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.