Ubisoft has announced that Rayman Legends, the followup to 2011's surprise hit Rayman Origins, will now be released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in addition to Wii U. Unfortunately that means the game will miss it's targeted release date of February 26th — still reflected on its official website — and instead hit shelves in September. Rayman Legends had originally been planned as an exclusive for Nintendo's latest home console; a playable demo is included on many Wii U demo kiosks at electronics retailers. But apparently Ubisoft received overwhelming feedback from gamers asking it to bring Legends for 360 and PS3. At least that's the publisher's story. "We decided to give the fans what they wanted while at the same time broadening the audience exposed to this innovative and memorable game," said Ubisoft marketing executive Geoffroy Sardin in a press release.
Of course, "broadening the audience" also means Ubisoft is opening the door to higher sales figures. Nintendo recently admitted that retail sales of the Wii U haven't met expectations thus far. Are we already seeing publisher confidence in the console eroding? If so, it'd be a worrying development as new competition from Sony and Microsoft looms on the horizon. Either way, 360 and PS3 gamers will be happy, so long as Rayman: Legends winds up a quality sequel.