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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Rayman Origins
A demo has launched on the Nintendo eShop for Ubisoft’s 3DS platformer Rayman Origins. The demo includes three of the game’s 60-plus levels: Swinging Caves, Playing in the Shade, and Shooting Me Softly. As Rayman or Globox, players will be able to swim, dive, and HairlyCopter about, getting a sample of the wide range of moves and play styles that the full version has to offer. There is no time limit, and the game tracks score and time attack records for increased replayability.
Rayman Origins is PC bound, and not only that, but gamers who pre-order through digital outlets will also receive a free downloadable copy of the excellent Rayman 2. Origins will launch on March 29, so orders will have to be placed before then in order to experience a series highlight for zilch.
Platforming fans get a chance to jump into the shoes of Michel Ancel’s endearing limbless hero again today with the release of Rayman Origins. The 2D side-scroller features four-player co-op play with jump in/out support, with friends controlling Globox and Teensies to help out, over 100 characters, 12 environments, and more than 60 levels. Players will get to learn about Rayman’s past as they unlock new abilities and piece together the Glade’s history.
Gamers looking forward to Rayman Origins can try it early today by downloading the recently launched demo on Live and PSN. The demo includes three maps from the Jungle, Food, and Ocean worlds, as well as a custom map feature to navigate each world.
Michel Ancel, the creator of Rayman, Beyond Good & Evil, and Raving Rabbids, will be returning to the Rayman series next month with Rayman Origins. As the November 15 release date approaches, Ubisoft has sent along some new shots showing off the 2D side-scrolling action and four-player co-op, as well as a Q&A with game director Sebastien Morin. The Q&A reveals that the game will be comprised of five universes and 10 different worlds, as well as an extra world (Land of the Livid Dead) that will be “a bit hard to reach but is a whole new universe.” Each world will unlock an ability to continue onto the next, though any planet can be revisited as many times as the player wishes.
Rayman is returning to the realm of the flat this holiday in a new 2D action-adventure platformer, Rayman Origins. Michel Ancel, the creator of Rayman, as well as Beyond Good & Evil and Raving Rabbids, returns to the series with some old favorites in tow. Origins is set to ship for the 360, PS3, and Wii and include over 100 characters, 12 environments, 60 levels, and four-player jump-in/out co-op play. Either solo or with friends, controlling Globox or one of the two Teensies, players must collect pieces of the Glade’s history to put together the story of Rayman’s origins.