Submitted by GoldenElf 1019d ago | news

Ubisoft Moves to Appease Wii U Rayman Legends Fans

Tynan Muddle at Aussie-Gamer.com writes: "Ubisoft have responded to the international outcry from legions of Wii U fans who were expecting Rayman Legends to launch this month."

The publisher has been under heavy fire from gamers on all fronts after announcing Rayman Legends would not release until September 2013, and that it will not be exclusive to Wii U when it does. Thousands of fans took to Twitter, Facebook and Miiverse to vent their frustration."

Now, Ubisoft have released a statement promising an exclusive Wii U demo in an attempt to calm the masses;" (Ubisoft, Wii U)

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MsmackyM  +   1019d ago
Sorry a Demo won't due, however I do have an Idea... Release the game for the Wii U in February and problem solved.
donman1  +   1019d ago
Yes agree... the game we know is complete and you idiots at Ubisoft put it on ice cause Microsoft demands it. Ubisoft... you do realize we got a demo before. Get out of bed with Microsoft and release the game this month.
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Yodagamer  +   1019d ago
They can't microsoft's stupid "it must be released on the same day or it can't come to Xbox" policy is what's causing this
ShinMaster  +   1019d ago
They can't release on Wii U first just like that.
Microsoft's (b*tch) policy requires simultaneous release and equal content, holding everyone back since they day the 360 launched.
delboy  +   1019d ago
Yep, it's the ms policy.
Good luck Ubi selling your kidy game to hardcore gamers.
BattleAxe  +   1019d ago
This is going to be a reoccurring theme with Nintendo fans. We're going to continue to hear about upset WiiU fans venting on the Miiverse....
solboogie  +   1019d ago
Well then voice your opinion with your wallet! Im pissed and I will not support them now! Do me dirty and I will do you dirty!
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1019d ago
Ubisoft doesn't understand human feelings.
ZeekQuattro  +   1019d ago
Yeah I'm afraid another demo is not going to silence the anger directed at Ubisoft. The game was supposed to out by the end of this month and it was already delayed once before that. The fact that they feel the need to release a second demo for an already finished game just shows how they know they screwed the pooch.

The damage has been done and they shouldn't assume they will make bank off the PS3 and 360 crowd either. The last game in the series struggled to sale and it was available on all the major consoles and handhelds. This is going to be a big gaming year especially in September and I can't see myself being bothered to pick this game up over all the other games I want in the 4th quarter.
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jmc8888  +   1019d ago
They didn't screw the pooch, instead they....

Sacre Blew!
RAFFwaff  +   1019d ago
yeah thanks ubisoft. because everyine who bought a wii u is a naive docile 12yr old. screw u and your demo. looks like its up to fox mc cloud, samus, link and mario to save nintendo (and possibly creative innovation in long standing franchises) AGAIN!
jmc8888  +   1019d ago
Show Ubi you care by spending your money on a game that is made with care in mind to its customers that comes out around the same timeframe. Like say Aliens: Colonial Marines.

As Ubisoft craps their pants, Gearbox is jumping for joy. In a Wii U game starved season, Aliens: Colonial Marines have a near monopoly for the Wii U spotlight.
admiralvic  +   1019d ago
I know I will get a TON of disagrees over this... but I wouldn't say Gearbox is some sort of righteous company next to Ubisoft at the moment.

Gearbox outsourced 3/4 of the DLC packs for Borderlands 2 and it stands to reason that the final one will also be outsourced. Also according to a interview with Randy posted yesterday, it seems they didn't plan to increase the level cap ahead of time, so doing so could result in "game breaking" changes. The same interview also implied that the final DLC pack will be outsourced too. Combine this with the LE costume fiasco, overpriced arena stage and additional costume DLC and I really don't get the impression that Gearbox "cares" about their fans or at least Borderlands 2 supporters. That is unless you count various golden key giveaways as "caring".

Though we can all buy copies of Aliens to spite Ubisoft and it won't make a difference. Ubisoft won't notice the difference and Gearbox will assume people love Aliens lol.
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SpiralTear  +   1019d ago
Yeah, because that totally isn't teasing the people you just screwed over. That's like offering a birthday cake to a kid, taking it away and saying they can lick the spoon instead.

Oh, and it's not Nintendo's fault. This was decided by the higher ups at Ubisoft. If the game doesn't sell well because it's competing with huge, AAA titles and next generation console launch lineups, it's Ubisoft's own damn fault.

The Wii U version should not have been delayed for this reason. The developers have just as much a right to be upset as the gamers. The only people who seem to prefer this decision are those who have nothing to do with the game's success: the management.
BlackWolf  +   1019d ago
"That's like offering a birthday cake to a kid, taking it away and saying they can lick the spoon instead."

