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Wii U To Get An "Exclusive" Rayman Legends Demo Soon

Posted by Andy Green

Ubisoft makes a peace offering to Wii U owners

As you may have heard, Rayman Legends is no longer a Wii U exclusive and has now been pushed back to the faraway land of September. Ubisoft has confirmed that the Wii U version of the game is finished, but has insisted it will be releasing it with the other versions of the game rather than putting it on shelves in February as was planned.

Many Wii U owners were dismayed at this news, with some venting their anger towards Ubisoft. It appears the publisher has taken some note of this and has made Nintendo gamers a peace offering, by promising them a new "exclusive" demo that will be available to download from the Wii U eShop soon.

Here's what Ubisoft had to say on its official Facebook page:

Thanks for all your feedback regarding Rayman Legends in all of its forms. We have heard you and we will continue to listen. We understand your frustration and that you want to get your hands on the game. We are working with the development team to provide you with a new, exclusive demo for the Wii U soon. Stay tuned for more.

The promise of a new demo is at least something, but many will still feel irked by Ubisoft's decision not to release the already finished Wii U version of the game before the other platforms.

Of course there is already a demo for Rayman Legends available in the Wii U eShop that you can download right now, if you haven't already.

What are your thought's on Ubisoft's attempt at a pacifying gift for Nintendo gamers? Let us know by dropping a comment below.

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Knux

#1

Knux said:

...And sadly not even this will make those Nintendo fans calm down. :|

SilentHunter382

#6

SilentHunter382 said:

I don't think this will make up for the delay but for me it could be a good thing. While I did like the demo of Legends it still didn't convince me into getting the game. Maybe this demo may seal the deal as to me getting it for not.

WanderingPB

#9

WanderingPB said:

No thank you Ubisoft…please just release the already FINISHED Rayman Legends for the WiiU...offering me another demo to shut us up wont work...if ur truly are listening to the fans than please release the FINISHED Rayman Legends for WiiU as scheduled

Jese_1

#12

Jese_1 said:

It doesn't change the fact that I was going to get the game now owing to the rather sad release schedule. By September there'll be new Nintendo titles to be played, so chances are it'll get pushed down the list a bit.

Spoony_Tech

#14

Spoony_Tech said:

I lol so hard just now! Is this their idea of fixing things. What kind of a joke is this!!?? It's more of a slap in the face!!

JayRydah

#16

JayRydah said:

Thats just pathetic of ubisoft to acknowledge that we are mad and to try and offer us a demo which we already have. They are obviously listening to alot of the uproar from nintendo fans all over.this still wont make up for nothing.

Bobhobob

#17

Bobhobob said:

A new demo is cool, I guess.
Ubisoft, the only way you could EVER validate yourself for this mess is if MAYBE WITH ALL OF THIS EXTRA TIME YOU HAVE FOR THE WII U VERSION give us some exclusive levels, or all DLC free, if there will be DLC.
Right now, until I hear something about the Wii U version that is exclusive, I will boycott this game. (who am i kidding ill end up getting this)

MrGawain

#19

MrGawain said:

Isn't it a demo a bit like watching a pilot episode for a TV series, being left on a cliff hanger and then being told you'll find out what happens in the rest of the series in 7 months time?

Vampire-Jekyll

#23

Vampire-Jekyll said:

I just want to re-post this from yesterday:

So Rayman Legends is getting delayed until September and releasing across all platforms. This really bugs me.

Reasons this is bad: 1) Rayman Legends was shaping up to be the Wii U's killer app. 2) Rayman Legends was set to release within a month. Many Wii U owners, some of whom bought a Wii U specifically for this game, are being forced to wait even longer and may not purchase the game anymore. 3) September is the same month GTA V comes out, which means Rayman Legends will be buried beneath the hype. On top of that, Rayman Legends will have to compete with other Autumn/Holiday titles too.

Reasons this is good: 1) The delay may help improve the final product. 2) More platforms means a bigger install base. To be fair, the game would probably sell just as many units if the Wii U version wasn't delayed, unless the developers really feel the game isn't ready to be released yet.

It seems the most obvious reason for the delay is to make sure the game is the best it can possibly be. If the game isn't up to snuff and it releases on Wii U in a few weeks, the fans and critics will pan it. If the game is no good, nobody will want to purchase it in September on the other consoles.

If this is the case, I am absolutely fine with the decision.

jamess

#24

jamess said:

Wow thanks.......

