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The promised HD revamp of Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc has gotten itself a release date. As you can see from the trailer above, the third game in Michel Ancel's whimsical Rayman platformer series (just recently invigorated by the excellent Rayman Origins), updated with HD graphics and sound, arrives...

February 1st 2012 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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When I was a kid, video games didn't have "features," at least not in the way we know them today. There was no online multiplayer, no leaderboards, no persistent character progression. There were no detailed stat tracking services (with social integration, of course). If anything, a game might ha...

November 10th 2011 at 12:01pm 0 Comments
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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...

November 4th 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft's limbless helicopter-head hero is appearing with a little more physical fanfare in Europe. The publisher is wrapping his gorgeous return to 2D, Rayman Origins, in a Collector's Edition for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this November. Even the packaging itself is special. The quality of the...

October 20th 2011 at 2:30am 0 Comments
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We already had a pretty clear notion that Beyond Good & Evil 2 was destined for the next generation of consoles, and now Michel Ancel has shed some light on the issue. Speaking to GamesRadar, Ancel stated that the scope of the first Beyond Good & Evil was "large" – including "the ci...

September 30th 2011 at 11:05am 0 Comments
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The UbiArt technology, which is currently being put to use on Rayman Origins, will be as free and open as the space between Rayman's hand and body, if Michel Ancel has his way. Speaking to Develop, he expressed his desire to release the framework as open-source, to benefit other developers keen o...

July 13th 2011 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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If certain retailer listings are to be believed, it appears that Rayman Origins won't be confined to the Xbox 360 and PS3 when it's released this holiday. Amazon has posted a listing for a Wii version of title, including the convincing box art seen here. Furthermore, a purported GameStop new release...

May 11th 2011 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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When Game Informer revealed the contents of its new issue yesterday, buried under the Assassin's Creed: Revelations hoopla was the promise of Ubisoft news that has nothing to do with white hoodies or hidden knives: "six pages of new details and assets on the gorgeous new platformer, Rayman Origin...

May 6th 2011 at 4:55pm 0 Comments
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Pictured above: Rayman, floppy-haired hero and decliner of limbs, along with dim-witted partner in mischief, Globox. They've been missing since December 2010, but we're happy to report that they're not dead. In an MCV interview published today, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said Rayman Origins...

April 8th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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The latest vintage game to hit GOG comes courtesy of the site's new Ubisoft partnership, which has already brought us a couple of Mights & Magics. This one is a bit more canonically "Ubisoft," however -- it's Rayman! Rayman Forever is the "definitive" version of the first Rayman platformer,...

March 29th 2011 at 9:55am 0 Comments