Beyond Good and Evil Designer Teases Sequel on Instagram
Michel Ancel is good at what he does. He has the distinction of being one of the first game developers to be knighted for his contributions to art, and is fondly remembered in the gaming community for the Rayman series. In the early 2000's, he led development of Beyond Good and Evil, a strange, charming, and memorable game which has become a cult classic, and often remembered as Ancel's best work. It's no surprise that excitement for a sequel is electric.
Since the sequel was last spoken of in 2011, lead designer Michel Ancel has remained frustratingly silent - until now. Ancel posted what is presumably concept art for Beyond Good and Evil 2 on his Instagram page yesterday, which you can see for yourself below:
Some fans have taken Ancel's post as confirmation that Beyond Good and Evil 2 is on its way - and they're probably right. Alongside his artwork, Ancel wrote a conspicuous "thank you" to Ubisoft "for making this possible." Buckle up - we may have a big announcement headed our way.
For those who missed the original game, you aren't alone. Beyond Good and Evil was a flop in terms of sales, yet it was critically acclaimed upon its release in 2003. It received numerous awards from critics, and has since become a cult classic - remembered for its gorgeous visuals, dark and captivating story, and innovative gameplay.