November 2011 - Following the release of Rayman Origins, series creator Michel Ancel stated that "Rayman Origins isn't just one game – we plan to make others, with retro 2D gameplay, and to give more and more details on the story".
March 2012 - Bertrant Chaverot - General Director at Ubisoft Brazil - stated that there would be a continuation of the series.
March 2012 - Artistic Director Christophe Villez hinted at a June 2012 reveal for a new Rayman title.
April 2012 - A marketing survey related to Rayman Legends was leaked. It hinted that the upcoming "Rayman Origins 2" would include dragons, vampires, ghosts, and the return of the Land of the Livid Dead. The images were uploaded to YouTube but were quickly taken down.
April 2012 - Ubisoft registered the domain names 'RaymanLegends.com' and 'Rayman-Legends.com', leading to further speculation that Rayman Legends would be the title of the next Rayman game.
April 2012 - The first trailer for the game was leaked, revealing the locales and characters in the game (including Barbara). The trailer also demonstrated the use of physical toys with the Wii U version of the game.
April 2012 - Following the leak, Ubisoft confirmed that Rayman Legends was in development at Ubisoft Montpellier but that the leaked trailer "in no way represents the final game, the final console or their features."
June 2012 - Rayman Legends was officially unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The gameplay demonstration showed the unique uses of the Wii U controller in the game, leading to speculation as to whether or not it was Wii U exclusive, or would also appear on other platforms.
August 2012 - A trailer for the game was released at Gamescom, and the game was announced as a Wii U exclusive.
October 2012 - The release date was pushed back from the Wii U launch in November to February of 2013.
December 2012 - A demo for the game was released on Nintendo's eShop.