Michael Ancel, Miyamoto Knighted in France

Today the French Minister of Culture and Communication, Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres knighted Ubisoft’s Michel Ancel, video game creator of Rayman, Beyond Good and Evil (PlayStation 2, GCN and Xbox) along with director and general manager of Nintendo EAD, Shigeru Miyamoto and author Frederick Raynal as knights of arts and literature for their outstanding achievement in video games at a ceremony in France earlier today. France’s Order of Arts and Letters recognizes eminent artists and writers who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world. This is the first time that video game developers are honored this distinction.

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