The spunky 2D side-scroller sequel to Rayman Origins (360, PS3, Wii) was once touted as a Wii U exclusive that would release in the new consoles “launch window.” However, just three weeks shy of its March release date, Rayman Legends has been delayed to September 2013 and stripped of its once glorious exclusivity, now slated to launch on the 360, PS3, and Wii U simultaneously.
The Internet, as a collective Borg entity, has chosen to be to super angry about this. It’s a shame that the Wii U, a system struggling to prove that it will have “third party support, really this time, guys” has lost the exclusive rights to what appears to be a remarkable game, but since the game hasn’t been cancelled and is, in fact, still coming out, it’s hard for this writer to be too upset.
Official reason for the delay has not been announced, but would be fans are quick to speculate that the game is actually finished and will be sitting around collecting dust until the PS3 and 360 versions are ready for shipment. I have no reason to doubt baseless accusations so I must assume it is true.
You can play the demo for Rayman Legends right now on the Wii U eShop. It’s an exclusive demo!