In a recent press release Ubisofts chief marketing and sales officer, Geoffroy Sardin, announced that Rayman Legends has been delayed until “early September 2013″.
However Sardin went on to give even more bad news to Wii U owners who were hoping for the game by adding that it is now set to release on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Wii U, despite previously being touted as a Wii U exclusive. Ubisoft Montpelier are developing all three versions of the game.
“We heard from many Xbox & Playstation owners and Rayman fans who told us they really wanted to play Rayman Legends on their current system. We decided to give the fans what they wanted while at the same time broadening the audience exposed to this innovative and memorable game.” - Geoffroy Sardin
While it could just be that Ubisoft want the game to reach as many people as possible, the move to make Rayman Legends multiplatform certainly doesn’t look good for Nintendo and the Wii U.
Are you a Wii U owner and has this news made you feel tricked into buying the system? Were you waiting for Rayman Legends before shelling out for the new hardware? Let us know in the comments section below.