Beyond Good and Evil 2 director teases new look for Jade

Michel Ancel reveals concept art for Beyond Good and Evil 2's main character during a live Q&A with the Ubisoft Montpellier team.

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Beyond Good and Evil 2 director Michel Ancel has revealed new concept art of Jade, the main character of the follow-up to Ubisoft Montpellier's 2003 cult action-adventure game.

The reveal happened unexpectedly during a livestream with Ancel and the Rayman Legends development team when a viewer asked about the status of Beyond Good and Evil 2.

The redesigned Jade is clad in more muted colours compared to her bright green outfit of the original game. This new design is similar to the one which appeared in what was apparently a leaked target gameplay render in 2009, below.

In the livestream, Ancel went on to say that working on the comical Rayman Legends was a good buffer to tackle a more "serious" game in Beyond Good and Evil 2. Though it still has no definitive release date, the game is being developed for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U and PC.

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Discussion

136 comments
telaros
telaros

Why does she look so white? Is this marketing saying you can't have a hispanic caramel girl on the cover or some shit because 'it won't sell'?


To hell with this artwork. She looks nothing like Jade. Make her darker again. She looks like a white teen dropout or something. Is any of the stealth and camera stuff from the first game even going to make it to this Uncharted looking game? And let's not go so overboard with the insane parkor jumps there.


Seriously though, she's too white.

Karmazyn
Karmazyn

do not like this artwork. hope its work in progress.

radu191289
radu191289

As a modern gamer (Battlefield4, farcry3 and Tomb Raider are some of the games enjoyed recently), after 11years I'd still play the 1st Beyond Good and Evil game. That game really was something special, the music, that fantasy atmosphere that dragged me in, I wish the 2nd game will have more side-quest/secondary activities and better free roam. This game has huge potential, just that it needs more propaganda among today's gamers.

Onallion
Onallion

Please make this good please make this good please make this good

Oh yeah Jade is HAWT

Dragon_Nexus
Dragon_Nexus

I don't want them to go too serious with the game.

I liked the more light hearted, cartoony tone of the original.


Telling a serious story is one thing, but sapping all the fun out of it would be quite another. I guess the word "Mature" or "Grown up" might be better. Evolving from a cartoon to a drama.

Chaos_Dante_456
Chaos_Dante_456

Yet another myth just like Half Life 3, Kingdom Hearts III, or The Last Guardian.

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

Not sure if I like the new look, or if not enough jade in new Jade, or both.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I like the new look, but I'd rather know if the game is seriously in development or not. Ancel needs to tell us.

kuda001
kuda001

Oh that's right there is a new BG&E game... coming out soonish. Maybe.

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

She looks more like a Final Fantasy character than a journalist but whatever. Either way, I am excited for the game.

bibleverse1
bibleverse1

Most people have never played the original and those that played it dont remember it.

OneStrong2
OneStrong2

So this is their spent time? Five years giving Jade a face lift  more peculiar looking than the original?

megagene
megagene

Cool. Can't wait to buy this game. And The Last Guardian. And a hoverboard.

Zoza24
Zoza24

Owh lol, the dumbass complaints. always bitchin ey? :P


Games evolve, don't stick in the past!!.

Stardust7
Stardust7

I didnt like ,very male design for a girl .I can't sympathize with her.

scorpioisrising
scorpioisrising

Just another average teen girl with a bad haircut holding a sword i have seen better...

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

It's not new at all, just more polygons.

pohman
pohman

hmmm....i am okay with it


BARRICADE_28
BARRICADE_28

10 more Assassin's Creed games with come out from Ubisoft before this game comes out.

Tomdogg
Tomdogg

Oh hey, it's that game that's never coming out :D

Bhemont
Bhemont

Is it actually being developed, like, for reals? Please don't tell me this is going to end up like another Duke Nukem Forever. 

CthulhuHunter
CthulhuHunter

I thought BG&E2 had been shelved. Good to know someone's still working on it.


Hoping we'll also get a sequel to Enslaved.

ThePowerOfHAT
ThePowerOfHAT

"Good news!  We've finally come up with a new look for the main character!  We plan on getting to work on the rest of the game after a few weeks of celebration."

Darkhol0w
Darkhol0w

What happened with all the green? I don't really like her new concept art.

Skrilla_XS
Skrilla_XS

Just noticed that trailer's from 2009.....

Ailurusf
Ailurusf

Yay, I think it's scheduled to be released the same summer The Last Guardian and Half-Life 3 come out, and hopefully being developed by the same team who brought us Duke Nukem Forever!

Claus_DuBois
Claus_DuBois

The clip doesn't remind me of the oriignal at all. It seems that BG&E is now a parkour game.  No thanks.

Keithy211
Keithy211

The trailer looked kind of cool, is this game going to be open world like that?

spike6958
spike6958

At this point this has become another of those "I'll believe it when I see it" games. I hope it does one day reach my disc tray but i'm not gonna hold my breath.

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

Cloud Strife's sister.... it's the pants.

ZIMdoom
ZIMdoom

I hate you Ancel. I refuse to fall for your tease-routine anymore. I can't...I just can't wait forever. I have to move on. Just let it go so we can both be at peace. Sh sh sh. Don't say anything. I love BG&E too. But we have to get on with our lives.

benleslie5
benleslie5 moderator

I've been waiting over 5 years for Beyond Good and Evil 2 how much longer will you make us wait?

wujekbuch
wujekbuch

@radu191289  

Yes, it was a great game... I'm waitng for 2nd part and hope same like u that it will be improved!

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

@bibleverse1  I highly doubt those that played it forgot it. It was and is a great and unique game. A lot of people clamored for a sequel and it was one of those titles that people played together and talked about on podcasts.

Bhemont
Bhemont

@ThePowerOfHAT  lol, more like 


"Good news!  We've finally come up with a new look for the main character!  We plan on getting to work on the rest of the game after we finish the new Rayman installment"

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

@ThePowerOfHAT  If you compare the character design shown on the poster, and the one in the game play video, you'll see that there very similar and it seems like the character model s nearly complete, I could be wrong, 

Bhemont
Bhemont

@Darkhol0w  Green, pink, blue, purple jeans, whatever...Will the game be good? 

loafofgame
loafofgame

@Darkhol0w That was back in the day videogames could in no way look visually convincing... Nowadays it's all about looking real. Besides, she probably got older and with getting older come... dull colours.

Chaos_Dante_456
Chaos_Dante_456

@benleslie5  Looking at your avatar I imagine that's not the only sequel you've been waiting over 5 years for

Barighm
Barighm

@Mkeegs79 Frankly I hated it and can see why it didn't sell, but I'm not gonna say it shouldn't get a sequel. IT'S AVAILABLE ON XBLA IF YOU HAVEN'T PLAYED IT!

tigerfan23
tigerfan23

@Bhemont @Darkhol0w  or evil? Or beyond?

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

@Barighm @Mkeegs79  It didn't sale because of the quality. It was considered by most a good game and it even got good reviews. It was considered a sleeper hit. The game wasn't advertised much.


Why are you putting that its on XBLA in all caps? What does that matter? I have the game on the PS2. I already played it.