Rayman Legends Demo and Retail Launch Dates Set

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While first-party titles like Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U are the games most folks are buying with their new Wii U consoles, Rayman Legends, thanks to its demo kiosk stations at retailers, has been the game to satisfy the curiosity of undecided buyers. Too bad it wasn’t a launch title, though, because the reception of the demo has been nothing but positive based on everything I’ve heard from people who have been able to try it out.

Rayman Legends, Wii U-exclusive successor to the gorgeous and magnificently fun Rayman Origins, could have been a launch-day smash, but alas that was not meant to be. Fortunately, Ubisoft’s limbless platforming mascot and his pals, Globox and the Teensies, along with playable newcomers Murphy and Barbara, will be getting their hop and bop on within the launch window. More specifically, the game has been confirmed for a February 26 launch in North America, followed by releases in EMEA territories on February 28 and in the UK on March 1.

If you need a Rayman fix before then, the upcoming playable demo should hold you over for a while. It’ll be out worldwide with the next eShop update on Thursday, December 13.

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