As we all know Rayman Legends has now been delayed until September to accommodate a now mutiplatform release.

To ease Wii U owners' pains, Ubisoft said it would be bringing a second demo to the Wii U eShop. However, it turns out that instead of a demo, it will be releasing the game's full online challenge mode for free in April - and it will be exclusive to the Wii U eShop.

In a video message on Facebook, Rayman Legends creative director Michel Ancel and senior game designer Michael Micholic addressed fans, with Micholic saying:

We just wanted to reach out and let you know how truly humbled we were by the outpouring of support from the community and fans about the announcement of the delay of Rayman Legends. It definitely hurt us to see you guys so upset by the delay.

In the video the developers showed off a bit of gameplay for the online challenge mode saying it will feature daily and weekly multiplayer challenges. It will support up to five players simultaneously, has online leaderboards and allows you to download ghosts for you to try and beat.

Finally, Ancel says the development team will use the extra time to add more characters, bosses, and even some new levels to the finished game.

What do you think to this news? Are you happy to be receiving this online challenge mode? Check out the video from the Ancel and Micholic below and let us know what you think.