Wii U exclusive Rayman: Legends, the follow up to Ubisoft's side scrolling adventure Rayman: Origins, which was released in 2011 for PC, 360, PS3, Wii, 3DS and PS Vita, has been delayed until September of 2013. Legends was due out in 19 days for the Wii U exclusively, almost 3 months after it was supposed to be released. Rayman was slated to make his appearance on the Wii U shortly after the launch of the console, however the game was delayed until February 27th for polishing. Now it has been delayed once again, but not for the reason you would think. Nintendo has lost the exclusive rights to Rayman: Legends, and so Legends will stay in development limbo until the PS3 and 360 versions are completed. Fans who were awaiting the release of Rayman: Legends are now stuck waiting because of other platforms, meanwhile Ubisoft refuses to bring upcoming titles such as Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Watch Dogs, as well as recently released Far Cry 3 despite their reports that porting games to the Wii U is cheap and easy (too bad that doesn't mean doing it well). Despite fan complaints about these games not coming to the Wii U, Ubisoft continues to shaft Wii U owners and Nintendo fans.
Ubisoft has no problem porting Assassins Creed 3 after the fact, but they have a problem with releasing a game before the other versions. Are they afraid that the Wii U version will sell the most and people won't want to buy it on the PS3 and 360? The Wii U has a much smaller install base, why wouldn't you want to get the version out that isn't going to sell as well and increase the marketing campaign when the other versions come out? This is a horrible slap in the face for Wii U owners, having to wait a whole 11 months after the game was supposed to be released.