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Rayman Origins Coming to PC, Brings Pre-Order Bonus and lack of DRM

by on January 27, 2012
 

’s Rayman series came back with a vengeance with the November, 2011 console release of , the first proper Rayman game since 2005′s Hoodlum’s Revenge for Game Boy Advance. Luckily, Ubisoft hasn’t forgotten about the that also enjoy a good platformer.

 

Rayman Origins will be available for PC on March 29, 2012, a little more than two months from now, and will have no pesky DRM.

 

If you don’t have any idea what Rayman games are like, I highly suggest you check out some gameplay videos on YouTube. Here’s Ubisoft’s blurb from the press release:

Invoked by the Fairy Council, Rayman sets out on an action-packed adventure to save the Glade of Dreams from “nefurrious” Darktoons. To help him, he teams up with his best friend, Globox, and two crafty wizards, the Teensies.Players can control Rayman in the solo campaign, or have up to three friends join the game at any time as Globox or as one of the two Teensies in the offline multiplayer mode. Rayman Origins has over 60 vast levels of 2D platforming gameplay to explore suited for all ages and playing styles.  Players can unlock unique abilities as they progress though the adventure and return to previous levels to discover new paths and secrets.

 

If you pre-order through participating online retailers, you’ll get a free downloadable copy of Rayman 2! No word yet on which retailers will be participating.

 

The specifications for Rayman Origins have also been released. They don’t seem to be too bad.

 

Minimum Configuration:

  • OS: Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1
  • Processor: Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3000+ @ 1.8 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB Windows XP / 1.5 GB Windows Vista – Windows 7
  • Graphics: 128 MB DirectX 9 / Radeon X600XT or GeForce 6800GT
  • DirectX: DirectX 9.0c or higher
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0-compliant sound card

 

Recommended Configuration:

  • OS: Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 @ 2.00 Ghz or AMD Athlon64X2 3800+ @ 2.00Ghz
  • Memory: 2 GB Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7
  • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX 9 / Radeon HD 2600XT or GeForce 8600GT
  • DirectX: DirectX 9.0c or higher
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0-compliant sound card