Rayman Legends next-gen releases moved forward one week

If you've already bought a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you're probably a bit antsy waiting for any new game to come out, let alone one as lovely as Rayman Legends. Ubisoft has good news on that front, at least, as it's quietly bumped Rayman's release forward by a week, to February 18.

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If you've already bought a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you're probably a bit antsy waiting for any new game to come out, let alone one as lovely as Rayman Legends. Ubisoft has good news on that front, at least, as it's quietly bumped Rayman's release forward by a week, to February 18.

The new date comes from a blog post detailing exactly what's new and shiny in the next-gen versions. Both versions have uncompressed textures, meaning they're prettier than ever, and loading times have been eliminated. Each gets exclusive characters, in the form of an Assassin's Creed-inspired Assassin Ray on PS4, and Raymanified versions of Vaas from Far Cry 3 and Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher for Xbox One. They boast platform-specific bonuses too.

On PlayStation 4, the controller touchpad sends the game into Camera Mode, pausing the action and letting players pan and zoom to stage a snappy shot before hitting Share to upload it. The touchpad's also used to 'scratch' lucky tickets. It supports Remote Play on a Vita too.

Over on Xbox One, things aren't quite as special. It's got ten time-limited achievements, which give players a week to complete tasks across different modes.

Ubisoft previously, in December, announced that Rayman Legends would land on February 25.

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    January 13, 2014 8:50 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Rayman Legends next-gen releases moved forward one week.

    If you've already bought a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you're probably a bit antsy waiting for any new game to come out, let alone one as lovely as Rayman Legends. Ubisoft has good news on that front, at least, as it's quietly bumped Rayman's release forward by a week, to February 18.

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      January 13, 2014 9:03 AM

      The Wii U version is really good, and unless they used the PS4 touchpad, I bet it's the best version. There are areas where the touch screen added a lot. Those musical levels where fantastic.

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        January 13, 2014 9:15 AM

        Just did the first musical level and I agree!

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      January 13, 2014 9:18 AM

      I wonder if the PC version uses uncompressed textures.

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      January 13, 2014 9:40 AM

      And I also have to say that this is a really smart move by Ubisoft. There is drought of decent games on the new consoles, and lots of people haven't played this yet. So they have an opportunity to sell quite a few more copies here.

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      January 13, 2014 12:23 PM

      If the price it right, it might be about time for me to get Legends. I loved Origins.

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      January 13, 2014 12:32 PM

      Wait what? I'm confused. What does this mean for us PC owners of the original version? I would have waited if it's a separate release

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      January 14, 2014 1:54 AM

      I have been enjoying the first next gen version on Wii U for about a week now.

      Really awesome game, I can clearly see why Michel Ancel and his marvellous team chose Wii U as the platform for this game. So much joy in playing this, it really feels like a game Miyamoto would've made himself.