Rayman Legends demo brightens up Xbox Live, PSN August 20

Ubisoft has announced a demo for Rayman Legends will be available on Xbox 360 and PS3 starting August 20. The demo will consist of three levels and a sample of Invasion mode - tougher, remixed versions of established maps.

The three playable levels include Teensies in Trouble and Toad Story, along with its Invasion mode variant, plus musical level Castle Rock. The demo also grants access to the Gallery of Heroes where you can mess about with character costumes.

Rayman Legends, which takes place 100 years after the events of Rayman Origins, launches on September 3 for the Wii U, PS Vita, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. In our video preview last month, we highlighted the new stealth levels reminiscent of the Sly Cooper series and Mark of the Ninja.
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SAN FRANCISCO, USA - August 13th, 2013 - Today, Ubisoft announced that a demo for Rayman Legends, the highly anticipated platformer developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, will be available to download on Xbox Live® online entertainment network from Microsoft and the PlayStation Network. The demo will be live on both platforms in EMEA on August 14th, and in North America on August 20th.

The legendary demo of Rayman Legends will feature three different levels from across the Rayman universe as well as a look into the competitive Invasion Mode. Playable maps include Teensies in Trouble and Toad Story, along with their Invasion Mode counterpart level, and a fan-favorite musical map 'Castle Rock' The demo will also include access to the Gallery of Heroes where players can swap costumes of their character, and various trailers for the game.

At the same time, Ubisoft is pleased to reveal a walkthrough video highlighting a new musical map available in the game. Titled 'Gloo Gloo', this map takes place in the stealthy underwater world, 20,000 Lums Under the Sea.

Rayman Legends will be released in North America on September 3rd for Nintendo Wii U, Microsoft Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system from Sony, Sony PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and Microsoft Windows PC.

Following Rayman® Origins, our heroes take a 100-year nap, allowing nightmares to infest the Glade of Dreams. Once Rayman awakes from this mysterious sleep, he must set off on a new adventure with his friends to restore order in the universe. While traveling between five different worlds, players must defeat legendary enemies to save the Teenies from these evil villains. Rayman Legends features a wide range of gameplay, including traditional Rayman platforming action and new music rhythm-based stages. In Rayman Legends, a fifth player can join in on the fun by taking on the role of Murfy exclusively on the Nintendo Wii U™ GamePad controller. All of the game's adventures can be played by up to five players on Nintendo Wii U™.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.