Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition Secures a Release Date

You’ll be able to play it later this year if you live in the UK, and probably in North America, too.


Rayman Legends, the most recent entry in the main series, was for a long time supposed to serve as a Wii U exclusive. The console had trouble building an early audience, though, and Ubisoft eventually retooled the ambitious title so it could release on additional platforms. Results when the game finally released were admirable, and it has since made an appearance on virtually every platform that followed. Later this year, it will finally touch down on the Nintendo Switch.

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition, which was first announced in January, originally had a vague release window of only “2017.” You’ll currently find it still listed on Nintendo’s eShop alongside that date, but probably not for long. Earlier today, a demo for the game briefly appeared on Nintendo’s UK store front, with text referencing a September 12 release date. The demo has since been pulled, and the text has been returned to its vague former state, but the secret is out now.

Keep in mind that the September 12 release date was briefly listed for Europe, and not necessarily North America. However, most Switch titles release simultaneously in multiple regions, or their release in one region or another only trails by only a week or two. It’s also worth noting Amazon currently has the Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition physical version of the game listed online for $39.99 in North America, with the September 12 date in place. That could also change.

Rayman Legends is the follow-up to Rayman Origins. It features dozens of beautifully rendered platforming stages, along with various mini-games for multiple players. The Wii U version had special features and additional content that should work well on the Switch hardware, as should the multiplayer action. The definitive edition ought to be well worth playing when it arrives later this year, especially if you haven’t already experienced a prior release.

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