By Karli Winata / May 28th, 2013
Ubisoft has announced a Vita version of their upcoming title Rayman Legends. It will be released right alongside all the other versions on September 3 in North America.
This version will include five exclusive levels featuring Murphy. Players will control him using the Rear Touch Pad to assist Rayman through the levels. Additionally, the Vita version will come with two exclusive outfits themed after two Ubisoft properties: Prince of Persia and the upcoming Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Rayman gets the Prince of Persia themed costume, making him look like the eponymous prince, (Warrior Within era). Globox gets the second costume from Splinter Cell: Blacklist, including the standard black suit with various gadgets and doodads strapped across his chest and the signature three-eyed night vision goggles.
Unlike the home console versions, Rayman Legends for the Vita will not have any multiplayer options save one: it will feature local co-op play where one player controls Rayman while the other controls Murphy via the touch screen.
Originally slated as a Wii U exclusive, Rayman Legends was pushed back less than a month before its original February 26th release date. Ubisoft decided to port the title to the other current-gen home consoles, necessitating the delay. The Vita port marks the title’s entrance into the handheld market. Rayman’s previous title, Rayman Origins, was available on just about every console other than the PSP. Does this mean a 3DS version won’t be far behind?
All versions of Rayman Legends will be released on September 29th for European markets. Check out the announcement trailer below.
And here’s the press release.
MEDIA ALERT: UBISOFT ANNOUNCES RAYMAN LEGENDS HEADING TO PLAYSTATION VITA
Today, Ubisoft announces Rayman fans will be able to enjoy Rayman Legends on PlayStation Vita. Rayman Legends on PS Vita will be released alongside the console versions in North America on September 3rd.
Rayman Legends on PS Vita includes all of the original Rayman Legends content, as well as five exclusive maps playable with Murphy, the green bottle fly seen in previous Rayman games, controlled through the Rear Touch Pad. A multiplayer mode is locally accessible on Wi-Fi and fans from the same country can play in cooperation. Players can also compete with one another in the online challenges and compare rankings in the online leaderboards.
In addition to the five Vita-specific maps, two exclusive costumes were created by the Ubisoft Montpellier team. Players can dress Rayman in a costume from Prince of Persia, the legendary hero of the popular Ubisoft franchise, while Globox can go incognito in a costume from the stealthy spy series, Splinter Cell.
Rayman Legends will also be available on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Nintendo Wii U at the same time, on September 3rd.
Rayman Legends retains the fantasy appeal of its predecessor while adding a multitude of clever and entertaining gaming modes, new characters, new environments and a new soundtrack. The award-winning team of artists, designers and composers from Origins has also returned with an advanced UbiArt engine to include multi-dimension gameplay elements, an improved lighting system and updated game rendering that elevate Raymans graphics to the next level.
For more information on Rayman Legends, please visit: www.raymanlegends.com
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