Platformer-loving PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners will be able to run, jump and glide to the sweet sounds and great visuals of Rayman Legends come February. This news was just made official through a Ubisoft press release, which confirmed that the Game of the Year contender’s exact North American release date will be February 25, while European and British gamers will have to wait until the 27th and 28th to get their hands on the game.
While the PlayStation 4 version of Rayman Legends will utilize its controller’s touchpad to let players scratch the Lucky Tickets that they earn and accomplish other tasks, the Xbox One version of the limbless wonder’s triumph will feature 10 exclusive challenges that will pertain to time-sensitive achievements. Both versions will, however, contain an assortment of exclusive costumes, most of which will apparently be shared. The exception seems to be Assassin Ray, who is a PS4 exclusive that must be unlocked via Uplay.
To celebrate this announcement, Ubisoft has released a browser-based demo for the PC version of the game, which can be found here. Additionally, the company has also debuted its release date announcement trailer, which unexpectedly features musical artist Snoop Lion.
If you’ve yet to play Rayman Legends, and happen to own one of the noted next-gen devices, then it behooves you to check it out. It’s a masterpiece of digital platforming nature.
Also, make sure to read our review if you’ve yet to do so.
RAYMAN® LEGENDS COMING TO XBOX ONE AND PLAYSTATION®4 ON FEBRUARY 25TH
Free Browser-Based PC Demo Available To Play Now
MONTRÉAL — December 11, 2013 — Today, Ubisoft announced that Rayman Legends will enter the next generation of gaming on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, across North America on February 25th 2014.
Thanks to the enhanced capabilities of the next-gen consoles, the award-winning graphics of Rayman Legends have been upgraded and the loading time between maps suppressed. Players on both platforms will also get exclusive costumes for Rayman and Globox: Splinter Ray, Ray Vaas and Globox Vaas on Xbox One; and Assassin Ray on Playstation®4. They will also be able to buy the Funky Ray costume with Uplay points.
Players will also be able to take advantage of exclusive features on each console. The Xbox One version will include 10 exclusive challenges to unlock new time-limited Achievements. The Playstation®4 will allow use of the Playstation®4 controller’s touchpad for actions such as scratching Lucky Tickets, as well as making and sharing screenshots and videos with the community, and using the Playstation® Vita to continue playing the game even with the TV turned off.
In preparation for the launch on next-gen, a browser-based PC demo of Rayman Legends is now available to play online. The demo will feature three different levels from the Rayman universe. Playable maps include Teensies in Trouble, Toad Story and the fan-favorite musical map “Castle Rock.” Play the demo using your Xbox 360 controller or with a mouse and keyboard. To access the demo, please visit: http://www.raymangame.com/demo
Rayman Legends is the sequel to the already acclaimed platformer Rayman Origins. In this opus, Rayman and Globox awaken after a 100-year nap that allowed nightmares to infest the Glade of Dreams. The Supreme Being Bubble Dreamer sends them once again on an adventure to fight the evil creatures and restore order in the universe. Rayman Legends features a wide range of gameplay, including traditional Rayman platforming action and new musical, rhythm-based stages. The award-winning team of artists, designers and composers has 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.
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