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Unseen64 docu-video reveals the Rayman 4 that never was

Ever wonder what was supposed to happen to the Rayman 4 that never happened and wound up becoming Rayman Raving Rabbids, instead? Unseen64 has put together a documentary short to reveal the story of the numbered Rayman sequel that never came to be.


Years ago, back in the Nintendo GameCube days, Ubisoft had a vision of a fourth numbered Rayman sequel. That project wound up going by the wayside when Nintendo unveiled the GameCube's predecessor, the Wii, and Ubisoft would eventually release Rayman Raving Rabbids. But what became of that original Rayman 4 vision?

The people behind the Unseen64 video series have turned their sights to answering this question. A video released earlier today reveals what the former Phoenix Studio's original plan was for Rayman 4, what its plot would have entailed, and how those plans wound up falling apart. It's an interesting insight into what's led to something of a lukewarm relationship between Nintendo and Ubisoft in recent years, as well as what's helped lead to the total Rayman reinvention of the previous five years.

For more, check out the full video below.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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