Everybody’s favorite no-limbed ‘90s hero Rayman made a triumphant return to form with last year’s Rayman Origins, and today Ubisoft announced that they’re spreading that goodness over to iOS in the form of a spinoff game called Rayman Jungle Run. It’s a side-scrolling runner, as you can imagine, that runs off of the same engine that powered Rayman Origins, so you know it’s looking mighty good.

Rayman was one of the only things that justified my Atari Jaguar ownership in the mid '90s, and I’ve had a soft spot for him ever since. Rayman Jungle Run seems like a good fit for the mobile touch screen, though I sure wouldn’t mind just having a straight port of Origins or get some kind of iOS love for the upcoming Rayman Legends. Regardless, I’ll still really be looking forward to Rayman Jungle Run when it hits on September 20th.

[Via Pocketgamer]

  • http://www.twitter.com/ipadgamermag Pete Morris

    I lost interest in Rayman about 10 years ago, but this actually looks really promising!

    • Kyrill

      You should really try Rayman Origins. Best game of 2011 for me!
      Got the same feeling as I did with the first Rayman game on my PS1

      • http://www.facebook.com/andy.charalambous.714 Andy Charalambous

        Kyrill speaks truth, Rayman Origins is a fantastic game and is highly recommended to anyone with even a passing interest in platforming games. If this iOS game is ANYTHING like Origins, it'll be great. Here's hoping :)

      • jeffyg3

        Was the same here. I lost interest in Rayman after the game on the Dreamcast, but after playing Rayman Origins on my buddy's Xbox 360 it gave new life in the series. It's one of the most fun games for the 360 and PS3, especially on 2 player co-op, it's up to 4 players though.

        Anyways, I was hesitant to watch the video cause of the word "run" after the title (getting tired of these kind of games, especially the lame Temple Run type of games), but I'm glad I did, the game looks surprisingly fun. Maybe it'll finally put the fun back into these kind of games like Rayman a origins did for the series.

      • http://www.twitter.com/ipadgamermag Pete Morris

        Cool, will definitely check out Origins then.

        @jeffyg3 - exactly the same story for me, Rayman 2 on Dreamcast but nothing since then. You know, I just realised how much I miss my old Dreamcast - looking forward to the iOS release of Jet Set Radio!

  • AresVs

    Here's to hoping it isn't yet another endless runner, but I'll take what I can get.

  • Thawkk

    I loved Rayman Origins, and it looks like this has the same concept as the Tricky Treasure levels, (or at least the same music!), both of which were my favorite parts. I'll probably pick this up.

  • Grummie

    ZOMG!!!!!

  • Das Falk

    I really loved Rayman Origins. Definetly going to buy this :)

  • RampagedDeath

    Looks sweet !

  • Cozmic0

    The title got me worried, but I'm glad this is not yet-another-temple-run-clone

  • parranoya

    Wow - they cannot even spell September correctly at the end of the video! That's it I am out. Not gunna buy this one.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/IMPWGG25OM3ICOZODPSNUFZ6EQ ROBERT

      The dev team are french, and whats the french for September? They simply missed a minor translation.

    • ducksFANjason

      To be fair, it appears that you can't spell paranoia correctly... :-P

  • http://twitter.com/Dekon7 Dekon

    Gameplay looks like Sonic :s

  • AbsolutePhenom

    Insta buy. Origins was amazing.

  • GiHubb

    Let's just hope that this is an iOS experiment and they eventually release Origins and Legends, fingers crossed real tight! Games like League of Evil proved that platformers can be done right on iOS. Hopefully Ubisoft will make it a reality one day. Still, hoping that Jungle Run is fun as well!

  • Fawks

    Depends on how much content there is. At least for me.

  • http://www.gamegent.com/ Game Gent

    Origins was fantastic. +watch.

    UBIart, release the UBIart framework already! I could use a new animation tool.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/IMPWGG25OM3ICOZODPSNUFZ6EQ ROBERT

      Indeed but after it has spent 2 years without any mention I fear it will no longer be released and kept as an in house tool. It looked ultra promising too.

  • Synthetic Void

    woah, holy crap, this game looks AWESOME!!! Can't wait to snag it up! =oD

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1134582760 Nicole Hunter

    Thank god, I thought when I looked at this that they would be bringing Orgins to iOS which fun as that might be, might not've ported well >_>

  • ImJPaul

    Looks awesome. I'll definitely pick it up.

  • Scape3d

    By reading the description and watching the trailer, I take it this is an auto-runner game? If so, I'll be kind of bummed. While I'm sure it'll be great, I'd much rather have a real platformer, like Rayman Origins.

    • http://jamesgecko.com/ James

      On many levels in Rayman Origins, you were pretty much holding down the run key and mashing jump and attack anyway. AS THE ENTIRE LEVEL CRUMBLED AROUND YOU. It was awesome.

      Speaking as someone who just beat the game this evening, I could see a reasonably faithful iOS spinoff easily. Entire levels of Origins (particularly the chest chase bits) could be dropped in with minimal issue.

  • sakara214ever

    Nice game! Looks promising! Hope Ubisoft will will not f@ck it up filling it with iaps.

  • extol4000

    I lost interest too but that looks too damn good to pass up! I'm sure I'll enjoy this as much as the old Rayman games.

  • Blodia

    The only Jaguar game you liked was Rayman? What about Alien VS Predator?

  • azzamckazza

    Excellent News! Rayman Origins is one of the best platformers ever. Closest thing to playing a Looney Tunes cartoon! 

  • Gemutlichkeit

    We need more top notch platformers like Rayman Origins. 

  • Kablermo

    ITS OUT!