Ubisoft has announced that Rayman Legends, developed by Ubisoft Montpellier under the direction of Michel Ancel, is now available in the United States for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and will hit Australian and New Zealand shelves on February 20th, 2014.
Rayman Legends, launched in 2013 for Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3, PS VITA and PC, and was already one of the best rated games of 2013, praised for its originality, its stunning graphics and its fresh tone. It’s now even better on next-gen with exclusive content and new features. With the upgraded capabilities of next-gen consoles, the award-winning visuals of Rayman Legends have been enhanced to show the gorgeous hand-drawn artwork and fluid animations in even sharper detail, while loading time between maps has been suppressed.
Each platform will have a set of exclusive playable characters to unlock in the Heroes Gallery.
On Xbox One, there are two characters designed after the infamous villain from Far Cry 3, Ray Vaas and Far Glob, as well as Splinter Ray, inspired by Sam Fisher. PlayStation 4 players will have access to Assassin Ray, inspired by the hero Edward Kenway from Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. Both platforms will also include a new VIP status and hero, Champion Ray, which will be granted to the most active and highest-ranked players in the Online Challenges, as well as to players who are actively involved in the Rayman Legends community.
Each console will also have a set of exclusive gameplay features. The Xbox One version will include 10 exclusive challenges to unlock new achievements.
These challenges require you to perform specific actions during a limited amount of time and are associated with various aspects of the game, such as player skills, co-op play, Kung Foot, and more.
The PlayStation 4 will allow use of the controller’s touchpad for actions such as scratching Lucky Tickets, as well as a new Camera Mode. In this mode, players use the touchpad to freeze the screen and zoom in and out of the picture.
Focusing on the hand-drawn visuals and animated-nuisances created during development, camera mode allows you to share these treasured moments with the rest of the community. Rayman Legends on PlayStation 4 will also support Remote Play so you can continue playing from your PS Vita while the TV is turned off.