Beyond Good & Evil 2 concept art leaks

Video purportedly shot during French gaming conference appears to offer new look at Ubisoft's long-underground action adventure.

Beyond Good & Evil 2 is making its way to market at a glacial pace, having been announced in 2008 and little else said about it since then. Still, the studio has assured gamers that development is ongoing, and it appears as if some tangible evidence of that claim leaked out today.

Sure, it's blurry. But at this point, beggars can't be choosers.

Spotted by Beyond Good & Evil Myth, a shaky-cam YouTube video (below) appeared online over the weekend purporting to show concept art for Beyond Good & Evil 2. The video's author claims to have captured the footage at last week's Montpellier In Game conference, with Ubisoft's Michel Ancel and Jordan Mechner appearing on stage.

Concept art in the video appears to be heavily influenced by Indian themes, such as elaborate shrines to the elephantine god Ganesha and heavily laden tuk-tuks. It also depicts prosaic street-side shots.

According to Beyond Good & Evil Myth, Ancel and Mechner's invite-only presentation was themed around narrative design and the inspiration for their work. The Ubisoft designers reportedly said that the team working on the game flew to India to experience the heavily populated cities for themselves. They also reportedly said that the gameworld seeks to intertwine modern and traditional ways of life.

Ubisoft has not announced a release window for Beyond Good & Evil 2. For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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40 comments
bakagami
bakagami

So after looking at this, that leaked BG&E2 footage we saw a few years ago may have actually be legit. Those environments look very similar

taddia
taddia

Just keep working on it, i remember playin Beyond G&E on my gamecube so many years ago, and was completely frozen by the unique atmosphere that game had!

Ducez_III
Ducez_III

I don't understand these developers who end up making games for like 6 years straight. Team Ico with The Last Guardian, Square Enix with FF Versus XIII, and Ubisoft with this. All I know is these games had better be game changers otherwise what was the point?

LunchSackSal
LunchSackSal

I would be excited about this ... that is if concept art for a game ever actually resembled the in game art.

starduke
starduke

Here's hoping it doesn't become another DNF!

starduke
starduke

They've been working on it for 5 years? Hmm, 5 year ago I was 18. That's a long time.

Pawfalcon
Pawfalcon

Its still coming! Thank Ganesha!

benleslie5
benleslie5

Waited nearly 5 years for a Beyond Good and Evil 2, the first one was amazing

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

If theres one game i cant wait to get my hands on, its this!

soulless4now
soulless4now

Glad to see they're still working on it. I still haven't touched my copy of the first one.

-Fromage-
-Fromage-

Maybe I'll be interested. I got the first one for free with Rayman Origins so I'll see if I like it.

TheLoneMortal
TheLoneMortal

@Mozillla No, it was not completely scrapped they just expanded the concepts and released it as Assassin's Creed: Revelations.

XanderZane
XanderZane

Glad they are still working on it and it hasn't been canceled. I still need to be finish the first game.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

if they start now then maybe this could be a launch title for PS4. I liked the original so if they ever complete the sequel. I'll buy it.

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

Any news on this game is a welcome one because the one trailer that was shown of it gave me hope for the rest of the game. The original was criminally under looked and that's a shame cause it was a great and fun title.

pszone
pszone

Well it wont see daylight until new xbox and ps4 out because i look on site and creator need a big sandbox and free room . But anways i still wait for it. But lets hope be on ps3 and xbox before gen out.

metalkitten
metalkitten

this is like the only good news among all hacker and sue news i got and played the original ps2 and the downloadable on ps3 several times - i cant wait for the sequel and i waited long - i can wait some more if only it will arrive one day

ROMSES
ROMSES

Way too long for a sequel too be done, guess the graphics won't be so good, but I've played the first one like 3 or 4 times( to find all creatures and collect all pearls, without walkthroughs and everything) and 1 time on PS3 hd version , I guess the only thing that ubisoft group should think good about a sequel is story, in BGE story was really cool , with outstanding gameplay, stealthy action, making fauna and like photos and of course some mini games like air hockey,hovercraft racing, space battle and ... oh man, that game was marvelous , just do smth like that with a second one and you will get your money for a third instalment, please Ubisoft , JUST DO IT)

Mega_Skrull
Mega_Skrull

The title should mention there's actual GAMEPLAY, which looks great. Looks like a mix between Mirror's Edge and Assassin's Creed.

koospetoors
koospetoors

Lost count on how many times I replayed the first one, can't wait for the sequel.

ferretshob
ferretshob

Bring it on. I loved the first one.

winshot
winshot

OMG...This made my day and thanks for indianizing the game...I am from india and I truly love this game...

Pete5506
Pete5506

True or Not, we better see this game sometime soon

Mozillla
Mozillla

ryzrocks Posted Nov 23, 2011 4:23 am GMT Ubisoft never canceled projects and it's the reason why they are so awesome....guys take as long as u want on making this game and we gamers want the best experience just like in Beyond Good and Evil .....Never disappoint' Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy got cancel on 3DS they do cancel projects

Vodoo
Vodoo

I think BGaE is one of my all-time favorite games, at least in the top 5. It was a breath of fresh air and the art style was very pleasing to the eye. I really hope they put this out soon because I don't know how many more "me-too" games I can tolerate before I just walk away from gaming all together. Been gaming for about 25 years and at no other point have I felt such despair for the industry as I do now. It's like game developers have just run out of good ideas and spit out the same games over and over with a different title. Alot of these so-called triple-A titles that come out aren't even AAA quality games. They're just the best of the rehashed garbage that's out there. Hopefully this game will put good gaming back on the map, and hopefully it'll have some marketing support this time around to go with it.

ryzrocks
ryzrocks

Ubisoft never canceled projects and it's the reason why they are so awesome....guys take as long as u want on making this game and we gamers want the best experience just like in Beyond Good and Evil .....Never disappoint

BelmontWolf
BelmontWolf

wonder if this will become the next duke nukem forever

Squirrelatwar
Squirrelatwar

Lol it's like the loch ness monster of gaming right now >.

macca366
macca366

So damn excited when I saw its name on the front page. Pleeeease Mr. Ancel!

sonicare
sonicare

First game was fun. But it's been so long and this one is still in the uncertain category.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

Either they are working on this game and remaining incredibly tight lipped about it, or its vaporware.

flipin_jackass
flipin_jackass

Can't wait! The action reminded me a bit of Mirror's Edge - but in 3rd person.

ogara0c9
ogara0c9

Man, this only leads to more questions. Still keeping the faith though.