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5:34 PM on 06.10.2013

Rayman Legends looks phenomenal as always

The E3 2013 Ubisoft press conference got off to an unusual start, but it wasn't long before the company made it to Rayman Legends which looks, simply put, phenomenal. We also got a nice CGI trailer that had me wanting anothe...

Jordan Devore







Rayman Legends is great, but you already knew that photo
Rayman Legends is great, but you already knew that
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

There aren't many games out there where you just know you're going to buy it after the second you see it in action. Rayman Legends is one such game, and I've played it on every platform it's coming out for now. Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and yes, even the PlayStation Vita version which was just announced.

The demos I played were all based on underwater levels like the one you see in the video above. The stealth aspect was pretty neat, as you can't just go running through it without a care in the world like other levels. Then I got to play musical Mariachi Madness stage that was a lot of fun, but super difficult to master.

My hands-on time wrapped up by fighting this giant crazy robotic dragon that's going to require a lot of communication with your friends if you find yourself playing through it cooperatively. Communication in the form of "stop f*cking up and do what I say goddammit!" Trust me, it's fun.

Rayman is largely the same on each platform with some minor differences here and there. The important thing is that they all have wonderful visuals, the gameplay is solid, and the entire concept is so damn charming. Really, it's a no-brainer picking up Rayman Legends when it's released on September 3 in the US and on August 30 in Europe.

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4:30 PM on 05.29.2013

Ubisoft's E3 plans include South Park: The Stick of Truth

At the beginning of the month, Ubisoft came out and said that it hadn't forgotten about South Park: The Stick of Truth, despite very little promotion after acquiring the game in the THQ fire-sale. That apparently still holds...

Brett Makedonski

8:30 AM on 05.28.2013

Rayman Legends coming to PS Vita

Ubisoft has confirmed that former Wii U exclusive Rayman Legends will be coming to the PlayStation Vita as well as Xbox 360 and PS3. It'll launch alongside its bigger console brethren in late September.  The Vita alterna...

Jim Sterling

1:00 PM on 05.14.2013

Rayman Legends trailer goes all Mission: Impossible

The newest Rayman Legends trailer might take place under the sea, but that doesn't mean you can expect singing crabs and mermaids. Well, actually, that would have been a reasonable expectation; Rayman does have a t...

Brett Makedonski



Impressions: Rayman Legends Challenge App photo
Impressions: Rayman Legends Challenge App
by Chris Carter

The Rayman Legends fiasco has been interesting, to say the least. Initially, Wii U fans were extremely excited at the prospect of an exclusive Rayman game, that looked to trump the original on paper in nearly every way.

Life was good -- until Ubisoft announced it on other platforms and delayed the Wii U game from a February launch date to September. What was once a Wii U exclusive launch title became a multiplaform game that was delayed nearly a year. Things got messy, and Ubisoft had to act fast -- so they promised the release of a Wii U exclusive Challenge App as an apology.

Well, if this is the apology, it's a damn good one.

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11:00 AM on 04.22.2013

Rayman Legends Challenges free on Wii U this week

Though Wii U owners may still be steamed about the big Rayman Legends delay, Ubisoft's hoping to make up for it on April 25 with the exclusive eShop release of Rayman Legends Challenges -- a free series of levels for Nintendo...

Jim Sterling



Free update for Rayman: Jungle Run brings 20 new levels photo
Free update for Rayman: Jungle Run brings 20 new levels
by Abel Girmay

Between a Google Play editor choice award, and winning iOS game of the year, it's been a  pretty good run (no pun intended) for Rayman: Jungle Run. As a thank you to fans, Ubisoft has released a title update -- simultaneous release on all platforms -- that adds two new worlds, free of charge. Not at bad deal at all, but be warned, these new worlds are no cake walk.  

The two new worlds are Pirate Ship and Giant Plant, with their themes reflecting their namesakes. I didn't see much of Pirate Ship, but if difficulty is what they wanted, they certainly achieved it with Giant Plant. As the name implies, there is a giant plant that wants you dead, chasing you as you run through the various levels in that world. The beast stays right on you too, so you have to keep a constant flow and rhythm going to maintain a safe distance away from being hit. Oh, and completionists still have lums and coins to worry about collecting.

There's also a good amount of variants that stray  from the world theme, such as the Collapsing Ground stage that tasks you to make it through the level while everything crumble around you. It keeps the similar sense of urgency to stay ahead of the level hazard, but with a different challenge.

If you have Rayman: Jungle Run already, then I suppose this is a no-brainer for you as it is free. And if you don't have it, pick it up. Why not? For $2.99 you get a hell of a platformer, perhaps the best the mobile scene has to offer.

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7:00 PM on 04.10.2013

Rayman Legends will have 30 extra levels

The Wii U-exclusive Rayman Legends demo coming out this month will contain the full online challenge mode. A nice treat, sure, but that still doesn't change the fact that the game was already finished and should have been out...

Tony Ponce

12:45 PM on 04.10.2013

Rayman Legends Wii U demo has an exclusive level

In a third-party release schedule for Wii U, Nintendo dropped additional details on the impending Rayman Legends demo. Pegged as arriving late this month, the demo will contain the game's full online challenge mode. Acco...

Jordan Devore



Rayman Legends rocks out to 'Eye of the Tiger' in trailer photo
Rayman Legends rocks out to 'Eye of the Tiger' in trailer
by Allistair Pinsof

If Rayman Legends becomes any more charming, I'm going to rip off my pants, run down the streets of my town, and whistle the twee tunes of Rayman Origins. I guess, I'm going to have to because THAT trailer.

Using Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" isn't an inspired choice in media, but the way Rayman Legends incorporates it into a level is pretty original. I bet it'd be even more impressive if you stumbled into it in the game without having seen this clip. I guess you'll never know. Sorry, I think?

You'll be able to experience this "Eye of the Tiger" stage along with the rest of Legends' twee antics on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U come September.

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11:45 AM on 03.26.2013

Ubisoft: Rayman Legends will be a big Wii U system seller

According to Ubisoft France's studio boss, Rayman Legends is going to be a huge system seller for the Wii U, succeeding where Nintendo itself has so far failed. Xavier Poix expects the delayed platformer to work magical wonde...

Jim Sterling





3:45 PM on 03.07.2013

Rayman Jungle Run makes its way to PC through Windows 8

Ever looked at those silly mobile devices, scoffed, and returned to your monstrous PC gaming rig that's now running the wimpy Windows 8 (secretly becoming jealous of all the sweet bite-sized titles they get)? Well,...

Brett Zeidler

2:00 AM on 02.26.2013

Game heroes died so that you can have this poster

Did you guys get a chance to check out "The Game Over Tinies" in brentalfloss the comic? Once again, co-writers brentalfloss and Dan Roth and artist Andrew Dobson created an abecedarian comic of videogame character deaths -- ...

Tony Ponce

6:00 AM on 02.22.2013

Even more 'Game Overs' in storybook rhyme

A couple weeks back, brentalfloss the comic began an arc parodying the dark comedy children's book The Gashlycrumb Tinies -- that book's author, Edward Gorey, is the subject of today's Google Doodle, by the by. Anyway, "The G...

Tony Ponce

11:30 PM on 02.19.2013

Destiny's Details, King Washington's DLC & REVIEWGEANCE

Hey gang, here's today's Destructoid Show. Today, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance finally released, and Conrad posted his sparkling review this morning. We had some hints about Bungie's Destiny last week, but Hamza put his fu...

Max Scoville