Wii U owners promised an exclusive Rayman Legends demo

Ubisoft posts on Facebook to say it understands why Wii U owners might be frustrated by the seven-month delay for Rayman Legends.

Last week Ubisoft simultaneously announced that its twice-delayed Wii U-exclusive Rayman Legends was being bumped from February to September and was also going multiplatform. Ubisoft has now said it will be offering an exclusive Rayman Legends demo for Wii U owners, and admits it understands why people might be frustrated by the delay.

"Thanks for all your feedback regarding Rayman Legends in all of its forms. We have heard you and we will continue to listen. We understand your frustration and that you want to get your hands on the game," said Ubisoft's Facebook page. Last week the publisher confirmed that the Wii U version of the game was ready, and the only reason behind the delay was to launch simultaneously across Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U.

No date was given on when Wii U owners might be able to access the new demo. "We are working with the development team to provide you with a new, exclusive demo for the Wii U soon. Stay tuned for more."

There's already a Rayman Legends demo up on Wii U, which has been available since December 2012.

An anonymous Ubisoft developer has expressed their frustration with the delay, saying "for practical matters, you'll have to wait for some months for the game to be released and will most likely serve for more content to be added and do it better. For us, this means we've spent 6 months barely seeing our wives, kids, and friends for nothing because, after all, such a haste wasn't needed. Believe it, it was a hell to swallow these news."

Rayman Legends will be released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U in September 2013. For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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nickfitz_99
nickfitz_99

Now I can die happy....... 

Does anyone actually own a WiiU? 

brainiac1988
brainiac1988

oh well, at least you'll have something to look forward to :D cheer up guys.

I myself am an oldskool Nintendo fan, but I havent owned a Nintendo console since Gamecube...  And If I did it wouldn't be because of Rayman... exclusive or not.     I'd buy it because of Mario, and more important: Zelda and Metroid...  

Really don't give a crap about Rayman.

boychik0830
boychik0830

I do not want a special demo for wiiu users. I think that they should just keep it a wiiu exclustive and not make people wait so long for it to come out. why could they just not delay it until april or may not september.

KodiakKoolaid
KodiakKoolaid

So the game's already complete and ready to play but Wii U owners have to wait 7 fucking months to be able to experience the full game? ROFL.

Hey at least you have an "exclusive" demo which you can play over and over again for 7 months. Sounds good to me XD

Ubisoft cares.

StarkJJ
StarkJJ

Screw the demo.  Release the Wii U version as promised.

robbiejones
robbiejones

awww there u go wii u owners, u get an exclusive demo :P

snkcapcom411
snkcapcom411

Screw you Ubisoft!!! I understand that business is business but you just sold out Wii U owners like myself. Nintendo should have demanded a delay with Sega's "Aliens: Colonial Marines" until the Wii U version was ready. I am not a Nintendo fanboy either. I have PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Wii, 3DS amd iPhone 5.

xcollector
xcollector

Meh, I already played the demo at a Walmart kiosk.

Xplode_77
Xplode_77

This is equivalent to a person going to a restaurant, ordering a meal, waiting an hour and a half, and then the waiter comes out and says they won't be able to make your dinner... but here's a breath mint ^_^

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

i think ms fanbase has more dumber people lets face it, dispite ads on the dashboard ms uping the charge to 60 people continue to pay up and this doenst include the fact without gold you cant do the majoriy of the things 360 can do lol -eg browse the web youtube etc lol


WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

Not a WiiU hater...Just a dumb person hater. It just so happens that the Nintendo fan base has a lot of them these days.

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

They were trying to rush it out for 2012 Christmas, but failed, so now it's delayed until 2013 Christmas.

Wula_
Wula_

Oh man what a steal! What is next?! Exclusive videos for nintendo owners!?


oh wait.....

YearoftheSnake5
YearoftheSnake5

I wish they'd release it for Wii U now, and prepare multiplatform releases for later. If not for the fans(which they obviously don't care about anyway), do it for the developers who worked so hard to make it to the February launch.

ggregd
ggregd

Maybe they know it's not that good and they want to sell it on all platforms at the same time to hook in as many suckers as possible.  They can't do that if it's released on Wii U first and word gets around that it's not so great.  

That's Ubisoft's M.O. They just want you to buy the game, after that they don't care about you.  Look at how many Ubi games have critical issues they're not fixing and how bad people say their customer support is.

kuninushi
kuninushi

For any users hating on anyone other than Ubisoft execs, your point is invalid.

da_chub
da_chub

Now, is it Nintendos fault that this I'd how 3rd parties great their systems. I won't be getting this and it makes me not want to support ubisoft either.

