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Rayman Legends demo hits Wii U Stateside, weighs in at 578MB

Thursday, 13 December 2012 10:51 GMT By Dave Cook

Rayman Legends is to receive a demo in the UK and US from today. We reported on the demo’s launch last week, but thought a friendly reminder would be in order. It’s live in the US now, and should be rolling out across the UK imminently. Get the demo’s contents below.

NeoGAF member Thoraxes got the demo early this morning and contains the levels ‘Teensies in Trouble’, ‘Toad Story’, and ‘Castle Rock’.

This is the Castle Rock stage:

I played this at a Nintendo showcase back in September and found it to be fun and very charming. Digging that soundtrack too. What do you think?

Thanks to Gamer4EvaTrailers for the clip.

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28 Comments

  1. absolutezero

    Checking the UK store now.

    Nothing. :(

    #1 2 years ago
  2. KrazyKraut

    why is the MB so important? downloaded demos from other consoles with 1.5 gb or more…?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dave Cook

    @2 Some people like to know. What harm does it do to state it? :)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. DrDamn

    Nice looking forward to this. @2 It helps to know so you can estimate how long it will take to get it. A smaller one like this you can grab later, a big ass one you might want to kick off as soon as you can.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    @2

    If Dave is too polite to say, I will: Because it shows how quickly even a few demos are looking to completely fill up the farcical amount of storage the Wii U provides inside the box. And yes, you can use your own storage solution, but quite frankly that’s like Sony selling you a PS3 without a Blu-ray player. “Haha! Buy one yourself, you gullable moronss. PS: We hate you. PPS. Mario!”

    #5 2 years ago
  6. DrDamn

    @5
    Given 80%+ of the machines sold are premium then actually most people are fine thanks.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. KrazyKraut

    okay okay I got it xD so..maybe very interesting for those who bought the basic version

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Dave Cook

    @7 heh :D Yeah that was my thinking.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. polygem

    cool. will download tonight. rayman origins was great fun. played it on vita and half way through on 360. rayman legends looks ace. especially coop looks like fun.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. OlderGamer

    Wohoo!!

    Will be grabing this asap.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. OlderGamer

    Let me ask a legit question:

    If I buy a 4gb xb360 arcade, a 250hdd costs me 100usd if I want more storage.

    If I want to upgrade my internal HDD for PS3 it costs me 30-50usd.

    If I buy a Vita, how much do those mem cards cost?

    But here is my real question, ready SDF?

    Ok: Given all of the above, I can buy a 2TB external HDD and plug it into my WiiU. Said HDD will run me between 50-100usd. How is that bad?

    I know the anti WiiU folks like to rip on the systems on board storage. But allowing me to walk into Walmart or Best Buy and purchase 2TB off of the shelf for a decent price is, imo, an excelent move.

    Buy your external HDD and you are good to go. Time to let this one go folks. Systems have had purchase able upgrades for a like three gens now. The fact that I don’t need to buy a special Nintendo made HDD/Mem unit for a high price(MS, I am looking at you), is great.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. killersense

    ^
    so sony and ms do it so it is ok for nintendo to do as well? the sad thing is you think it is actually an excellent move. I love my vita but unlike you i am not going to defend the system by saying it is ok they are selling memory cards separately letting me choose what size i want. i am still rocking the 8gb that came with the bundle until the price comes down.it adds to the total price of the system when you have to buy a separate peripheral. i am not 100% sure but i heard that you cannot even move your hdd to a different wiiu without formatting the drive. you can’t even take game saves on flash drive to a different system….

    #12 2 years ago
  13. OlderGamer

    But KS, you just proved my point for me.

    The fact is buying perpritory memory solutions stink. If sold as extras, they are limiting and expensive. If built into the systems they increase the price of the system.

    But allowing the user to go to the store and pretty much buy any old extrenal HDD and use upto 2TB of it, is brillant. 2TB is a ton of storage. And it isn’t expensive. I can get 2TB for less then MS charges for 250GB.

    Yeah man, it is a good move, imo.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. killersense

    my point is not if u r buying any old hard drive or proprietary one. i can understand the 8gb to have a low end model but really the next and only upgrade is 32 gb? are they that cheap that they couldn’t provide a model with decent size so people don’t have to go around looking for another thing to buy.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    Xbox 360 COMES with 250GB hard drive at HALF THE PRICE of a Wii U+HDD. For the record, I have over 100,000 Gamerscore, am Trophy level 12 and I have never run out of space on either system. Not even close.

    Honestly, if Nintendo arrived at your house, squatted on your dining room table and actually took a shit in your cornflakes, I reckon you’d still be spinning what a great advantage that is. In one report you read, Niacin, an ingredient in cornflakes, has been linked to cancer and so it was a sensible decision for Nintendo to shit into the actual cornflakes because now you don’t want to eat them and likely, you’re not at risk from that Niacin-related cancer statistic.

    Thanks Nintendo. Wuv woo. Mario!

