We Finally Know What Rayman 3D Is

By Ishaan . January 19, 2011 . 1:12pm

No, Rayman 3D on the Nintendo 3DS isn’t a port or remake of the original Rayman. Nor is it the 3DS version of Rayman Origins that Ubisoft once hinted at. It’s actually a 3D adaptation of Rayman 2: The Great Escape on the Dreamcast.


Ubisoft say they’ve made tweaks to the game with regard to accessibility, progression and the learning curve. Rayman 3D doesn’t have a release date, but it is one of the Ubisoft titles in the 3DS launch window, between March and June 2011.

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  • Kris

    Wasn’t there a version of this released near DS’s launch as well?
    Ah, regardless, I love Rayman 2. I’ll probably be getting it. :p

  • PrinceHeir

    yay it’s been a long time since i last played a Rayman game. let’s see how this game fares out in the series :D

  • malek86

    “It’s actually a 3D adaptation of Rayman 2: The Great Escape on the Dreamcast.”

    What, again. I know the game is good, but they’ve ported it a thousand times already. It’s even on DS.

    Why can’t they try something different for once, like Rayman 3? That one was on GC, so it would probably fit the 3DS just fine.

  • Yui

    I feel like the 3DS is experiencing the same port mayhem that once plagued the DS and PSP. Poor handhelds, so few actual new games. =(

    • I think we would be getting less games if there werent for all these ports, so nothing would change…

      • Yui

        Mmm, probably, but I’d rather be seeing the finances used on these ports go into remakes of classics or entirely new games. Certainly not the Devil Survivor Overclocked method; much as I love Atlus, I’m really not ready to spend money on the same game again, even with the new demons and new scenario. =(

        EDIT: OH HELL
        I have literally just realized what is up with Overclocked. Atlus is becoming SE, and SMT is its Kingdom Hearts. THIS WILL BECOME THE NORM

    • ECM

      This is what happens when Nintendo gives devs far less than a year to knock out games, so it’s to be expected.

      • Yui

        I don’t know the exact length of the development windows for the 3DS, but that’s an idea I can get behind, considering the sheer lack of quality in the projected launch window for the console. =(

    • Joanna

      Really? I still find the new games are much more plentiful than ports on both systems. I think it’s a case of the big names: Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, etc. being the first thing that comes to mind when we think of gaming libraries giving us this illusion that it’s all ports and remakes.

      I’ve got a pretty extensive DS library (90+ games and counting) and I can tell you, at most, 1/4 are remakes/ports, the rest are brand new games.

      As for the 3DS, give it time, the start of a system’s life is usually riddled with ports/remakes since it’s less risky than making a brand new game.

      • Yui

        Wow, you really are as late to the party as they say! I don’t mean any offense, but…wow. I’d completely forgotten this thread. XD

        Anyway, you’re absolutely right, it IS about the big names – but when I said that, I meant in the beginning of the console’s life. Many are brand new, towards the end, but in the original year of the DS there were certainly quite a few ports and remakes. I don’t dislike the idea (there’s a lot I’d like to see remade, after all!), but it’s always curious that there are so many ports, though the business logic is absolutely obvious, even to me, with no real business acumen to speak of. XD

        Exactly! You are reinforcing my point. Why are we disagreeing again? :D

        EDIT: Also, I realise I need to be more specific, and I apologise for that. :P

        • Joanna

          Yeah I am really late to the party. I’ve been really busy in real life, which makes it hard to keep up with siliconera, but I love this site and I do read all the articles even if I’m really behind. ^^;;;

          I try not to reply to older articles….but sometimes I just feel like I need to make a point and yes, I thought you meant in general….which is why I was responding to you and yes I agree that not all ports and remakes are bad. I’m really happy we have finally gotten DQV & VI, as well as a port of CT (which I really wanted to own but I didn’t and don’t have a SNES….and the PS1 port…well I heard the load times were bad…so I was really happy to be able to pick up the DS port. I even bought it for 40$ CAN on the first day and I had already played it before using “other” means. Yeah, I love CT that much ^^).

          • Yui

            No worries, haha! A long time ago I knew what it was like to have a busy life. Now I don’t, but I understand what you mean, and I think it’s cool that you try to keep up to date even with a difficult schedule. :D

            That’s my fault, I have a tendency to make blanket statements because I forget to specify exactly what the meaning of what I’m saying is. I’ve always loved the idea of ports and remakes, because so many of them have introduced me to things I’ve never encountered before (SoA:L was my first experience with SoA, which is undoubtedly one of the best games I’ve ever played, for instance), and it’s always nice to be given those opportunities. Especially when, like you said, it’s a legendary game like CT which can be impossible to find any real copies of (and I totally understand your dilemma, I spent god knows how long trying to find a copy of that PS1 Chrono Trigger and FFVI bundle pack and when I finally did, my little brother broke it ;_;). :P

  • thebanditking

    Lame, is the only word that comes to mind for this……..

    • Whaat?! but this one was great! I would prefer a new one too though

  • HarryHodd

    Where is Rayman Origins? Would make more since to put that on the 3DS if they could.

  • Didnt that game was on the N64 too? i remember i played it there

    • malek86

      It was on pretty much every known platform. It started as a N64/PC game, then it got ported to the PSX, then the Dreamcast, then finally the PS2. But wait, years later they eventually ported it to the DS, and now the 3DS too.

      • Lol i see, now i can see why people are tired of this, i really enjoyed it in the N64 though, btw, did you saw what i answered you in the FF13 versus article? there was a miss-translation-typo in what you wrote there :P

        • malek86

          Uhm, I see. It sounds a bit less ridiculous indeed. But still kinda out of place. I’ll need to wait until the game actually comes out, because with Nomura you never know whether he’s making something totally ridiculous or not.

      • iPhone too. I just want an XBLA version, would be much more appropriate than iPhone

  • Wow. As much as I love Rayman – another remake? I guess I’ll bite.

  • Oh come on. We’ve seen this being ported and “enchanced” a few times already. Give us a new freaking Rayman already (i know there’s one on the way but I would like new Rayman content).

    On the plus side, this was a fantastic game (got all but one of the yellow thingies) so I guess I would like a new generation to try it :D

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