Rayman Legends gets console-specific preorder bonuses

Publisher cross-promotion dresses Rayman as other Ubisoft characters.

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Ubisoft has announced console-specific preorder bonuses for upcoming platformer Rayman Legends.

Wii U owners will get a skin of Assassin's Creed III: Liberation's Aveline De Grandpré for Rayman Legends co-star Barbara. PlayStation 3 owners will get to fashion Rayman in the garb of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag protagonist Edward Kenway, and Xbox 360 owners will get to dress their Rayman as if he was Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher, complete with iconic night vision goggles.

The preorder skins will be available exclusively from GameStop in the US, and Game in the UK.

Ubisoft has also unveiled details on Rayman Legends' "20,000 Lums under the Sea" world, an ocean setting that will feature stealth elements and allow players to manipulate the light and darkness of its levels.

Rayman Legends was scheduled to be released exclusively on the Wii U in February 2013, but was pushed back to September to make way for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the title. News of the delay caused some of the game's developers to protest outside Ubisoft Montpellier's offices, though Ubisoft later said the extra time has allowed for the creation of 30 new levels.

Rayman Legends will be released in North America on September 3, and in Europe on August 30.

Discussion

97 comments
Leboyo56
Leboyo56

Wait, what do you get for the Vita version? I mean, WiiU players get Aveline for some reason...

Leboyo56
Leboyo56

I just remembered this is going to have Rabbids in it, and no minigames. SO glad I pre-ordered it.

hotdiddykong
hotdiddykong

The costumes look great, despite the fact that it's weird the Wii U version is getting a PSVita character, it still looks nice.

Can't wait for the game, Rayman Origins was an amazing return to real Platforming along with DKCR, it's gonna be a shame if this game doesn't get glory, it's gonna be awesome and nobody should throw it off.

The Wii U version's challenge mode,and Miiverse integration will just keep the game more alive which frankly is good for a game that's coming out the same month as GTA V.

beanz777
beanz777

Cannot wait for this. Along with GTA V and The Last of Us. That's all I need

001011000101101
001011000101101

This and GTA V are the only games I need this year.

Also, everyone complaining about this: Shut up. This is exactly what pre-order DLC should be. A nice little bonus that won't affect a whole lot. Just a small "thank you" from the developers. Nice one, Ubisoft!

KiriharaZro
KiriharaZro

Just I hope they make it more easy, some levels are just for precise platform maniacs

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

Yeahhhh.....thanks and all....but I'll just pick this up on Black Friday for $30

farcorners
farcorners

I'm not into Skin. Or leotards. Or fishnet.

sensei_hEnRY
sensei_hEnRY

Kinda wish there is a skin of Aiden from Watch_Dogs or Vaaz from Far Cry 3

baxwam
baxwam

I was totally expecting to see a master chief costume on the 360 version 

servb0ts
servb0ts

This is one main reasons  I like exclusive games for exclusive consoles. Publishers need to stop acting stupid an killing gaming.

MastahCar
MastahCar

I don't get with "FULL GAME PRE-ORDER ONLY. DISC NOT INCLUDED"

jflkdjs
jflkdjs

OMG! Now, if tricking people to preorder just for a character skin isn't pathetic, then I don't know what is!

ewjiml
ewjiml

So this is why we waited til September....Sweet bro!

jadaski1
jadaski1

Do you see this, DeepSilver?  Here is a quality preorder bonus that doesn't screw over the consumer. 

StickEmInAStew
StickEmInAStew

Yep, Wii U owners get a costume from a game only on VITA. Well done Ubisoft. 

mkdfan1990
mkdfan1990

This game looks Soooo good! Any added content would be a bonus!

mkdfan1990
mkdfan1990

This game looks really good. Any added content would be a bonus!

cboye18
cboye18

Hopefully it's harder this time; hell, even DKC was harder than this game. Overall though, I really liked it and might be something I would buy. SC though..... they fucked up.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Hmmm well I now have a reason to get this game now.

Oozyrat
Oozyrat

So can we play as Rayman in Blacklist?

BFKZ
BFKZ

can someone please tell me, is this gonna be a complete stand alone game for the 360 like origins was? coz that shit was so much fun.

ItsEvolution
ItsEvolution

There's something ironic about a poorly selling system getting bonus content from a poorly selling handheld.

hydrobeast
hydrobeast

reminds me of the ape escape metal gear solid side game

Deadly_Nemesis
Deadly_Nemesis

I want this game but I would have to be a fool to not realise that this will be on the market place for purchase a few months down the road. and if not *shrugs* oh well Rayman won't look like a Splinter Cell.

Balanceless
Balanceless

Why would Nintendo users get a skin from a game that was exclusively released to Sony?  AC4 is coming out on the Wii U... doesn't it make more sense to give Nintendo users Edward Kenway and Sony users the Liberation skin?

theblackfrog
theblackfrog

donnt gonna buy it...this delay and then wii u non exclusive sux like donkey ballz. i dont understand it, its already finished why holding back? why not a wii u 6 month exclusive?

BOYCOTT!!!!!

pozium
pozium

I played the demo on a Wii U, and I have to say, I felt like getting one just in hopes of the game. Thank goodness its now going to be multi-platform 

sunbeam4
sunbeam4

not appropriate. splinter cell or assassin's creed is not supposed to be a cool video game for kids.

boo Ubisoft. boo Rayman Legends ...

starcrafthenry
starcrafthenry

I rarely pre-order games any more, I've been burned too many times in the past. I also rarely buy anything "new" from Gamestop. Unless these skins have an actual effect on gameplay, I don't really care about them.

kabalzer0
kabalzer0

WTF? i want that sam fisher skin... but i also want to play this game on the Wii U... now that sucks!


also, why the fuck does the Wii U get a character skin of a freakin Vita game? wth? how about Bayond Good & Evil skins? or Prince of Persia?

EVERYTHING BUT NOT A STUPID AC:LIBERATIONS SKIN!

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Can not wait for this... With GTAV, Watch Dogs, Last Of Us and Next-Gen on the horizon.. It's easy to forget about games like Rayman

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

So the Wii U version gets the worst pre-order bonus. WTF does Ubisofty have against the Wii U crowd anyway?

NotCeo
NotCeo

@MastahCar It's likely a promotional game box that they put on the shelf to advertise preorders. Some stores do it with cards.

BFKZ
BFKZ

nevermind, looks like it is. awesome awesome awesome.

Leboyo56
Leboyo56

@theblackfrog A delay and loss of exclusivity is a rather lame reason to not get it...but okay.

gamerboy100
gamerboy100

@pozium 

I agree, although I don't think they should have delayed the Wii U version.

Leboyo56
Leboyo56

@sunbeam4 These are still awesome though. And remember when LittleBigPlanet got Metal Gear Solid and Pirates of the Caribbean expansions?