Rayman Legends will no longer launch with the Wii U and instead will drop in 2013, Ubisoft has announced.

“We’re happy that fans are excited about the game, and we are taking the time to make sure we deliver a game that lives up to and hopefully exceeds their expectations,” said a spokesperson for the company.

“We’ll have more details to share soon.”

In related news, the game’s level designer says that Legends would be an incomplete game if released on any platform other than the Wii U.

In an interview with Nintendo Power, Chris McEntee said that although Legends could have been developed for consoles other than Wii U, “we chose to really focus on Wii U specifically because it has a special toolset, and because everyone that buys it gets what they need to play the game”.

"Here you buy the Wii U system, you buy the game, and you can experience all of the content without extras. And we didn't want to give somebody half of the experience just for the sake of getting it out on another console."