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UPDATE: Rayman Legends Gets Release Dates & Online Challenge Mode Out Today

Justin 'J Money' Hinton

NWR is reporting that, according to Ubisoft, the release of Rayman Legends on the Wii U and other platforms has been bumped up from September to August 30th in Europe and September 3rd in North America!

Also the Rayman Legends Online Challenge Mode app, which is exclusive to Wii U owners, will be available in North America and Europe on the Wii U eShop today!  Screens and the official PR can be found below.

 

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SAN FRANCISCO — April 25th, 2013 — Today, Ubisoft announced that Wii U™ owners can now download the Rayman Legends Online Challenges application on the Nintendo eShop for free. Players will be able to experience the Online Challenges Mode without any limitation through the release of the complete Rayman Legends game. Rayman Legends will be available on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Nintendo Wii U™ on September 3, 2013.

The Wii U-exclusive Online Challenges App is a totally free application containing the Online Challenges Mode of Rayman Legends. In this game mode players will find updated Daily and Weekly Challenges to compete online with their friends and players from all around the world.

The Online Challenges Mode includes:

–       a crazy run through the Land of the Livid Dead,
–       a dizzying descent into the Neverending Pit,
–       a fast and frantic sprint through the Infinite Tower,
–       a synchronized adventure through Murfy’s Dungeon, a challenge dedicated to the Wii U GamePad where one player controls Murfy on the touch screen while another controls one of the classic characters such as Rayman.

The demo will also allow players to discover and improve on their Awesomeness Level, which can be increased by winning cups at the end of challenges and levels. The bigger the cup you win, the more points you will earn. Similar to experience level, players will increase their Awesomeness Level to unlock the Daily and Weekly Extreme Challenges dedicated to the most competitive Rayman Legends players. Additionally, players can collect lums during the challenges to unlock several exclusive characters throughout the game.

Rayman Legends retains the fantasy appeal of its predecessor while adding a multitude of clever and entertaining gaming modes, new characters, new environments and a new soundtrack. The award-winning team of artists, designers and composers from Origins has also returned with an advanced UbiArt engine to include multi-dimension gameplay elements, an improved lighting system and updated game rendering that elevate Rayman’s graphics to the next level.

For more information on Rayman Legends, please visit: www.raymanlegends.com

About Ubisoft:
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified lineup of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 29 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2011–12 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of 1.061 billion euros. To learn more, please visit http://www.ubisoftgroup.com

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bennionchris Chris Bennion

    Others are updating their pages saying the actual release date for North America is Tuesday, September 3rd.

    • http://www.purenintendomagazine.com/ Justin ‘J Money’

      Thank you very much for the heads up! I went ahead and updated the post to reflect the September 3rd date for NA.

  • Ningeek185

    To me, this is pretty disappointing. Wii U fans are probably not sitting on their couch and gaming it out all because of these delays! Looks like Wii U owners will have to be stuck in the ice until melts at E3 time.

    • NintendoPSX

      I’m actually enjoying these challenges thank you :)

  • http://www.purenintendo.com/ alex schramke

    As soon as I get home, I’m downloading this for my Wii U.

    • http://www.purenintendomagazine.com/ Justin ‘J Money’

      I have downloaded it already but have not had a chance to play it yet… I will definitely be diving into it this weekend though.