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Wii U exclusive needs PS Vita release

The Nintendo Wii U has some fantastic looking games on the horizon and one of them has to be Rayman Legends, which has now been confirmed as an exclusive title to Nintendo’s new console. PS3 and Xbox 360 owners who loved Origins are obviously not happy about the decision, but we’re a bit more disappointed that the game is not scheduled for an appearance on the PS Vita in some form.

Ubisoft has recently been talking about the their reasonings behind bringing the game to the Wii U and not to other platforms like the PS3 and Xbox 360. Rayman Legends if you are not aware, features key elements of gameplay that requires touch input and as you can imagine, it’s obviously difficult to replicate this experience on other consoles – making the Wii U unique in that aspect.

Ubisoft has basically said that they do not want to ship half the product to Xbox 360 and PS3 users, just for the sake of keeping them happy. It is the touchscreen elements that you see on the GamePad and in co-op mode that has become a priority for Ubisoft, which we understand – but what about the PS Vita?

We have seen with Rayman Origins that touch input is no problem at all and it remains one of the standout titles on the handheld and a must buy for all Vita owners who haven’t played it. Rayman Legends may not be possible on the likes of the Xbox 360 and PS3, but could Ubisoft perhaps make a solid port of the game on the PS Vita, with all of the touchscreen features in tact?

The PS Vita still badly needs more games and the announcement of a Rayman Legends game would surely boost morale for those consumers still wondering if they made the wrong decision in purchasing at launch. Black Ops Declassified is going from bad to worse in our opinion and Sony really needs to get their focus back on and start churning out some true console quality games on the Vita.

Are you a big fan of Rayman? Let us know your thoughts on Rayman Legends as a Wii U exclusive and whether you would like to see it on Vita someday as well.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Joshua Daniel French

Vita needs games made just for Vita and Ports, what’s bad about a home console port on a handheld? Think a lot of you are missing the point entirely, more games in any form is a good thing. Especially a game to the quality of Rayman. Five ports I’d love to see are this, Resident Evil: Revelations, Borderlands 2, Dark Souls and it’d never happen seeing as Bethesda struggle to get the game running on the PS3 with their shoddy technical ability but Skyrim.

Rudi
Rudi

Sony needs to make a touch controller for ps3 based on the vita, but without internal gaming Hardware.

phantomx
phantomx

Why does the article say the Wii U exclusive needs ps vita release? No it doesn’t. The Wii u exclusive will do just fine without the Vita’s “help” lol

killstreakdemon
killstreakdemon

Vita & PS4 > WiiU. Give it time.

ralph
ralph

ps vita needs both exclusive title and ports meaning it needs additional games to its library

anonn
anonn

ubisoft pretty much said in another article i read that rayman legends will most likely not be for any other system at least not for a while because not everyone has a tablet for smart glass or a vita(especially with vita sales not doing so well) and with the wii u you get all you need bundled in one which gives the wii u tremendous upside considering you’d have to pay an extra 200-300 bucks for a vita to do cross play and much more for a tablet with smartglass so don’t expect that to save vita sales in the… Read more »

Evilmusman
Evilmusman

OMG I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE ANGRY THAT ALL TRUE RAYMAN FANS HAVE TO PAY OVER $400 FOR THE F*CKIN SEQUEL!!!! *chill* You forgot to mention that new PS3-PSvita CROSSPLAY feature is very VERY simmilar to the Wii U itself, wich would make online multiplayer co-op for Ps vita POSSIBLE. Ubisoft made Rayman Origins for ALL modern councils and only gained SUCCESS (…and great money) out of it, so why are they making the sequel a Wii U exclusive??. I have Rayman Jungle Rush and I see it as a simple bribe by Ubisoft to make Rayman fans… Read more »

Ryan

The headline should read as “Struggling Vita needs Wii U exclusive to be ported to try help save the system.”

Ryan

the title of the story should really be, “Struggling Vita desperately needs Wii U port to try to help save the system.”

mushroomchow
mushroomchow

It wouldn’t be commercially viable. Rayman has only ever really sold in the West, where the Vita’s sales have been absolutely abysmal.

Olden vye
Olden vye

The last thing the Vita needs I think is ports, it gave the PSP a bad reputation – the U version of legends will be the definitive version so I see very few people getting it for a handheld that is struggling to gain traction – Legends looks to be that type of game that requires local multiplayer to get the most out of the game and it makes it more fun with upto 5 players at the same time so a Vita version would take away a major selling point for the game as it is.

Jason Jenkins
Jason Jenkins

Don’t forget PS3 can do Cross Controller, so Rayman on the Wii U should be how it plays on the PS3 with the Cross Controller. And VITA has a few games coming out, ports or not, and some have Cross Buy. I’m looking forward to Killzone, Tearaway (New IP & exclusive), Assassin’s Creed (That is a VITA exclusive), Sly 4, Need for Speed, PlayStation All Stars. I’m a fan of the Oddworld series and there coming to the VITA, also a Re-make/Re-design on the 1st Abe games are coming out. New N Tasty! I’ve just picked up Unit 13 and… Read more »

david6
david6

we already played a rayman on vita, dont need another one right now. Also, vita does need more games and exclusives. But there are youtube trailer vita games for 2012/13 that show many games coming out. I like vita especially while waiting for nex gen consoles to come out. But were just now getting littlebigplanet. Vita will be there for along time so it just takes time for games. I think ms shouldve made a handheld, it wouldve been cool. Im getting bored of my vita because not enough games or good ones that i like, but eventually there will… Read more »

Majestic 12
Majestic 12

Ubisoft never said Legends would remain exclusively a Wii U title only that it will be exclusive at launch. They’ve been hesitant to give a clear answer when queried on the matter recently. The game will come to other platforms including the Vita later on, I’m sure of it. Oh and the Vita doesn’t need more ports although this would be one of the few exceptions to that, it needs wholly original IPs. No gimmicks, no unnecessary touchscreen/trackpad functionality just solid new franchises. Sony need to start the ball rolling to convince developers that the Vita is worth investing in.

bonezai
bonezai

No. Vita needs games exclusively made for Vita.

Tapan
Tapan

As i am a vita user i am glad using it since 4 months, whether ubisoft has making rayman & zombie u here it has made AC# liberation. in some point vita has some advantage & somewhere Wii U…still m happy bcoz AS#, NFS MW2 are coming this months…hureyyyyyy

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