Rayman creator, team pose with Rayman Legends protestors

The delay of Rayman Legends caused no small bit of consternation among eager fans, especially once it was revealed that the game hadn't suffered any Wii U development setbacks. The sole reason for the delay, according to Ubisoft, was to have a same-day release on multiple platforms. Some of the development team, including creator Michel Ancel, has now shown support for a set of protestors.

Photos on Eurogamer show Ancel and his team standing with the protestors, who were holding a banner that translates to read: "Release Rayman: Support Ubisoft Montpelier." The banner also shows a crying Rayman saying "SVP" ("s'il vous plait," or "please"). This comes just after an unnamed former Rayman developer expressed frustration at the delay.

Ubisoft has promised a new Wii U demo to appease gamers upset by the delay, but so far has shown no signs of changing its mind and releasing the Wii U title earlier than the planned PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions. Ancel and his crew showing support for the protestors doesn't necessarily mean they support the message--they could simply appreciate the fans' passion, after all--but it certainly comes off as a bit of civil disobedience to his bosses.

[Photo courtesy of Eurogamer.]