The original Rayman Origins came out last year to rave reviews, but unfortunately, Ubisoft chose to release it during the middle of the holiday rush, and the game only managed to achieve modest sales in the midst of competition from higher profile titles. However, if a new rumor is to be believed, we might be seeing more of Rayman Origins very soon.
The Verge is reporting that marketing company Arkensford, who have worked with Ubisoft in the past, recently non-chalantly mentioned a sequel to Rayman Origins in a marketing survey.
If the rumor is to be believed (and at this point, there’s no reason not to,) the next Rayman Origins game will be set in a variety of new locations, each based around a specific mythology, such as a medieval setting with dragons, and a level based around ancient Greek myths.
I really hope this is true, because I would love to play another Rayman Origins game. The original Origins was one of the few Western developed platformers that I would rank in with the likes of Mario and the good Sonic titles, and I was really disheartened when I learned how poorly it sold at retail. Despite the low number of units sold, apparently Ubisoft still turned a profit with it, and I’m glad that Michel Ancel and his Rayman team are getting another shot. Hopefully this time they can get the attention and popularity that they deserve.
Speaking of Michel Ancel, isn’t it about time he got to work on that Beyond Good and Evil sequel that Ubisoft teased awhile back?