Today, Ubisoft announced that Rayman Origins is now available on Nintendo 3DS at retailers across North America. One of the most popular franchises of all time, Rayman Origins is an award-winning, 2-D side-scrolling, platform adventure envisioned by Rayman creator Michel Ancel and his innovative team in Ubisoft Montpellier.

Invoked by the Fairy Council, Rayman sets out on an action-packed adventure to save the Glade of Dreams from “nefurrious” Darktoons. To help him, he teams up with his best friend Globox – together, the world’s most hilarious duo of heroes will need to restore peace to the Glade or watch as their beloved home vanishes like a bad dream.

Rayman Origins features a vast 2D platforming playground with over 60 levels, 100 characters and 6 unique worlds and new abilities to unlock secret levels and paths. Play as main character Rayman or Globox in a quest to unlock new and unique abilities as they progress through the adventure, including swimming, diving and the sensational “HairlyCopter.”

Taking advantage of the Street Pass Functionality, players can share their progression, number of collectible items obtained, game time played, unlocked achievements and personalized avatar with neighbors.

Rayman Origins is rated E10+ and is available on Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS. The sequel to Rayman Origins, Rayman Legends, will be available in early 2013 exclusively on Nintendo Wii U.