Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition Heads to Switch Later in 2017

Ubisoft has confirmed the release window for Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition.

The upgraded and “ultimate version” of the game will launch sometime later this year, for the Nintendo Switch.

Players can expect “all the game’s traditional features, such as Kung Foot,” as well as  “some brand-new surprises” in the Definitive Edition.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Ubisoft:


Players’ all-time favorite, Rayman, is back in the game thanks to Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition, the ultimate version of the critically acclaimed Rayman Legends created by Michel Ancel. This edition includes all the game’s traditional features, such as Kung Foot, plus some brand-new surprises. Nintendo’s history has included the Rayman brand since the franchise’s beginning, with titles such as Rayman Advance for Game Boy Advance, Rayman 2: The Great Escape for Nintendo 64 and Rayman Raving Rabbids for the launch of Wii.

Rayman, Globox and the Teensies are off wandering through an enchanted forest when they discover a mysterious tent filled with a series of captivating paintings. As they look more closely, they notice each painting seems to tell the story of a different mythical world. While focusing on a painting that shows a medieval land, they are suddenly sucked into the painting, entering the world, and the adventure begins. The gang must run, jump and fight their way through each world to save the day and discover the secrets of every legendary painting.


Previously, Ubisoft confirmed two other games for the Nintendo Switch, including Just Dance 2017 and Steep.

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  • Mr0303

    Legends is one of the best platformers in recent memory and simple enough so that people can use the local multiplayer functionality of the tablet.

  • Lucky

    Origins was better, but it was pretty great. Art was phenomenal too.

  • Mr0303

    Yeah, I did like Origins a bit better, but Legends had some great new ideas like the musical levels, plus it included quite a few of Origins’ levels.

  • DrearierSpider

    I just want a GOG release of Legends so I don’t have to deal with fucking UPlay. It happened with Origins, so I don’t see why it shouldn’t for this.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    New Rayman when? I wanna see a revival of the original Raving Rabbids before it became a minigame collection.

  • Nicholas Gonzalez

    Last time I checked, uPlay was about as intrusive as Origin, & both have drastically improved over the last few years. Unless you think DRM is sin (because it is), playing Legends on uPlay shouldn’t be that much of a hassle.

  • Nicholas Gonzalez

    I have the original on PC, I thought it was always a glorified minigame collection.