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Rayman Legends Demo Available on Wii U eShop Right Now

by Neal Ronaghan - December 12, 2012, 10:47 pm PST
Total comments: 14

A Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed demo is up, too.

The promised Rayman Legends demo is now available on the Wii U eShop in North America. It contains three levels: Teensies in Trouble, Toad Story, and Castle Rock. Additionally, a demo for Sega's Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is up on the eShop as well at a size of 1172 MB with 15 allowed plays.

The Rayman Legends demo clocks in at 575 MB and is limited to 30 plays. The only difference between this demo and the in-store demo is the new Toad Story level. Toad Story is primarily focused on gliding and using air currents to save creatures and avoid enemies.

Teensies in Trouble is a level that showcases the touch screen controls, letting players control Murfy who helps an AI player through various obstacles. Castle Rock is a music-themed level featuring a humorous rendition of "Black Betty" in the background.

Rayman Legends is due out on February 26 in North America.

Talkback

AVDecember 13, 2012

its such a hassle to find them now. i have to search for the game, and hit a few buttons . I would have never have known about these if it wasn't for you guys.


Why is ' video on demand ' section on e-shop when they all come preinstalled onto the system? seems like a waste of space. And why can't i gift wii u or 3ds games to people, but I can for Wii ?


/end rant

gbuellGrant Buell, Staff WriterDecember 13, 2012

Uh oh, headline's wrong!

zeeroidDecember 13, 2012

Rayman demo is fantastic. It was great playing Teensies and Castle Rock again at home, but Toad Story was an awesome new addition. Soo good!

Fatty_The_HuttDecember 13, 2012

Thanks to this most helpful article, I set the machine to download all 3 demos of which I am now aware (Sonic, Rayman and FIFA  and set it to turn off when done. When I get home from work (and from my 9 year-old's Christmas Concert) they will be there, ready to play. Can't wait to play Rayman again with the kids.


But, thank goodness for this article. How the heck would people otherwise know there are demos available?  I found no indication on the e-shop front page (except for FIFA) and no notifications or emails or anything from Nintendo indicating demos are live.


You'd think they'd want to  make a bigger deal out of this if for nothing else than to drive traffic to the e-shop.

ShyGuyDecember 13, 2012

Is it the Old Black Betty Demo?

azekeDecember 14, 2012

Quote from: Fatty_The_Hutt

How the heck would people otherwise know there are demos available?  I found no indication on the e-shop front page (except for FIFA) and no notifications or emails or anything from Nintendo indicating demos are live.

On european eShop they have moved Rayman Legends right to the top with caption "Demo available!". And made a special trailer just for demo alone.

Mr. Good CatDecember 14, 2012

I only played Teensies in Trouble at Gamestop before so it was awesome to finally play Castle Rock.  Put a big smile on my face.  The addition of Toad Story was huge for me because the entire level is just platforming.  I was worried the game would shove the touch controls down your throat.

...but on a side note, eShop definitely needs some work showing what's available.

EasyCureDecember 14, 2012

Thanks for the heads up, besides exploring it once near launch I haven't really used the eShop so I wouldn't have known about the demo's, and I've been very curious about Rayman (and to an extent, Sonic) so this is great news. I'm downloading the demos as we speak, I may even download FIFA for the hell of it.

edit there's animated blood in sonic all star racing? weird..

RasDecember 14, 2012

Is this Sonic demo the same one from a while back that still had frame rate issues?  Because it's decent, but I did get slowdown.  I'm hoping they just didn't bother to patch the demo, which was the case in articles about the demo from back in September.

Fatty_The_HuttDecember 14, 2012

Quote from: azeke

Quote from: Fatty_The_Hutt

How the heck would people otherwise know there are demos available?  I found no indication on the e-shop front page (except for FIFA) and no notifications or emails or anything from Nintendo indicating demos are live.

On european eShop they have moved Rayman Legends right to the top with caption "Demo available!". And made a special trailer just for demo alone.

On Russian eShop, Rayman Demos You!!


I got nothing

CalibanDecember 14, 2012

Rayman demo is FUCKING AWESOME! I want the damn game now more than ever. It's so beautiful too.

I might just pick up the Sonic racing game sooner than I thought because of this demo.

Hooray for demos. Now Nintendo only has to put a dedicated section for them, so as to not keep them from being hidden.

RachtDecember 15, 2012

Yeah, no kidding, Caliban. I was surprised to see the Toad Story level added to the demo, too. Made it all that much better. Castle Rock stage is fantastic. I really need to try it out with a second player, though.

azekeDecember 15, 2012

Quote from: Racht

I really need to try it out with a second player, though.

Yeah when i tried it in single player i was underwhelmed, Castle Rock kinda needs at least two players.

lolmonadeDecember 15, 2012

I can maybe understand the 30 play limit when the game is out and available to purchase, but considering this game doesn't come out until early Spring, I think it's a bit lousy they have a play limit.


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