Rayman Origins is the little game that could. Despite the lack of advertising, people have still managed to see the beauty of Ubisoft’s latest game and the fact that it’s appearing on practically every platform ever helps. Ubisoft just announced today that it will be showing up on Windows PCs on March 29, 2012. That means computers will be the last platform scheduled to get it to see it, as it’s going to be a Vita launch title in February.
Ubisoft’s Rayman Twitter feed has been buzzing about the Rayman Origins PC version all morning. The biggest news is that people who pre-order a copy online will get a copy of Rayman 2 as a reward. It isn’t showing up in the UBIShop yet, but when it does you can pre-order it there and be guaranteed a copy of Rayman 2. Steam will be selling it as well, and I’m sure it will offer the pre-order bonus. Aside from that, we don’t know what other stores will also be offering Rayman 2 with Rayman Origins. Actually, we also don’t know a price, though I wouldn’t be surprised to see it cost somewhere between $20-$30 online and in-stores.
Another helpful tidbit came from the Twitter feed. Apparently, Rayman Origins will be free from the legendary and obnoxious Ubisoft DRM. The physical copies will have no DRM. If you go for a downloadable copy, all you’ll have to do is enter a one-time activation code to begin playing.
The only downside is that the PC version of Rayman Origins will only support local multiplayer. I mean, local is fantastic and is actually better when it comes to playing Rayman Origins with friends on a console, but when it comes to a computer I’m more than a little surprised to see no online multiplayer incorporated. Still, don’t let that dissuade you. Rayman Origins is a fantastic game, alone or with friends.