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Posted by Legend

This is good news. I loved Rayman Origins, and I have no plans to get a Wii U anytime soon. Hopefully Legends will be coming to PC too at some point.

Posted by Stinky51012

As an accidental day 1 owner of a Wii U I can tell you that it is a really great dust collector. Just like its predecessor.

Posted by Rowr

O how the mighty have fallen!

...again.

Posted by Wraxend

Is anybody surprised it's coming to the other systems? As for the delay poor Nintendo haha.

Posted by Kaineda77

@Daveyo520 said:

Now all that is needed next is Bayonetta 2 to somehow come out on other things.

word.

Posted by Zaxex

A resounding "stay the course" to those of us without a Wii U.

Posted by EthanML

THANK YOU LORD!

Posted by Twinsun

Awesome news! :D

Posted by Joker369

Thanks Ubisoft. You just took away my sole reason to get a WiiU

Posted by BenderUnit22

Guess they wanted to actually sell some copies.

Posted by KaneRobot

The one reason I wish I had a Wii U right now? To see the Miiverse posts about this game today.

Posted by Quarters

Ouch...not looking stupendous for the Wii U.

Posted by Roodog

Sounds like they purposely held it back to see how their other software preformed on the new console.

Edited by AV_Gamer

I feel sad for those who brought a Wii U. This might be the beginning of the end of Nintendo's console market, like the Saturn was for Sega's.

Posted by habibyjohnson

@AV_Gamer said:

I feel sad for those who brought a Wii U. This might be the beginning of the end of Nintendo's console market, like the Saturn was for Sega.

It might be the beginning of the end for all console markets, dont think there'll be none of this kind of news for ps4/720. Sega was a bankrupt company at the time of Saturn with no extremelly recognisable and system selling IP like Mario..Nintendo will be fine. Having this game no longer be an exclusive will not bankrupt them dude.

Posted by HerbieBug

@Daveyo520 said:

Now all that is needed next is Bayonetta 2 to somehow come out on other things.

Of course it will. The question has always been how much of a time delay between Wuu release and others.

Posted by FunkasaurasRex
@HerbieBug

@Daveyo520 said:

Now all that is needed next is Bayonetta 2 to somehow come out on other things.

Of course it will. The question has always been how much of a time delay between Wuu release and others.

Well Nintendo's publishing so it'll be a good while if it does somehow happen.
Posted by BPRJCTX

Just waiting for Bayonetta 2 to be announced for multiplatform now...

Posted by SSully

About fucking time!

Edited by Zephan

Bought Origins on the vita and really enjoyed it. If they don't announce it for that eventually, I'm sure I'll get it for the 360.

Edited by Dan_CiTi

@BPRJCTX said:

Just waiting for Bayonetta 2 to be announced for multiplatform now...

Same thing with God of War, I wanna play that on Xbox 360 soooo bad.

Anyway, this is pretty sad news for Nintendo, maybe it will run at 15fps on PS3/360 or something to make up for it. Hopefully the Wii U can get modded like the Wii did so it can become a great system too. I'm sure plenty of great games will still get made for it, just like the Gamecube and Wii, it will just take time and like 1/3rd of them won't be released in the US.

Posted by Drew212

Gezzz, not a lot of Nintendo fans her on Giant Bomb is there, after reading some of these comments. Just sayin'. I think a lot of people don't realize Nintendo is the only company that is only dedicated to games. Microsoft does Windows and 10 billion other things and Sony does all kinds of things as well. You would think people who truly love games would love a company dedicated to only that on thing, games. Just sayin'.

Posted by Dalai

I knew it would go multiplatform eventually, but the delay is a dick move. Ubisoft should just suck it up, release the Wii U version when it was supposed to and release the other versions when they're ready.

But is it really that big of a deal, ladies? This isn't like Grand Theft Auto or Final Fantasy jumping ship. People here love to kill off Nintendo prematurely.

Posted by MormonWarrior

@Drew212 said:

Gezzz, not a lot of Nintendo fans here on Giant Bomb are there, after reading some of these comments. Just sayin'. I think a lot of people don't realize Nintendo is the only company that is only dedicated to games. Microsoft does Windows and 10 billion other things and Sony does all kinds of things as well. You would think people who truly love games would love a company dedicated to only that on thing, games. Just sayin'.

That's not entirely true...Xbox is basically its own brand within a much larger parent company, same as SCEA with Sonay...and though I'm generally a big N fan, Nintendo's approach has been lacking horribly for the past many years. They need to prove themselves to a lot of people that have felt shunned by the freaking Wii and the disappointing (but slowly recovering) 3DS. Just sayin'.

Posted by algertman

I'm fine with the game being multi console it's that they are sitting on a finished game that's ready to go out to stores is what pisses me off.

Posted by buft

@Dan_CiTi said:

@BPRJCTX said:

Just waiting for Bayonetta 2 to be announced for multiplatform now...

Same thing with God of War, I wanna play that on Xbox 360 soooo bad.

