The February 7th announcement came just three weeks shy of the expected February 26th release date. Now, Wii U owners will have to wait an additional seven months to get their hands on the game. Rayman Legends was originally announced as a launch title for the Wii U back in November 18th but was delayed until the first quarter of 2013. The fans waited the extra three months only to be hit with the news that they must wait another seven.
Fans began questioning whether the delay for the Wii U version is necessary when the game was set to release in a couple of weeks. Was it because Legends wasn't yet ready or is it because they planned to make it a multiplat? Ubisoft then issued a statement:
It seemed clear that Wii U owners would have to wait longer for their game drought to end as the console has not had a major title release since launch. With the recent news of Tecmo making Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge go multiplatform as well, has been frustrating for Wii U owners and spells trouble for the console as a whole.
Within hours, Uplay's Miiverse community along with Twitter lit up with complaints of fans threatening to cancel their preorders due to the extended wait. Analysts suggest Nintendo should be worried about the console's future.
Rayman legends getting delayed and multiplatted is not a good sign for wii u.
— Arthur Gies (@aegies) February 7, 2013
Wii U owners can, however, look forward to Nintendo's plans for games when e3 rolls around along with the fact that Platinum Games' still has not yet made Bayonetta 2 a multiplatform game, but with the recent bits of news, anything may happen.