Ubisoft has revealed yet another location in Rayman Legends which is simply titled Ocean World. In this ocean world, players face brand new enemies and can manipulate light and dark using gameplay mechanics based on stealth and infiltration. Ubisoft announced earlier today that there are a variety of pre-order bonuses which are specific to each console. You can read about them, right here.
Ubisoft has revealed pre-order bonuses for its highly anticipated 2D platformer, Rayman Legends. Those of you that pre-order the game on the Wii U will be entitled to a skin of Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation’s Aveline De Grandpré for Rayman Legends co-star Barbara.. PlayStation 3 owners that pre-order the title will receive the costume of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag lead protagonist Edward Kenway. Xbox 360 owners will be able to dress up Rayman as Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher, who comes complete with his iconic night vision goggles. These special pre-order skins will be available exclusively from GameStop in the United States, and Game in the UK.
Thanks, Mike S
Ubisoft has released a brand new trailer for Rayman Legends which is titled Eye of the Tiger. The trailer shows off the game’s fast and frantic platforming elements. Rayman Legends is due to be released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U on August 30th in Europe, and September 3rd in North America.
Thanks, Mike S
Ubisoft has confirmed that Rayman Legends will be available on August 30th in Europe for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. North American gamers can get their hands on the game on September 3rd. Ubisoft also announced that Wii U owners can now download the Rayman Legends Challenges application on the Nintendo e-Shop for free. Players will be able to experience the Online Challenges Mode through the release of the complete Rayman Legends game. You can read more about the Challenge demo, right here.
Ubisoft UK has announced that the Rayman Legends Online Challenge demo is available to download on the Wii U eShop. The demo features four different paintings which take the player to specific daily and weekly challenges. It also features a leaderboard where you can challenge your friend to see who gets the best score and time.
The Online Challenges Mode includes:
- A crazy run through the Land of the Livid Dead
- Dizzying descent into the Neverending Pit
- A fast and frantic sprint through the Infinite Tower
A synchronized adventure through Murfy’s Dungeon, a challenge dedicated to the Wii U GamePad where one player controls as Murfy on the touch screen while another controls one of the classic characters such as Rayman.
The demo will also allow players to discover and improve on their Awesomeness Level, which can be increased by winning cups at the end of challenges and levels. The bigger the cup you win, the more points you will earn. Similar to experience level, players will increase their Awesomeness Level to unlock the Daily and Weekly Extreme Challenges dedicated to the most competitive Rayman Legends players. Additionally, players can collect lums during the challenges to unlock several exclusive characters throughout the game.
Rayman Legends retains the fantasy appeal of its predecessor while adding a multitude of clever and entertaining gaming modes, new characters, new environments and a new soundtrack. The award-winning team of artists, designers and composers from Origins has also returned with an advanced UbiArt engine to include multi-dimension gameplay elements, an improved lighting system and updated game rendering that elevate Rayman’s graphics to the next level.
Nintendo Europe has announced that the Rayman Legends Online Challenges will be available to download on April 25th. Rayman Legends Online Challenges are a unique opportunity for players to compete against each other to climb up the leaderboards. You’ll see 4 different paintings which take the player to specific daily and weekly challenges.
Ubisoft has released the Rayman Legends Challenges Application, exclusively on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U. The app is free to download and features daily and weekly challenges in which players from around the world can compete against each other. The app will not be updated forever, however, as the game’s lead designer, Emile Morel, confirmed that Ubisoft will no longer support it once Rayman Legends launches in September. Click here to learn more about the free Wii U app.
With the daily and weekly challenges in this download, how long will this level of content be supported?
Emile Morel: The Challenges App will be supported until the release of the full game. So players will have several months to enjoy this free application! The Rayman dev team will provide some exclusive tips and tricks for Wii U owners on Miiverse and on Facebook, these tips will help you improve your scores in the different challenges! We’ll also organize contests between our fans and the Rayman dev team.
As fans know, Rayman Legends was originally meant for a Wii U release in February, but the decision to delay the game was made by Ubisoft, who wanted to release the Wii U version along with the Xbox and PS3 versions. Now, Rayman’s game designer Michel Ancel has said he ‘wasn’t shocked by the backlash’ in an interview with the Official Nintendo Magazine.
He continued: ”No, I wasn’t shocked, but it was really hard for us. Of course, there are more important issues and problems in the world but we worked really hard to make something and were so involved, it was difficult for us and the fans.”
But with the extended time, Ancel and senior game manager Michael Micholic have worked on adding 30 extra levels and a few boss battles to make it up to the fans. Rayman Legends will be released in September and you can check out information on an upcoming demo for it here.
Ubisoft brings Rayman Legends online for the first time with a new demo, including the full online challenge mode. The online challenge mode is made up of four levels, including “Murfy’s Dungeon,” exclusive to Wii U. New challenges are added daily and weekly, and each comes with its own individual leaderboards. The demo will be available in late April.
Rayman Legends was previously scheduled to launch today exclusively for Wii U; however, the game’s publisher, Ubisoft, delayed the game’s release by about seven months so that it will arrive simultaneously on the Wii U, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. While the Wii U version may have been ready to hit store shelves, Ubisoft CEO Ubisoft Yves Guilemot told Kotaku that the development team is still working on the game for Nintendo’s latest console. When the game is finally released in the fall, Guilemot said Ubisoft wants Rayman Legends to be one of the best games on Wii U.
“The Wii U the team is working hard on the Wii U [version] to make sure it continues to improve, so it can become one of the best Wii U games. We hope it can be one of the top games Ubisoft creates.”
“What’s very important to consider is that, when a team has more time, they are able to continue to improve the quality of the game. When we saw we had more time, we saw all of the possibilities. Some of the possibilities are the social features that we are seeing today, but also new bosses, new possibilities that will take the game to a level that people will love.”
-Ubisoft CEO Yves Guilemot