The development team behind the upcoming and recently delayed Rayman Legends has teamed up with Rayman series creator Michel Ancel to protest Ubisoft’s decision to delay the game.
In photo’s sent to Eurogamer, Ancel and members of the development team can be seen holding a banner that depicts a black and white illustrated Rayman with shedding a tear with a speech bubble that says “SVP” or “Please”. The banner’s caption reads “Release Rayman. Support Ubisoft Montpelier” in French. The background of the image features illustrated crowds holding banners that say “Michel Ancel”, “Rayman”, “28/2/13″ and “Wii U”.
The protest follows the news that Rayman Legends has been delayed to coincide with a release of the game on both the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 meaning that the game is no longer an Nintendo exclusive. Ubisoft’s reasoning for this is thought be a reaction to the slow sales of Nintendo’s last console, the Wii U.
As compensation, the developer are releasing a new demo for Wii U owners to try and satisfy fans until the game is released at some point in September.
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