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.
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