Last night we found out there was an interview with Michel Ancel in the latest Nintendo Power. WiiShop was nice enough to get me the interview, and I’ve pulled some interesting info from it.
- Mr. Ancel is indeed working on a project right now, but he isn’t giving specific details. All he says is “I am currently working on a game that means a lot to me, where the foundation is immersion and a sense of incredible journey”
- Mr. Ancel also throws praise at the “new consoles” right after the above statement, but doesn’t mention any console by name.
- Another Rayman platformer is a definite possibility. Mr. Ancel says he has a ton of ideas, but simply doesn’t have the time. He believes he still has ways to surprise people, even when the platforming genre seems “a little out of breath”.
- The interviewer asks Mr. Ancel to talk about the creation of Jade from Beyond Good and Evil. He goes into the character creation process, and what kind of personality traits and strengths he wanted to instill in her. At the end of his answer, he says “I really hope that Jade will continue to keep her values and her personality”
Well, I eagerly await Mr. Ancel’s next project, no matter what it turns out to be. I’ll still be keeping my fingers crossed for BG&E 2 though.