by David Sanchez on May 18, 2012 @ 10:47 am
Yesterday, a demo for Rayman Origins landed on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. While the demo indicates that this may be the weakest version of Ubisoft’s adorable and charming 2D platformer, the game still seems to retain a lot of the elements that made it so great on home platforms and the PlayStation Vita. The gameplay, for example, is still stellar. As for the visuals, while the 3DS may not be able to pump out lush HD graphics, Rayman Origins still features some nice environments with bold color usage throughout.
According to GamesRadar, the latest version of Ubisoft’s awesome platformer will hit retailers on June 5. That’s less than three weeks away, so if you were looking forward to Rayman Origins on the 3DS, the wait will be over soon. The game will be priced at $29.99, which makes sense considering Rayman Origins costs that much on consoles, so it would be weird for anyone to be expected to pay any more.
The game was something of a sleeper hit in 2011. Rayman Origins certainly didn’t get off to a good start in terms of sales, but it slowly picked up, chugging along and eventually generating some profitable revenue for Ubisoft. After scouring Google and YouTube for info on the 3DS version of Rayman Origins, it would seem that gamers looking to play the game on a handheld will enjoy the Vita version more. That said, if you don’t own a Vita and you really want to take this game on the go, maybe you should look into the 3DS version.
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