Rayman’s 20th Anniversary Celebrations Game Will Be For Mobile Not Consoles

Today, Ubisoft marks the celebration of the 20th anniversary of one of its most cherished brands, Rayman. With 28 million units sold over the last 20 years, Rayman has become an emblematic character within the video game industry. As part of the celebration, Rayman’s creator Michel Ancel will hold a special livestream on Twitch, today, on November 17th at 4pm UK time. Joined by his new companions, the Incrediballs, Rayman is ready for a new epic journey in 2015 with the adventure game Rayman Adventures. The title is currently available on Apple TV and will be released on mobile platforms on December 3rd.

“Rayman is one of Ubisoft’s most iconic and beloved characters, and he is still going strong 20 years after his creation. That is a testament to our teams’ expertise and passion, and our ability to take the Rayman franchise in exciting new directions, said Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft. “As a fan of Rayman from Day one, it’s always an exciting and special moment for me when we welcome a new installment in the series. I’m looking forward to Rayman fans getting their hands on Rayman Adventures and to creating more adventures and fun with him in the years to come.”

Born in 1995, Rayman, a hero with no arms or legs, was created by a talented and creative team led by Michel Ancel and Frederic Houde. From its launch, the side-scrolling platform game was critically acclaimed thanks to its originality, its precise gameplay, and its incredible graphics and audio design. From this moment onward, Rayman took his place as a mascot for Ubisoft. 

Whether in 2D or 3D, from cartridge consoles to new-gen, Rayman has adapted throughout the course of the past two decades in order to consistently offer his fans memorable and unique experiences that focus on high quality graphics set in poetic and colorful environments. Rayman also introduced the Raving Rabbids, and the UbiArt Framework, the engine that made possible the rich graphics of Rayman Origins, Rayman Legends, and now Rayman Adventures.

Ubisoft is now celebrating Rayman’s anniversary and historical success with players through a livestream on Twitch today at 4pm UK time. The livestream will feature Michel Ancel, and the development team at Ubisoft Montpellier, and will allow fans to ask questions about Rayman directly to the creator himself. The live gameplay session will take fans back in time by featuring the very first Rayman released in 1995 and will be an occasion to look back over the evolution of the character since its creation.

Rayman Creator Has Made One Of The Levels In Super Mario Maker

Rayman creator Michel Ancel has created a special level in the forthcoming Super Mario Maker on Wii U. If anyone is up to the task of designing a challenging and innovative 2D level in a platform game it is Mr. Ancel. You may remember that the official Super Mario Maker UK website said that there were 100 pre-installed levels and that information was quickly deleted. Well, according to Nintendo France it should contain around 60 pre-installed levels for you to play around with. Anyway, here’s a video of Mr. Ancel creating his own level in the creative game.

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Thanks, Paidenthusiast

Rayman DLC For Super Smash Bros Was 100% Fake

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.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in.

Possible Rayman DLC Leak For Super Smash Bros Wii U?

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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Thanks, Rubberyen and Will

Rayman 3DS Collection Is Actually Rayman Origins, Rabbids Rumble And Rabbids Travel in Time 3D


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.

Thanks, Busybee

Amazon Germany Has Listed A Rayman Compilation For Nintendo 3DS

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.

Thanks, Dekuplushdoll

Nintendo Canada Confirms Rayman Won’t Be Playable In Smash Bros But Will Appear As A Trophy

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.”