The release date for the 3DS version of critically acclaimed platformer Rayman: Origins has been officially set as March 16, over three weeks after its PS Vita counterpart will accompany that system's launch.

Origins tickled critics and sold decently well, coming up just short of the million mark, though the 3DS and Vita versions will likely push that over the edge. The handheld versions of the game were never a secret, though the date for the 3DS version was.

Will it suffer, though, for being release after the Vita version? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or on Twitter.