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The DTOID Show: Seaman, Strider, & Adam Sessler!


Together, at last.
Jul 19
// Tara Long
Howdy, folks! Max is off in Hawaii being attacked by giant birds this week, so I got television's Adam Sessler to take his place on today's show. For the record, his hosting skills are impeccable but his drawings c...

Wii U delay brought way more content to Rayman Legends

Jul 17 // Steven Hansen
Rayman Legends (Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita) Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier Publisher: Ubisoft Release: September 3, 2013 "When we look at it now, honestly, the delay was a good thing," lead game designer Emile Morel said. "Right now, I don't see what more we could add to it." Seems all these recent months spent weren't idly wasted on thumb twiddling, because Legends is bloated with great content. The Invasion levels are a mixture of existing assets. Legends is separated into different, self-contained worlds, each meant to "feel like an adventure," and provide some of the cohesion and framing its predecessor lacked. In the Invasion levels, the disparate worlds collide in an unholy union. Each main level has its own Invasion level that will unlock at various points in the game when it can be assumed your skills are up to snuff; for example, an early Invasion level might not unlock until you clear a more challenging world. Each Invasion has a 60-second time limit in which to save three Teensies that are strapped to bottle rockets at the end of the level. If your seconds start spilling over, Teensies start getting astronomical with a punctuality that Nicholas Cage would admire. 60 seconds. These challenging, fast-paced levels seem to be a nice analog for some of my favorite Origins levels, the rhythmic chest chasing levels. They require deft timing. Things get complicated in harder Invasion levels when Dark Rayman begins tailing you and you have to avoid him without sacrificing momentum or timing. As for the remastered Origins levels, "some of the levels we changed them almost entirely," associate producer Greg Hermittant noted. I played a few of the early ones which were much intact, save for the aesthetic boost with Legends' look and lighting, and the addition of Teensies to save scattered throughout the levels. Apparently some Murfy functionality was even added to some of the remastered Origins levels. "When they asked me what's the best version," Morel said, "pick the system you like to play on." Indeed, the main dividing factor in the Rayman Legends experience comes down to whether you want to use a touchscreen or not. While I find the touch screen functional to be novel, I also find it slows the game down more than the traditional controls, in which Murfy is mapped to a face button and will automatically go approximately where he should be. "We wanted to make sure when players start a level with Murfy they wouldn't groan and want a more classical level," Morel explained. "We want to keep the rhythm of Rayman." Using Murfy with the Xbox controller was relatively painless. "You have one more button to press, but you can play very fast." Having to occasionally watch out and direct Murfy definitely added a new wrinkle that I could sort of appreciate as I got into the groove and worked the extra layer into my strategy (I did all the speed runs in Origins), though I'm still hard pressed to say the addition is entirely wanted.  The 3D bosses at the end of each world also add a small, but welcomed layer to the experience. At the end of the newly shown off Fiesta de los Muertos -- which you play much through after having been transformed into a chicken -- you fight a giant, 3D luchador who menacingly sits behind the field of play and tries to squash you with his fist. Legends is the biggest Rayman ever and I'm beyond excited to play it to death.
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More, more, more: That's how Rayman Legends likes it
Rayman Legends is finally almost here. The delay of the Wii U version after the announcement of PS3, 360, and Vita ports seems worlds away, but I'm finally about to embark on the evolution of the gorgeous, 2D platforming good...

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Rayman Legends' Kung Foot

Kung Foot: Rayman Legends gets great new minigame


Kung Foot: Enter the...foot
Jul 17
// Steven Hansen
Last week, Ubisoft held an event for Rayman Legends, a game that's been a long time coming thanks to a delay on account of incoming multiplatform ports. While I figured we might just about have seen everything we need to know...
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Rayman

Rayman Legends looks phenomenal as always


Shame it's not out yet!
Jun 10
// Jordan Devore
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...

Rayman Legends is great, but you already knew that

May 30 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
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Just get it
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, Pla...

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Ubisoft E3

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


And all the other games that you expect
May 29
// Brett Makedonski
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...
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Rayman Legends coming to PS Vita


Launching alongside console versions
May 28
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends trailer goes all Mission: Impossible


Spies like us
May 14
// Brett Makedonski
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...
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Rayman Legends

Impressions: Rayman Legends Challenge App


App-ology accepted
Apr 26
// 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 ...
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Rayman Legends Challenges free on Wii U this week


Ubisoft with the olive branch
Apr 22
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Rayman: Jungle Run

Free update for Rayman: Jungle Run brings 20 new levels


A thank you letter to fans
Apr 11
// 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 -- simultan...
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Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends will have 30 extra levels


Ubisoft Montpellier is making good on its promise of additional content
Apr 10
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends Wii U demo has an exclusive level


Okay then
Apr 10
// Jordan Devore
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...
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So sweet it's giving me a tootache
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 ...

