One of last year's most colorful – and hilarious – game experiences was Rayman Legends, a multiplayer romp that managed to top the shenanigans that the original Rayman Origins presented back in 2011. Now, the fun will soon come to the newest game consoles – and a lot sooner than you think.

Previously announced for release at the end of February, Ubisoft has announced that it has bumped up the arrival of Rayman Legends for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game will hit retail and download on February 18th in the U.S., and on the 21st in Europe.

The game will see a number of benefits on next-gen platforms, including graphics that are more beautiful and cartoon-like than ever before, along with shorter loading times.

We'll have tips on both single and multiplayer play for this new version leading up to the game's release, so prepare to slap some friends around. (Relax, that's part of the gameplay – slapping them in real life is your decision, but use discretion.)