Ubisoft announced that its infectiously friendly platformer Rayman Legends will miss its intended August launch date for the PlayStation Vita in Europe.

The PS Vita version of Rayman Legends will now launch in the UK on September 13, 2013. Retail releases for the Nintendo Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows are still scheduled to hit Europe on August 30.

An Ubisoft representative confirmed with Joystiq that the North American Vita version of Rayman Legends "will be released as planned" on September 3.
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RAYMAN® LEGENDS AVAILABLE THIS FRIDAY IN THE UK

London, UK - August 28th, 2013 - Today, Ubisoft announced that Rayman Legends, the highly anticipated platformer developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, will be available on Nintendo Wii UTM, Microsoft Xbox 360®, Sony PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Microsoft Windows PC on August 30th in the United Kingdom, and on PlayStation®Vita on September 13th, 2013.

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. Rayman Legends features a wide range of gameplay, including traditional Rayman platforming action and new music rhythm-based stages. The award-winning team of artists, designers and composers has also returned with an advanced UbiArt engine to include multi-dimension gameplay elements, an improved lighting system and updated game rendering that elevate Rayman's previous graphics to the next level. 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™.

To celebrate the launch of the game, Rayman Legends Beatbox free app takes the fans further into the universe of the game by allowing them to play with parts of the game's soundtrack in two different modes, with an easy-to-use drag & drop gameplay.

The "Legendary Mode" contains three music tracks to play with from Rayman® Legends. Each song is split into six instrumental parts that the user can choose to activate/deactivate for different effects. The "Creation Mode" allows the user to create their own songs with a rich library of instruments/melodies – 5 categories of instruments and up to 6 sounds per instrument – from Rayman's universe to record their own creation, and then to share with their friends.

Rayman Legends Beatbox is available as a free app on tablets running on iOS 6 and Android 4.0.3 and for web browsers at www.raymangame.com/beatbox.

For more information on Rayman Legends, please visit:www.raymanlegends.com

This article was originally published on Joystiq.