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Rayman Origins Demo Available Next Week

The newest installment of the classic platformer franchise is promising.

By Dylan Coffey on 11/4/2011
Rayman Origins is a title that promises to combine innovation with classical game design. It is a side-scrolling puzzle platformer, placing it securely in the legacy of its predecessors, that utilizes UbiArt, an incredibly innovative system for game development. The UbiArt engine automates many of the more technical portions of character design, allowing artists to focus almost solely on the artistic aspect of the game. Other classical elements include the return of the first Rayman game's protagonist, Mr. Dark, as well as the fact that Rayman Origins is a prequel to the others games in the franchise. The game features 4-player drop-in/drop-out co-operative gameplay similar to New Super Mario Bros.

The style of Rayman Origins is quirky to say the least, both in terms of gameplay and of aesthetics. We will finally get a taste of this first hand when the game's demo becomes available on November 9th for those with an XBox Live or PlayStation Network account. The game will subsequently debut on November 15th, both for those consoles and for the Wii. The demo will feature three levels from the Food, Jungle, and Ocean zones and will show off the game's Electoon collection mechanic. Fans of the franchise and newcomers alike should have a wacky time with Rayman Origins; hopefully it will have the same fortune that Sonic Generations did in terms of respecting and simultaneously improving on its previous incarnations.
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OSMenace on November 07, 2011
I never understood why they had Rayman go down the Raving Rabbits route; I'm glad to see a return to originality here.
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varun2000 on November 06, 2011
looks ok
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Antoniope on November 06, 2011
Nothing like spending an afternoon playing some Rayman on GBA!
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holygamer on November 05, 2011
i loved the original rayman's so i'll definitely have to check out this demo and see what it's about.
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