The end of the year is typically a busy time for the video game industry, and 2021 appears to be no different. From first looks at upcoming projects during The Game Awards to new game releases, it’s an exciting time to be a gamer. Recently, video game developer Ubisoft jumped in on the action, revealing it had a special announcement regarding the 2D platformer Rayman Origins just in time for the holiday season.
Ubisoft has developed numerous titles over the years. While not all of the company’s projects have been a success, Rayman Origins managed to stand out from among the crowd. Released in 2011, players controlled Rayman and his friends Globox and the two Teensies in an adventure that included optional local co-op. While the popularity of the title spawned a 2013 sequel called Rayman Legends, many fans enjoyed returning to the 2011 platformer. Fortunately, for those interested in replaying the iconic game, Ubisoft is giving gamers a fantastic opportunity too good to pass up.
In a December 14 tweet from Ubisoft, players learned of a new chance to grab this classic title from the Rayman series. According to the company, Rayman Origins is available to claim for free now. All players need to do is visit the Ubisoft Store and claim the game at no charge. It’s worth noting that this opportunity to grab one of the classic 2D platformers from the last decade won’t last long. The game is available as a gift for all gamers to claim until December 22 at 9 am EST.
Luckily, unlike many triple-AAA games on the market today, most gamers should have an easy time running Rayman Origins on their PCs. Since the title was released over a decade ago, the system requirements are quite low. An entry-level graphics card should suffice for most gaming machines as the 2D platformer only requires a minimum of 128 MB of memory.
This limited-time opportunity to claim Rayman Origins is part of an ongoing celebration for the 35th anniversary of Ubisoft. In addition to this 2D platformer, several other titles were offered to fans over the last couple of weeks to honor the history of the company. Assasin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy, Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, and Anno 1404 History Edition were all previously available at no cost.
In other news related to Ubisoft, the company unveiled future content scheduled to release for Assasin’s Creed Valhalla in 2022. According to the developer, the next expansion announced for the RPG is Dawn of Ragnarok. The DLC is scheduled to release on March 22 and promises many more hours of gameplay.
Rayman Origins is available on PC, Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita, and Nintendo 3DS.
Source: Games Radar