We called Rayman Legends one of the best games we’ve ever played, and now we’ve got the word that it’s coming to next gen platforms as well! Coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on February 25th, 2014, the game will feature exclusive platforms (we’ve got screenshots) as well as new challenges, touchpad integration, and Vita second-screen support. There is a browser-based demo of the game to play if you’ve not picked the game up for yourself already, and we’ve got a new trailer featuring Snoop Lion to share as well as the aforementioned screenshots. Let’s dig into the details:
Thanks to the enhanced capabilities of the next-gen consoles, the award-winning graphics of Rayman Legends have been upgraded and the loading time between maps suppressed. Players on both platforms will also get exclusive costumes for Rayman and Globox: Splinter Ray, Ray Vaas and Globox Vaas on Xbox One; and Assassin Ray on Playstation®4. They will also be able to buy the Funky Ray costume with Uplay points.
Players will also be able to take advantage of exclusive features on each console. The Xbox One version will include 10 exclusive challenges to unlock new time-limited Achievements. The Playstation®4 will allow use of the Playstation®4 controller’s touchpad for actions such as scratching Lucky Tickets, as well as making and sharing screenshots and videos with the community, and using the Playstation® Vita to continue playing the game even with the TV turned off.
In preparation for the launch on next-gen, a browser-based PC demo of Rayman Legends is now available to play online. The demo will feature three different levels from the Rayman universe. Playable maps include Teensies in Trouble, Toad Story and the fan-favorite musical map “Castle Rock.” Play the demo using your Xbox 360 controller or with a mouse and keyboard. To access the demo, please visit: http://www.raymangame.com/demo
Rayman Legends is the sequel to the already acclaimed platformer Rayman Origins. In this opus, Rayman and Globox awaken after a 100-year nap that allowed nightmares to infest the Glade of Dreams. The Supreme Being Bubble Dreamer sends them once again on an adventure to fight the evil creatures and restore order in the universe. Rayman Legends features a wide range of gameplay, including traditional Rayman platforming action and new musical, rhythm-based stages. The award-winning team of artists, designers and composers has also returned with an advanced UbiArt engine to include multi-dimension gameplay elements, an improved lighting system and updated game rendering that elevate Rayman’s previous graphics to the next level.
You can watch Matt’s video review right here, and you can bet on us taking the Rayman, Globox, and all the Teensies for a spin again when the game ships in February!