Rayman Legends' Online Challenge Mode will be Released Free on Wii U in April

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Acknowledging the profound disappointment at the delay of Rayman Legends release on the Wii U—a holdup that seems to have no other reason than to wait for the Xbox 360 and PS3 editions to launch this fall—Ubisoft Montréal has decided to release the game's Online Challenges mode early, for free, to all Wii U users. The mode will be available sometime this April.

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The video below, released by the development team yesterday evening, explains the Online Challenges, with accompanying gameplay video. Challenges will be generated daily in five different settings, one of which—the Dungeon—is created exclusively for the Wii U.

Rayman Legends Online Challenges will be available in the Nintendo eShop for free "beginning in April."

Ubisoft's delay of Rayman Legends stoked deep anger among Rayman fans, who had been looking forward to the game's release on Wii U at the end of this month. Ubisoft responded by offering a second Wii U-exclusive demo, which evidently still is to be released. That did little to appease gamers, who demonstrated outside of Ubisoft Montréal's offices to demand Rayman's release. Lead designer Michel Ancel, who appears in this video, posed for an image with the group, apparently endorsing the sentiment.

DISCUSSION

Maybe I don't know the full picture but are people angry because a game got delayed? Shouldn't they just see it as time used to make the game even better and more polished or are gamers nowadays spoilt? Or is there more to this story I don't know about? Ok so I looked into it more, it was finished and ready for shipping but then they decided to cancel it and work on an additional port to other consoles? Well I see that as a straight forward business move then. After all they have to make money and having a simultaneous release makes sense. Though I can appreciate why people are angry, they bought the Wii U just to play this game in Feb and it got delayed so they felt ripped off? Even so I think anger is too strong a word, is it the end of the world for some? :S They'll get to play it eventually and all will be forgotten :)