well the more i hear about this game the more interested i get.
latest info from IGNhttp://revolution.ign.com/articles/709/709614p1.html
here are a few snippets i found most interesting.
dancing? sounds interesting.The fighting part is very different from what you are used to. Here, the Wii controller (remote part) allows us to create deep interaction between Rayman and the player. If you give a real punch move, Rayman makes the same punch on screen, or in other words, if you make a punch from right to left, Rayman does the same move from right to left.
If you shake the controller, Rayman will do some special kung-fu style moves.
Grappling: If you make a quick move with the nunchuck, Rayman will grapple the nearest enemies and objects. You can then make them spin around Rayman and throw them (as projectiles) just by swinging the nunchuck around your head.
Dive attack (one of the super attacks): while Rayman is in the air, he can perform an earthquake ground shaking move. Just gesture both pads downward to do it. These controls are very easy to learn because both of your hands directly control Rayman's hands.
Rayman will also be able to use creatures in the game. To ride them, you have to twist the Wii main controller in order to direct the creatures in certain ways. You can imagine that it feels very natural to control an eagle in the air or a shark underwater just by moving your hands in the direction you want to go.
Last but not least, you will be able to dance with the bunnies! I will let your imagination fly on that one!
i must say that is some beautiful Wii graphics. and people had doubts about Wii graphics.IGN Wii: Sounds great. You've released some screenshots of Rayman Raving Rabbids. Are these from the Wii version?
Michel Ancel: Yes, so far they all come from the Wii version of the game.
nice to see the amount of effort going into the gameMichel Ancel: While we were developing Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie in 2005, a small team was in pre-production working on prototypes for the new Rayman. As soon as King Kong went gold, the whole Montpellier team (about 70 people) switched to work intensively on Rayman Raving Rabbids.
hundreds of Rabbits on screen at once? they must be getting some good power from Wii.IGN Wii: The game seems focused on super-crazed rabbits. In some cases, there appear to be hundreds of them on-screen. Is this possible on Wii? Also, how do these scenarios unfold in the game world? In other words, does Rayman often have to beat up on these rabbits?
Michel Ancel: The Rabbits are hundreds and they are vicious, but at the same time they are totally stupid.
dancing sounds like its going to be fun. certainly makes things different.The game is story-driven, but the player will experience a lot of combinations of gameplay before succeeding to stop the rabbits' invasion. For example, you can fight the rabbits but if you need to control them for some tasks, you can also hypnotize them with disco music! To achieve this goal, you'll be able to select a music and if you manage to dance following the good rhythm, the rabbits will start dancing with you and you'll be able to take control of them. Taking control of the rabbits will allow you to access new areas of the game. It's interesting to manipulate your enemies. Depending on their powers and abilities, you'll have different reactions and surprises.
completely open game? not too shabby at allThe game is going to be completely open, so you'll be able to navigate freely and move from situation to situation with different companions, items, or dark creatures.
overall sounds fun. just makes me wonder how they can port that fun factor over to the other consoles. i mean cant exactly dance with the PS3 or Xbox 360 at least not with as much fun.
Ive never played any of the other Rayman games, but this one sounds extremely interesting. After I saw that video of the guy at E3 who gets beat up by the rabbits in his office, I was hoping this game would have a good sense of humour to it considering this guys wacky sense of humour.
I went to IGN and looked at the images. Are they screenshots or FMV? I really hope theyre screenshots cause theyre pretty damn impressive.
This will probably be the first Rayman game I get.
there is a vid at IGN thats called direct-feed Wii trailer. it shows a boy, his punk sibling and at the end an old man playing. i recomend downloading it. firstly because it give an indication of gameplay controls (old man dancing). secondly because the game footage looks like it would be pretty accurate.
most of the screens IGN have are from the direct-feed Wii trailer. so i believe them to be pretty close to what the game should be graphically.
there is another vid called rayman trailer. but i dont think its in-game footage. it looks alot smoother. they'll probably have it in the game as the video that comes up when you leave it on the title screen for too long.
I'm looking forward to this game as well. I hope it doesn't suck.
I've only played Rayman 2 for N64. What did Rayman 1 come out for?
The first one is one Saturn, PS, PC, Jaguar, GB-Color, and Gizmondo(On the off-chance that someone has one of those).
After reading the interview and seeing the in-game shots / movies, I'm almost entirely convinced to buy the game.
^ that picture just sold me right now.
Goddamn Wii making my wallet empty....
This guy worked on Beyond Good & Evil? There is no way Im not getting this game.IGN Wii: You haven't directly worked on a Rayman game in several years. Why return to the franchise now?
Michel Ancel: The last Rayman I worked on was Rayman 2 for Nintendo 64. Even if technically we were beginners at 3D, it was a fantastic project, simply because it was fresh and funny. After Beyond Good & Evil and Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie, I wanted to go back to a simpler type of game and focus on gameplay and crazy humorous situations.
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