I was going to buy this game for my son, who loved the first demo. Especially the Black Betty level, which he's played so many times the music is engrained in my skull.

No way I'm buying it now. By September there will be a number of other great games on Wii U from Nintendo.

Seriously poor form from Ubisoft. Terrible.

elekid

#25

elekid said:

I have no interest in this demo. It'll only annoy me to play another tiny section of a game that was supposed to be out in 2 weeks, not 7 months.

ueI

#27

ueI said:

They're going to give us a demo when we already have a demo? Looks like the tweet from the fake Reggie account came true.

C7_

#28

C7_ said:

Oh good. I was under the impression that I would be playing the full game next month, but a demo totally makes up for the fact that it's delayed for over half a year to no benefit to the people who actually were ready to purchase the game.

Sean_Aaron

#29

Sean_Aaron said:

Gee, that's not quite was I was hoping for so, no thanks. I didn't delete the existing demo from my hard drive to make room for a new one. When's Lego City coming out?

Intrepid

#30

Intrepid said:

At least it's something. If Ubisoft didn't care at all they would not have even bothered with a demo. It is an unfortunate decision, but Ubisoft, as a company, decided it was better to release them together. As terrible as this is to us, I would give Ubisoft a break, because it's not like they do this all the time. Ubisoft is actually a really respectable third party. It could be worse: it could have been Capcom instead. :)

Smash420

#31

Smash420 said:

Oh wow a new demo… Go love yourself Ubisoft, obviously they think we're idiots.

WolfRamHeart

#34

WolfRamHeart said:

I was willing to pay full price for this game if they just kept the Wii U version's original release schedule but now I'll pick this up when it hits $20 or less. Given the new release date that Ubisoft has chosen for this game which will have it competing with the fall's biggest game releases it shouldn't take long for it to drop. I don't like the delay but at least my wallet will be happy. :D

Zach777

#35

Zach777 said:

Gee thanks, Ubisuck. U have really made up for everything Wii thought you were all about last year. U were supporting the Wii U, U had many great and swelling words... Words that ultimately are nothing more than wind: hot wind from the backside of a donkey; a donkey which recently ingested a burrito with many beans; many, many beans. Ubisuck, U are that windbag.

P.S. I reserved Zelda HD today with that preorder money I had down on Rayman Legends, thanks :D

Dinosaurs

#36

Dinosaurs said:

Ubisoft is learning early adopters are an impassioned and motivated breed especially when u take the only little bit of light away from them in a barren Q1 release schedule.

-KwB-

#37

-KwB- said:

Truly, you can stick the demo somewhere else then the Wii U eShop .. so arrogant ..

epylon

#39

epylon said:

Now i know i wont be giving them dough for the game, a poxy demo when they could just give us the game, their pr team really need to be shown how to suck eggs.

Kyloctopus

#40

Kyloctopus said:

Oh thanks Ubisoft.
They better have some sort of exclusive title us Wii U owners will love.
Or at least put Ghost Recon Online back into development.

bowsersblog

#41

bowsersblog said:

When I first read this I thought April Fools Day came early. Wow pissing on the fans two days in a row, what do we get for an encore. The more I think about this the less I even want the game anymore. You are doing A LOT of fans an injustice Ubisoft. One way out, release the game on the eShop with a special price for the first two weeks, that might salvage something.

OGGamer

#42

OGGamer said:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! LOL!! An exclusive from ubisoft ? you so crazy
Seriously they have now sealed the fact that I will not be buying this game .

rjejr

#44

rjejr said:

Does Nintendo make companies pay for the demo DL on the eShop like Sony does on PSN? If so, we can all DL, delete, repeat 1,000 times and cost Ubisoft a bunch of money ;-)

SirSmugleaf

#46

SirSmugleaf said:

Although this won't completely make up for the delay, it does show that Ubisoft is listening to fans, and I respect them for that.

Although I will never respect them for the delay!

-KwB-

#47

-KwB- said:

@SirSmugleaf Listening to the fans for an "EXCLUSIVE" RL Demo, the exclusive sure is freaking sarcastic .. -_- But indeed we'll never respect them for delay ..

paburrows

#50

paburrows said:

I say lets get the pitchforks and storm the castle! I don't have a Wii U yet and it still bugs me that they are doing this. I'm curious if the Xbox and Playstation versions will even have the 5th player since theres no tabler controller for those systems.

