Ubisoft 'Not Really Saying' That Rayman Legends is Wii U Exclusive
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Could have fooled us
While EA was the major partner of Nintendo at E3 2011, Ubisoft undoubtedly assumed that role this year, showing off its Wii U content in its own press conference before appearing on stage with Reggie Fils-Aime the following day. One title that looked attractive and made good use of the Wii U's GamePad and graphical capabilities, though it wasn't the only one, was Rayman Legends, the second title in the mascot's excellent comeback series. We were also under the impression that this was a Wii U exclusive, prompting the team in Nintendo Life Towers to talk about it being a 'scoop' and major boost for the system.
It seems that we had the wrong impression, as Senior Game Manager Michael Micholic said in a video interview with Joystiq that Ubisoft is is 'not really saying it's a Wii U exclusive', and that it's exploring other platforms. The implication is that it's focused on the Wii U version and features such as those on the GamePad for now, but that other systems are under consideration for other versions of the title.
None of that changes the fact that Rayman Legends is coming to Nintendo's system, but it does mean that it may not be an exciting exclusive. That said, it's one to look forward to, as our hands-on preview later today will explain.