Couldn't think of a better analogy than yours. :)
Brasi1989  +   1019d ago
I love analogies!!
keisarinn  +   1019d ago
Where can I sign to went my frustration?
Pixel_Enemy  +   1019d ago
Well, wou can went your wustwation on the fowums wust wike weverywody welse.
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Slapshot82  +   1019d ago
Appeasement starts with the launch of Rayman Legends on the Wii U in less than 3 weeks time - just as it should.
rick4691  +   1019d ago
SMH Ubisoft...
Dark11  +   1019d ago
i'm so glad Rayman Legends is coming to PS3 and X360
let the nintendo fanboys bitch about it.
dennett316  +   1019d ago
Hey dingbat, pay attention. We don't care that it's going multi-platform....we DO care that the finished Wii U version is being held back for 6 months for no adequate reason.
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Dark11  +   1019d ago
"no adequate reason"

this is the reason


now deal with it.
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jmc8888  +   1019d ago
There's only one person talking about or more LIKE a fanboy.
dennett316  +   1019d ago
That won't do it Ubisoft...you messed up big time with this one. Their excuse is not a good one - they barely marketed the last game (Origins), it only just scraped 2 million in sales across 6 formats. The best selling version was the PS3, with 750,000 copies.
Frankly, I think the Wii U version would have beaten that and beaten it quickly. Over 3 million Wii U owners were looking for a big name game to come down the pipe, and Rayman Legends was positioned to be that game. People were hyped. They knew how disappointed people were with the first delay...yet they go and make a stupid decision like this one.
They had a captive audience searching for a damn good game to spend their money on....and Ubisoft blew it when there was no reason to do so. They could easily have released it for Wii U, and also took that time to announce it was coming to PS3 and 360 in September. They'd have made a nice chunk of money in the next 6 months - perhaps even worked with Nintendo and came up with a Rayman Legends console bundle.

But nope....instead they think it's a good idea to plonk the game out there in the same month as GTA 5 of all games. Bravo Ubisoft, that was a clever decision...you're sure to sell much more copies then with MUCH INCREASED HIGH PROFILE COMPETITION! Fools, absolute fools.
jmc8888  +   1019d ago
Yep from being one of the only kids on the block with a new toy to just being another toy during xmas season.

GTAV, new consoles, plenty of other games, also the FPS launching season, new PC GPU's...yeah I can see what they're thinking.

Not to mention the advertising spots will go up because EVERYONE is advertising their games then. Whereas if you're the only game in town, you really don't even need advertising.
Sharius  +   1019d ago
roses are red
violets are blue
i f*ck you up
now here the exclusive demo

hahahaha...... no, seriously a demo

i personally don;t like play demo so i guess i'll wait to september to play full game on my ps3
cleft5  +   1019d ago
Pretty sure this wont be an unlimited demo either. So after 30 plays the demo will be done for good.
Yodagamer  +   1019d ago
Come on people give ubisoft a break Microsoft's "it has to be released on the same day or it won't release on Xbox" policy is to blame here. If they released it now they cant port it to Xbox later. Its a crappy situation for sure, but it isn't due to the lack of Wii u sales. Its Microsoft's policies that are ruining it for people.
Kevlar009  +   1019d ago
At the very least Ubisoft could've released it as planned, THEN made a deal to make it multiplat. MS can't recall a bunch of games that are already out and sold.

Probably simpler on paper than in real life.
pepsilover_2007  +   1019d ago
Well you can't exactly put out non-licensed games and not expect there to be a huge problem between ubisoft and microsoft. Because there is no way they would be licensed with that kinda policy in place.
ahronith  +   1019d ago
You do realize Rayman Legends was a Wii U exclusive to begin with right? So that means it should not matter what Microsoft wants since Microsoft was not going to get it in the first place...
Yodagamer  +   1019d ago
It matters in the end of the day, especially if ubisoft wanted to port it later, because they wouldn't have been able to due to microsoft's policies. It was meant to be an exclusive, but i think in the end of the day it was now or never for the xbox/ps3 versions. I do believe ubisoft is still supporting the wii u as they are willing to help nintendo with the zombiu wiiu bundle, but it was a crap situation that only a delay would let them release on all 3 big consoles.
My_Name_BTW_Is_Dante  +   1019d ago
Just cancel the 360 version (it's not a shooter so they won't buy it anyway). Release the Wii U version as originally planned. Release the PS3 version later on with extra content.

Problem solved.
supremacy  +   1019d ago
agreed, no one should have to play the waiting game on a finish product because of some policy the competition has in place. Which is why i agreed with everything you just said.
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josh14399  +   1019d ago
I would have bought the game this month full price. Probably wont buy it till it's reduced in price now, GTA 5 is out in september I doubt i'll be playing anything else.
supremacy  +   1019d ago
so true, overall this is a dumb move in ubis part.
solboogie  +   1019d ago
"F" U Ubi I purchased ZombU just to support you supporting the Wii U! I will convince any one near me not to buy this game now. I will voice my disgust with the all mighty dollar and thats your bottom line right the all mighty dollar! Mother "F" U! And I own all the systems!
Novistador  +   1019d ago
Honestly this is such a slap in the face, who at Ubisoft thinks a demo will appease gamers? They can't possibly think this will work. Ubisoft is on damage control and just poured gas all over the already towering inferno.
t3gamenews  +   1019d ago
dont release it on 360, problem solved... all these years of companies skipping us wii owners, & now wii u is out some are still skipping us, & now a games (that was susposto be exclusive to wii u) being delayed because microsoft feels its unfair? & they think we care?
xBASSxMONSTAx  +   1019d ago
Ubisoft you have stabbed us Wii-U fans in the back. No right minded Wii-U owner will buy this in September as Nintendo will have there own games out not to mention GTAV comes out on the same month.

You have just sent Rayman Legends to die. It will sell poor now and you have no one to blame but yourselves.
Sucitta  +   1018d ago
If everyone bought the game 8 months after it's release when it has been discounted, this would send a strong message to Ubisoft.

They make you wait, you make them wait, while cutting into their profits = )
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