This is sad news for Wii U owners, but amazing news for Xbox 360 and PS3 gamers. Ubisoft sent out a press release today announcing that Rayman Legends is going to see release on Xbox 360 and PS3 in September alongside the release of the Wii U version. You read that right – the Wii U edition of Rayman Legends has been delayed (again) roughly eight months.
It always seemed strange to us that Rayman Legends was announced as a Wii U exclusive, considering the original Rayman Origins came to nearly every platform imaginable. We’re not sure if this multi-platform release was always the plan for Ubisoft and they just kept it hidden from us until now, or if they finally got wise and realized the game would kill on the 360 and PS3 platforms too. Nintendo can’t be too happy about this news. Us? Well, we’re ecstatic.
The only other question mark that remains is how the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions will handle the Wii U GamePad-specific mechanics built into Legends. For those who don’t know, the Wii U version let one player trip wires and build bridges for the rest of the players to traverse using the GamePad’s touch screen. It was an experience completely different from what everyone using a normal controller was doing. How that will translate to the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, if it does at all, remains a mystery.
We’ll be back with more on the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Rayman Legends when we know it.