Rayman Legends release date is February 26 - report

Update: Ubisoft will only confirm "early 2013" launch

Ubisoft has reportedly confirmed a Rayman Legends release date of February 26, 2013.


That's according to Pure Nintendo, a recently launched bi-monthly publication which says it aims to continue "the legacy of print magazines such as Nintendo Power" following a successful Kickstarter campaign.

February 26 is a Tuesday, so if the report is accurate we can probably expect a UK release for the Wii U exclusive game the Friday before, or possibly the one after. We've contacted Ubisoft for confirmation of Pure Nintendo's story.

Update: Ubisoft has issued us with the following statement regarding the Rayman Legends release date: "Ubisoft confirms that Rayman Legends is scheduled for release in early 2013. The team is working hard to finalize the game and is looking forward to sharing more details with fans very soon!"

Original story continues: In October, the publisher delayed Rayman Legends from a 2012 release to a 2013 launch.

And Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said last month that Ubisoft Montpellier's progress with Beyond Good & Evil 2 was being slowed by the continued development of Rayman Legends.

Wii U launched last Friday in the UK. A number of multiformat titles saw a sales boost thanks to the release of Wii U editions, but the highest new entries on the UK all formats chart which were exclusive to Nintendo's console were Nintendo Land at No.11, New Super Mario Bros. U at No.14 and ZombiU at No.17.