Jazz Hands-Free: Rayman Legends

By Adam Smith on August 15th, 2013 at 12:00 pm.

I hadn’t entirely forgotten that Rayman Legends is coming out on PC, but I had put it to the back of my mind as something to be enjoyed in the distant future. It’s a mark of how quickly this year has slipped through my fingers that the once distant future is now the end of this very month. While I’m slightly horrified that several months seem to have passed without notice, I’m pleased that a return to Michel Ancel’s world of glorious jazzy nonsense is just around the temporal corner. The video below shows a musical level, which looks as precise and demanding as the chest-chases in last year’s Rayman: Oranges. Prepare to hum.

Legends travel slowly once unleashed, which means Rayman’s release will be staggered. Australia is first, on August 29, followed by Europe the day after, North America on September 3, and Japan on October 17 20xx.

It’s 2013.

Here’s some actual jazz.

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14 Comments »

  1. LennyLeonardo says:

    Wow! That was great. Oranges was so, so, so fun. Excited!

  2. Ross Angus says:

    Well, that is just all kinds of delightful.

  3. Lambchops says:

    Rayman Oranges was very bright and fun, glad to say that Rayman Legumes looks like more of the same.

    • Tacroy says:

      Like exactly the same, I’m pretty sure I’ve played that level already in Oranges…

  4. basilisk says:

    I’m not sure I’m ready for another round so soon after somehow getting through the Land of the Livid Dead in Oranges. But it still looks like it’s once again going to be absolutely lovely.

  5. RaveTurned says:

    How can he have Legends when he hasn’t got any legs?

  6. tnzk says:

    Should I play Oranges before I play Lemons? Is Lemons the sequel to Oranges, or am I okay with playing Lemons then going back to Oranges?

    I just don’t want to play Lemons in all its glory then find Oranges has a little less flavour.

  7. Velko says:

    First the “Jazz” Boatman in Leviathan, and now a “Jazz” pun… AND NO JAZZ TO BE HEARD ANYWHERE.

    I am so, so very disappointed.

  8. geerad says:

    Miiiiiiiiiiichel Ancel.
    Sont des mots qui vont très bien ensemble,
    Très bien ensemble.

  9. deadpan says:

    Fun trailer but when he misses those Lums at 1:14 I broke out in a cold sweat with flashbacks to chasing high scores on the later stages of Rayman Oranges. I just knew giving up that one Lum would put me at 349 when I needed 350 for the medal.

  10. ordteapot says:

    Rayman: Legumes?