November 19th, 2007
Our reader Lisa sent us this one, and this is a weird one, but on the first level of the video game, Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 (Released last week on Nintendo Wii and DS), is set on the Brooklyn Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge park, and Washington street from Front to Plymouth. “By set, I mean they were clearly working from photos which they then animated and added the gameplay on top of… You can clearly see Half Pint and Sovereign bank. Playing a video game set a block from me was an incredibly surprising and disconcerting experience!” Another area you can see is Brooklyn Bridge Park and One Main Street building.
The Dumbo backdrops are pretty photorealistic, down to the street construction cones. I’ve also heard that Dumbo is part of Grand Theft Auto IV, where the set is in a fictitious city called Liberty City and Dumbo is known as “BOABO” (Beneath the Offramp of the Algonquin Bridge Overpass). (Screen shot below). See I told you this is a weird one. (Thanks Lisa for the tip!)