Ubisoft has finally announced the specific date that their Wii U-exclusive 2D platformer Rayman Legends will be available in North America. Gamers can mark February 26, 2013 as the day the follow-up to Rayman Origins officially hits store shelves. A downloadable demo will also be available on the Nintendo eShop starting on December 13.
[Update] Ubisoft has also announced that Rayman Legends will launch on March 1st in the UK.
Featuring beautiful hand-drawn art and multiplayer for up to five that takes full advantage of the Wii U’s Game Pad, Rayman Legends has already received a lot of positive press from those who have gotten to play demos at various press shows. It’s looking to become a flagship title for Nintendo’s new system, and it looks like there isn’t much longer to wait.
More info can be found in the following press release:
UBISOFT® ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR WII U EXCLUSIVE RAYMAN LEGENDS®
Demo available on the Nintendo eShop on December 13
MONTRÉAL – December 7, 2012 – Ubisoft announces today that Rayman Legends, its most anticipated Wii UTM exclusive platformer, will be released in North America on February 26, 2013. A demo of the game will be available through the Nintendo eShop on December 13th, 2012.
Rayman Legends takes full advantage of the innovative Wii UTM controller to explore fresh multiplayer gameplay experiences and expand beyond the traditional platformer genre. Players can use the Wii UTM controller to discover new ways to navigate through the game with touch–based gameplay to take out enemies or clear paths and gyroscope technology to manipulate and rotate platforms. The Wii UTM controller also allows you to continue the adventure of Rayman and his friends on the controller screen even while the television is off.
The game retains the fantasy appeal of its predecessor while adding a multitude of clever and entertaining gaming modes, new characters, new environments and a new soundtrack. The award-winning team of artists, designers and composers have also returned with an advanced UbiArt engine to include multi-dimension gameplay elements, an improved lighting system and updated game rendering that elevate Rayman’s previous graphics to the next level.
For more information on Rayman Legends, please visit: www.raymanlegends.com
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