Rayman Legends Online Challenge Mode Coming To Wii U eShop In April

By Ishaan . February 18, 2013 . 6:08pm

Earlier in the month, Ubisoft announced that they had delayed Rayman Legends for the Wii U from February to September, in order to port the game to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. At the time, Ubisoft also stated that they would make the delay up to Wii U owners by releasing a second demo for the game on the Nintendo eShop.


This evening, Ubisoft addressed the issue once more, and announced that, instead of a demo, they’re going to be releasing Rayman Legends’ full online challenge mode exclusively for the Wii U Nintendo eShop. Details of this mode can be found in the video below:



As stated in the video, the online challenge mode for Rayman Legends will be available for free, starting in April.


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  • James Beatty

    It sounds a lot like the challenge mode in NSMBU which was pretty awesome…and it has online…and it’s free. Hmmm…this plus the fact that Watch_dogs is all but officially confirmed for Wii U makes me forgive Ubisoft for the delay. I can’t stay mad at Ancel :)

    • KingGunblader

      Ancel has actually protested the delay, so don’t blame him for it.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Why not just release the flippin’ game? Stop trying to appease us with all this other stuff, just release the game for Wii U on the date it’s supposed to be out and tell the other consoles to wait their turn for the ports to be done.

    • Herok♞

      its all mircosoft’s fault because they can’t let people have nice things before them, so I am glad we get this at the very least.

      • ronin4life

        If MS policy is the only thing causing this, then by releasing this they may be violating it; differing Release dates and sometimes exclusive content are both stipulations.

        This free mode comes with an exclusive level for wiiu only.

        • Herok♞

          well this isn’t the full game so I don’t think this counts especially if the exclusive level can’t be done on Xbox.

      • Source for your info?

        • Well, everyone is saying it’s Microsoft’s policies. That’s your source.

        • wesacer
          • Thanks for stepping up… Wes Brown? Didn’t feel like acknowledging this as Herok?

          • Herok♞

            to bad I only have 1 account, why would have need to make a second account for one little thing like this? Heck if you go through my comments I have said tons of harsh things before, I felt no need to respond because someone else did, if you still think its me just ask a mod to show you we have different ips.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        Yupe :{

    • I believe it has to do with Microsoft policies or something about multi-releases being simultaneous? I may be wrong, though.

      • Spirit Macardi

        I think it’s a load of bull if true, since no one company should have that much say in the industry.

        Plus, I don’t think this technically qualifies since they aren’t getting the same game that’s on the Wii U, they’re getting a watered-down port of it just like Sony x3

        • To be quite frank with you, I think it’s more of Ubisoft’s decision than something imposed by Microsoft; wether it’s true or not.
          I mean the game was originally intended to be an exclusive, not multiplatform. Can’t say I disagree with their policy from an economical standpoint but… this is kinda stupid for both the gamers and the developers : (

    • raitouniverse

      Because they don’t want to spend money to market the game twice. Also, nobody would care about the game if it was months late after it had already come out.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    This is like pouring salt to wound lol.

  • Wake
  • KingGunblader

    Okay, if they can do this, they can put the game out. Just saying.

  • Wayne Beck

    Well played Ubisoft.. Well played..

  • John Esteves

    They might as well release the damn game.

  • Kyloctopus

    Thanks Ubisoft. As long as you are actually developing during those 7 months for the Wii U, I don’t give too much of a care.

  • Can’t really complain about this. Of course the whole game would still be better but getting this is a lot better than another demo, and it’s a lot of content to be giving us for free. Clearly Ancel and the dev team are trying to make amends as much as they’re able to, and I for one appreciate that. Only caveat for me is that I love playing the demo with my 5-year old niece, and was looking forward to playing the whole game with her, but these challenge levels are possibly going to be too hard for her…:/

  • idrawrobots

    I will download this any nothing more.

  • Nivans

    Lol Ubisoft just doesn’t get it? The more the release the harder they push the knife in. The game was done, they keep reaffirming this. I personally thought this would be a good Wii U title, I don’t think the Rayman series is that popular (in fact the Rabbids spin off is probably even more famous), but now that it’s just another multiplatform I will most likely get it after 2-3 months when it’s bargain bucket price.

  • Jrocy247

    It’d be nice and even solve the solutions of these “Issues” if Ubisoft would stop BEING SO BLOODY STUPID AND RELEASE THE GOD DAMN GAME. Jesus Christ, it’s like they went full on retard and doesn’t understand a single word anyone has to say to them, That sounds like a good Idea.

  • 01:20 “RT” button prompt on bottom-right corner… I guess it’s one of those “timed exclusives”.

  • isfuturebright

    I think it was Ubisoft’s decision to hold the game just so they could make the ports for the X360 and PS3… Though MS or Sony might have slipped some money for it.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Meh……..could careless anymore *walk passed the game*

  • Pain777sev

    I never associate Rayman with Nintendo. I mean I know the Rabbids series was on the Wii but I always remember Rayman being more of a Atari Jaguar to completely Playstation brand. Times sure have changed.

  • Just dont slaughter the people who actually made the game, i doubt its their desicion, it is the men in the suits.

  • Tails the Foxhound

    IF THIS IS SUPPOSED TO SERVE AS SOME KIND OF APOLOGY TO WII U OWNERS, THEN I HAVE TO SAY……bravo. No seriously, although nothing will ever completely make up for the delay reasoning (because let’s face it, we could be playing it now), this is a truly great gesture from the devs and Ubisoft. Least, it’s not just a demo like they originally said.

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