JuleyJules
JuleyJules

Here's another way to look at how the Wii U owners have every right to be upset.  Think of this - it's the end of August and you know GTA5 is coming out mid-September because that's what you've been told.  You're excited that after years you get to play the next game.  Weeks before release date you see an announcement online that the game, while complete, is delayed.  Why?  The publisher has decided they are going to wait to release the game for 6 months because they are working on a Wii U version and because MS says they have to release them together you have to wait 6 more months.  Tell me you wouldn't be fuming just as we are!  You'd be hating on Nintendo and Wii U owners even more than I'm already reading here. 

nickfitz_99
nickfitz_99

@brainiac1988  Zelda and Metroid were the only reasons anyone bought a Nintendo console.

Bring back Mario64....... in fact bring back the Nintendo 64 all together.

alrepairs
alrepairs

@Xplode_77 Or,

Here's your dinner, but you cannot eat it!  You can smell it, imagine the taste, and even zoom in...but NO EATING!!

FOR SEVERAL MONTHHSSS AHHHHHHH

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

@mariokart64fan HAHAHA. Well said my friend. You totally stuck it to those MS fanboys with your run on sentence and poor grammar. I love the username by the way. Nintendo should be proud!

"more dumber". Love it! 

96augment
96augment

@UbisoftSucks If you hated Rayman: Origins so much, why would you even care about the sequel in the first place?

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

@da_chub I have a feeling you won't have to worry about supporting them because they probably wont make to many games for the WiiU..

I am sure they will be fine though..seeing as how most of the Wii games in the past were for young kids..

They usually makes good games for real consoles.

alrepairs
alrepairs

@WingChopMasta @da_chub You'll have to face your issues someday kid.


Keep trolling on game websites for now.  Trust me when I say that high doesn't last.

JuleyJules
JuleyJules

Were people not upset about that when it happened?  Did they try to make it better on 360 by releasing a 2nd demo to tide you over?

96augment
96augment

@UbisoftSucks I thought it was a pretty fun game. Try renting it when it comes out. You might like it. Ancel seems like a cool dude.

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

@alrepairs @WingChopMasta @da_chub No I am just bored at work and you people are hilarious.

Seriously tearing up because a game didnt come out on release like its never happend...WOW

I guess entitlement can really put feelings into a product transaction but I seriously do these same people feel as hurt when they goto the store and they are out of their favorite bran of chips?



WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

@alrepairs @WingChopMasta @JuleyJules lmao wow..ok I will stop talking to children now. 

Did I say they were lying? Seriously are you having a conversation in your head? 

I do not claim things that are not true..and you helped me with that..I said simpleton and I mean it.

Try READING what is written not taking it out of context.

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

@alrepairs @WingChopMasta @JuleyJules The devs? are we on the same post here? I was not insulting the devs I said that you guys do..so badly that they need to post this stuff so you dont tear them apart..and yes I am insulting the fans because these people on here do not sound like fans to me...last time I checked fans stick by who they cheer for..not condemn them..

These people are entitled babies and want, want, want, now , now, now...

A fan would have no problem that they want to release on more systems to make more money so they can create more...

I am sorry you have not been paying any attention at all.

and my puny job pays me a crap ton of money to come on here and have some fun with you simpletons.

JuleyJules
JuleyJules

I see.  I haven't tried to do that.  That does suck that it takes all the names.  I've said my peace and more than enough today.

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

@JuleyJules He was calling me it. The quoting system is lame and will select both our names if I quoted you.

JuleyJules
JuleyJules

True.  The developers were only told recently too.  All around it's just too bad.  I don't know who you're calling a kid but I've made my point just as you have.

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

@alrepairs @WingChopMasta @JuleyJules Yes I know it is terribly sad when a developer has to literally say these things so you incredible empathetic people do not tear them apart for it.

This is what it has come down too..


alrepairs
alrepairs

@WingChopMasta@JuleyJules Again, you project idiocy.

Not make it sound as tragic?  what about the co workers who were told a couple of weeks before launch?  

%s

Even GTA:IV devs were told LONG before the game's release date on PS3.

There's more problems with you then you realize, kid.

JuleyJules
JuleyJules

Whatever.  It was to be a launch title, then it got pushed back and then again.  The only point is that when things change people get upset.  Leave it at that.  Then there's the 'exclusive' demo they're putting out when we have one already.  What is your point of putting down the Wii U all over the place here?  As with anything dates change. 

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

@JuleyJules They never promised you anything. Please stop adding words into their mouths to make it more of a tragic story. It was a release date..not a promise. You can take it how ever you want but any rational person that games knows that release dates change a lot. 

JuleyJules
JuleyJules

My only point is that when promises are broken people get upset.  It's human nature and that's it.  Maybe in September it will be forgotten but for now it's the same as with GTA4 on 360.  Simple as that.

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

@JuleyJules Sure some where but guess what? GTA sold a shit ton of copies regardless of all those babies cries..

Do you get it now. This is what society has become..crying entitled brats.

As soon as the game is finally released it will be like nothing ever happend.