Dinosaurs

#51

Dinosaurs said:

I prefer the 3DS version over the Wii I own both. I prefer the visuals of the vita one which I also have but still play more on the 3DS as I like the circle pad to control more. Get the 3DS one its got its flaws but its my favourite version:)

Shanksta

#52

Shanksta said:

@Knux If I hadn't calmed down this morning, this would've helped.

The first demo was nice to me to load up every couple weeks or so and play with some friends, so at least there'll be something to play for the next several months. Plus I honestly thought that March was a pretty loaded month for videogames (I know it was February but Rayman did make my cut) so now at least I can get Monster Hunter and Lego City whereas before I could only afford one:) Still kinda bummed, but its more than I thought we would get.

triforcepower73

#53

triforcepower73 said:

Come on, Ubisoft! We're all a bunch of hungry dogs who have been waiting patiently to get a delicious meal. You've been hanging the bowl over us for longer than you promised and then you told us we have to wait till you're done fixing another meal for that other pack of dogs so we all get fed at the same time. And then you give us a measly little treat, thinking that will satisfy our craving. Our deep desire.....

carlocunanan

#54

carlocunanan said:

An 'exclusive' demo to satisfy the Nintendo gamers for 6 MONTHS!! Don't think they will still be happy after all this!

Fafulec

#57

Fafulec said:

Exclusive storm of poo on their Facebook. You can dive and sink in it. Looking at it, I think second demo just angered people more.

Schprocket

#58

Schprocket said:

Just so I'm clear on this point, where can I find a timeline regarding each of Ubisoft's anticipated Wii U release dates for this game and where is the evidence that it was completed?

I'm not a fan of injustice but I've gotten plenty of exercise from jumping - to conclusions - over the years to make me pause at this point and try to look past all hype to determine the real story.

While we're at it, @NintendoLifeCrew, how about a factual Wikipedia-like article (or make it a Wikipedia entry :) ) showing equivalent launch timeline titles (by region) of the PS3 and 360 i.e. the time-to-date, including the titles that slipped out of the time-frame equivalent to the Wii U's.

I'm pretty certain the Wii U already trumps the PS3, at least for 'Europe/Oceania' but in spite of all the negative hype, predominantly it would seem from US journos and syndicated across many gaming sites (yes, Virginia, that's part of the reason why things sound so bad), I've not seen one shred of factual evidence to support this 'barren wasteland of Wii U titles' urban mythology which is popular right now.
(The 'barren wasteland' phrase was from one US game-blogger regarding this Legends lather-up.)

I have 7 Wii U games in boxes in front of me (as I type this on my Wii U I might add) then I have three eShop titles downloaded... and I'm pretty sure I only have about 60% or less of the launch window titles (enough to last me to September and beyond :) )- this is why I find this negative, unscientific hype so incredulous - because I can see this for myself.

Svengoolie

#59

Svengoolie said:

I refuse to even give them the stat of somebody downloading their demo. They are dead to me.

MadJay1664

#61

MadJay1664 said:

Well I'm happy lol another free download just for kicking off!! We're gonna get to play another part of the game before everyone else!!

SparkOfSpirit

#62

SparkOfSpirit said:

Another reminder for a game that was delayed two weeks away from release and isn't coming out for 7 months? It's like Ubisoft doesn't understand the actual issue, just like most of the Ubisoft faithful.

By the way, Ubisoft's PR and the team that made the game said the game is done and was pushed back only to launch with the other versions. It's like people don't WANT to understand the issue.

C-Olimar

#64

C-Olimar said:

I'm not against the game going multiplat, but they had the Wii U version ready to release! We have to wait to get games that were released on other consoles first. It would have been nice the other way round.

Frankly, Ubisoft, you can shove this demo where the sun don't shine, for all I care. I'll buy this game used, if I buy it at all.

TheAdza

#65

TheAdza said:

Nope not enough. Release the full game as scheduled. That is the only thing Ubisoft can do to right this wrong. A lousy demo does nothing to appease the Wii U fans/ex fans of Rayman.

Knux

#66

Knux said:

@Shanksta If you're so limited gaming-wise on the Wii U that you played a demo multiple times, then you seriously need to buy a PS3 if you're craving for more games.

hendie001

#69

hendie001 said:

i was really excited about this game but this trechery has left me with a sour taste! screw you ubi!

Swithom

#70

Swithom said:

hmmmm.... Count me not imprssed, unless the 'demo' is secretly the full game...

