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Still Hope Rayman Origins May Find its Way to Nintendo Consoles

Posted by James Newton

Updated game info page says Wii and 3DS is "to be considered"

The Wii excels when it comes to 3D platform games, but it's certainly no slouch in the side-scrolling department. With a healthy back catalogue including Klonoa, New Super Mario Bros. Wii and A Boy and His Blob, as well as upcoming treats Kirby's Epic Yarn and Donkey Kong Country Returns the machine has arguably one of the best platform line-ups in history, and that's even without including Virtual Console. So when Ubisoft announced Rayman Origins, its spectacular new outing for the limbless hero, and the Wii was not among the list of consoles receiving the title there was much grumbling and gnashing of teeth. Don't grind those molars down to a fine powder just yet though, as the game's fate is still up in the air.

The official Rayman Origins blog still sticks to the original line that Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will be receiving the game, but says that other formats including Wii and 3DS, are still "to be considered". It's a fair distance from a cast-iron promise but it at least gives some hope to Nintendo-owning fans of Rayman and gorgeous 2D graphics.

[via raymanorigins.uk.ubi.com]

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User Comments (23)

V8_Ninja

#2

V8_Ninja said:

Doubt it. Judging by the blog mentioning that it could be for iPhone, the game will be a digital release. Therefor the file size will probably be too big for WiiWare. And yes, I am Satan, crushing your hopes and dreams with my reality. :P

Rensch

#5

Rensch said:

UbiSoft fail! Give me Rayman, platform heroes BELONG on Nintendo consoles.

TJ_Spyke

#7

TJ_Spyke said:

Nintendo has been the home of the Rayman franchise for quite some time (I think the last one to appear on another system was when the first Rayman Raving Rabbids appeared on Xbox 360), the Wii and DS should get it too.

Egg miester, people love the Rabbids.

Stuffgamer1

#8

Stuffgamer1 said:

@V8 Ninja: Given that they already said this was an episodic game, I think downloadable was a no-brainer.:P

@TJ Spyke: You're kidding, right? All three numbered Rayman games were multisystem, as was Rayman Arena. Heck, Nintendo didn't even get Rayman 1 until the GBC and GBA versions a few years after original release! I'll grant you that the past few Rabbid-saturated years haven't escaped Nintendo (Raving Rabbids 2 and on), but those aren't Rayman games at all, and you can't convince me that they are.:P

I'll be getting this on PS3 anyway, so it doesn't really matter to me whether it comes to Nintendo platforms or not. I guess it'd be nice to see it released on WiiWare if possible, just so you guys without HD consoles could play it...provided it runs better than TellTales' attempts at Wii gaming.:P

BleachFan

#9

BleachFan said:

I would love love love to have this on the Wii. The game's art style and sense of humor are totally perfect for me! Here's to hoping for the consideration to turn into a confimation!
Crosses Fingers

citizenerased

#10

citizenerased said:

Make it happen, Ubi. I do believe Red Steel 2 is the only good game you guys have published on Wii. Well, Raving Rabbids 1 and Rabbids Go Home were decent, I suppose. Still.

HappyHappy

#12

HappyHappy said:

I really hope that Ubisoft brings Rayman Origins to Wiiware if not they should at least release Rayman 2 on the virtual console.

RoyalBlur

#14

RoyalBlur said:

I remember playing a Rayman game on the PlayStation 1. Hopefully they will put Rayman Origins on the Nintendo 3DS. I'm quite sure that Rayman Origins will be a digital download game in the proposed Nintendo App Store.

Yosher

#15

Yosher said:

If it comes to the Wii (or 3DS, depending on the situation) I'll surely be getting it. 2D Rayman always was awesome!

TKOWL

#16

TKOWL said:

Please, Ubisoft, change the new Rabbids game into an adventure and have this game put on Wii too!

Vinsanity

#17

Vinsanity said:

I don't care. Get to work on Beyond Good & Evil 2, Ubisoft Montpellier:D The 2D Rayman games were always "meh" at best. Gorgeous, yes, but lacking in the gameplay department. The games were "too artistic" if anything, as it was hard to tell the "bounding boxes" for platforms -- especially for a hero with no limbs. Will he reach that platform and climb up or not? And if not, why the hell not? Can't he "float" his hand over another inch.

Also, all Rayman could do was walk, so it was pretty sluggish. Except for the slippy-slidey music stages.

I've seen the trailer for Rayman Origins and it definitely looks stupid to me. First off, who gives a sh*t about Globox? Kill that dude off already. Secondly, why the immature tone? Last I checked, Rayman wasn't the sort to be entertained by fart jokes and its ilk.

Rayman was a hero - the same sort of guy as Mario, who was just motivated to do what he did because it was right and his friends needed help. So I really don't care for Origins at all, and couldn't care less as to whether or not it shows up for Nintendo download channels.

Rayman 2 was one of the best games ever made though, and 3 wasn't a bad platformer by any means (too combat focused though, and again, Globox is stupid and shouldn't have been featured that heavily). So I'll always give Rayman the benefit of the doubt. But I'd MUCH rather hear that they do another 3D one than any announcement like this.

But seriously, Beyond Good & Evil 2. Keep plugging away at that, Ubi! :D

Wamtu

#18

Wamtu said:

I thought I saw somewhere it had already been confirmed for Wiiware. Oh, wait. That was Wikipedia. Never mind...

FinalFantisiac

#20

FinalFantisiac said:

Hopefully this'll be a nice back story of Rayman himself, and actually reintroduce Mr. Dark after his cowardly disappearance in Rayman 1.

Birthday_Boy

#22

Birthday_Boy said:

Oh please. It's obvious that Rayman will be on Nintendo consoles Ubisoft put Rabbids Go Home and Rabbids Back in time, are exclusive on Nintendo consoles same goes with Trackmania Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy, 100 All-Time Favorites , Academy of Champions, C.O.P. The Recruit.

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