Ubisoft is preparing Rayman
3: Hoodlum Havoc for an HD re-release on PSN and Xbox 360 this Spring,
the publisher announced today. To celebrate the release of Rayman Origins, the series' third outing is being fancied up with HD
graphics, 60fps animation and improved audio. So now you can play the
new Rayman, which is styled to look like an old game; or an old
Rayman, bumped up to look like a new one. What?
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc was
the series' first title designed for 6th-generation consoles (that
is, the machines you had before the ones you've got now). As such,
it's the first time the games went full-on 3D, arriving in arguably
the peak of the PS2's lifecycle. The title's remembered for its arch,
self-referential take on platform gaming: think of it as a
time-capsule not only of what platformers were like in 2003, but all
the wiseass things people were saying about the genre.
Or just dig
the game's remastered look while you work on completing Origins and
the new Rabbids title. That way, by the time Hoodlum Havoc's
rereleased, the series' continuity ought to make Metal Gear Solid
look straightforward to you.