Anyway, this is pretty sad news for Nintendo, maybe it will run at 15fps on PS3/360 or something to make up for it. Hopefully the Wii U can get modded like the Wii did so it can become a great system too. I'm sure plenty of great games will still get made for it, just like the Gamecube and Wii, it will just take time and like 1/3rd of them won't be released in the US.

Won't happen, God of War is a Sony first party game so while it could happen you can safely assume that it wont and hoping one consoles version of a game runs poorly is fairly mean isn't it, I mean I don't roll around saying "I hope all the other consoles get worse experiences, so i can enjoy mine"

P.S you cant talk about modding consoles here, its not the wild west

Posted by CaptRocketblaze

Business strikes again!

Posted by OllyOxenFree

@Alekss said:

@OllyOxenFree said:

I blame the French.

Blame Canada

I blame the Canadian-French.

Posted by Zor

@HerbieBug said:

@Daveyo520 said:

Now all that is needed next is Bayonetta 2 to somehow come out on other things.

Of course it will. The question has always been how much of a time delay between Wuu release and others.

Except for the fact that Nintendo is funding Bayonetta 2... so yeah... it isn't going anywhere else.

Edited by Meepasaurus
Posted by BPRJCTX

@Zor said:

@HerbieBug said:

@Daveyo520 said:

Now all that is needed next is Bayonetta 2 to somehow come out on other things.

Of course it will. The question has always been how much of a time delay between Wuu release and others.

Except for the fact that Nintendo is funding Bayonetta 2... so yeah... it isn't going anywhere else.

That doesn't mean anything, Microsoft helped in developing Tales of Vesperia, and that came out on the PS3 later, and Sony also helped Square Enix throuhtout the PS1 and PS2 days, and the 360 gets exclusive DLC now, as well as many other developers and publishers who had exclusive games for Sony consoles, for many years, have gone multiplatform this gen.

It's a all a matter of business, i don't know what kind of deal Platinum has with Nintendo, but my guess is, timed exclusivity, like with many other games in the past.

Posted by Mexican_Brownie

LOL NINTENDO!

I would have bought this game in February because I'm dying for a new game for my Wii U but sadly now I probably won't get to play it for a while.

What the fuck is Ubisoft doing? ! This is so stupid especially if the Wii U version is already finished and ready to go!

It's like Ubisoft is trying to kill Rayman again. It's so sad it's funny. There's no way in hell this game WON'T bomb hard as fuck. Did they not get the memo that GTAV is coming out on September? Nobody is going to buy this with GTAV, the big holiday games, and new consoles coming soon after.

Also, I wonder if they will rework the game some for 360 and PS3. The demo made it seem that the level design was designed specifically with the GamePad in mind... Maybe Smartouch oand Vita?

Poor Ancel and Ubi Montpellier....

Posted by BreakfastKing

Ugh, not to mention it was originally slated as a launch title. I preordered my Wii U because I was hoping to pick this game up with it. I guess... fuck, I dunno, LEGO City Undercover might hold me over for now?

Posted by Bourbon_Warrior

I keep forgetting the Wii U is a thing.

Posted by cthomer5000

@SolidOcelot said:

Fantastic, now I can continue to have zero interest in a WiiU

Yeah, this was one of the few games making me consider it. No need for that now! Good news for me.

Posted by ahgunsillyo

I, too, am curious as to why Ubisoft decided to delay the Wii U version of the game since that version doesn't really seem to be impacted by porting it to the other platforms. I guess maybe they believe that the release of the game on other platforms later on in the year would negatively affect the sales of Wii U version now, or maybe that they didn't want to have a (likely discounted) 7-month old version of a game exist when the PS3 and 360 versions of the game are released (probably at full price) and don't have significant DLC/"Game of the Year" additions packed in with the disc? This latter option probably seems more likely.

Considering how Rayman Origins didn't exactly set the market aflame in terms of game sales when it was released on all three platforms, I'm wondering if enough people will actually buy Rayman Legends now that it'll be on every major console.

Finally, I'm curious as to how the multiplayer for the 360 and PS3 versions will work. I played it for the Wii U, and the demo seemed to really push the fact that the multiplayer really took advantage of the Wii U's capabilities with its Gamepad. Now, I can see that working with the PS3 and the Vita, but then again, that'd be talking about a subset of players of the game who also happen to own a Vita, a platform whose success seems to be as debatable, if not more so, than that of the Wii U. And I don't really think that the level of precision control for the second player exhibited in the demo would be very possible on either a controller or a Kinect, so I'm really wondering if that multiplayer component of the game, which seems to have been a very major focus of the game's previews and demos, will be present in the other two versions.

Posted by Dan_CiTi

@buft said:

@Dan_CiTi said:

@BPRJCTX said:

Just waiting for Bayonetta 2 to be announced for multiplatform now...

Same thing with God of War, I wanna play that on Xbox 360 soooo bad.

