Neoseeker : News : Rumor: Rayman Legends Wii U complete, developers disappointed with management's forced delay
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DedValve Feb 9, 13
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So rather than release Legends on WiiU first when there is a drought of almost no games they decide to delay the completed version just to get it out on xbox and playstation where it will compete with the likes of GTA, Call of Duty oh and this little thing called Next Gen consoles.

Bravo Ubisoft, not only have you taken a giant shit on fans but your also taking one on Rayman sending him off to his grave like that.
People own a Wii U right now?
It actually has a sizable base, pair that off with a huge drought and Rayman would have actually done well. Then you factor in the good press from reviews and fans, word of mouth, this thing might have actually sold better when it reached the xbox/playstation.

But as it stands, it's an unproven game going against humongous titles (GTA) and the next generation. Might as well be exclusive to vita =/
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ziemlaj Feb 9, 13
still cannot forgot how I was fighting with my old computer to install Rayman 2 The great escape in '99 ... it was so not far away from today
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tekmosis Feb 9, 13
top post on uplay miiverse

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S-I-E Feb 10, 13
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ow my morning coffee. it came through my nose when i saw your post.
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Peace-Child Feb 10, 13
The reasoning and practicality for Ubisoft's ways with this game seem kind of... not there.
Like Rayman's arms and legs.

OH!
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DragonSlayer45 Feb 10, 13
The above pic is so accurate, it's not even funny.

Congrats Ubisoft. You just sent poor Rayman to his grave... again. As if it wasn't bad enough releasing Origins in the same month as Skyward Sword, Call of Duty: MW3 and Skyrim, now you are going to have Legends face off against GTAV?
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Slash Feb 10, 13
You guys are acting as if Rayman would have sold millions on the Wii U if it wasn't delayed lol
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DragonSlayer45 Feb 10, 13
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You guys are acting as if Rayman would have sold millions on the Wii U if it wasn't delayed lol
That isn't the point. The point is that Ubisoft delayed a complete game because they can't be arsed to make two marketing campaigns for Rayman Legends.

And who knows? It might have sold well on the Wii U. Doubt it would be a system seller, but it was getting a lot of positive word of mouth. Ubisoft just lost a lot of potential money by delaying it to September. A game doesn't need to sell millions in order to be successful.
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tekmosis Feb 10, 13
It was delayed twice. The game was supposed to be a launch title. It was the only playable demo at Wii U kiosks, and was then delayed to Feb. Now it's been delayed again, because they want to release all three consoles at once. Also, one of the devs posted on neo gaf saying the entire team put in crazy hours to get the game done; meaning not seeing much of their friends/family, only to be told it was being delayed. Ubisoft's reply is "exclusive demo for Wii U".
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XXIV Feb 10, 13
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That exclusive demo will go great with this exclusive noose they prepared for Rayman in September.
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Slash Feb 10, 13
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You guys are acting as if Rayman would have sold millions on the Wii U if it wasn't delayed lol
Ubisoft just lost a lot of potential money by delaying it to September. A game doesn't need to sell millions in order to be successful.
A game could be perfect in every way, but if it only sells a few thousands or so then it's not successful.
But then again I don't care if it was delayed or not since I don't own a Wii U as of now and I'm getting it on a console I own and no I don't see how they lost potential sales as not that many people own a Wii U and they'd have made more money anyway if they released it on the 360/PS3 to begin with instead of making it an exclusive. :V

But they should have just released the Wii U version first and then ported it over later on for a win/win situation. There wouldn't have been a delay, and the other console owners could have a chance to play it.
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Captain Nerditude Feb 10, 13
Well I guess my Wii U will be sitting gathering dust for a few more months than I was hoping. Curse you Ubisoft!
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Duncan Idaho Feb 11, 13
this is a bad move on ubisoft part, i wonder if EA rubbed them on the crappy ideas section?
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Monterey Jack Feb 11, 13
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But they should have just released the Wii U version first and then ported it over later on for a win/win situation. There wouldn't have been a delay, and the other console owners could have a chance to play it.
LOL that's what people wanted in the first place!
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Fairy Girl Feb 11, 13
I can't wait until the articles after September.

"Rayman Legends didn't sell to our expectations."
"We are going to shelve Rayman because it didn't sell."
etc.

It was by sheer dumb luck that Origins sold as much as it did. I was surprised to hear that it was getting a sequel after Ubisoft posted the number of units Origins sold.
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