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Trivia: Ray Man

The Entire Series

  • Breakthrough Hit: Ubisoft saw its fortunes rise because of Rayman.
  • Creator Backlash: More minor than most, but Michel Ancel said that Rayman 3 was too "concrete" for his tastes.
    • Ancel has also spoken out quite vocally against Ubisoft's decision to delay the Wii U version of Rayman Legends weeks before it's original release date. Allegedly, he even threatened to leave the company over it.
  • Executive Meddling: Rayman M's title was changed to Rayman Arena in the US because the 'M' might be mistaken for the ESRB rating of "Mature" instead of "Multiplayer."
    • Rayman suffered more meddling when Rayman Legends was delayed for a September 2013 release to make it Multi-Platform. Unfortunately, this was around the same time other blockbusters like Grand Theft Auto V came out, thus Legends failed to sell much.
  • Port Overdosed: Every major Rayman game has appeared on several consoles:
    • The first game was initially released on Atari Jaguar, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, and PC, with ports for the Game Boy Advance, and DSi.
    • Rayman 2 was released for the Dreamcast, Nintendo64, PC, and PlayStation, followed by a PS2, DS, iOS, and 3DS release.
    • Rayman 3 was on Gamecube, PS2, and Xbox, with a digital release on the PS3 and Xbox 360 later on.
    • Rayman Origins is on PS3, 360, and Wii consoles and the portable 3DS and Vita systems.
    • Rayman Legends released on Wii-U, PS3, 360, and Vita, with Xbox One and PS 4 versions planned for release in 2014.
  • What Could Have Been: Rayman 2 was originally going to be a 2D sidescroller like Rayman, but perhaps most infamous is the drastic change in Rayman Raving Rabbids from a platformer to a pack of minigames.

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