Rayman Legends Wii U Exclusive, ZombiU Launch Title

Ubisoft has confirmed to Venture Beat that the magical Rayman Legends is exclusive to Wii U, so we won’t be seeing the game on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Xavier Poix, the managing director of the French studio, also revealed that the recently announced ZombiU will be a launch title for the system when it launches later this year. It was also revealed that Wii U will only support one Wii U GamePad, putting to rest the rumours that it will support two.

44 thoughts on “Rayman Legends Wii U Exclusive, ZombiU Launch Title”

      1. It’s a zombie apocalypse now. It used to be “Killer freaks from outer space.” — It used to be aliens that attack. Now its a virus spread through the earth and its now zombies. It’s completely different in my book.

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    1. I can’t imagine why we wouldn’t be able to. We can use multtiple Pro Controllers on the Wii, it’s essentially the same basic concept. The Wii pro controllers should still work with the WiiU, in fact.

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      1. They also stated it was an old Dev kit ;)

        So I’m not 100% sure Ubisoft meant the final Wii U console. Is that possible?

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      2. They said it was an old dev kit, and also, they didn’t outright say “Wii U can’t support more than 1 controller”, they simply stated you could only have player on the controller, eluding to the fact that you can’t have multiple people using the 1 tablet controller, and also that their game(s) only make use of 1 tablet controller.

        It could very well mean that they just didn’t support more than one controller so that they could free up the GPU to do more graphically impressive things. After all, more than 1 GamePad tablet controller means more GPU resources, and thus, less in-game graphical prowess.

        Now, if tomorrow Nintendo says you can only support one controller, or the games showcased all use only 1 tablet controller, then it may be a safe bet that it only supports one. Even then, though, final dev kits only went out last month or so, correct? So it may be a while before we see games supporting 2 tablet controllers (if ever).

        That being said… who cares? Doesn’t the GamePad Pro sort of render the point moot? If you’re playing an FPS, you either are playing alone and can use the tablet if you like, or playing with friends, in which case the tablet is probably unnecessary. Meaning I see it mainly being used for campaigns and such, not for online multiplayer as much; although, having a map/radar type of thing there showing where everyone is in a multiplayer online FPS would be pretty exciting. We’ll shall just have to wait and see.

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    1. I don’t trust Ubisoft when it’s about PC gaming, but when it’s about Nintendo, I do trust Ubisoft.
      They have always been a big support for Nintendo and you can see that especially during this E3 with 8 announced games for the WiiU in the next 6 months.

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  1. This is awesome news! Exclusive tittles are always good! And I’m super excited Nintendo is bringing back controllers with buttons but at the same time being able to use motion controls and even a touch screen motion control! I’m so excited!

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  2. ZombiU a launch title? Radical!! Lets hope that the actual gameplay is good.

    Can I swap Rayman Legends for Watch Dogs? I’ve already played Rayman Origins.

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  3. I’m holding a modicum of hope that the 1 gamepad rule will prove false. I mean, Ubisoft may not have had everything, and it sounds like they were discussing how their games use one.
    I know what they said, I just want to hear Nintendo. It’s only one day away

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  4. Uhm…. I’m rather disappointed that Rayman Legends will be a Wii U exclusive. It seems like a poor choice to put a big name like that exclusively on the Wii U, especially since Origins was a huge title. I mean, I’ll get it cos I’ll for sure be getting a Wii U, but for those who may not be ready to migrate to the Wii U they won’t be able to play it.

    Haven’t heard about the other game yet, but I’m sure I’ll see stuff about it on tomorrow’s E3.

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    1. er not really. Wii u is the best so rayman deserves to be exclusive. means more sales for us Nintendo fans. SUCKS TO BE ANYONE ELSE

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  5. While I miss Killer Freaks from Outer Space, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t happy to see some high-detail visuals to back up the claims of the Wii U’s power. Again, I was really looking forward to Killer Freaks, but it did prove to be a blessing during the conference.

    This was definitely Ubisoft’s best conference since 2009, the Rayman Origins reveal, and it undoubtedly trumps it since that year had the comically tragic repackaged laser tag game and their own version of the Vitality Sensor.

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  6. I’m a little upset that the Wii U doesn’t support at least two Wii U Gamepads but I am excited that it nabbed Rayman Legends and ZombiU as exclusives. So happy that I recently bought Rayman Origins.

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