Rayman Legends has been delayed from its February release date on the Wii U in order to bring it to other gaming systems. This has made me and many other Nintendo gamers quite displeased. It is a slap in the face to Nintendo fans who supported this game and a slap in the face to Wii U buyers as consumers.
The fact that it is coming to other systems is not the problem, the problem is that the game would have been released within a matter of weeks on the Wii U, but instead Nintendo fans will now have to wait until the end of summer. While speculation may lead people to wave their angry fingers at Microsoft because of an exclusivity contract, the only company to be mad at is Ubisoft.
Nintendo fans have taken crap from Ubisoft before. Sometimes it is in the form of vomit-inducing shovelware, some times it is in the form of vomit-inducing 3DS launch games. No matter how Ubisoft makes Nintendo fans throw up, we have put up with this for too long.
Even through all this crap Nintendo fans were still willing to wait for Rayman Legends, even through Ubisoft Wii U BS like ESPN Sports Connection. This truly is insulting to Nintendo gamers.
Some may argue that the only reason people are upset about this is due to their false sense of entitlement, I would have to disagree. A false sense of entitlement would mean that Nintendo fans felt entitled to something. Expecting a game to be released the day it was announced, a few weeks before that date is not a sense of entitlement, it is a sense of that game was delayed just to make other gamers happy.
In a rush to keep those upset by this announcement they posted this on their Facebook page: Thanks for all your feedback regarding Rayman Legends in all of its forms. We have heard you and we will continue to listen. We understand your frustration and that you want to get your hands on the game. We are working with the development team to provide you with a new, exclusive demo for the Wii U soon. Stay tuned for more.
Now that I'm done ranting and raving what do you think about this announcement? Leave a comment and tell me what you think.