Rayman Legends hits North America on September 3, an Ubisoft spokesperson tells us, and August 30 in Europe. The Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U game hits its "early September" release window following its delay earlier this year.
The news is joined by today's arrival of the game's precursory Online Challenges app on the Wii U eShop. The free demo includes Land of the Livid Dead, Neverending Pit, and Infinite Tower levels, as well as the GamePad-tailored Murfy's Dungeon run.
The app also features daily and weekly "Extreme Challenges," unlocked by winning cups and subsequently increasing your "Awesomeness Level." Ubisoft didn't say what happens if your Awesomeness Level is already Super Duper Awesome.
Update: We were earlier provided with a release date of August 27 for North America by an Ubisoft spokesperson. We were then contacted with a corrected date of September 3.
NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE ON THE NINTENDO eSHOP
Full Game will be Released For Wii UTM, Xbox® 360 And PlayStation© 3 on August 30, 2013
London, UK - April 25th, 2013 - Today, Ubisoft announced that Nintendo Wii U™ owners can now download the Rayman Legends Challenges application on the Nintendo e-Shop for free. Players will be able to experience the Online Challenges Mode through the release of the complete Rayman Legends game. Rayman Legends will be available on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Nintendo Wii U™ on August 30th.
The Wii U exclusive Online Challenges App is a totally free application containing the Online Challenges Mode of Rayman Legends. In this game mode players will find updated Daily and Weekly Challenges to compete online with their friends and players from all around the world!
The Online Challenges Mode includes:
ü A crazy run through the Land of the Livid Dead,
ü Dizzying descent into the Neverending Pit,
ü A fast and frantic sprint through the Infinite Tower,
ü A synchronized adventure through Murfy's Dungeon, a challenge dedicated to the Wii U GamePad where one player controls as Murfy on the touch screen while another controls one of the classic characters such as Rayman.
The demo will also allow players to discover and improve on their Awesomeness Level, which can be increased by winning cups at the end of challenges and levels. The bigger the cup you win, the more points you will earn. Similar to experience level, players will increase their Awesomeness Level to unlock the Daily and Weekly Extreme Challenges dedicated to the most competitive Rayman Legends players. Additionally, players can collect lums during the challenges to unlock several exclusive characters throughout the game.
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 Rayman's graphics to the next level.
For more information on Rayman Legends, please visit: www.raymanlegends.com
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