Ubisoft has posted a trailer on their YouTube page for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Rayman Legends, and it is quite baffling. They decided it would be a good idea to have Snoop Lion (formerly known as Snoop Dogg) feature heavily in the trailer. There is more screen time devoted to him delivering a speech about being a legend than screen time devoted to showing the game! I mean, it makes sense that they would want someone with a lot of star power to push their game, but it seems like a strange choice to pick Snoop. Although in all fairness, he is a very entertaining presence in the trailer, and he does have a lot of personality.
The other baffling (and pretty depressing for a Nintendo fan like me) thing about the trailer is how it completely ignores the fact that this game was ever on Wii U, even though it was originally going to be a Wii U
exclusive! In the trailer it is referred to as, “The best PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Platformer of 2013.” Maybe they just said that because they knew there were better platformers on Wii U, so it wouldn’t be right to say it was, “The best platformer on Wii U.” But I think the more likely explanation is that they felt no need to associate themselves with Nintendo here. After all, it is a trailer promoting the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 ports of the game.
Which leads me to my next issue with this trailer. They are trying to act like this is the first time Rayman Legends is being released on any next-gen console. It is fine if you want to ignore Wii U because you’re pushing for other consoles, but don’t try to pretend like Wii U isn’t even a next-gen console like the others. I would expect more from Ubisoft, who has been the most loyal third party to Nintendo for the last two generations.
The game is slated for release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on February 25th, where it will continue to exist in the next-gen.
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