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Ubisoft delays Wii U-exclusive Rayman Legends to 2013

By: Jason McCarthy

  |   October 10th, 2012   |  
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If you were looking forward to getting your hands on the upcoming Wii U-exclusive Rayman Legends, you will have to wait a little longer than you expected.

The game was among the launch titles for Nintendo’s next-generation console that will be hitting the North American market on November 18, but publisher Ubisoft has confirmed that the game will not be releasing this year.

Instead, the latest Rayman offering will be coming out in the first quarter of 2013, making the fans of the franchise wait at least two months longer than the original release date.

While this news may come as a huge disappointment for gamers who were really excited about getting to play a Rayman game on the high-end console, it may not be a bad thing after all.

Ubisoft has explained the decision to delay the game to next year instead of releasing it this November, stating that this will give the development team some additional time to polish the game and make it even better.

In a statement to GameSpot, the company said that “We’re happy that fans are excited about the game, and we are taking the time to make sure we deliver a game that lives up to and hopefully exceeds their expectations.”

The publisher further added that it will share more details in the not-so-distant future.

Rayman Legends is a Wii U-exclusive sequel to Rayman Origins, which was launched for multiple platforms and generally received positive reviews, which will take advantage of the Wii U GamePad, a tablet controller, to introduce some additional features and add to the overall experience.

Nintendo will surely not mind the delay in the release of Rayman Legends as long as the eventual game that comes out is of a quality that strongly appeals to the gamers.

The industry analysts are not giving very positive reviews to the upcoming console, with one of the biggest criticism being the graphical capabilities of the upcoming system.

According to common analysis, the technology being used by the Japan-based company will barely be as powerful as Sony’s and Microsoft’s current-generation console and will stand no chance of competing against its competitors’ next-generation consoles when they eventually come out.

The only real hope, according to general views, of the upcoming Nintendo hardware doing well in the market is based on the exclusives that are accompanying it.

With a new Mario, Zelda and Pikmin game released already, the fans are already really excited about getting an opportunity to enjoy their favourite franchises in HD for the first-time ever.

However, the console faces a huge risk of losing market once Sony and Microsoft announce their high-end consoles as that could lead to the consumers saving their money for the consoles that are going to be undoubtedly much more powerful than Wii U.