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Rayman Origins Sequel Could Be on the Way

Marketing survey.

Whilst Rayman Origins didn’t sell very well in the first month or so, sales definitely seemed to pick up after Christmas, when the priced dropped down and people had a little bit more cash to spare.

In fact, I said that I would be surprised to see another Origins game after what I could only describe as a ‘harsh blow’. That wasn’t the case, according to Ubisoft, however, who confirmed that this 2D venture back to Rayman’s roots made a profit.

According to Kotaku, there’s a sequel in the pipeline, leaked through a survey conducted by Arkenford, who regularly work with Ubisoft. The sequel will apparently keep everything that made the first game so good: a lengthy campaign with varied levels – now with a more mythological flavour including ghosts, dragons amongst other mythical creatures – and the brilliantly fun four player co-op mode.

This survey doesn’t confirm the sequel of course; someone with decent photo editing skills could just be pulling our leg, or, more likely, it could just be a survey to test the waters for a sequel, with no full confirmation until Ubisoft get the response they want.

Well, if you’re listening, Ubi: please make this sequel, we’ll all buy it this time. I promise.

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22 Comments
  1. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Loved the game and would welcome a second with my cash :P

    Comment posted on 23/04/2012 at 17:38.
    • Nate
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      Ditto, a wonderful game. I only really took to it on the Vita though, so hopefully the remake will head the portable’s way as well.

      Comment posted on 23/04/2012 at 17:46.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        same here. Only played it on the Vita too, was perfect for a handheld.

        Comment posted on 23/04/2012 at 17:49.
      • gaffers101
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        I palyed the Vita demo and will be getting the full version when I’ve completed Uncharted:GA. It’s a really enjoyable game.

        Comment posted on 24/04/2012 at 10:13.
  2. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    Have the ps3 version so am loathe to buy again for Vita… but i could pick up the sequel … tempted just for the critter on stilts! :D

    Comment posted on 23/04/2012 at 17:58.
  3. freezebug2
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    I’d give the game glowing praise on any survey, it was a real breath of fresh air on the PS3, and would love to see a sequel developed ;)

    Comment posted on 23/04/2012 at 18:11.
    • R1MJAW
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      Agreed. Best platformer I’ve played in a long time.

      Comment posted on 23/04/2012 at 19:24.
      • jikomanzoku
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        Absolutely, I went off platformers some years ago, the last one I enjoyed prior to this was probably the SNES mario game with the cape for flying (can’t remember which it was). Rayman was just special in every way and recaptured something its competitors lost sight of for me.

        Comment posted on 24/04/2012 at 07:20.
  4. Sympozium
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Hang on if they’re making a sequel then what happens to Rayman, 2 and 3?

    Comment posted on 23/04/2012 at 18:21.
  5. XisTG
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    I’ll buy it day one!

    Comment posted on 23/04/2012 at 19:05.
  6. Rocket_345
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    This would be a definite purchase for me. First is a fantastic platformer.

    Comment posted on 23/04/2012 at 19:29.
  7. sparkyscrum
    Member
    Since: May 2011

    I hope they do bring it out. Funniest game ever and it was a great joy to get through the game!

    Comment posted on 23/04/2012 at 19:59.
  8. KeRaSh
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    I just cried a single tear of joy. This would be a day one purchase for me, just like the initial Rayman Origins. No doubt about it. One of the most brilliant platformers I’ve ever played.
    I’m really glad they were able to turn a profit on this. It was well deserved.

    Comment posted on 24/04/2012 at 06:04.
  9. scavenga
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    I’m nowhere near finishing the first one, but I feel nothing but love for it. I will definately put in a preorder for part 2 as soon as it’s available!

    Comment posted on 24/04/2012 at 08:28.
  10. Eldave0
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    I admire their optimism but I really don’t think there is any point them chucking time and money at this one.
    The platform genre (outside of Nintendo consoles and handhelds) is basically dead, hence why Origins sold as poorly as it did. Don’t get me wrong, with the exception of Super Mario World, Origins is the best platformer on the market but there just isn’t the demand for games like this anymore.

    Comment posted on 24/04/2012 at 09:24.
    • KeRaSh
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      They made a profit (thanks to the Vita version I asume) but now people know about the game and if they find a smarter release windows for the sequel (not in November with UC3 and Skyrim) they could do really well.
      Platformers are far from dead. It’s a genre that’s overlooked these days because game studios think gamers only want new shooters when it’s actually the other way around.

      Comment posted on 24/04/2012 at 10:27.
      • Eldave0
        andUandU
        Since: Aug 2008

        Sorry I should have been clearer, it’s obvious actual gamers (i.e. people who read around on sites like this) are sick of the crap on the market at the moment and are looking for something new and decent, but we are still a very small portion of the gaming market.

        The majority of people who play games will walk straight past excellent games like Bayonetta, Shadows of the Damned, Mirror’s Edge, Vanquish and Rayman Origins and focus instead on samey shooters and even samey-er (new word) sports games.

        Sure Ubi eventually made some sales, good on them, but only when they sliced the price from £40 (a perfectly acceptable price tag given the game’s quality and length) to about £15, whereas other “popular” games can charge £40-45 for their games, which only last about 6 hours.

        Going back to my original point, there isn’t a lot of money to be made in the platforming genre these days.

        Comment posted on 24/04/2012 at 11:30.

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