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Ubisoft explain why Rayman Legends is a Wii U Exclusive

Wii U offers the "full experience" for gamers

In a recent interview, Rayman Legends level designer Chris McEntee revealed that Rayman Legends could have been developed for consoles other than Wii U. However, they chose to stick solely to the Wii U, for plenty of reassuring reasons.

Speaking to Nintendo Power, McEntee revealed that "the possibility (for a multiplatform release) could be there, but we chose to really focus on Wii U specifically because it has a special toolset, and because everyone that buys it gets what they need to play the game."

According to McEntee, the Wii U is the complete package. He concluded by saying, "Here you buy the Wii U system, you buy the game, and you can experience all of the content without extras. And we didn't want to give somebody half of the experience just for the sake of getting it out on another console."

With Rayman Legends being built with only the Wii U in mind, it's sure to bring the optimum experience to Nintendo's platform, utilising the GamePad to its maximum potential.

Will you be picking up Rayman Legends when it releases?

[ Source: NintendoEverything ]

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  1. dizzy boy Monday 8th Oct 2012 at 09:59

    as much as exclusives are nice, it just makes me wonder with a game like this on why it`s only going to be on the wii u.
    ubisoft either don`t have confidence in the game for it to sell well on other consoles, or they`re just waiting until the next microsoft and sony consoles come out until they can port it over.

  2. K-tet Monday 8th Oct 2012 at 11:05

    as much as exclusives are nice, it just makes me wonder with a game like this on why it`s only going to be on the wii u.
    ubisoft either don`t have confidence in the game for it to sell well on other consoles, or they`re just waiting until the next microsoft and sony consoles come out until they can port it over.

    Time will tell, but I don't think this is a timed exclusive. We have no idea what Sony and Microsoft will offer in 12-36 months down the line and everyone knows it's a big risk for a system to launch a new generation first. If this game does get ported to those other systems then fair enough, but for now, you won't see this on the 360 (at all) or the PS3 (too expensive to get the full kit required). The beauty with Wii U is you've got the full kit in the box so there are no extra expenses.

    Ubisoft are the type of company that welcome new hardware and develop their games to make the most of what they've got, then rely on consumer feedback to create better games using newer tricks as the hardware matures or becomes more mainstream. Nintendo innovate, and their competition tends to mimic their innovations.

  3. ledreppe Monday 8th Oct 2012 at 11:54

    I'll be downloading this as soon as I'm ready for it.

  4. Elwood212 Monday 8th Oct 2012 at 15:15

    Looking forward to getting my hands on this

  5. 3DSRulesO.K Monday 8th Oct 2012 at 18:14

    as much as exclusives are nice, it just makes me wonder with a game like this on why it`s only going to be on the wii u.
    ubisoft either don`t have confidence in the game for it to sell well on other consoles, or they`re just waiting until the next microsoft and sony consoles come out until they can port it over.

    Did you read the article? Let me re-iterate, Ubisoft say that the wii u is "The Full experience". Judging by the amount of wii u games being made by ubisoft, they must really love the system.

  6. imbusydoctorwho Monday 8th Oct 2012 at 20:47

    Well this game is the main reason I want a Wii U.

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