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A marketing firm known for working with Ubisoft has teased images (via Kotaku) of a possible new Rayman game in the style of last year's Rayman Origins, suggesting a sequel to the critical darling may be close to announcement. The new screens show Michel Ancel's character in a bunch of new environments, doing what he does best: jumping, standing, and defying God's own laws of physics with a steadfast refusal to grow any damn limbs.

Rayman Origins was on our list of the top 7 overlooked games of 2011, and we were all set to finally forget Okami and make Ancel's masterpiece the butt of all future “you didn't buy this and now you can't have nice things” jokes – until, according to Ubisoft, Rayman Origins turned a profit and showed long-term potential. Which was about the best way we could think of to be proved wrong, as it increases the likelihood of these screens leading to a real game at some point – and lends lists like Five reasons you suck if you don't play Okami the lasting relevance they deserve. Thank goodness for that.

7 comments

  • RedOutlive. - April 25, 2012 5:01 p.m.

    I just wonder if Ubisoft is going to wait for the biggest games of the year to relase just to botch RO2 together...
  • oddprophet - April 24, 2012 3:16 a.m.

    Awesome. Awesome to the max!
  • IceBlueKirby - April 23, 2012 11:10 p.m.

    DLC, sequel, or spinoff, it doesn't matter to me...I'd be happy to have more Origins in any form. Of course a sequel would be the best choice, so that's what I'm hoping for as well.
  • HitmanSB07 - April 23, 2012 5:13 p.m.

    Why would they release a new game if the first sold like shit? Surely it'll be dlc (which i'll gladly buy)? Perhaps it's for the vita so that they can somehow play with more than one person?
  • MasterBhater - April 23, 2012 6:22 p.m.

    Ubisoft has actually stated that despite lower sales than expected, Rayman: Origins was still a success to them because critics and the people who actually played it, loved it. Sometimes companies don't just let money talk and actually give games another go because they were so damn good the first time. Not all game companies are EA and Acti-I'm gonna fire everyone who isn't making an FPS-vision.
  • SPAZFM - April 23, 2012 4:51 p.m.

    Might Just be Dlc for it what would be nice. But if it's a squeal that's cool too
  • BladedFalcon - April 23, 2012 4:49 p.m.

    HOLY FUCK YES Please let this be actual confirmation of R:O2 Please let this be actual confirmation of R:O2 Please let this be actual confirmation of R:O2 Please let this be actual confirmation of R:O2 Please let this be actual confirmation of R:O2 Please let this be actual confirmation of R:O2 Please let this be actual confirmation of R:O2 Please let this be actual confirmation of R:O2 Please let this be actual confirmation of R:O2 *breathes* Okay I'm done :P

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