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Rayman Legends Winding Up a Little Later on PlayStation Vita

Posted by Sammy Barker

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If you’d hoped to be playing the PlayStation Vita version of Ubisoft’s hotly anticipated Rayman Legends this week, you may want to put your Globox impersonations on ice. The French publisher has revealed that the handheld iteration of its colourful adventure will not deploy until 13th September in the UK. This is so that the French publisher can give the portable instalment’s Lums an extra layer of glitter, making a delay seem equally likely overseas.

"The release of Rayman Legends on the Vita has been delayed in order to apply the final level of polish that gamers expect from a Rayman game,” a spokesperson told entertainment website Digital Spy. “With unique touchpad controls, five bonus maps, and two bonus costumes, we're certain that Rayman fans will be fully satisfied.”

The PlayStation 3 release is still on target for 30th August in Europe and 3rd September in North America, so you won’t miss out on any platforming action if you’re planning to purchase the game for that system. Still, seeing as Rayman Origins was such a delight on the Vita’s super-sharp OLED screen, this is definitely disappointing news. It’s only two weeks, though – and at least it shows that the publisher’s committed to pushing out a quality product rather than a rushed release.


User Comments (20)



ztpayne7 said:

Is a review coming? I haven't read one from the perspective of ps3 yet. I'm curious about how the Murphy controls add or take away from the experience. I really wish they had the option to do cross controller with vita for Murphy!



ztpayne7 said:

I'm hoping that the us ps+ gets Rayman origins on vita to help convince people to buy legends.



rjejr said:

@get2sammyb - The Wii U version has a scratch off lottery ticket for unlockables. If they put that onto the DS4 touchpad on the PS4 one of my predictions will have come to pass already

The 2DS will kill the Vita by then so it doesn't matter (If MS came out w/ the 2DS you would have covered it. In fact it's such an ugly overpriced design I'm surprised it isn't a MS product.)



ObviouslyAdachi said:

@Lelouch That 2DS looks so bad. I know it's for little kids, but still. The Vita is the only handheld I can display in public and not feel like a nerd.



rjejr said:

@Lelouch - I have to say I get the X1 name - One box to rule them all! - but I don't get that ugly 2DS. Certainly not for $129. My kids both had 3DS at 7 and 9 and neither one ever uses the 3D anyway. It's just wrong.



InsertNameHere said:

@rjejr. I get it too, but why go backwards?

I just checked my email and saw that atrocity. It looks awkward and not very portable. I never carry my handhelds around with me - that'll change once I buy my Vita - so if I did decide to buy it, no one would ever see it.

@ObviouslyAdachi It looks like the 3DS's deformed child that somehow found its way out of the basement.



get2sammyb said:

@rjejr The 2DS surprised me. I've got to be honest, I kinda like the look of the white and red one. I think the biggest issue it faces is educating consumers — who, let's face it, are going to be the most mainstream in the industry — that 3DS games run on a 2DS. It just seems so backwards and weird. Assuming they can cross that hurdle, though, I expect it will sell very well.

It's operating in such a completely different market to the Vita, however, that I'm not really sure there's an article in it. Similarly with the Wii U price drop — it's not going to impact the PS3 or PS4. Hopefully it starts selling better, though. It's definitely the right move.



3Above said:

Im being 100% honest here folks, reading these comments this the 1st time iv heard about a 2DS or the wiiu price drop. No lie!



belmont said:

After the price drop Wii U will cost 300 $ yet I bought one new sometime ago for 200 euros. After I got the Vita my 3DS is a dust collector. I only got this Final Fantasy music game and Layton 4. If they would some more interesting titles coming I would get an 3DS XL but surely not a 2DS.



Punished_Boss_84 said:

Delayed for the UK only? That doesn't even make any sense, i mean wouldn't it be delayed for other regions also? Ubisoft why are you picking on UK PS Vita gamers?

As for the 2DS LOL, looks like fat toast. but its not for us, its for the family and children evident in the announcement trailer. Also sounds like a step backwards.



Enobmah_Shards said:

2DS is aimed towards children oriented gamers. While it surprised me, I don't think this is a coincidence that Nintendo said they were working on the next handheld. I hope this isn't the one they were talking about..



rjejr said:

@get2sammyb - "it's not going to impact the PS3 or PS4."

I tend to agree w/ everything you write (Hungry Giraffe aside) but I think you are wrong about the price cut. Consumers are psychological - ie irrational - things. A $349 Wii U against a $399 PS4 is almost a no-brainer. A $299 Wii U vs. a $399 PS4, well I think some people might honestly stop and think about that one. Not the Sony fans or hardcore gamers, but the parents and casuals looking to buy their kids a video game console for Christmas. I guess if the PS4 sells out hook line and sinker it's a moot point, but I still think it's relevant. If XboxOne dropped $50 you'ld have covered in an instant.

The 2DS is in no way shape or form a Vita issue, that was kind of a joke. The 2DS might still outsell Vita this holiday, it releases the same day as Pokemon X+Y. Nintendo should release the 2DS as a bundle w/ Lego Marvel and call it "the Abomination".



Gamer83 said:


Seriously, 2DS is one of the most ridiculous ideas I've seen in years. Like all Nintendo handhelds, though, it will sell in droves even if it doesn't deserve to. You don't have to use the 3D on the 3DS if you don't want to so this just seems like such an unnecessary product.



get2sammyb said:

@rjejr I think that's the thing - I really don't think parents are buying their kids a PS4 (or Xbox One) this Christmas. It's very much geared towards the "hardcore" gamers right now. And it will sell out on that basis alone.

I think that parents go straight to the $199 PS3 and Xbox 360, to be honest.



rjejr said:

@get2sammyb - OK, I see your point. As usual.

I think the Wii U has a shot at outselling both PS3 and 360 this holiday though, thanks to that $50 drop. Who doesn't have either of those yet? If the PS3 12GB outsells the Wii U this holiday I'll be very disappointed.



Sutorcen said:

This actually makes sense. Same reason Terraway got pulled back. September is loaded with good PS Vita and PS3 releases. I'm listing a few.

PS Vita

Killzone: Merc
Walking Dead
Fifa 14
Dragon's Crown (still played through September)

Beyond: Two Souls
Diablo 3
Rayman Legends
Fifa 14

If you add the PS Plus games to the list you will see that there is no place for both games to shine in September. An October release makes perfect sense, plus they get a little more time to polish the games. As much as I don't like it. It is for the best.

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