Rayman Origins leaping onto 3DS in March

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 24, 2012 3:00pm PST

If you've been all excited about Rayman Origins but, somehow, the only gaming platform you own is a Nintendo 3DS, your wait is almost at an end. UBIart's charming platformer will be released for 3DS on March 20, Ubisoft announced today.

Rayman Origins was released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii in November 2011, and will arrive for PlayStation Vita on February 14 as part of the launch lineup. Once the 3DS version launches, only poor old PC will be left without its loveliness. Pretty please, Ian Ubisoft.

The game got off to a slow start sales-wise, selling only around 50,000 copies in North America in its first four weeks on sale. However, good word of mouth spread and, helped by discounts, in the UK at least it's been creeping up the sales charts, finally breaking into the top 10 last week at number 9. Check out our review to see what we made of it.

Ubisoft yesterday released a 'behind the scenes' video on the making of Origins, for Rayheads who crave talking heads:

[Story image from the Xbox 360 edition, but look! Teensy tiny 3DS screenshots are here.]

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