I forgot to upload this yesterday but- aaah! I finally got it!
The Rayman Legends book (included only in the limited edition) contains 45 unseen concept arts. Some, like the mansion, were already known, but 90% of the artworks were never seen before, and are quite different from the game we know today. The ennemies looked completly different!
For example, I believe that before the Toads and the Armored Toad, the enemies of the first world were Barbarian-alike people. …Which could probably explain why Barbara is also a barbarian?
Needless to say, these said artworks look gorgeous.
For the story book itself, it’s smaller than I expected, but it still contains around 200 pages full of infos and -mostly already seen- artworks!
It’s full full FULL of text and infos concerning the different games. Knowing some of you ordered the french book, you’ll probably have some trouble understanding what’s going on. But if you are interested in a certain page, I can gladly try to translate it for you!
I’ll give a brief description of how it’s sorted.
- Two pages with a commentary of Michel Ancel, then the author of the book himself, Michaël Guarné
- Chapter 1: The time before Rayman (a small biography of Michel Ancel before he came up with Rayman)
- Chapter 2: Rayman, a human and technical project
- Chapter 3: Rayman 2 : The Great Escape, or the 3D challenge.
- Chaper 4: Rayman 3 : Hoodlums Havoc, a Rayman without Michel Ancel
- Chapter 5: Rayman Raving Rabbids - Yes, Wii can!
- Chapter 6: Rayman Origins - The comeback to the origins
- Chapter 7: Rayman Jungle Run: The Ubiart Framework in the palm of the hand.
- Chapter 8: Rayman Legends - The Ancel Rock Festival keeps going!
- Chapter 9: The Raymania (a sum-up of all Rayman games and cameos)
- Chapter 10: The world of Rayman (a chapter about the glade of dreams and with a small sum-up of the main characters/villains of the series).
- Chapter 11: The future of Rayman?
- Conclusion: Rayman’s fans
Now I need to start revising for tomorrow’s exam, so that’s all I can say for now (I didn’t have the time to properly read it so far) but I’ll keep you informed if I fall on interesting infos.
EDIT: The author kindly asked to not scan the pages of the book. To respect his work and the work of the editors, I won’t do so. Still, I’ll share some infos from the text if you are interested. For the images theirselves, I can only advise you to buy the book. Really, it’s worth it and it pays Mr. Guarné’s hard work! :)