Ubisoft's quirky side-scrolling 2D platformer begins episodic series on 360, PS3 later this year; Wii, PC, iPad, 3DS installments possible in 2011.
Ubisoft chose a rather unusual way to herald the long-awaited return of its platformer Rayman. Toward the end of the publisher's 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference, CEO Yves Guillemot took the stage to tease a hodgepodge of Ubisoft's more covert projects, including Ubisoft Montpelier's god game Project DUST, the content-sharing platform ManiaPlanet, and Rayman Origins.
Rayman Origins' sparse introduction may have led some to believe that the game remains a ways off, but such is not the case. Over the weekend, Ubisoft revealed that the first episode will arrive for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 during the holiday season. The publisher noted that the remaining, as-yet-unspecified number of episodes will roll out in 2011. Ubisoft also said that it is currently considering bringing the episodic series to the Wii, PC, iPad, and 3DS next year.
The Rayman franchise received a reboot in 2006 with the release of Rayman Raving Rabbids. However, the psychotic bunnies quickly proved to be the stars of the new show, and Ubisoft opted to excise Rayman from the series in 2009. Rayman's latest incarnation will return the franchise to its side-scrolling 2D roots, presenting a quirky comedy in which the series protagonist teams up with an oddball companion.
For more on Rayman Origins, check out GameSpot's preview from E3 2010.
Awesome! I saw a Teensie take the picture of Rayman and Globox, and that castle in the background, what is that there for?
Yes, rayman returns back. The last rayman game I played was Rayman 2: The great Escape although I did play 3 before 2.
Awesome. No Rabbids? Beauty. @ BasilVZero Here, here. Spyro, Rayman and Crash were my favourite series before they got ruined. Good to see they haven't given up on Rayman... or Twisted Metal.
glad to hear this will be a downloadable, it looks good but I also like downloadables since they're cheaper than retail disc games, and they can be just as fun
since sonic 4 episode 1 and now Rayman episode 1 ... there will be more like this .... but still, I love Raving rabbids more than rayman, I pass ...
I remember playing Rayman 2 when I was little (only 13 as of now) and it a heck of a lot of fun. It was one of those budget games, but I didn't know and it turned out to rock. Then when I started looking into games before I purchased them, Rayman is dead in my mind. Then he returns with some freakinh rabbits, and the series dies. Ugh...
Rayman 3 was one of the best platformers I ever played up until Super Mario Galaxy 2. I love Rayman.
@slyfoxmccloud I'm not angry, I.....Well I never saw the charm in the character. He has no character, I stick figure has more character than Rayman....
Why does it have to be episodic? Why can't it just be the new Rayman game and that's it. This cashing in on episodic gaming is getting annoying. I guess we'll have to thank Telltale games for starting this annoying new trend.
Shut up green dominator! No one cares if u never cared bout the series. Rayman is a good series and i'm sure that there are plenty of people waiting for his return.
"Ubisoft also said that it is currently considering bringing the episodic series to the... 3DS next year." So wait, the 3DS might be coming out by 2011??
thanks for this news i like Rayman series .............always pc i send the Comment at home in iran by by
Hmm.. A series that went downhill... Going back to it's amazing roots... Episodes.... Coming out later this year... Sounds like exactly what Sega is doing to Sonic.
HOLY **** YES. DO WANT. I thought this was coming out on Wii, and I would have gotten it anyway, but on PS3? Day one dl!
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