News: Rayman Digs Armada

Ubi Soft has signed a deal with Groove Armada for Rayman 3.

It looks like we will be doing some dancing soon! Check out the press release below...

Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc Rocks to Groove Armada Tune

'Madder' to Provide Soundtrack for Pre-Release Trailer and In-Game Running Demo

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's largest videogame publishers, and Jive Records today announced that the song "Madder," from GRAMMY-nominated group Groove Armada's critically-acclaimed new album "Lovebox," will provide the sonic signature for the eagerly anticipated game Rayman� 3 Hoodlum Havoc. "Madder" will be featured in a rollicking clip that will serve as the pre-release trailer (which hits the Internet today) and the in-game running demo sequence. The latest installation of the 11 million-plus best-selling hit series finds Rayman, the action hero with helicopter hair and no physical arms or legs to hold him back, fighting heinous Hoodlums and hanging with an irreverent cast of characters in a series of twisted, tripped-out psychedelic 3D worlds.

"Like Rayman himself, Groove Armada has a hip, edgy feel, combined with a healthy dose of fun - and they both get lots of love from critics and fans alike. It's an inspired pairing," said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing for Ubi Soft Entertainment. "Along with voices from John Leguizamo and Billy West, top-notch production values, an epic story, adrenaline-fueled combat and heavy-duty superpowers, 'Madder' makes Rayman 3 a major contender this spring."

In the sequence, "Madder," a rambunctious dub-hop funk-rock tune with vocals from MC M.A.D., thumps as a horde of Rayman's enemies gather. Though menacing, the villains are no match for the limbless hero, who vanquishes them in the air, on land, and in water, drawing on a host of new powers including the Heavy Metal Fist and the Throttle Copter. Available online at, the 97-second clip provides just a hint of the breathtaking graphics, surreal worlds, challenging gameplay, and intense strategic combat that players will enjoy when the game hits shelves.

"Groove Armada plays sold-out shows all over the world; they've sold 1.2 million albums, and their music is in high demand for soundtracks and commercials for the likes of Nike and Mitsubishi," said Julia Lipari, senior vice president for special projects/marketing for Jive Records. "Videogames are the next natural frontier for the band, and we're stoked that they're making their debut in Rayman 3 - it's a trippy, exciting blast of fun, and it complements the music perfectly."

Rayman� 3 Hoodlum Havoc will be available in March 2003 on all next-generation platforms including PlayStation� 2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCubeTM, Nintendo Game Boy� Advance, the XboxTM video game system from Microsoft, and PC CD-ROM. Terms of the agreement between Ubi Soft Entertainment, Jive Records and Groove Armada were not disclosed. Music supervision and licensing was arranged by On Board Entertainment.

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