Portable Rayman Origins Looks Marvelous


Rayman Origins looks breathtakingly beautiful on consoles. But what about the portable versions? Yep, those are lookin’ mighty fine as well!

Ubisoft recently confirmed that portable versions of the 2D Rayman refresh are cooking away for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. These are the first screenshots to be shown running on the two rival handheld gaming machines.


The backdrops don’t appear to be quite as detailed as the HD console platforms — the 3DS version slightly less vibrant than even the Vita version. But other than that the lush and vivacious art has been preserved. Ubisoft’s official fact sheet from Gamescom also points out that the 3DS and PS Vita versions will have “all of the same environments” plus new features “optimized for these handheld consoles,” likely hinting at usage of the touch screens, gyroscopes and/or cameras.

One tease of one of these special features can be seen in the PS Vita gallery below (last image). It shows two systems next to each other, one showing the game from ‘Normal Camera’ perspective and the other displaying a close-up of the same shot in ‘Multitouch Zoom’ mode. No idea what exactly the purpose is, but it sure makes for a pretty picture.

PS Vita:
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Nintendo 3DS:
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