A while back, Ubisoft noted that it would be releasing a demo for Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition on Nintendo Switch, so players could get a chance to test it out before paying up for the full version when it arrives next month. Well, make some room on your system memory, because now you get to do that.
Ubisoft has confirmed that the demo for Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is now available to download, and enables fans to run through a small portion of the game, either on their own or with friends in local co-op. There's only one stage available, but it gives you a good idea of how the classic Rayman gameplay style will work on the Switch.
But, on top of that, you'll be able to try out the competitive Kung Foot mode, where your players compete in a "friendly" game of soccer, attempting to land a rather large ball in an opponent's goal by kicking it around. It's a tad more violent than soccer, but still fun.
The game will come out in September, and the Switch version, like the Wii U edition before it, will use the touch-screen for portable play, so you can incorporate character movements with a few wipes on the screen. You can play in TV mode as well, if you prefer to go that route.
Michel Ancel, the creator of the Rayman series, noted that the Switch feels right at home with the action of Legends. "Rayman Legends is like a board game," he noted. "It means playing with your friends in the same room, and this console is perfect for that. It's the concept of console we've been waiting for a long time: An HD console, powerful, portable."
We have yet to check the demo out, so the verdict's still out on whether or not the Switch version can top the others that have been on the market for some time. But it's good to see Ubisoft supporting the Switch with some games, between this, Just Dance 2018 and the forthcoming port of Steep, so we'll take it.
Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition arrives on September 12th for $40.