In what is another blow to the Wii U content train, Rayman: Legends, one of the most anticipated exclusive titles for Nintendo's latest home console has just been announced for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
No specific date has been announced as of yet, but a tweet from Ubisoft's Montreal account states that we will see the latest Rayman title on other platforms this September. No information has been given regarding the Wii U version of the game, as it was originally intended as a launch title for the Wii U, than pushed back to later this month. Now fans expecting the game within the next 3 weeks will have to wait till September.
This news is very troubling for Nintendo, as it is a very strong indication that Ubisoft is loosing faith in Nintendo. It's also not the first time developers have pulled out of exclusivity contracts with Nintendo due to poor performance, as anyone familiar with the Capcom 5 back in the Gamecube era know this pain all to well.
This raises another question though, as Nintendo is not the only company with a poorly selling piece of hardware and a Ubisoft exclusive. Assassin's Creed: Liberation is a PS Vita exclusive, and with developers like Capcom porting over their previously exclusive to hand held titles for console use, I can only assume the development time and costs that went into Assassin's Creed: Liberation may very well warrant a console port to the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
That is an assumption though, and only time will tell. In the mean time, what do you all think about Nintendo's current state? Their Nintendo Direct conference last week was hopeful, but with no confirmed dates, it's simply empty promises until Nintendo actually gets software developed for the Wii U. Personally, I understand why Ubisoft is doing this, but to delay the Wii U version for a multi-platform launch is a slap in the face to all the fans expecting this game. Let me know your opinion by subscribing to me here and following me on twitter @NicholasGigante.