Michael Ancel creating 2D Rayman game

Michael Ancel creating 2D Rayman game
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

June 15th 2010 at 9:39AM

Development legend returning to the series he created with micro-team

Speaking at Ubisoft's E3 conference, company CEO Yves Guillemot has confirmed that game design luminary Michael Ancel is returning to Rayman, the series he conceived, to create a 2D platformer named Rayman Origins.

The game is set for a XBLA and PSN release, and has been created by a team of five using the Ubiarts proprietary toolkit.

Ancel also designed Beyond Good and Evil, and appears to be giving Origins a handpainted look like that made most famous by the Metal Slug games and, more recently, Wario's wii outing.