Ubisoft is currently developing Rayman Legends for Wii U, but the developer actually expected Nintendo to launch the console even earlier. The studio has revealed that was working with Nintendo from the hardware’s outset, and was even making previous game Rayman Origins for it.
Speaking with Nintendo Power – by way of Nintendo Everything – Rayman creator Michel Ancel explained, “To be honest, we were on Wii U very early – even for Origins.”We did not know exactly when Nintendo would release the system, but we started making Origins for Wii U.
“[At that point], we thought Wii U would come out a lot earlier,” Ancel continued, “We worked very closely with Nintendo [on Wii U] early on, giving them feedback on the various prototypes. When we finished Origins, it was time to start thinking about Wii U again, because [the hardware] was nearly complete.”
Rayman Legends was originally slated for the Wii U’s European launch November 30th, but has since slipped to 2013.