NImH

#71

NImH said:

I wonder how many of these irate "boycotters" are actually going to download the demo... "Most" is my guess. HAHA!
@Knux stop Sony evangelizing you Sonylifer! :P

aaronsullivan

#73

aaronsullivan said:

So, Does this XBox rule exist that you can't get approved to sell the game if it was on another console first? Because if that's real that's what this is about and it's rediculous that publishers gave into it because it's a trap that is making the publisher's look real bad.

ajcismo

#74

ajcismo said:

This whole Ubisoft thing gives me a really bad gut feeling that the new Beyond Good and Evil mystery game that gets teased every 2 years will be a PS720 exclusive. Just my gut, but this sleazy Rayman move puts them in EA territory when it comes to developer bs.

MagicEmperor

#76

MagicEmperor said:

"Sorry, sir. I know you ordered the pizza, but here's a fraction of a single slice instead. We hope this will satisfy you!"

CrimsonFire

#79

CrimsonFire said:

Then they will announce that this demo wont be exclusive anymore and then we will have to wait by the end of the year so they can port the demo for ps360
(still mad that they delayed Legends)

Jukilum

#81

Jukilum said:

What Ubi should do If the Microsoft first rule is true is to stop releasing games on Microsoft platforms until they change the rule. In the meantime they should break what I presume is a non-disclosure agreement with Microsoft that says they can't tell anyone about it. What's Microsoft gonna do? Ban one of the largest publishers from making games for the Xbox?

WiiLovePeace

#82

WiiLovePeace said:

NO thanks ubi! A single exclusive demo (that won't be exclusive for long) doesn't make up for the 7 month delay on an already finished game!! Ubifail! Grrrr!

EvisceratorX

#83

EvisceratorX said:

This is hilarious. They believe that this will somehow make up for a 7 month delay and appease the hordes of angry fans? It's like they're trying to provoke them...

MasterWario

#84

MasterWario said:

I don't except your demo Ubisoft! Actually, I just don't have much interest in demos...I usually play them once and never again. Simply knowing I'm restricted to content seems to lower my enthusiasm.

doctor_doak

#85

doctor_doak said:

It's a bit of a joke really. Look, there are much worse things in the world than a game getting delayed, it happens all the time.

But....this game played a key role in selling the Wii U at E3. It was one of the few games that showed off gamepad specific features. It looked terrific. The game was billed as a 'launch title' and an 'exclusive' launch title at that. It's likely the promise of this game at E3 has shifted Wii U console sales. Where would've Nintendo been had they not had Pikmin 3 and Rayman Legends to show off?? Both were advertised as launch (inc. 'launch window') titles..and Rayman Legends has now been delayed 7 months, not because it isn't finished, but because some wise monkeys in suits at UbiSoft's head office decided it would be in their 'business interests' to delay its release until the other versions are ready. Pikmin 3 still doesnt have a release date..

I think a lot of Wii U owners could actually do the smart thing and show UbiSoft that it 'isn't' in their 'best business' interests to delay a formerly exclusive title that is actually ready to ship....by not buying their game!

Shanksta

#86

Shanksta said:

@Knux I have a PS3. I just happen to play my WiiU when friends come over since thats the only system I have enough controllers for. Plus alot of my friends didnt have WiiUs yet and wanted to try it out. Plus most my PS3 games are GOW and MGS so no multiplayer anyway.

Sidenote: I love my WiiU, whereas my PS3 is just ok.

DePapier

#87

DePapier said:

@Knux I see that first poster was awaiting for an answer. :) You can have mine as well.

I DO NOT need a PS3. And when we play your games in the bathroom (Mass Effect and Ninja Gaiden, for those I have experienced), we KNOW that console to be last-gen. In fact, so much of the hate on the Wii for being SD is now irrevelant on the Wii U for two reasons: 1) thanks to an included HDMI cable rendering Wii games much better than on the Wii, 2) because we now have HD games and if that's a matter altogether for enjoyment we can just switch to Wii U games.

