A new trailer for Ubisoft's upcoming Rayman Legends shows the limbless hero and compatriots getting a bit wet.
Underwater levels are a time-honored tradition in platformer games, and Rayman Legends is holding to that tradition with "20,000 Lums Under the Sea." As seen in the trailer, the undersea levels have some slight stealth mechanics, in which Rayman and pals must evade enemy detection by hiding from their searchlights.
Ubisoft has also announced pre-order bonuses for Rayman fans in the UK. Gamers who preorder Rayman Legends at GAME will receive a special outfit based off one of Ubisoft's other franchises, depending on their console of choice. Wii U owners will see Barbara dressed as Aveline from Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation, PlayStation 3 owners get a Rayman outfit inspired by...
A new Rayman Legends trailer is out from Ubisoft showing off one of the game's more musical levels.
In the trailer, axe-wielding new character Barbara tackles the "Mariachi Madness" stage, a high-speed test of one's platforming skills. The player is encouraged along by the soundtrack, which in this case is a mariachi-band arrangement of Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger," the theme song for Rocky 3. The action and music are coordinated to go hand in hand, with Lum-collecting and enemy-killing alike matched to bits of the song.
"Eye of the Tiger" was composed for Rocky 3 at the request of actor Sylvester Stallone, who was reportedly unable to get the rights to Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust."
Rayman Legends hits Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U this September.
Rayman Legends will be available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U on Sept. 3 in North America, in European territories on Aug. 29 and in the U.K. on Aug. 30, Ubisoft confirmed with Polygon today.
In February, Ubisoft announced the game was no longer a Wii U exclusive and would be published to PS3 and Xbox 360 as well. The company decided to delay the release of the Wii U version to fall 2013 so all three versions could launch simultaneously.
After fan backlash over the delay, Ubisoft announced a second Rayman Legends demo exclusively for Wii U owners, as well as exclusive access to the Online Challenges mode in April.
In a video message, the game's creators stated the response to the delay "definitely hurt" but allowed time to add more levels, characters and boss fights.
Wii U owners will get exclusive access to Rayman Legends' online challenge mode in April, the game's creators said in a development update, adding that response to the recently announced delay of the game "definitely hurt."
In a video update posted to Facebook, Rayman Legends senior game designer Michael Micholic and creative director Michel Ancel addressed fans.
"We just wanted to reach out and let you know how truly humbled we were by the outpouring of support from the community and fans about the announcement of the delay of Rayman Legends," said Micholic. "It definitely hurt us to see you guys so upset by the delay."
Ancel says the development team will use the extra time to add characters, bosses, "even new levels... which is good for the game."
"We know you guys just want to...
Rayman Legends, the Wii U-exclusive sequel to 2011's Rayman Origins, will be published by Nintendo in Japan, where the game will be released in spring 2013, Ubisoft announced today.
"We are delighted to have our promising Rayman Legends published by Nintendo in Japan," said Geoffroy Sardin, vice president of sales and marketing for Ubisoft in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. "We are very glad that [it] will benefit from Nintendo's unrivaled experience of the Japanese market."
Ubisoft and Nintendo have not announced a specific release date for Japan. Rayman Legends will launch in North America on Feb. 26; in Europe, the Middle East and Africa on Feb. 28; and in the U.K. on March 1. Until then, Wii U owners can play the game's demo, which is available worldwide on the Wii U eShop...