In what could easily be described as a blow to the Wii U’s already shaky start, one of the only titles the console promised in the near future, Rayman Legends has been delayed AND taken off of the exclusives list. The game’s developer, Ubisoft, has officially announced that the game is to be backed up to September from its February 26th release date. Additionally, the game will, in September, be releasing on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 as well as the Wii U.

This highly unusual eleventh hour rescheduling decision is puzzling to say the least. While it isn’t a surprise that the developer would like to make the game available on additional platforms to widen their audience, the announcement came just days after Satoru Iwata, Nintendo CEO announced in the company’s Third Quarter Financial Results publication that Nintendo would not be dropping the price of their new console.

The Wii U’s less than stellar sales would have been helped by a decrease in its $350 price point, leading many to believe that the decision by Ubisoft is in direct response to Nintendo’s decision, a vote of no-confidence, if you will. While it’s doubtful that the Wii U is going to sink or swim solely off this one title, it’s a troubling turn of events in the larger picture of the Wii U’s future as it is unclear what other companies are now rethinking their Wii U-related plans. It is clear that Ubisoft feels their audience on the Wii U alone would not allow them to recoup their investment in Rayman Legends if they are taking such drastic steps this late in the game. As an avid Nintendo fan, this is one piece of news I don’t delight in reporting.

Sources: WIRED

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