Rayman Legends


Ubisoft Montpellier




Michel Ancel


PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360, PS Vita, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Release date(s)

EU - August 30, 2013 NA - September 3, 2013


Platform, Rhythm


Single-player, multiplayer

Rayman Legends is a platform game developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and published by Ubisoft. It is the fifth main title in the Rayman series and the direct sequel to 2011's Rayman Origins. It was revealed in a leaked trailer that appeared on the internet on April 27, 2012. It was originally a Wii U exclusive, but was later released for not only Wii U, but also for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows, and PlayStation Vita on August 30, 2013 in Europe and on September 3, 2013. Later, copies of Rayman Legends for the Xbox One and Playstation 4 in Febuary 2014. In March 2015, it was offered for free as a part of the "Games with Gold" promotion for the Xbox One. A port for the Nintendo Switch titled "Definitive Edition" was released on September 12, 2017 with new game play additions such as a Kung Foot single player mode and a tournament mode, as well as a new touch screen controlled paintings called "Murphy's Touch".


While Rayman and his gang have been sleeping for a whole century, the nightmares of the Glade of Dreams have increased in strength and numbers, and gained control of every part of the land, holding many Teensies captive. The leader of the chaos is none other than The Magician, who had survived the events of Rayman Origins, and multiplied into 5 Dark Teensies.

Meanwhile, The Bubble Dreamer, knowledgeable of this chain of events, assigns Murphy to wake up Rayman and the others to repel the attack. When Murphy finds them in the middle of the kingdom, he slaps Rayman awake, and tells him what has happened. He also mentions that all 10 princesses have been captured by the nightmares.

Immediately taking action, Rayman and his gang team up, and embark on a long journey to stop the threat. All the while, they free every captive Teensy, and defeat the Dark Teensies by sending them to a moon within a winged pig constellation after they got themselves trapped in a space too narrow for their vehicles to pass through.

When they arrive at Olympus Maximus, they are confronted by a large cloud of pure nightmares, and a large fight ensues. Finally, they defeat the darkness and take care of the last Dark Teensy. When Rayman and his gang return home, they are praised for their heroic actions, and harmony is restored in the Glade of Dreams.


Rayman Legends is a slight iteration on Rayman Origins and uses the same set of gameplay features, allowing experienced players of Origins to pick up the game in a jiffy. Up to four players, five for players with the Wii U versions of the game, can navigate the sidescrolling world simultaneously, collecting Lums, attacking enemies, and platforming their way through the environment. Like Rayman Origins, much of the game's music is synced to the game's action, and the latest game brings in even more musical set pieces.

The newest and most unique feature of Rayman Legends is its use of the Wii U gamepad. Any secondary player can use the gamepad to control Murfy, who zips across the screen to help Rayman and his allies.

As Murfy, players can slice ropes, raise or lower platforms, move objects, such as cages, around the level, rotate platforms using the gamepad's motion controls, turn yellow Lums purple, and activate switches on the map. Players solely execute these actions using the Wii U gamepad's touch screen interface. The television screen view is duplicated on the touchscreen in addition to occasionally hidden information, such as the location of activated buttons.

However, on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, the game plays more similarly to Origins, and Murphy can only be summoned when required. At the end of each world, there is a music level based on popular songs.

Playable Characters

Main article: Heroes Gallery