new bosses.
Yves Guillemot, chairman and CEO of Ubisoft, said that poor sales of ZombiU were what led to the decision to make Rayman Legends available for multiple platforms, and that ZombiU wouldn’t be getting a sequel. Guillemot said that the Wii U didn’t have enough promise for third-party exclusives.
“We must find a way to ensure the creativity of those games could have a big enough audience,” he said. “We hope it will take off. At the moment, we’ve said ‘let’s do through Christmas and see where we are from there.”
Rayman Legends will, finally, be released on September 3 in North America, and August 30 in Europe.
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