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Beyond Good & Evil 2 put on the back burner to let Rayman boil over

It's time for the yearly confirmation that, yes, Ubisoft is still working on Beyond Good & Evil 2. The sequel first surfaced in 2008, and since then Ubisoft has treated it like an obnoxious stepchild, providing vague updates on development, and usually only when a rumor forces a statement. Ubis...

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Rumored Beyond Good & Evil 2 screen has Jade looking awfully lonely

Where's a Starkos machine when you need one? ...

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Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc HD hits XBLA, PSN on March 21

The promised HD revamp of Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc has gotten itself a release date. As you can see from the trailer above, the third game in Michel Ancel's whimsical Rayman platformer series (just recently invigorated by the excellent Rayman Origins), updated with HD graphics and sound, arrives ...

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Beyond Good & Evil 2 concept art spied in presentation, leaked footage authenticated

Early footage of Beyond Good & Evil 2 leaked out of Ubisoft's porous, Parisian vaults over two years ago, in May of 2009. That was roughly one year after the much-anticipated sequel was announced ... and promptly forgotten again. And now, some three-and-a-half years after that announcement,...

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Rayman Origins review: Everybody loves Rayman

When I was a kid, video games didn't have "features," at least not in the way we know them today. There was no online multiplayer, no leaderboards, no persistent character progression. There were no detailed stat tracking services (with social integration, of course). If anything, a game might ha...

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Rayman Origins demo due next week

If you've yet to become acquainted with Rayman, you'll be able to participate in a brief meet-and-greet next week, when a Rayman Origins demo comes to Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. He's animated, rambunctious, and extremely French, so don't be shy about shaking his hand. Just don't cause a...

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Rayman Origins Collector's Edition is exclusive to Europe

Ubisoft's limbless helicopter-head hero is appearing with a little more physical fanfare in Europe. The publisher is wrapping his gorgeous return to 2D, Rayman Origins, in a Collector's Edition for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this November. Even the packaging itself is special. The quality of t...

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Scope of Beyond Good & Evil 2 requires next-gen consoles

We already had a pretty clear notion that Beyond Good & Evil 2 was destined for the next generation of consoles, and now Michel Ancel has shed some light on the issue. Speaking to GamesRadar, Ancel stated that the scope of the first Beyond Good & Evil was "large" – including "the ci...

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Ancel wants Rayman Origins' UbiArt to be open-source

The UbiArt technology, which is currently being put to use on Rayman Origins, will be as free and open as the space between Rayman's hand and body, if Michel Ancel has his way. Speaking to Develop, he expressed his desire to release the framework as open-source, to benefit other developers keen o...

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Michel Ancel on Beyond Good & Evil 2: I'm waiting for it as much as you are

Is Beyond Good & Evil 2 still alive? Yes. Will you still be alive when it comes out? Well, that's a question we posed to project lead Michel Ancel, whose attention is currently focused on his vibrant 2D platformer, Rayman: Origins. "Before Rayman we were working on Beyond Good & Evil 2," ...

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