Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Rayman Origins: Out on consoles and Vita! 3DS/PC in March!
Out now for Xbox 360, Wii, Playstation 3, and PS Vita!
PS Vita: February 22nd (EU)
3DS: March 16th (EU), March 20th (NA)
PC: March 29th (No DRM!)
Okay, so for years we've had so many rabbid games that people have forgotten the roots of the original series. Fortunately, Ubisoft hasn't. It was originally going to be an episodic affair, but has now grown to a full retail title. Oh, and did I mention that Michel Ancel is back to look after his baby? Oh yeah, and it's a 2D platformer. Hopefully something there has restored your faith in the series.
But that's not all. The game is using a new tool that allows artwork to be easily put into game and manipulated. The result is something incredibly beautiful.
The game will be available on all three consoles (and 3DS), but I'm going to have to recommend the HD consoles to get the most from this. And, as you saw, it has co-op. Four players!
It's a system very similar to New Super Mario Brothers Wii, complete with a bubble system for when someone bites it. Here's a decent gameplay video of the co-op in action.
And, as you can see, it won't be a total pushover in terms of challenge.