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


Seriously?
Mar 26
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Rayman Jungle Run Win8

Rayman Jungle Run makes its way to PC through Windows 8


That still counts as PC, right?
Mar 07
// Brett Zeidler
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,...
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Game Over, the poster

Game heroes died so that you can have this poster


Hang brentalfloss' "The Game Over Tinies" up on your wall
Feb 26
// Tony Ponce
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 -- ...
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The Game Over Tinies

Even more 'Game Overs' in storybook rhyme


The remaining letters in brentalfloss the comic's "The Game Over Tinies"
Feb 22
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Destiny's Details, King Washington's DLC & REVIEWGEANCE


The Destructoid Show cuts a watermelon into a million pieces
Feb 19
// Max Scoville
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...
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Rayman Legends

Ubisoft has a Rayman Legends bonus for Wii U players


Full online challenge mode coming for free as a standalone
Feb 18
// Jordan Devore
The team behind Rayman Legends has put together a video which addresses Wii U players who felt burned after the game was delayed following the announcement that PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 ports were in production. "You may ha...
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Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends developers want their game out now!


Michel Ancel joins the cause!
Feb 12
// Jim Sterling
Continuing to prove it has no love for Ubisoft's decision to delay Rayman Legends, the dev team behind the former Wii U exclusive is campaigning for a swifter release date. Developers have situated themselves outside Ubisoft ...
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Sexy man for Rayman

Man with sexy voice croons about Rayman Legends' delay


Put on your headphones and dim the lights
Feb 12
// Tony Ponce
The low-level echelon of so-called "gamers" have said their piece about Ubisoft's decision to delay Rayman Legends for the sake of porting it to the 360 and PS3. Now it's time for a real man's man to speak softly into your e...
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Dtoid Show

Half-Life & Portal Movies? Rayman Delayed? What MADNESS!


Also: The Destructoid Show is being weird and stupid again
Feb 08
// Max Scoville
What a bunch of wacky news today about the video games! There's the ongoing Rayman Legends debacle, with it being delayed for a multi-platform release, causeing devs and fans to speak out. Meanwhile, J.J. Abrahms a...
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Rayman Legends demo

Dry your tears! New Wii U-only Rayman Legends demo coming


The carnival of stupid continues
Feb 08
// Tony Ponce
Ubisoft allegedly understands your outrage over the Rayman Legends multi-platform news and is ready and willing to soothe the pain with... a brand new demo! And not just any demo -- like the original demo, this one will be al...
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Rayman Jungle Run

Rayman Jungle Run is probably jumping to Windows Phones


Rumors abound
Feb 08
// Chris Carter
Ubisoft has apparently shed some light on the existence of a version of Rayman Jungle Run for Windows Phones, according to Pocket Gamer. In Ubisoft's sales report, Rayman Jungle Run, Monster Burner, and Rabbids Go Phone Agai...
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Rayman Legends delay

Anonymous Rayman Legends dev angry about delay (Update)


Takes to forum to argue his studio's case
Feb 08
// Jim Sterling
[Update: Anonymous no more! It appears that this comment comes from Xavier Piox, the Ubisoft managing director who recently said that "gaming is no longer just for geeks." Errr... guess not. It's just a random dev who left th...
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Rayman Legends delay

Ubisoft tries to explain Rayman Legends delay


Admits multiplatform decision pushed it back
Feb 07
// Jim Sterling
So, Rayman Legends has been pushed back to September, and news of the delay just so happened to coincide with its multiplatform announcement. As many disappointed fans suspected, the two are entirely linked, with Ubisoft hold...
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Rayman Legends outcry

'Fans' FURIOUS over Rayman Legends PS3/360 news


Ubisoft Facebook page under rage-fueled siege
Feb 07
// Jim Sterling
The news that Rayman Legends would no longer be exclusive to Wii U was certainly a blow to Nintendo, no matter how happy it might have made PS3 and Xbox 360 fans. While Nintendo's keeping a poker face about the situation, how...
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Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends delayed to September, goes multi-platform


Wii U loses another exclusive
Feb 07
// Conrad Zimmerman
It looks like everybody is going to get a chance to dive in on the latest Rayman title, as news comes from Ubisoft today that they will be expanding their publishing of Rayman Legends to include PS3 and Xbox 36...
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Rayman Jungle Run is App Store's 2012 Game of the Year


So good
Dec 18
// Dale North
Have you played Rayman Jungle Run? This game is gorgeous and nearly impossible to put down. It would be in my top 3 list of games I'd take back in time to shove in the faces of gamers that said mobile gaming would never ...

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