    #15 2 years ago
  16. OlderGamer

    I agree KS the gap between 8 and 32 seems silly. Prolly would have been
    best to just go with one sku at 32gb.

    6Ds:

    WiiU costs 300usd and 350usd, Lowest xb360 with a HDD was 250usd that I have seen. Here: http://www.gamestop.com/xbox-360/consoles/xbox-360-250gb-console/78107 I would buy one of the holiday bundles if I was buying, same price, two free games. I already have two xb360s in my house tho. Just saying.

    You could say yea yea but I said with a HDD. Ok. But that HDD would include 2TB of storage vs 250gb(even if you went with the biggest MS HDD at 320gb). Point being WiiU still wins.

    Besides that the WiiU is a new system. It costs what it costs. Nintendo is already taking a slight hit on the hardware at the current price. Of course you can continue to live in your own world if you like.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. stretch215

    I logged in just to +100 @ post 15. That made my afternoon :D

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Da Man

    #15

    Indeed…

    #18 2 years ago
  19. theevilaires

    This is the game that sold me on the Wii U. Its so much fun with the music. Nintendo needs this game at every Wii U kiosk around the country in Wal-Marts to Game Stops. So much fun with little pressure if you mess up.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    I had my system preordered, was going to cancel it, and use the cash to come home with a 3DS. Then I went into GameStop to do just that. Then I saw the WiiU Rayman demo.

    Fell in love with it. Been in love with it(WiiU) ever scince.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. theevilaires

    ^ Yup thats where I played it too for the first time. Its the first game everybody should try before deciding whether or not the Wii U is for them. Instant hit Nintendo!

    #21 2 years ago
  22. DrDamn

    Downloaded and played the demo last night. It’s bloody fantastic. Looks beautiful, interesting use of touch screen controls even in single player, great design and character, and the Castle Rock level is just brilliant.

    Interesting to see Nintendo is publishing this in Japan. Would not be surprised if they saw it and asked Ubi to wait until after Mario as it makes that look bad to be fair. Different approaches and all that but Ubi have done a hell of a lot more with this.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. polygem

    demo is great. the castle rock level is indeed awesome. fun. (Manu, you’ll love that) great variety in level design and gameplay too. coop will be fantastic, one using the touchpad cutting ropes, giggling enemies, pushing platforms while the other player(s) are getting the standard platform stuff done. really looking forward to it. preordered anyway.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Gadzooks!

    I thought NSMBU was pretty bad frankly, it’s an extremely tired and basic formula that just hasn’t evolved enough. Rayman does look great though.

    Ubisoft are currently beating the hell out of Nintendo on the WiiU, IMO. Frankly after what I’ve played I would only consider getting ZombiU and Rayman.

    I’m hoping for a Monster Hunter bundle in the new year though, that will probably be tipping point for me.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. DrDamn

    @27
    NSMBU is fun to play and has a lot of content, but in the grander scheme of things the formula and execution is very safe and tired. I’m four worlds in now and there has been nothing which has surprised me, nothing which frankly couldn’t have been done on a SNES gameplay wise (single player). It is a little odd that Ubi are doing the interesting and innovative stuff on WiiU too, at least game wise.

    Not sure there will be a Monster Hunter bundle as such, but you should be able to get a decent deal around that time (March?).

    #25 2 years ago
  26. polygem

    i like nsmbu exactly because it feels like the old games. it´s a smb game in the end. sure nintendo played it very safe with this one, i can see why some people are a bit disappointed with it. i for one like it a lot. they nailed it with this one for me. it´s a great smb game, dificculty is spot on and the coop with the touch pad is just awesome. i think DrDamn is correct though. they did hold back with rayman because it would´ve been direct competition to nsmbu. i think they also did hold back with pikmin because they didn´t want too many first party games at launch so the third party titles would get a better start. a good strategy me thinks.
    i like zombiu this far, but man, it´s damn hard. great overall third party support this far also with the ports. sonic racing is such a loveley videogame and a great kart racer!

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Gadzooks!

    There’s a digital foundry article on Rayman over at Eurogamer.

    They like it. From the videos it looks lovely, with nice gamepad use.

    Looking forward to trying it.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. OlderGamer

    Sure fire hit Gad, Rayman is.

    #28 2 years ago

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  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

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  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

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  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

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  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

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  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

    Some gameplay footage of MotorStorm’s off-road buggies in DriveClub has surfaced. Pictures of the buggies were shown on the Japanese PlayStation Blog earlier this month, which considering the game was developed by Evolution Studios – which developed MotorStorm – this isn’t too much of a surprise. The buggies were first spotted by Videogamer, which pulled […]

  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

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  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

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  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

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  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

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  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

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  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

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  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

    Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 […]

  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]

  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

    You can download Forza Horizon 2 expansion Fast & Furious starting right now. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available to download now through Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion is standalone, so you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it. It’s also free from now […]

  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

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  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

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  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

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  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

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