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Rayman Legends to get 30 extra levels because of delay

The delay of Rayman Legends for Wii U to September to coincide with its launch on other platforms may have been unpopular with fans, but the good news is that developer Ubisoft Montpellier has had time to add more new content to the game.

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The delay of Rayman Legends for Wii U to September to coincide with its launch on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 may have been unpopular with fans, but the good news is that developer Ubisoft Montpellier has had time to add more new content to the game.

Ubisoft has used that time to add 30 new levels and some new boss fights, senior game manager Michael Micholic told Official Nintendo Magazine (via Joystiq). "Trust me, the things we are adding aren't minor. We're not talking about adding some polish here and there."

Rayman creator Michel Ancel said the delay of the game was hard to accept as first, given the reason. "It was really hard for us," he said. "Of course, there are more important issues and problems in the world but we worked really hard to make something and were so involved, it was difficult for us and the fans."

In response, Ubisoft has already released one demo on Wii U. A second demo is planned for later this month, and will include an exclusive Wii U level called Murfy's Dungeon.

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    April 11, 2013 6:00 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Rayman Legends to get 30 extra levels because of delay.

    The delay of Rayman Legends for Wii U to September to coincide with its launch on other platforms may have been unpopular with fans, but the good news is that developer Ubisoft Montpellier has had time to add more new content to the game.

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      April 11, 2013 6:00 AM

      That's nice of them. It still sucks for the fans and for the dev team, but nice of them to offer that as a concession.

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        April 11, 2013 12:17 PM

        The delay is better for the Rayman series overall. It will sell more because of the simultaneous release, leading more support from Ubisoft in the future. And I loved every level in Origins, so I know they won't phone in these extra levels.

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      April 12, 2013 9:07 AM

      I was pretty upset about this delay and not having many new Wii U games to play since launch. I understand their reasoning, but as a Wii U owner, it really stung. At least they are adding levels and polish.