If you've yet to become acquainted with Rayman, you'll be able to participate in a brief meet-and-greet next week, when a Rayman Origins demo comes to Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. He's animated, rambunctious, and extremely French, so don't be shy about shaking his hand. Just don't cause an inappropriate stir when you realize there's no arm attached to it.

According to Ubisoft, the demo offers three playable maps, lifted from the full platformer's "Jungle," "Ocean" and "Food" worlds, as well as an unlockable costume. And in case you missed it back there: Food World. World of Food.

The demo hits Europe on November 9th, which should coincide with the North American PSN update on November 8. We'll confirm that date with Ubisoft in the meanwhile. Update: Ubisoft confirms that the demo's also coming to North America next week.
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UBISOFT® ANNOUNCES RAYMAN© ORIGINS DEMO FOR XBLA AND PSN

London, UK – November 4th, 2011 – Today Ubisoft announced the coming release of a demo for its highly anticipated game Rayman Origins. The demo will be available from November 9th, 2011, for free download on Xbox LIVETM and PlayStation® Network.

The demo content will include 3 maps from the Jungle, Food and Ocean worlds. By collecting 9 Electoons, demo players will unlock a new costume. The demo also features a custom map to navigate through the worlds.

Rayman Origins will be released in the UK on November 25th on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and WiiTM system from Nintendo.

For more information on Rayman Origins, please visit www.rayman-origins.com.

About Ubisoft
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This article was originally published on Joystiq.