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Free Ubisoft Games

Ubisoft has released four of its older games for free – Far Cry, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Rayman Raving Rabbids and Ghost Recon. They are supported by in-game advertising and will require a free Ubi.com account to play. Unfortunately, this is US-only, so you’ll need to have a Ubi account with an US address, though it’s easy to create one even if you aren’t in the region.

Grab the games from 3D Downloads and Gamer’s Hell.

Rayman Raving Rabbids on Current-gen Too

Dispelling certain rumors that Rayman Raving Rabbids, the fourth installment in the popular franchise, will be exclusive to the Wii, Ubisoft officially announced plans to release the game on PS2, PC, DS and GBA, alongside the aforementioned next-gen console.

Rayman Raving Rabbids is being developed by Ubi’s studio in Montpellier, France and is scheduled for release worldwide later this year. The game sees the return of Rayman, as his world is “threatened by devastating invasion of crazed, out-of-control bunnies.” As per videogame traditions, Rayman must rise up and foil their nefarious plans, making use of an array of amazing new abilities and with the aid of magical creatures.

Rayman Raving Rabbids Details, Screenshot

Details, and a lone screenshot, on Rayman Raving Rabbids, the upcoming entry in the series by Michel Ancel.

Developed by acclaimed game designer Michel Ancel, this new installment of the Rayman franchise squarely targets kids.

This new Rayman game features the funniest, zaniest, wackiest antics ever when the world of Rayman is threatened by a devastating invasion of demonic rabbits! With the help of magical creatures, Rayman must battle to save his world from the bunnies.

Look out – Rayman will be punching his way onto current and next-gen platforms coming this fall.

Key Features

  • Master & Ride Creatures: Tame various creatures such as Sharks, Eagles, Rhinos, Spiders, and Angelfish. Each has their own unique capabilities that Rayman will be able to use to battle against the evil rabbits.
  • Combat the Ultra-Crazed Evil Rabbits: Help Rayman save his world from the demonic bunny rabbits. They are nasty, mischievous, insane, and completely out of control. There are several types of rabbits and each has their own whacked-out characteristics.
  • Explore the Colorful, Fantastic World of Rayman: With huge free-roaming environments and epic landscapes that mix real and cartoonish style.

Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft (Montpellier, France)
Ship Date: Fall 2006
Category: Action/Adventure Platformer
Rating: RP (Expect E)

The totally awesome screenshot:

Wii E3 Lineup

And yes, Nintendo did offer its Wii E3 lineup:

  • Wii Sports
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Excite Truck
  • WarioWare: Smooth Moves
  • Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and Call of Duty 3 from Activision
  • Sonic and Super Monkey Ball games from SEGA
  • DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors and CODENAME: FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: Crystal Bearers from SQUARE ENIX
  • Madden NFL from Electronic Arts
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids and Red Steel from Ubisoft
  • SpongeBob SquarePants title from THQ

Nintendo also announced that Wii titles are in development at Atari, BVG, Eidos, Konami, Majesco, Midway, Namco, SNK and many other publishers.

Rayman 4 Announced

Already known about for some time, Ubisoft has officially announced the fourth installment in the Rayman franchise, titled Rayman Raving Rabbids. Scheduled for release this Holiday season for current and next-gen consoles, as well as being an official launch title for Nintendo’s Wii (it’s painful to write that), Raving Rabbids is being worked on by Michel Ancel, the man behind the excellent Beyond Good & Evil and King Kong titles, as well as being the father of Rayman.

Rayman Raving Rabbids™ marks the return of the iconic video-game hero, Rayman, in his funniest and zaniest adventure ever. When the world of Rayman is threatened by a devastating invasion of crazed, out-of-control bunnies Rayman must rise up against his furry foes to foil their wicked plans. Utilizing an array of amazing new abilities, and with the help of magical creatures, Rayman must break out all the moves to save his world from these delirious bunnies and their hare-raising antics.

“It’s a real pleasure for me to be back working on an all-new Rayman,” said Michel Ancel. “After wrapping up Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie, the team here in Montpellier sat down to talk about having some fun with Rayman and his universe. We are running into a bit of a problem, though, because our game has been invaded by thousands of raving mad and vicious bunnies, who have apparently been preparing this assault since the very first Rayman game. We are now sending an SOS to all motivated gamers to help us get rid of them as fast as possible!”

Key Features:

  • Combat the Ultra-Crazed Evil Rabbits – Take control of Rayman and his knack for attack to help save his world from the raving rabbids. They are mischievous, insane and completely out of control. There are several types of rabbids each with its own mischievous characteristics.
  • Master and Ride Creatures – Tame and control various creatures such as sharks, eagles, rhinos, spiders and angelfish. Rayman can master each animal’s unique capabilities to help in his battle against the devious rabbits.
  • Dress to Impress – Customize and disguise Rayman. Go punk, pop, rock or hip hop to infiltrate the bunnies and foil their devious plans.
  • Explore the Colorful Fantastic World of Rayman – Explore amazing free-roaming environments and beautiful epic landscapes that mix real and fantastical styles to create a visually stunning experience.

The game will be making its worldwide debut at E3 in a couple of days. Can’t wait!