byRoss Miller||May 23rd 2006 at 3:55amMay 23rd 2006 3:55 am
IGN has an interview with Ubisoft's Michel Ancel (Beyond Good & Evil, King Kong), and one thing is made abundantly clear: he is certifiably insaneRayman Raving Rabbids is all about fun! Here's what we gathered from their 1-on-1 chat:
All screenshots we have seen thus far come from the Wii version.
The story is "as simple as possible ... it's very cliché and ludicrous ... like Mars Attacks or some Monty Python movies."
Ancel provides a very detailed explanation as to Rayman's control scheme for moving, fighting, grappling, and riding creatures.
"The Rabbits are hundreds and they are vicious, but at the same time they are totally stupid."
In some instances, you may need to control (and not fight the bunnies), which you can do via the power of disco music!
The focus is on single-player, and currently there are "no plans of having any multiplayer mode."
The target frame rate is between 30 and 60 (ideally 60); no comment on whether Raving Rabbids will use progressive-scan or 16x9 widescreen modes.
The game will come out for other consoles, but right now the focus is on Wii.
Having played Psychonauts a lot lately, I'm looking forward to another solid game that focuses on the silly and humorous. If the ad campaign is any indication (regard Michel Ancel, seen here), Rayman Raving Rabbids is shaping up to be a solid Wii launch title.