Ubisoft has released the latest trailer for Rayman Legends, in similar fashion to their Wii U gameplay demo at last years E3, it showcases a musical level that many may recognise. Read the rest of this entry
Does exclusivity really matter? This question has become a hot topic over the past week when two titles that were originally exclusives on Nintendo’s Wii U console, made the move over to multi-platform.
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razors Edge was to be the ‘definitive version of Ninja Gaiden 3′, providing gamers with a slew of improvements, though only improving its Metacritic average from 58% to 69%. Providing gamers with bonus playable characters, problems from the original game being repaired, an assortment of new moves and the big change lacking from the original version, the ability to dismember your foes. Razors Edge will now be appearing on all consoles this April, the upcoming version however doesn’t affect the RE version already accessible on the Wii U system, fans still had first opportunity to play the superior version of the final product.
Ubisoft has confirmed today that Rayman Legends, the Wii U exclusive platformer will be released in Australia and New Zealand on February 28, 2013. For those in other territories, expect the release date to be around the same time period.
If waiting that long seems like a chore, keep it tuned to the Nintendo eShop where a demo of the aforementioned game will be released on December 13, only a few days away.
Rayman Legends is the follow-up to Rayman Origins, which was critically loved for its beautiful art style, great 2D platforming elements and diverse level variety. Rayman Legend also provides Wii U gamers with innovative multiplayer experiences with the Wii U Gamepad, players using the Gamepad can navigate through the game with touch based gameplay and also use the gyroscope built into the Gamepad to rotate platforms. This will allow for very cooperative couch co-op gameplay, for fans of the series. Rayman Legends will also be 100% playable on the Wii U Gamepad alone, while the rest of your family enjoys the television, you can continue your progress on the Gamepad screen.
Rayman Legends is one of the most anticipated Wii U exclusives on the horizon and it is only a few month away, keep it tuned to Analog Addiction for all your Rayman needs.
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Remember Beyond Good & Evil? It’s an action/adventure game, that was first released back in 2003, and received generally positive reviews, with an 86 out of 100 on metacritic. It also got an HD update for the Xbox 360 and PS 3 last year. So what’s happening to its sequel? We first heard about it in 2008 and after that, we also got a teaser trailer, but that was it.
According to Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot, Beyond Good & Evil 2 is still in development, but it’s not Ubisoft developer Michel Ancel’s main focus right now. Other projects take priority, like Rayman: Legends, for example:
“What’s very important is that Michel Ancel is kind of doing too many things at the same time,” Guillemot said. “He was working on Rayman Origins last year, and he’s working a lot on Rayman Legends this year. So, you know, when he does that, he kind of puts too much of his time on the other projects that he has.”
So when will the game come out?
“So the fact is, that working on Legends is slowing the process on Beyond Good and Evil 2,” Guillemot added. “It’s really a game that we’ve been working, we have worked on, and is a game that we want to do. But there are so many things that have to be done that, you know, this one is going to come in line at one point, but at the moment Michele is really on Rayman Legends.”
As Ubisoft producer Wang Xu told gamers last year: “Keep the faith”. That’s all you can do for now.
For more updates on the franchise, stay tuned to Analog Addiction.
Vlad Pintea is a writer here at Analog Addiction, who has never played Beyond Good & Evil. He might try it one day, maybe when he finds out its sequel actually has a release date so he can get up to speed with the series. You can contact him via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, Skype, on My IGN, Steam or Facebook, all at the same name: vlad94pintea. Have a good day and remember! Stay calm and keep on gaming!