Ubisoft announced today that Rayman Legends, the follow-up to the excellent Rayman Origins, will be available on Wii U on Feb. 26 (March 1 in the U.K.).

That's great, but it's a long way off. Fortunately there's a demo coming much sooner than that. Specifcally, next week, on Dec. 13, the Wii U Rayman Legends demo will be available for download from the system's eShop.

It's somewhat unusual for a demo to come out two and a half months before the actual game, but then again, there are no precedents on the Wii U yet. Maybe Ubisoft is setting one.

[via Joystiq]