Today Ubisoft announced that it is developing the fourth instalment of the Rayman franchise. Ubisoftâ€™s iconic brand has entertained generations of gamers for 10 years and to date has sold more than 16 million units worldwide. The new Rayman video game is being developed by Ubisoftâ€™s Montpellier studio, lead by Michel Ancel, creator of the original Rayman game, the critically-acclaimed Beyond Good & Evil and Peter Jacksonâ€™s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie. The new Rayman video game will launch during Holiday 2006 on current and next-generation consoles.
"Rayman is one of the brands that encapsulate Ubisoftâ€™s ability to create characters and universes that appeal to all kinds of players," said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. "We are expecting this new Rayman video game to sweep players off their feet."