Ubisoft dropped a bombshell today by announcing that Rayman Legends will be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in September alongside the Wii U, which suffer from its second delay on the system. Polygon references Geoffrey Sardin, Ubisoft’s chief marketing and sales officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa, who supported the multi-platform decision and offered the following: “We decided to give the fans what they wanted while at the same time broadening the audience exposed to this innovative and memorable game.”
Making the game available on several platforms (especially after the first game became a cult hit) is a sound business move, but it is extremely difficult not to feel disappointed that the Wii U version, originally set to launch on February 26th, has been pushed back a full seven months. I know a few people who were interested in Nintendo’s new system specifically for Legends and I wonder if the company will feel the sting. Those wanting a taste of what’s to come can download a demo from the Nintendo eShop (which is only good for 26 plays sessions).