Mind you, the Wii has an outrageous number of good games that have never made it public, for one that has diligently made an Amazon wishlist. Tell you what, you probably can go on NintendoLife's games section on the Wii, reverse it by top reviews, and have yourself some enjoyment. As of now, I am rediscovering the Wii's legacy through games such as Metroid Prime Trilogy and Super Mario Galaxy, which look undeniably good on the Wii U. As a fellow evangelizer I would suggest you to do the same. ;)

Ichiban

#89

Ichiban said:

Kiss my booty Ubi. This was gonna be the game I played until Zelda and/or Bayonetta 2 comes out. Not very interested in Monster Hunter, Pikmin, or Wonderful 101.
This is gonna sound over the top, but I'm considering selling my Wii U & picking one up later down the line. Once again, I'm sorry to sound negative but I was super pumped to play Legends, in fact was THE reason I bought the console at launch.

WindWakerLink

#91

WindWakerLink said:

For those of you that watched or read the manga of Naruto....[Not Shippuden....just regular Naruto] "Remember the fight scene dialogues between Naruto and Sasuke at Final Valley? Every time Naruto would praise Sasuke about how cool/strong he was like something like this:

(Paraphrasing)

==

Naruto:"Wow. You're so cool Sasuke!"
Sasuke:"(GETS FURIOUS) (Growls) SHUT UP! SHUT UP Naruto! (attacks Naruto ferociously)

===

Now, see how Sasuke feels and responds? That's EXACTLY how I feel about this "new demo" Ubisoft is trying to pull on Wii U owners. "It's like they think we're freaking idiots! Like we don't really know what's going on.... Dang man. It's SO wrong and so annoying!! I've never really "felt" the bias of some companies when it comes to what system they want to put their games on until this Rayman thing. I mean, I know Legends is still coming out for the U but waiting 7 months for a game that is ALRIGHT DONE & GOOD TO GO... That's "F-ing" crazy! 'And to think this "new demo" is going to lighten the blow and will make it better??? That's pouring more "oil to the fire" in my view. "Malarkey...just a bunch of malarkey...."
"They want to release an ALREADY FINISHED Wii U GAME with the ones being worked on for 360 & PS3 for fairness and all that BS. Fairness? What's fair about lying that Legends was coming on Wii U launch date? What's fair about Legends being pushed to February? What's fair about it being Legends being pushed again 7 months later when the game is already done?? What's fair about getting this "new demo" supposedly after you all done PISSED off the Wii U owners that REALLY wanted this game?? Huh!? HUh?!!! HUH!!!???

I haven't been this like for a game since the cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3.... -_-

"U know what? I'm going to stop writing now because the more I write about Rayman Legends thing the more enraged I become. Yea, I'm so done."

untokuoriainen

#94

untokuoriainen said:

Demo seriously! Only choice ubi can make at the moment is release wiiu finished game now and all the hassle will be calm down .

CliffordB

#95

CliffordB said:

Ubisoft can kiss my big fat hairy a**e, another DEMO, awful, I did not even bother getting the first DEMO, I knew I wanted Rayman Legends as it was one of the main reasons I bought a Wii U "at launch"

I just want the full game to experience, playing to many DEMO's just take away that special feel of a new game feeling extra fresh the first time you play it etc.

I truly can't believe that Nintendo can't convince Ubisoft to do a U-turn and release this game as promised, surely Nintendo know it was one of there biggest games to be coming out in the early life of the Wii U.

I tell you right here & now that if the Wii U version is held back to tie in with the PS3/Xbox 360 release it will hardly sell at all on the Wii U, mark my words, Nintendo should do all they possibly can to sort this mess out, they must know it was a vital early release, surely?

doctor_doak

#96

doctor_doak said:

I get the impression that this may have been the plan all along. Rayman Origins didn't sell well, despite being a good game. Ubi sort of cashed in on E3 and the big Wii U push in general.....remember the 'supposedly' leaked Rayman footage that surfaced prior to E3 last year?? Yeah right. It wouldn't surprise me if it was all just a cynical marketing exercise...because there's no way Rayman Legends would've got the kind of coverage it got at E3 without Nintendo's new console to show it off. It would've been drowning in a sea of grey and brown FPS's and 3rd person action-films.

Nintendo didn't have an awful lot to show off at E3 in terms of software, yet all eyes were focused on them. Seems like a good opportunity to give your under-appreciated platformer some prime airtime. Bet the game was cross-platform all along, and it was all just a cynical marketing ploy to ride the hype wave.

Big middle finger from UbiSoft to Wii U owners, and.....to be honest, also a big middle finger to the Montpellier developers who've crunched for months to get this thing out, to then be told that ALL that time they were asked to spend away from their families, and attending to their own lives was for nothing..

