Rayman Legends coming to the UK a week early on Xbox One, PS4 [Update: North America, too!]

Ubisoft has bumped up its UK release date for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Rayman Legends, announcing that the upgraded ports will now hit store shelves on February 21.

Ubisoft Montpellier's vividly colorful multiplayer platformer will debut for current-gen consoles with unique features not found in previous ports. The Xbox One boasts a collection of exclusive challenges and time-limited achievements, while the PS4 version features DualShock 4's touchpad support and PS Vita remote play. Both versions also include unique costumes inspired by Ubisoft's Far Cry and Assassin's Creed series.

[Update: Ubisoft's blog updated today to announce that the North American release date has also been pushed up. Rayman Legends will now hit the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in North America on February 18.]
Show full PR text

London, UK - January 10th, 2013 - Today, Ubisoft® announced that Rayman® Legends, the critically acclaimed platformer with an amazing score of 91%* on Metacritic, will be available on February 21st, 2014, one week prior to the date originally announced. The game will be released on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft.

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.

For more information on Rayman Legends, please visit:

This article was originally published on Joystiq.