Unreleased SNES Rayman Game Unearthed by Creator

on October 24, 2016 11:02 AM

Rayman creator Michel Ancel posted on Instagram this week an image of a 25-year-old Rayman game that never saw the light of day.

Five days ago Ancel posted a screenshot of the game, which was meant to be an SNES version of the original 1995 hit, but ultimately was cancelled due to the rise of CD-ROM consoles like the PlayStation and SEGA Saturn.

On the Gram Ancel wrote:

“Four people in the world have seen this.¬†We thought it was lost, but somewhere in the cold electronic circuit, something was alive.”

Ancel believed the game had been lost forever until he found the EPROM.

He then went on to tease fans with a screenshot of the game running at 60fps (shown above), saying he should do a Switch version of the game. The Nintendo Switch was revealed last week and is slated for a March 2017 worldwide release.

You can check out Ancel’s Instagram posts below.

Manny has been covering video games for more than three years. It's just about all he's good at. That and, well, playing them. He received his B.A. in multimedia and magazine journalism in 2016.