Gamer83

#97

Gamer83 said:

Wow, as I commented on in another article about the Rayman Legends delay, sometimes the best immediate response is no response. Should've let the frustration die down then announce this. Though the truth is, they really shouldn't be delaying the game 7 months, I wish they'd give the real reason, I'm sure it has something to do with MS and its bullpoopy tactics.

RaymanFan2

#98

RaymanFan2 said:

Well, after reading most of these comments for two days now, I conclude that you guys are possibly making a bit too much of an issue out of this. I also conclude that i have read nothing that will affect Ubisoft in the slightest, all I've gathered is that they're losing about 700 sales. OH CRAP GUYS WAHT ARE WE GONNA DO 700 SALES GONE!

Schprocket

#99

Schprocket said:

@moomoo cheers mate... I missed reading the link off that story. Would still like the comparison just silence the people like @Knux who can't tell the difference between three months and six years... ;)

PinkSpider

#100

PinkSpider said:

At this rate we will have played the entire game through demos :-) cheers Ubisoft won't have to buy your game then lol

Farmboy74

#101

Farmboy74 said:

As an olive branch I don't think this "exclusive" demo is not going to cut it amongst the mases. Will it be limited to 30 plays like the the previous?? Ubisoft have taught us all there is no such thing as an exclusive. The game going multiplat is not the problem, but having a finished game delayed for 7 months is the problem especially when it has been touted and pimped to the Nintendo audience since the Wii U was announced, as some on on this site said yesterday releasing the full game on the eshop would be a compromise, hopefully at a decent price as well as a gesture of good faith.

andreoni79

#102

andreoni79 said:

Bought Origins yesterday for €10, Wii version so I can play it with my 2 nephews. Great game! Now I don't need Legends anymore! :)

Sean_Aaron

#104

Sean_Aaron said:

@RayManFan: actually that's not how companies tend to view outbursts like this or people writing letters of complaint. Usually it's estimated that the folk bothering to complain about something (and I'm talking well-reasoned and sensible here, not a character's hair colour) are representative of a larger number who feel the same, but can't be bothered contacting them/raising their voices.

Consequently if you have a legitimate issue with a company's decision it's always worthwhile to write in and say so (again in a non-crazed fashion). Heck look at what happened with the Mass Effect 3 ending protest, and I hope people will agree that was one of the most unjustified complaint-fests ever. The fact that Ubisoft have responded so quickly indicates that they definitely regard this as something that needs to be addressed. The only question in my mind is whether momentum can be sustained and whether or not Ubisoft will do what is right by the fans or not; if not whether people will follow-through on their threats.

LavaTwilight

#105

LavaTwilight said:

That's like offering a hungry hungry hobo a large roasted feast of meats and vegetables and saying it's ready to eat, but they're not allowed to eat it for another 6months but they're allowed to look at it all they want.

DePapier

#106

DePapier said:

@RaymanFan2 Obviously somebody here do not know that more than 100 million people own a Wii and are potential Nintendo fans... I could detail more but that would take too much time.

drunkenmaster76

#109

drunkenmaster76 said:

Whatever happend to the saying the customers always right? i dont know who's making the decisions over at ubicrap but this is only gonna make this game fail big time.

Bengals76

#110

Bengals76 said:

Sorry Ubisoft, a demo will not make up for what you have done to Nintendo and their fans! Please save your spit for someone else's face!

Moshugan

#111

Moshugan said:

''All versions will now hit shelves in early September 2013.''
Taking Ubisofts wording literally leaves a February eShop release an open possibility... :P

Farmboy74

#112

Farmboy74 said:

The whole Mass Effect complaint-fest/ witch hunt went on for a while, it was unjustified but credit to Bioware they listened. Anyway I digress from the topic, If the Microsoft rumours are true as in Ubisoft has a deal to bring all their games to Xbox, where does this leave ZombieU?
Ubisoft have more or less came out and said they don't do exclusives, so how come ZombieU launched on time and wasn't multiplat?
The change org petition has now over 5000 signatures!! If you not signed yet do so! Anyway keep the stakes and pitch forks burning!!, we could if we're lucky might get this game out!!

Geonjaha

#113

Geonjaha said:

@Knux - What do you mean 'not even this'? Don't put people down because they're not as easily appealed to as you. This is a game that many Wii U owners were looking forward to. It's now finished and they still need to wait over 6 months more for it - they have a right to complain.

SetupDisk

#114

SetupDisk said:

How about making the full game available as an eshop exclusive till the multiplatform launch. That would be something worthwhile.

