Whenever I think about the Rayman series, the Band Land theme instantly invades my brain and I’m subconsciously sent on an internet recon mission to find it. Irresistible impulses aside, when Game Informer released the contents of its upcoming issue they brought some new information to the public about Rayman Origins.
When it was originally announced Rayman Origins was slated for a staggered episodic release upon downloadable platforms, however this has completely changed. The game is now heading for a full retail release with an impressive six pages of details on it. Now, we can’t spoil the contents of those pages nor do I want to, but NeoGAF user SolidSnakex gave the world the run down on the basics of the feature. Not only is the title set for a full retail release, it’s coming to stores this holiday.
Hit the break to read a bit more about the new details.
As exciting as that is, it’s also going to have a 4-player local multiplayer mode that seems to resemble the type of multiplayer that we saw in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
It’s designed to be accessible to players of all skillsets, as well as being entirely playable alone. And no, it’s not just four Raymans running around bumping into each other. Globox and two teensies are available in the multiplayer. You’ll also be able to put your platforming skills to the test in challenges called “I Dare You” where you’ll be able to bet the collectable in-game currency, Lums, on your ability to perform a “complex, acrobatic chain.”
I’m actually really, really excited, minus the assumed $60 price tag that I already have trouble affording. I was fine with the release coming to 360 and PS3 as downloadable titles, but a full retail game just makes me wish I had more money these days, especially during the flooded holiday season.