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Rayman Legends includes 'remastered' levels from Rayman Origins

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Jul 17, 2013 9:00AM PDT

Rayman Legends includes an incredible bonus: most of Rayman Origins.

About 40 levels from Origins will make a reappearance in Legends as part of an unlockable "Back to Origins" chapter. According to series creator Michel Ancel, the team wanted to include this bonus because "Rayman Origins doesn't exist on Wii U." He told us "it's a way for those players to play the game in HD. And because it was already done, we gave them away for free."

Although originally designed with the Wii U audience in mind, the bonus content is available on every platform Legends will release on: PS3, Xbox 360, and Vita.

The selection will comprise of "the best levels" of Origins, and each level will be "remastered" with new features. The classic stages will incorporate the new lighting engine of Legends, and will also integrate touch-specific features for Murfy on Wii U and Vita. The levels have also been modified "to make sure that players who already knew these levels would still be entertained when playing them."

This is probably one of the most significant bonuses we've seen in gaming history, only rivaled by Nintendo hiding all of Super Mario Kart in Mario Kart: Super Circuit. It is yet another compelling reason to pick up an already impressive game.

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