Tag: Michel Ancel
News Michel Ancel Responds To Accusations Of Toxic Leadership During His Time At Ubisoft
"I will fight for the truth because such accusations are a shame"
Michel Ancel recently announced his departure not just from Ubisoft, but from the entire video games industry, and stated that his next venture will be a wildlife sanctuary. The dust had barely settled on this massive announcement when French newspaper Libération issued a report...
News Early Super Nintendo Rayman Prototype Released
The Lost And Found Rayman
The retro community was rather giddy when in late 2016 Michel Ancel announced that he had recovered the only known Super Nintendo prototype build of the original, unreleased version of Rayman. It is always a rather exciting prospect when lost software is recovered and there's a whole community of people out there working...
Rumour Beyond Good And Evil 2 Is Being Developed As A Nintendo NX Exclusive
Just like Bayonetta 2?
Beyond Good and Evil is one of those cult hits which performed poorly at retail yet gained a massive following, and as a result fans have been clamouring for a sequel for years. Ubisoft, for its part, has employed a "never say never" approach, and while it seemed that the game was in active development a long time ago, things...
News Rayman’s Creator Is Designing One Of The 60 Levels In Super Mario Maker
As if we weren’t already excited enough
Following reports last month Super Mario Maker would include 100 pre-made courses, the official UK game site was updated earlier this week to read the upcoming Wii U title will feature "dozens of sample courses" to help inspire players to create their own levels. The latest news surfacing via Nintendo of...
News Michel Ancel Forms New Studio While Continuing Work on Beyond Good & Evil Sequel at Ubisoft
New venture is called Wild Sheep Studio
Iconic game designer Michel Ancel, who most recently led the brilliant Rayman Legends project at Ubisoft, has always come across as a free spirit, destined to seek his own direction away from the corporate priorities of the publishing behemoth. That desire seems to have been partly fulfilled, as he's now...
News Michel Ancel: The Biggest Surprises Seem To Come From Nintendo
"Nintendo’s greatest strength, and its greatest weakness, is innovation"
Rayman Legends creator Michel Ancel has been speaking to Official Nintendo Magazine about Nintendo's position in the industry, and has pointed out that the company's greatest strength — and weakness — is its willingness to take risks and come up with fresh ideas:...
News Wii U Version Of Beyond Good & Evil 2 Looking Unlikely
Creator Michel Ancel says current-gen version would be "painful"
Beyond Good & Evil 2 has never been officially announced for the Wii U, but Ubisoft's robust support for Nintendo's console always gave us hope that it might be coming. Sadly, creator Michel Ancel has all but confirmed that the system won't be getting the game. Speaking to...