Farmboy74

#115

Farmboy74 said:

@SetupDisk, I think the majority of people will agree with you on this.
To most Wii U owners this game is / was a big deal, from my point of view and having played the demo it seems this game has more originality and Ideas than Super Mario Bros U. Credit should go to the dev team as again in my eyes it out did Mario

Usagi-san

#116

Usagi-san said:

A game that was going to be exclusive to Wii U is now on hold, even though it's finished, for the sole reason of releasing it at the same time on other consoles... To be honest I think Ubisoft has earned the anger of disgruntled fans and I can understand if an exclusive demo does nothing to assuage that. Although I was never going to buy the game I do find this situation ridiculous.

cornishlee

#119

cornishlee said:

I'd be interested to see how many downloads this gets compared to the first one. That might tell Ubisoft something.

Kyoto

#120

Kyoto said:

Ubisoft can put that demo in their CEO's hole. I don't even want to download it anymore, nor do I want the game any longer.

I'm not going to pay for a game from a bunch of hypocrits like them.

DePapier

#124

DePapier said:

@NLTeam, honestly, you should relegate what's happening on the Uplay community on Miiverse. Take a few screenshots, and I swear this act alone is going to sell more Wii Us.

jayblue

#126

jayblue said:

who cares about rayman it wasnt top of my list i didnt buy a wii u to play an average platformer,i have vita rayman and only played it about a hundred times,oh well it must be okay then,cheer up you can play demo till sept next week demo on ps3 and 360 lol.

SteveW

#128

SteveW said:

Something else that reminds us we should have the full game instead? no thanks!

Bobhobob

#129

Bobhobob said:

@jayblue
Use a period so people can understand you. Do not just use a bunch of commas to make a run-on sentence, it makes you look like a scumbag 12 year old.
From the Grammar Police

FubumblR

#131

FubumblR said:

I love how my Wara-wara plaza now features the "U-Play" app due to the amount of people blowing up its Miiverse community with angst.

Priceless.

TrueWiiMaster

#133

TrueWiiMaster said:

They don't seem to understand the problem here... They told us we'd get an awesome, exclusive platformer in a couple weeks. An exclusive demo for that game does not make up for that game's absence. Not when the full game is done, and being withheld for the sake of PS3 and 360 owners.

NintyMan

#135

NintyMan said:

Demos are fine, but with Wii U owners who anticipated the game still angry that their finished game is being held captive for the sake of other versions that Ubisoft suddenly decided to make to get more profit, it's not going to calm them down. With six or seven months of waiting, they might have to make one or two more demos and spoil a decent chunk of the game. What a disservice.

theperson

#136

theperson said:

ready for zombthree you, and zomb360 you, the inferior ps 3 & xbox 360 versions of zombiu (which I still think should have stayed as Killer Freaks From Outer Space)

fortius54

#137

fortius54 said:

No offense, nut it really is not much of a goodwill gesture to give out a demo to a game that will not be available for another six months.

NImH

#138

NImH said:

@Die2Distroy HI-FIVE! What's so hard about simple logic? Nintendo fans who boycott a game to prove a point only hurt themselves and future Nintendo releases.

Die2Distroy

#142

Die2Distroy said:

Just to comment, for those of you not planning to buy the Wii U version of this game just because of this delay (yes I agree it's a really bad move on Ubi's part), I know it's a really bad move on the Producers part, but is that really an excuse to boycott this amazing Game, how do you guys think this will help? It will possibly end up making a situation where Ubisoft might not bother with us Wii U owners at all.

I'm still getting this game, why would I miss an opportunity to play this amazing game on the Wii U? And speaking of the Wii U, for those of you refusing to buy that because of this how do you think that will affect the sales, yeah sure Smash Bros. is on it's way but still, just why? Hopefully you think about what I've posted and hopefully it will change your mind. Basically, how is boycotting the Game going to help anything?

KLZ

#143

KLZ said:

The sales of the ps3 and 360 versions are gonna be bigger than wii u's alone so, the producers of the game would not even care if no one buys the wii u version.

TrueWiiMaster

#144

TrueWiiMaster said:

@KLZ
We'll see about that. Rayman Origins didn't sell that great on any system, and most of the sales it did get came after the heavily discounted price. I don't expect Legends to fair much better. I do think they would have done well on the Wii U though, with virtually no competition and all the hype around the game, it probably would have sold pretty well, even at full price. Now Ubisoft has spurned a lot of those same gamers who were ready to drop $60 in a couple weeks, some of whom have already spent it on a pre-order, while also choosing to release the game during a much more competitive time.

