'Rayman 3D' spotted on Australian ratings board
Listing from Down Under points to new title in classic platformer series with 3D visuals.
The Australian government's online classification website has been a source of many premature reveals of games. The latest appears to be Rayman 3D, which was classified as PG for mild violence by the site yesterday. No other information about the game was made available other than that it would be published by Ubisoft, owner of the Rayman intellectual property.
With Ubisoft not commenting on the listing as of press time, what exactly Rayman 3D could be is unclear. One likely possibility is an as-yet-unannounced 3DS title to feature the legless protagonist, who will star in the forthcoming downloadable PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game Rayman Origins. Another is a possible 3D-enabled collection of the original Rayman games--or an all-new Rayman game that will support 3D graphics.
The Rayman series started in 1995 with the eponymous platformer and continued in 1999 with Rayman 2: The Great Escape. (The latter game was later adapted for the PlayStation 2, DS, and iOS and debuted on the PlayStation Store for the PSP and PSN in 2008.) The series continued with Rayman Arena, released in 2002, followed by 2003's Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc. Rayman himself starred in 2006's Rayman Raving Rabbids, the first of the Rabbids spin-off games. He also appeared in Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 in 2007 and Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party in 2008, but has since been absent from the now-independent series.