E3 2011: Rayman Origins Gameplay Impressions

on June 6, 2011 5:52 PM

Right off the bat of Ubisoft’s press conference, the creator of Rayman, Michel Ancel took the stage and introduced us to Rayman Origins. A live demonstration of the game was shown, and was done entirely with two-player co-op. The two characters used were Rayman and the lovable blue guy, Globox. The game is 2D platforming, and was shown to include all the standard elements, including wall jumping, fluttering, shooting projectiles, sliding, (takes a breath) swimming, hip-dropping, and rope swinging. Some of the co-op elements of the game included stacking on top of each other and the ability to hit each other, because that’s just good ‘ole fun.

What was super note-worthy was a portion of a stage shown where Tetris pieces were falling from above and the all too familiar Tetris music started playing. Talk about epic. They also showed an underwater stage, a stage where you are being chased and an airplane flying-like stage. It looked like a lot of fun.

The game is said to be playable with 4-player co-op for E3 attendees to play, so it will be great to see that in action. Humorous cutscenes were also shown to top it all off, so the game is looking like it will have all the trimmings of what we loved about the original Rayman titles.

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Working on the DualShockers staff as both an editor and community manager since late 2009, François is absolutely no stranger to the videogame industry. He is a graduate from the City College of New York, and has his Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising. His next step is to obtain his Master's degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Before starting his career, François has been gaming since the age of 2 with Super Mario World, and he has never looked back since. Gaming may be his profession, but it has always been his passion.