Ubisoft Entertainment is a French video game publisher and developer founded in 1986, headquartered in Montreuil.
Ubisoft is well known for creating franchises such as Rayman, Raving Rabbids Assasins creed and Beyond Good & Evil.
Involvement in the Rayman series
In 1999, Ubisoft finally produced the long-anticipated Rayman 2: The Great Escape. It was released on Nintendo 64, Sony PlayStation, Sega Dreamcast, PC, and eventually Sony PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS.
In the productive year of 2001, Ubisoft released Rayman Arena, the very first Rayman multiplayer game. The player could choose between Rayman, Globox, The Teensies, Admiral Razorbeard, and more. Later, Rayman Advance, a GBA port of Rayman 1, was released. This is identical to Rayman 1, other than some small differences. Another game was remade this year, as Ubisoft remakes Rayman 2: The Great Escape onto the Sony PlayStation 2 as Rayman 2: Revolution. Later, Rayman Brain Games is released. This was an educational platformer; Rayman returns to his world to stop the evil Mr. Dark from stealing the Magic Book of Knowledge.
In 2003, Ubisoft released the hit platforming sequel Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc. This is the only game not produced by Michel Ancel. It followed the footsteps of its predecessor in terms of gameplay, but with a heavy emphasis on combat.
This year introduced a new character into the Rayman universe: the Rabbid. Rayman Raving Rabbids was released on the Wii, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, and (oddly) Game Boy Advance. This party game spawned several sequels as well as the debut of a very memorable character.
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 was released this year on Wii and Nintendo DS as a sequel to Rayman Raving Rabbids. The Rabbids have made their way into the real world, while Rayman (in disguise) infiltrates their hideout and puts a stop to their scheming. The Ubisoft logo was even altered slightly for this game and its sequel, featuring the same logo with Rabbid ears, however stayed the same in other games by Ubisoft.
Ubisoft's popular party franchise is continued with the final game of the Raving Rabbids series. Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party is released on Wii and Nintendo DS. The bunnies invade the TV universe, and Rayman must put a stop them and save television.
Rabbids seperate from the Rayman series, with Rabbids Go Home, an action adventure title in which a group of rabbids must scavenge as much items as they can to build a tower to the moon, where they think they live.
After a long hiatus, another Rayman adventure game is released, Rayman Origins. It returns to its 2D platforming roots, and features multiplayer and the return of many classic characters and enemies.
Rayman 3DS (another port of Rayman 2: The Great Escape) was also released alongside the Nintendo 3DS launch.