Some people were overjoyed by the news and some were dismayed at the possibility of Rayman joining the Super Smash Bros roster. Well it all turned out to be an elaborate fake as the person behind it has come forward and revealed how he created it. So yeah, you can now breathe a sigh of relief, as Rayman won’t be coming to Super Smash Bros on the Wii U.
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This comes direct from 4Chan so whether its legitimacy can be trusted remains to be seen. The fairly convincing off-screen images show that Rayman could be joining the Super Smash Bros roster as possible downloadable content. You may remember that a Nintendo Canada employee implied that Rayman would be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. This was back in August.
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Earlier today we posted that Amazon Germany had begun listing a Rayman Collection for the Nintendo 3DS. There wasn’t really any interesting details in the listing. However, it turns out the collection is legitimate and includes Rayman Origins, Rabbids Rumble, & Rabbids Travel in Time 3D. The official name of the bundle is Rayman & Rabbids Family Pack and it’s coming in either September or October.
Although Rayman Origins wasn’t entirely well received on the Nintendo 3DS, it seems as though Ubisoft might be bringing more Rayman titles to the handheld. Amazon Germany have recently listed a Rayman Compilation for the Nintendo 3DS. It’s a very early listing, and there’s no box-art to back it up, but I’m sure Nintendo 3DS owners wouldn’t grumble at a re-release of previous Rayman games.
Nintendo of Canada has confirmed to us that Rayman won’t be playable in the forthcoming Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. However, the firm says that Rayman will appear as a trophy when the game launches later this year on both platforms.
“In the recent interview in Canada about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Rayman was mentioned, and this was referring to the previously announced Rayman trophy in the game.”
Matt Ryan, who is in charge of Communications, Marketing and Partnerships at Nintendo of Canada, has mentioned in the recent video that Rayman will be playable in the upcoming Super Smash Bros game for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. You can hear his comments at the 1:50 mark in the video embedded above.
Michel Ancel, the acclaimed designer behind Beyond Good and Evil and Rayman, has announced that he has joined indie studio, Wild Sheep Studio. His team is working on a new and original game which will be announced soon. However, Ancel will still be at Ubisoft.