Rayman Legends heading to PS4, Xbox One in NA Feb 25, EU Feb 28

Ubisoft Montpellier's manic side-scrolling platformer Rayman Legends is on its way to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 next year. So says ... Snoop Dogg?! Hi, Snoop! Didn't expect to see you there.

Originally announced as a Wii U exclusive, Rayman Legends is now more multiplatform than it's ever been, following up on this year's PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PS Vita, PC and Wii U release with upcoming launches for next-gen hardware. The new ports feature upgraded graphics, reduced load times, and a selection of exclusive costumes on each platform. Xbox One players can access new costumes inspired by Ubisoft's Splinter Cell series and Far Cry 3's Vaas, while PS4 owners can look forward to a unique Assassin's Creed-themed outfit for Rayman.

The Xbox One version additionally includes 10 new challenges and time-limited achievements, while the PS4 edition features DualShock 4 touchpad support. Both ports will hit retail on February 25 in North America and February 28 in Europe.
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London, UK - December 11, 2013 - Today, Ubisoft announced that Rayman Legends, the critically acclaimed platformer developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, will enter the next generation of gaming on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, on February 27th 2014.

Thanks to the enhanced capabilities of these next-gen consoles, the award-winning graphics of Rayman Legends have been upgraded and the loading time between maps suppressed. Players on both platforms will also get exclusive costumes for Rayman and Globox: Splinter Ray, Ray Vaas and Globox Vaas on Xbox One; and Assassin Ray on PlayStation®4. They will also be able to buy the Funky Ray costume with Uplay points.

Players will also be able to take advantage of exclusive features on each console. The Xbox One version will include 10 exclusive challenges to unlock new time-limited Achievements; while the PlayStation®4 will allow use of the PlayStation®4 controller's touchpad for actions such as scratching Lucky Tickets, as well as making and sharing screenshots and videos with the community, and using the PlayStation® Vita to continue playing the game even with the TV turned off!

Rayman Legends is the sequel to the already acclaimed platformer Rayman Origins. In this opus, Rayman and Globox awaken after a 100-year nap that allowed nightmares to infest the Glade of Dreams. The Supreme Being Bubble Dreamer sends them once again on an adventure to fight the evil creatures and restore order in the universe. Rayman Legends features a wide range of gameplay, including traditional Rayman platforming action and new musical, 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.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.