Rayman Legends Definitive Edition.jpg

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is bringing one of the finest platformers of the Wii U generation to the Nintendo Switch, but its release date has been a mystery. Now, after browsing the UK eShop 'upcoming games' section, we can see that it's set for 12th September in Europe; hopefully the North American date will be the same.

On top of that there's a demo available on the EU eShop; to access it simply find the game's tab in the 'coming soon' section and open it up, you'll then see an option to download the demo. Unfortunately the North American eShop doesn't yet have a game page so, as a result, doesn't as yet have the free download to try out.

There are a few interesting points about the demo. It seems to support local matches in a basic King Foot match and has three standard levels to play solo - Teensies in Trouble, Toad Story and Castle Rock. These levels don't seem to support the touch screen or motion controls for Murfy sections, instead using the button prompts seen in non-Wii U versions of the game. However there is another stage called Murfy's Touch that can only be played in handheld mode; this plays out in the same way as levels that made the GamePad mandatory in the Wii U iteration - utilising touch and motion. It'll be interesting to see whether players ultimately have the choice of button or handheld controls for all Murfy stages in the final game.

As for what else the 'definitive edition' will bring, some neat features will include the ability to jump into co-op across separate systems (playing into the console's portability), while the Kung Foot mode will be expanded with a 'solo mode' and an option to have eight teams duke it out in a tournament.

Are you excited about Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition on Switch?