Rayman returns

Thursday 6 April 2006
Publisher Ubisoft has announced that it will release Rayman 4 this Christmas for next-gen and current-gen machines. Michel Ancel, superstar creator of platforming hero Rayman and the excellent Beyond Good %26amp; Evil, will spearhead the development of the latest game in the cartoon action series.

Ubisoft expects the new Rayman "to sweep players off their feet," an ambitious leap for the decade-spanning Rayman series. But with Ancel at the creative wheel, we're hoping Rayman can make the most of the next-gen machines, without being thwarted by hitting older, less tech-heavy consoles at the same time.

Above: Rayman's superpower is floaty hands and feet, but he makes it work

Ben Richardson is a former Staff Writer for Official PlayStation 2 magazine and a former Content Editor of GamesRadar+. In the years since Ben left GR, he has worked as a columnist, communications officer, charity coach, and podcast host – but we still look back to his news stories from time to time, they are a window into a different era of video games.