I get the PS3/360 versions, but I don't get bumping the Wii U version back.
I thought Rayman Origins didn't do very well on current gen platforms. It seems like they could have build mindshare by having Legends known as one of the best games on Wii U (instead of a sequel to a failed platformer on the other consoles).
It's annoying when someone can herald a decision like this by saying something like "we want everyone to be able to play this game, it's for the fans!", so what was the aim originally? It must be a really hard decision to be exclusive to a console when that console only represents part of a larger market, especially a console that is not exactly doing things the others can't do.
It's the Gamecube all over again?
Bought a Wii U partially for this, a bit miffed by that tbh, but hey more people get to play it, just wish it wasn't delayed.
So, why are people angry about this?
A completed game ready for launch in two weeks is being delayed for several months for the sake of being ported to other platforms.
The ports I get, but it's the WiiU versions sitting somewhere in a warehouse for no good reason is what baffles me.
Yay for me, sucks for Wii U owners.
Also does anyone know how different this is to Origins? Are they 2 completely different games.
Wow. Ubisoft just kind kicked Nintendo in the junk.
How does this happen 20 days before release? So strange.
Man, I feel super good for buying a Wii U now.
And with that, I will no longer be supporting this game. No reason they couldn't have shipped the WiiU version as planned and then release the ports in September.
Wow. Between this and the new version of Ninja Gaiden going multiplatform too, the future of third-party stuff for the WiiU doesn't look so great.
There were three games exclusive to the WiiU I wanted and those were Bayonetta 2, Rayman Legends and Ninja Gaiden Razors Edge. This situation has developed pretty well and there are even more reasons now not to buy the WiiU.
I hope this has an online co-op component this time, that is one of the few things I disliked with Origins (my friend has the game but we can not always get to each others so online play would be ideal). However, that said, I will most likely get this as the demo of the Wii U version is nice and I have a soft spot for well made 2D platform games so this seems to fit the bill.
"Bayonetta 2 confirmed multiplatform, Wii U loses reason to exist".
Next Headline:"Bayonetta 2 confirmed multiplatform, Wii U loses reason to exist".
Hard to see that happening as Nintendo is publishing it, but I have a friend that would literally jump for joy if it did.
Bayonetta 2 seems to be doomed on WiiU, hopefully this Rayman game and another Bayonetta could be released on the new consoles in some form.
I played the demo at a store and was hooked, I actually was considering a Wii U for this game,
thank god now I dont have to
This is great, I was never going to buy a Wii U so was actually kind of annoyed to be missing out on this game. Sure does paint a very grim picture for the Wii U though, I hear it mentioned so rarely that I've found myself forgetting it existed on several occasions.
That's pretty shitty. It's great that more people get to play it, but there was no reason to delay the Wii U version.
That delay is incredible nuts, holy shit. It's like Ubisoft is sending the game off to die against GTA5 and the like.
Well I guess I don't have to buy a Wii U now, but I really didn't want to wait till September...
I blame the French.
I hope releasing in the same month as GTA V won't hurt it.
Good business move for Ubisoft. Though the chances of me buying a Wii U soon has dropped considerably.
I feel sorry for the people who bought a WiiU for this game.
I think the delay is dumb too, but I'm not sure the new release date will be affected by the new consoles. It's not as if everyone will stop playing their PS3s/360s in anticipation for the new machines, nor will every console owner upgrade day one. It's also safe to assume there willl be a lull post-launch for both consoles. We will need games like this and GTA to hold us over. In regards to Nintendo, while I love my 3DS, unless Wii U's first party games come quick and knock it out of the park, I for one will probably skip yet another Nintendo console generation.
So this is the second Wii U exclusive in two days that is no longer a Wii U exclusive (Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge being the other one)? Alright...
Yeah, the sudden exodus of WiiU exclusives is...weird.
Nintendo should change up Pokemon X/Y release date just to screw with this game.
Another reason to not buy a Wii U for me.
If you have a WiiU go check Miiverse. Laughs to be had.
@Vexxan said:I feel sorry for the people who bought a WiiU for this game.Those people should have waited until the game released to buy a WiiU
Those people should have waited until the game released to buy a WiiU
Yeah, I find it really odd to purchase a console before the games you want are out for it. Not only do you get to skip the part where you've just bought a console and don't have any games to play on it, but you may also be able to find the console cheaper by the time the game(s) you want for it is out.
That's kind of a dick move. A gigantic, French dick move.
I'm also terrified they're going to spend six months tearing all the interesting gamepad stuff out. Would still be a good platformer, but not the really exciting game previewed in the demo.
U mad, Nintendo?
I loved Rayman Origins. I have no interest in buying a WiiU. This is excellent news.
Iwata was probably displeased by both losing an exclusive and having one less game be part of the Wii U's "launch window".
Did anyone seriously buy their Wii U specifically for Rayman Legends or Ninja Gaiden?
If not the only other valid thing to be disappointed about is announcing a seven month delay three weeks from release (which is a pretty shitty thing to do).
Nintendo has no loyal friends
I have to approve!
I have just one question: Why waiting so long to announce this message? Did they really hope: "xxxxx People just buy the WiiU because of this!!" ..But yeah, NOW I'll get this, without a WiiU :)
We need more platformers !
AWESOME!!! After playing the demo I was hooked! But I was NOT going to get a Wii U for it. No, no...Not yet.
@Oombalan: I sure did and I am livid.