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Ubisoft Not Ruling Out Rayman Legends On 3DS

Posted by Andy Green

It would take time but Ubisoft is open to the idea

Rayman Legends has been out on Wii U, and a selection of other home consoles, for nearly a month now and has even made the transition to the PlayStation Vita, albeit without a load of levels that are set to be integrated at a later date.

However, it was not made available for the 3DS, which is quite strange considering the healthy install base and the plethora of top titles already available for the handheld.

Well it may happen yet, as Ubisoft executive Alain Corre has confirmed the publisher has not ruled it out.

In an interview with CVG, Corre said as the game is so big with rich textures and graphics it would take time to downsize it for other platforms.

But we're not ruling anything out for that format [the 3DS]. We can't say anything more for the moment, but we can't rule the format out.

The 3DS is a big success, it's selling a lot of machines in a lot of countries and if we consider a franchise, game or gameplay style that can be developed for it, we'll consider it.

Regarding the home console iteration, Corre said Rayman Legends is "really defining what the quality of the Wii U is". The platformer was originally penned down as a Wii U exclusive but was later delayed after Ubisoft announced it would be ported over to other systems. In the end it seemed to resonate well with the Wii U crowd as it has sold more on Nintendo's platform than any other.

Corre went on to say Ubisoft believes the Wii U has "real potential and power" and will do well with the addition of even more great content:

A machine works when you have great content on it, we feel Rayman was one, Just Dance is another one coming, with Donkey Kong [Country Tropical Freeze] and [Super Mario 3D World] from Nintendo also.

What are your thoughts on a 3DS version of Rayman Legends? Would you be interested in it? Let us know in the comment section below.

[via computerandvideogames.com, vg247.com]

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Luigifan141

#1

Luigifan141 said:

Rayman Origins on the 3DS was awful. Ubisoft would be better off not making a 3DS version of Legends, since everyone usually buys the console versions anyway.

ToxieDogg

#2

ToxieDogg said:

^^ Have to agree with that. I've got both Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends on the Vita and they're excellent conversions, but I've played the demo of Rayman Origins on the 3DS and it wasn't a patch on the Vita version.

And I say that as someone who's a Nintendo fan first and foremost and plays on his 3DS way more than his Vita.

ToastyYogurt

#3

ToastyYogurt said:

The first time I tried the 3DS demo for Origins (having not played Origins before then), I thought it was pretty good. Tried it again after playing the PC version for a while, and I hate the 3DS port. Hampered camera, half the frame rate (no matter with 3D on or off), and crappy audio (more apparent when listening with headphones). If you want a portable version of Origins/Legends, get the Vita version. I don't have a Vita, but I heard the Rayman ports were pretty good. If If Ubisoft ports Legends to 3DS, I want them to keep the audio quality as high as possible, and get a better frame rate if they can. But even if they did that, I wouldn't get it, I'd rather have the Wii U version with full camera view and five player co-op.

Blue_Yoshi

#5

Blue_Yoshi said:

There def gonna make it eventually, just not right now but it'll come and most likely at a budget price. Who knows? Maybe they'll even put in exclusive levels that make use of the 3D and other content.

cookiex

#6

cookiex said:

From the demo I've played the 3DS version of Origins seems rather mediocre, so I think Legends is best left as it is.

Good to hear that the WiiU version sells the best, but it's not doing so well on either PS3 or 360 so it's not that big of an accomplishment. If they ever get around to making a sequel I hope WiiU is at the forefront again, maybe as an exclusive this time?

rdp223

#7

rdp223 said:

It would be cool if they could make a 3DS version as amazing as the Wii U version...because that 5-player co-op and soccer game is FUN! haha.

XFsWorld

#8

XFsWorld said:

They shouldn't port Rayman legends to 3DS........just make an all new Rayman exclusively for 3DS, oh wait. ...

DimetriWarrior

#9

DimetriWarrior said:

I just love how you guys are using Rayman Origins to rule out the possibility of a Rayman Legends for the 3DS. Yeah, let's use an old game to see if a new game would be worth it. That the mentality we need to have! Note the sarcasm.

cookiex

#10

cookiex said:

@DimetriWarrior

We're not using it as a means to rule out a 3DS conversion, we're just saying that Origins on 3DS was no way near as good as it's console/Vita counterparts.

DimetriWarrior

#11

DimetriWarrior said:

@cookiex

There are people saying that the 3DS version of Origins was bad so they shouldn't make a 3DS version of Legends. The comment was targeting them specifically.

Shiryu

#12

Shiryu said:

Has long as they don't announce it, then delay it for 9 months to have time to release it on ZX Spectrum, I am fine with this.

Beechbone

#13

Beechbone said:

Just a port of Legends would be really awkward, but an original game built from ground up for 3DS, go for it!

