Rayman Legends Delay Resulted in 30 New Levels
Ubisoft Montpellier has been able to add a large amount of new content to Rayman Legends as a result of the title’s delay.
Senior game manager Michael Micholic told Official Nintendo Magazine that the studio has been hard at work creating an additional 30 levels for the game, including new bosses.
“Trust me, the things we are adding aren’t minor,” he explained. “We’re not talking about adding some polish here and there, but 30 new levels and several new bosses.”
Rayman Legends was originally meant to be a Wii U launch title, but managed to evoke the ire of fans when it was repeatedly pushed back again and again, with it eventually being announced that the game would no longer be a Nintendo exclusive, and wouldn’t be released until September 2013.
Someone else who was upset by these events was Rayman creator Michel Ancel; following the news that the title would be delayed, he joined co-workers in a protest, urging Ubisoft to release the Wii U version as it was ready. In the same interview, he speaks about what occured, explaining it was “really hard” for the developers to take.
“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,” he shared.
Rayman Legends is now expected to release in late September, while Wii U owners will be able to play the game’s online challenge mode later this month for free, by way of an apology for the delay.
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By Luke Karmali