Game designer Michel Ancel has revealed the geo-political influences behind his well-regarded action-adventure Beyond Good & Evil as well as the in-development sequel.
As reported by Eurogamer, Ancel said:
It was a mix of a lot of experiences.It was a phantasm to create an adventure game, a universe too. It was the game I wanted to create for a long time.
There were a lot of inspirations: the Miyazaki universe, my own inspirations, politics and the media; the theme of September 11 – the CNN show with army messages and the fear climate. And it was a mix from other universes.
It’s different from Zelda and other titles like that; very good games but they are out of time. [BG&E] was issued of the actuality.
Ancel offered no news as to a release date or system availability for the sequel.