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Submitted by stickskills 1023d ago | news

Petition to keep February release date for ‘Rayman Legends’ gaining steam

Ubisoft’s decision to delay the long-awaited platformer Rayman Legends to September in order to share its unique style of whimsy across all platforms is being challenged by a petition. (PS3, Rayman Legends, Ubisoft, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Dylila  +   1023d ago
im glad a lot of nintendo fans bought a wii u. i thought the farce of a nintendo direct quell all chatter about there being no games on the wii u. no release dates in near sight were given but it gave hope to the fans that games will come out very soon if you dont mind waiting half a year for something.

im wondering if zombie u is being ported over to xbox and ubisoft the wii us biggest supporter will get to more exclusive titles for the wii u. after checking the sales of the wii us launch ive figured out that it did a bit better than the xbox and ps3 in the same time. people dont need to check the sales of the wii u and compare them to consoles selling now like xbox and ps3.

there should also be a petition to release mario, mario kart, xenoblade 2 and bayonetta this year around summer time . its taking too long for certain big titles to be released on wii u and there needs to be more of an incentive to buy the console. nintendo definitely messed up on having a steady stream of software support on wii u.
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ElectricKaibutsu  +   1022d ago

Petitions won't do anything. Write letters (on real paper!). There's also the #freeRayman hashtag on twitter if you want to publicly complain.
chadboban  +   1023d ago
Once this petition doesn't have a problem with the game being multiplat and no longer exclusive I say go for it. Although I have read that Microsoft's terms and conditions may prevent this from being anything other than a simultaneous release, not too sure if that's the real reason why though, it's just what I heard.

The game coming to other platforms is NOT the problem. Wii U owners were told up until this news broke that they were getting this game two weeks from now only to find out that they have to wait 7 months again, despite the fact that the game is pretty much complete for Wii U is NOT fair to them, plain and simple.
OmegaSlayer  +   1023d ago
I wanted to sign it because I'm already tired of whining Nintendo fanboys and wanted to help them because their machine is gathering dust.

Then I remembered how much they assaulted PS3&360 owners with Bayonetta2 so I didn't signed it.

Eat Crow.
zerocrossing  +   1023d ago
Are you kidding?

Bayonetta 2 is only happening thanks to Nintendo publishing it, Sega doesn't care about the IP anymore since the original didn't sell well.

Other publishers had the chance to do the same but didn't. Ultimately, Nintendo stepped in to save the franchise from certain death, if they decide they want it to remain a Wii U exclusive that's up to them, people need to stop crying about this as if Nintendo screwed them over and remember that they are lucky Bayonetta 2 is even in development right now.
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chadboban  +   1023d ago
Well all that shows is that you're just as bad as they are. Grow up.
rainslacker  +   1022d ago
MS doesn't have anything that prevents it from releasing first on another system. It's just customary to release multi-plats at the same time across all platforms so one consoles sales would not affect another platforms sales.

In truth, while I know MS has timed exclusivity in the past, there is no real disadvantage to them for 99% of the games out there....and while I love Rayman, it does fall into that 99%. It's usually the biggest games that you see timed exclusivity on.
CaptainN  +   1022d ago
That's funny because Activision didn't wait for the Wii-U launch with Call Of Duty...and had no problem letting every other version sell like crack a week before the Wii-U version launched with the all of a sudden sales for Activision games on U are dissapointing, I wonder why?
Sanquine90  +   1023d ago
Will not happen anyway. The policy of microsoft is : Multiplatform games can not released earlier than the xbox version. Ninty fans look at microsoft:S
extermin8or  +   1023d ago
what um if they don't have a console out yet? I'm thinking in terms of a potential ps4 release before xbox towards the end of the year- which could mean games like AC etc get released before xbox hits the market- what then? Or will the rest of us have to wait for their console to release too? If that's the case- publishers should tell them to go fuck themselves.
Sanquine90  +   1023d ago
I have the same idea ! This is a huge huge problem and a kick in the balls for wii U owners
humbleopinion  +   1023d ago
It's not a Microsoft Policy, it's a common policy for all platform holders and the notion is that "you can release earlier on other platforms, as long as you provide exclusive content on our platform when the game is released late".

Check out every late port on any console this gen and you will see they always had something extra - be it a well implemented feature or just an half-assed attempt to follow compliance.

So Rayman can release now on the WiiU as long as PS3/X360 version will have something extra. The reason Ubisoft backed out is probably because of the luckluster sales of the WiiU itself.
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Roper316  +   1023d ago
well if you can pay the publisher more than MS is to delay it I am sure they will keep the original launch date.... This is exactly the reason I hate MS as a company and feel they are just bad for the gaming industry, they did the samething to PS3 gamers with FF XIII.
KingOfArcadia  +   1023d ago
Microsoft isn't paying anyone anything to delay the release - all they are doing is sticking to the terms that say 'You either release the game on our console the same time as you release it on the other consoles, or it won't come to our console at all'. This isn't about being paid off, it's a timing thing.
DivineAssault  +   1023d ago
good luck but i doubt it will work since its already Feb 8th
Old McGroin  +   1023d ago
I've absolutely no problem whatsoever with this game being multiplat but releasing it in September guarantees that I will not be buying it. My Wii U craves a bit of quality right now because it is sorely lacking, by September I will have lost all interest due to a larger selection of games to buy and mainly GTA 5 for either the 360 or PS3.
OmegaSlayer  +   1023d ago
You're another kid living in MyLittlePony Land, believing the charming prince kissed Platinum on the lips and wake them up innit?
That's some PR BS, a bait only naive Nintendo fanboys would swallow.

Sorry but...the princess is in another castle...
zerocrossing  +   1023d ago

No Im jut talking sense, something apparently you posses very little of.

Believe me I know very well that devs/pubs are only in it for the money, but the fact remains that Bayonette 2 is still in development because Nintendo saved the IP, it's their choice if they want it to remain a Wii U exclusive, people need to people are only bothered about it because they think Nintendo products are just for little boys and girls, instead of for "men" who play manly "games"

Stop sulking and blaming Nintendo for keeping a franchise you like alive on a system you dislike, if you want to play Bayonetta 2 suck it up and by a Wii U, otherwise stop moaning about it.
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Ippiki Okami  +   1023d ago
"they think Nintendo products are just for little boys and girls, instead of for "men" who play manly "games""

Nintendo still talks to gamers like they were still little boys n girls so the perception is well founded. I haven't bought a nintendo product since I was 15(ages ago). Reggie still talks to their gamers as if they were children telling them what gaming is. Gaming isn't for little kids any more a fact nintendo still fails to understand.

Rayman Legends is not releasing on time because the install base is poor on wiiu. It just makes more sense releasing it on multiplatforms at once and sell as many units as possible. 3rd party devs just simply don't have faith in the wiiu. This saves them the embarrassment if it doesn't sell well on the platform considering rayman origins did well on two platforms.
strigoi814  +   1023d ago
no use kids...move on lolz
darx  +   1023d ago
How annoying! Gamers can be really pathetic!
mrbojingles  +   1023d ago
The petition link should be the link on N4G.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1023d ago
Why not give it a Digital release on the WiiU?

In that way, it will only be available to the fans and the Hardcore.

That will lessen their shipping cost and they won't have to advertise for it Twice.

When they release it for all Systems then they can ship it out in Box form for WiiU as well.

They could use the Digital sells to fund the TV advertising.

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