JQuest

#14

JQuest said:

I wouldn't mind seeing Legends on the 3DS. Perhaps by the time they get around to it, they will have learned what worked and what didn't work when they converted Origins.

Guitardude7

#15

Guitardude7 said:

Hey I don't see why not! Another Nintendo iteration? With a touchscreen and gyroscope that's perfectly capable of controlling Murphy? I'm all for that! Though the game would definitely take a hit in the graphics department for sure.....

unrandomsam

#16

unrandomsam said:

@DimetriWarrior No what we need to look at is Ubisoft's terrible ability when it comes to porting to handhelds.

Rayman 2 Dreamcast - Not too bad
DS port - Absolutely terrible
3DS port - Worse than the original still

Origins - boring game (On all formats - reflected in the fact that its price didn't hold which happens for anything that actually is quality) reviewers complained about the fact it was too hard to see stuff. I own it on 2 platforms and think it is garbage I won't get it on the 3DS to confirm it is even worse.

DimetriWarrior

#17

DimetriWarrior said:

@unrandomsam
You speak with more reason than the rest of them. But Legends doesn't need to be port to 3DS: it's needs to be optimized. Because people respond more to 3DS games if they were made specifically for 3DS instead of ports.

Dambuster

#20

Dambuster said:

@cookiex why do you want the next one to be exclusive ? it means that people who don't own a certain system miss out on a great game.

DerpSandwich

#23

DerpSandwich said:

Rayman doesn't work on the 3DS. The screen is just too low-res for such amazing art; Origins looked like tiny garbage.

jord91

#24

jord91 said:

Origins was a brilliant game on other formats even wii,it was decent on 3ds just not as good,to say origins was a boring game on all formats is just ridiculous! If more people bought games like this the world would be a much better place

retro_player_22

#26

retro_player_22 said:

@Luigifan141

Well the first game being worst doesn't mean the second game will be too. I mean c'mon Rayman Advance was good on GBA but Rayman 3 turn out to be even worst there. Just because there's one bad Rayman game doesn't mean the next one would be too.

Mizore

#27

Mizore said:

Maybe they should make an all-new 2D Rayman game for the 3DS instead...

TruenoGT

#29

TruenoGT said:

Yeah, this game is designed for the big screen (Vita's is big and high res enough to count) with small characters and small details. Origins 3DS was too compromised by the format and it was clear it was shoehorned onto the system, though it was playable at least. I think unless they're going to re-design it for 3DS, I don't think they should bother.

Bulbousaur

#31

Bulbousaur said:

From the demo which I played on the 3DS, it was just really arkward to play compared to the console versions, and to be honest I think Legends would suffer even more on the 3DS than Origins did because there is more happening on the screen at once. There are already plenty of places to play Legends without the 3DS.

Still, a brand new Rayman game specifically made and optimised for the 3DS would be something I would be extremely interested in.

AJWolfTill

#32

AJWolfTill said:

I actually really like the Origins 3ds demo and had been very tempted to pick it up on the 3ds until I got the majority of the game in Legends on the Wii U.
Legends btw is absolutely stunning, wildly imaginative and has a fantastic sountrack which is both epic and self aware. There is no chance of me picking it up on the 3ds though.

CazTheGamerGuy

#33

CazTheGamerGuy said:

Who was asking for this again Ubisoft? Either make a Rayman game like you used to for handhelds or stop making these terrible ports!

Moshugan

#34

Moshugan said:

The very low resolution of the 3DS screens made Origins unplayable to me.
It's a sad matter of fact that it doesn't suit the platform.

feelthesarcasm

#36

feelthesarcasm said:

I don't think it's worth porting in my opinion. If it doesn't come out until net year or something who is really going to rebuy it then when they've had it for months?

I agree that they should try to make a 3DS exclusive game. It doesn't have to be as expansive as the console versions.

Gioku

#37

Gioku said:

If they did it... I'd buy it. For sure. I really enjoyed Rayman Origins on 3DS, I was just playing it yesterday. :$

I never played the console version, so I had nothing to compare it to. And I liked the 3D...

RantingThespian

#38

RantingThespian said:

I was disappointed with Rayman Origins on the 3DS. The graphics weren't up to par, and the compressed screen made it hard to see what was going on.

I would prefer a completely new Rayman game for the 3DS. It can be in the style of Origins/Legends, but start it from the ground up on the 3DS.

Ralizah

#39

Ralizah said:

Legends is surprisingly awesome on Vita (missing levels aside). Second only to the Wii U version. Origins was awful on 3DS, though, so I can't even imagine what Legends would play like on it.

sonicriders

#40

sonicriders said:

It could be great if they put more effort into doing it properly. Then again, like I said, it'll take a lot more effort...

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