CaPPa

#146

CaPPa said:

After much thought I'm not sure whether to be happy or sad. On one hand they've robbed me of a game that I was going to buy this month, but on the other they are saving me about $40 as I wont pay more than $20 for it come September.

The demo is just another kick in the teeth though. They'd do better to say nothing and just let the game die (which it will in September), or if it's purely a financial consideration then why not just cancel the game outright because they clearly don't care about it and are happy for it to tank.

Sean_Aaron

#147

Sean_Aaron said:

To those asking what the point of the boycott is, I'd say it's pretty obvious: to send a message to Ubisoft to not assume that Wii U owners will take what they're given and be happy with their lot.

If you're satisfied with the state of affairs and regard it as a gift that Wii U owners are even getting Rayman Legends at all then fine, but I don't see why you'd be surprised that other people might be a bit annoyed at this; so much so that they feel like telling Ubisoft to sling their collective hook.

Cabanela

#148

Cabanela said:

Though I don't have a Wii U, I still find this pretty jarring. A demo is a pretty poor peace offering, IMO.

The-Chosen-one

#149

The-Chosen-one said:

a peace offering is to bring this game in full!
they want to earn from this right, then bring this game, there are alot of buyers waiting, the xbox and ps3 owners will boy it eventually.
with a move like this they will loose alot of buyers, they still have a chance to make it right.
because in september i wont buy it anymore.

MasterGraveheart

#153

MasterGraveheart said:

A demo. A demo? A DEMO?!?! WHEN WE WERE THREE WEEKS AWAY FORM THE FULL GAME BEFORE THE SUITS DECIDED TO BE SCROOGE McDUCK?!

...Yeah, this really doesn't make up for anything at all. =P

retro_player_22

#154

retro_player_22 said:

Exclusive my @$$, we could have played the actual game this month and enjoy a good four months of it until E3 2013 instead of playing a freaking demo part 2 of this already finished game. Oh how you disappoint me UbiSoft, this game had made me feel from exciting to furious now, port the game if you will but why delay a finished game on a platform it had already build on? By delaying the game you're not helping the consumers or the developers. Hopefully you don't end up like THQ and Atari after 2013 cuz the way you do business now, you're likely heading to the same grave.

Farmboy74

#155

Farmboy74 said:

Is Ubisoft committed to the Wii U platform is what I'm thinking here, instead of releasing the game now and getting decent sales, they prefer to release in September in the run upto christmas with all the big hitters. Cue Ubisoft coming out saying poor sales on Wii U going to revise their stragety. Will the next Assassins Creed Installments be on this console or even Red Steel 3?
After all the CEO of Ubisoft wanted new console hardware to drive innovation and new IP's. To this end this what Ninetndo have done created a console, while not as powerful as publishers like Ubisoft and EA might of wanted but it has a new way of engaging us in the way we can play our games just like the Wii did. And there is my point, it seems to me third party publishers just want more powerful hardware so they can create the same games with improved graphics, what they don't want is any innovation in the control inputs like the Wii remote and Wii U gamepad.

EOTW

#156

EOTW said:

**** Ubisoft. You have done a bad thing and you should feel bad. A demo does not a peace offering make.

LinktotheFuture

#157

LinktotheFuture said:

Rumor has it that the PS3 and 360 boxes will now have the Wii U logo on them. Not even the Wii U logo is exclusive! :)

Moshugan

#158

Moshugan said:

Oh, how ironic it would be if the demo was released on the original (HA!) launch day, at the end of the month.

The-Chosen-one

#161

The-Chosen-one said:

what i dont get, for this game they delay it because they want to bring it out altogether, but for DLC for asassin creed they delayed it for the wii u and will bring it out earlier for the ps3 and 360.. they should do the same than to bring them al together.
if they dont release the game early, i wont buy their games anymore for any console. just to pick on them.

Sun

#162

Sun said:

Even developers are angry but it's not their fault so why not buy this game? Maybe we should do something else...

BraveBold5

#163

BraveBold5 said:

I Thing Ubisoft is realy trying to suport the wii u with some games, te dicision to go multiplataform is not the bad thing the worst is to have to wait more time for us to play it nevertheles we should suport Ubisoft Am gona buy the game anyway

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