Rayman Origins, the up to four player side scrolling platformer was the first game demoed in Ubisoft's E3 2011 Press Conference. Rayman and a blue, arm flapping monster start the demo by running through a lava level where floating, icy Tetris blocks begin falling in to the lava and start to melt. The two have to get to the top even though the blocks are melting rapidly. The art constantly changes throughout the entire demo and in the next part Rayman has to run, jump on the blue monster's hands, and dive in to the water. Underwater Rayman and Blue have to glide around to avoid jellyfish and swim away from giant sea squids. Halfway through they get to a cave that mixes elements of both swimming and platforming. The game seems very lighthearted, with both players slapping each other around and smiling as they go. The demo ends with the two in a flying level, trying to avoid enemies and kill random objects in their way.
No price point or release date was announced for the absolutely gorgeous Rayman: Origins, but as we get more details surrounding the title during our E3 2011 coverage we'll let you know!