Game Profile

Michel Ancel, celebrated creator of Rayman®, Beyond Good & Evil® and the Raving Rabbids® returns to his roots to bring us Rayman® Origins:  a 2D side-scrolling, platforming adventure!

Play Rayman Origins and discover or rediscover the magical universe and legendary 2D gameplay that captured the hearts of millions of fans...

When the Glade of Dreams is overrun by “nefurrious” Darktoons, the Fairy Council hastily invokes Rayman to save the day; but the hero of light isn’t quite all there…To help him, Rayman teams up with his best friend, Globox. Together, the world’s most hilarious team of heroes will need to restore peace to the Glade or watch as their beloved home vanishes like a bad dream...

Key Features

Rebirth of a Platforming Legend: It’s been 15 years since the first launch of Rayman. Rayman Origins brings back many of the classic characters, revived in their original 2D form, as well as a whole new world of characters and environments.

Unique Approach to 2D Art: A rich world with over 100 characters and 6 unique worlds created by some of the VG’s most reputed artists and animators. This creative approach to 2D design will recapture the hearts of platformer fans and introduce a new generation to one of the industry’s best-loved characters in his original 2D form.

A Vast Playground: Rayman Origins includes over 60 levels of 2D platforming gameplay designed for all ages and playing styles. Unlock new abilities progressively and return to previous levels to discover new paths and secrets.

Variety of Gameplay: Rayman Origins is a platformer at its core, but it has elements of many game genres. Rayman and Globox gain unique abilities as they progress through the adventure, including swimming, diving and the sensational “HairlyCopter.” The game also features many elements of action, adventure, shooter and beat-’em-up gameplay.

Street Pass Functionality: Taking advantage of the Street Pass, you can share your progression, number of collectibles, time played, unlocked achievements, and avatar with others.

Epic Boss Fights: A giant pink monster with hundreds of eyes... A possessed, mountainous golem... An evil daisy-cum-carnivorous plant... Rayman Origins will put players to the test with these and many more challenging boss battles!

Unique Approach, Unique Game: Rayman Origins was created by Michel Ancel with a small team of artists and developers to produce not only high-quality graphics and gameplay, but a creative and unique experience.

Game Review


Europe PAL Version

Posted by James Newton

Limbless, but not limp

Rayman Origins has had a long trip to reach 3DS; it was supposed to be released in March, and while it's out now in Europe it won't make it to North America until November. Europeans can enjoy it in 3D for the first time, but if you've already played it...

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The launch trailer for Rayman Origins on 3DS: it launches in North America on 5th June and in Europe on 8th June. Find out more at http://www.nintendolife.com/games/3ds/rayman_origins

User Comments (15)



Dodger said:

Er, assuming the description for this is the generic description for Rayman Origins as a whole and not the 3DS version because I don't think it will be in full HD and while it might have 4 player multiplayer but I doubt it will be jump in, jump out on a 3DS.

Still, I want to see if this version is any good before getting the Wii version.



CARPYMW3 said:

the rayman games are epic this means this rayman origins is going to blow our socks right off, i hope.



Koapa said:

I got the demo.
It´s so bad, that I canceled my preorder of this game.
It´s super tiny, slow and totally not 3D !!!



ATDI said:

@Koapa It is 3D. It wasn't slow for me either. The game is a port of a 2D sidescroller, so the 3D setting works just like it does in Mutant Mudds. The biggest issue with this game is the controls.




The demo was ok actually. Decentish in fact, Its just that the home console version is better and cheaper.



ShinyGold said:

Ahhh I Cannot Wait to Play this Game For 3Ds I Play It On My Xbox360 And i love it Can Someone Plz Tell Me Where To Pre Order This Awsome Rayman Game!



luminalace said:

I know this has been delayed in the U.S until November and EB Games Australia no longer have a listing for it but I have pre-ordered a UK copy and I hope it's still coming!



luminalace said:

Ok while seemingly no one cares...It's out in both Australia (where I live) and in the U.K (where I got the game from)! This probably means it's in all PAL countries!



ouroborous said:

so now the demo IS back on the eShop, i guess they heard me complaining? but still no release date? so will it ever come to 3DS already or what?

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