Ubisoft announced today that Rayman Legends has launched for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 today, joining alongside the PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and Wii U versions of the game. Michel Ancel’s team has done a wonderful job with this title, as you can see from our video review of the Wii U version of the title. We’ve got a video to show off the fantastic visuals offered by the new platforms, some screenshots of the game in action, and a quick description of what each version has to offer in terms of unique Rayman goodness.
With the upgraded capabilities of next-gen consoles, the award-winning visuals of Rayman Legends have been enhanced to show the hand-drawn artwork in even sharper detail and loading time between maps has been suppressed. Each platform will have a set of exclusive playable characters to unlock in the Heroes Gallery. On Xbox One, there are two characters designed after the infamous villain from Far Cry 3, Ray Vaas and Far Glob, as well as Splinter Ray, inspired by Sam Fisher. PlayStation®4 players will have access to Assassin Ray, inspired by the hero Edward Kenway from Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. Both platforms will also support the VIP hero, Champion Ray, who is unlocked mainly by the highest-ranked players in the Online Challenges Mode.
Each console will also have a set of exclusive game play features. The Xbox One version will include 10 exclusive challenges to unlock new achievements. These challenges require you to perform specific actions during a limited amount of time and are associated with various aspects of the game, such as player skills, co-op play, Kung Foot, and more. The PlayStation®4 will allow use of the controller’s touch pad for actions such as scratching Lucky Tickets, as well as a new Camera Mode. In this mode, players use the touch pad to freeze the screen and zoom in and out of the picture. Focusing on the hand-drawn visuals and animated-nuisances created during development, camera mode allows you to share these treasured moments with the rest of the community. Rayman Legends on PlayStation®4 will also support Remote Play so you can continue playing from your PS Vita while the TV is turned off.
The integration with the Vita is pretty compelling, but man…Sam Fisher Splinter Ray sounds pretty awesome too. Honestly, as you’ll see in our review, you really can’t go wrong with any platform you pick.
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