Rayman 3 goes HD for Xbox 360, PS3

High-def downloadable remake of 2003 platformer Hoodlum Havoc headed for downloadable storefronts this spring with revamped audio, 60 frames per second visuals.

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Rayman Origins launched this week to critical acclaim, offering gamers a new adventure intended to revisit the Ubisoft mascot's 2D platformer roots. For those looking for a more literal examination of Rayman's past, Ubisoft today announced Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc HD for a spring release on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network.

Rayman 3 is making the jump into high definition.
Rayman 3 is making the jump into high definition.

As the name suggests, Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc HD is a high-definition rerelease of Ubisoft's 2003 3D platformer. That game was released on the Xbox, GameCube, PlayStation 2, and PC, and it featured a more combat-centric approach than the series had previously adopted, as well as unlockable minigames. For the HD rerelease, Ubisoft is updating the audio and tweaking the game to run at 60 frames per second, in addition to adding achievements/trophies and online leaderboards.

Ubisoft has not shied away from giving its signature franchises high-definition makeovers. The publisher has already released HD trilogies for its Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia: Sands of Time series, and earlier this year, it launched another revamped game from Rayman creator Michel Ancel, Beyond Good & Evil HD.

For more on Rayman 3, check out GameSpot's review of the original 2003 platformer.

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