Anyway, this is pretty sad news for Nintendo, maybe it will run at 15fps on PS3/360 or something to make up for it. Hopefully the Wii U can get modded like the Wii did so it can become a great system too. I'm sure plenty of great games will still get made for it, just like the Gamecube and Wii, it will just take time and like 1/3rd of them won't be released in the US.

Won't happen, God of War is a Sony first party game so while it could happen you can safely assume that it wont and hoping one consoles version of a game runs poorly is fairly mean isn't it, I mean I don't roll around saying "I hope all the other consoles get worse experiences, so i can enjoy mine"

P.S you cant talk about modding consoles here, its not the wild west

I was being sarcastic about God of War, because Bayonetta is now being published and funded by Nintendo, it is basically locked as an exclusive, maybe even more so than even Wonderful 101.

As far as it needing to be the wild west...

wickedy wild wild west

there you go.

Posted by spilledmilkfactory

Expected it to go multiplatform, but man, fuck that delay

Posted by HeyImPhoenix

Yay!!!! My girlfriend and I loved origins and was sad when we completed it.

Posted by Hardtarget

here's hoping for a PC version, the PC port of the first one was excellent

Posted by jjnen

I don't think I ever realized this was supposed to be Wii U exclusive.

Posted by Superfriend

So it was basically finished and should have been released in less than 3 weeks?

Holy shit, the people making the decisions in this industry literally couldn´t be any more stupid. Here´s an idea: How about you fucking release games when there are, like zero other games out? Why not at least TRY to get out of the way of the biggest releases?

The worst part about this: The devs will have to pay for this decision. Some asshole in some boardroom probably has decided on "projected sales" of a couple of million units for Rayman- because, well.. CoD numbers? Guess what: It won´t sell well at all. But the asshole in the boardroom is making his/her next stupid decision while Ubisoft Montpellier packs up.

Posted by yoshisaur

Thank God. I honestly did not want to purchase a Wii U for this.

Posted by AiurFlux

So wait. They're going to not only delay this thing, but they're going to push it back into the exact fucking month that Grand Theft Auto V comes out? Then they have the nerve to bullshit people and say that they're "doing this for the fans".

Fuck. Off. They're doing this for the sales numbers. If they released it on Wii U at the end of this month, as planned, they know full well that some people might say, "Not releasing it for 360/PS3 even though the Wii U gets it now? Fuck off. Not buying," or they might just go online and watch a playthrough of it. Delaying an already completed version, and it is completed there's no fucking way it isn't, is all about sales numbers and not the fans.

Urgh. For once, just for fucking once, I wish that a company would be honest and say that they're doing this because of fear of low sales due to the current plan compounded with the mediocre performance of the Wii U since launch. This fakeness is fucking disgusting, but we eat it up. We want fake leaders, fake outrage, fake celebrities. Fakeness is celebrated and honesty is lauded. We're pathetic.

Posted by Evercaptor

I'm really happy that I'll be able to play Rayman Legends now. I enjoyed Origins so much, and even managed to play it and share it with others.

Posted by OGred

@Evercaptor: me too! one of the few awesome platformers on the xbox, sony has lbp and nintendo has mario. glad it'll be ported.

Posted by ahab88

Considering that Origins came out on everything, this isn't a huge surprise. Just another reason not to have to get a WiiU.

Edited by Zor

@BPRJCTX said:

@Zor said:

@HerbieBug said:

@Daveyo520 said:

Now all that is needed next is Bayonetta 2 to somehow come out on other things.

Of course it will. The question has always been how much of a time delay between Wuu release and others.

Except for the fact that Nintendo is funding Bayonetta 2... so yeah... it isn't going anywhere else.

That doesn't mean anything, Microsoft helped in developing Tales of Vesperia, and that came out on the PS3 later, and Sony also helped Square Enix throuhtout the PS1 and PS2 days, and the 360 gets exclusive DLC now, as well as many other developers and publishers who had exclusive games for Sony consoles, for many years, have gone multiplatform this gen.

It's a all a matter of business, i don't know what kind of deal Platinum has with Nintendo, but my guess is, timed exclusivity, like with many other games in the past.

It means everything... well, in this case it means a lot.

In Tales of Vesperia the Pub and Dev were Namco, in Bayonetta 2 case the Pub is Nintendo, and the Dev is also Nintendo (and Plat). And this different means a lot.

The PS example you gave... doesn't really seem relevant so i'll just skip it.

So yeah, it is a matter of business, however, unlike other games in the past, this does not seem like it is a timed exclusive.

Update: Also, this: http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/08/bayonetta-2-wonderful-101-on-other-platforms-is-up-to-nintendo/

Posted by Matt_F606

This is a shame. I really want to enjoy having a WiiU and the demo for this game showed so much promise. I can't really imagine it playing as well on the other consoles as some of the touch screen use was really intriguing. I guess September could also slip to Holidays 2013 which could also mean it becomes a PS4 etc launch title and both of those new consoles have been attached to touch screen rumours.

WiiU get back in the box :-)