Beyond Good & Evil HD hits PS3 in May

High-def port of Ubisoft's 2003 action adventure game gets release window for PlayStation Network.

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Beyond Good & Evil HD premiered on Xbox Live Arcade earlier this month as part of Microsoft's House Party promotion. Now that the party is over, PlayStation 3 owners are getting a heads up on when they can expect to play through the revamped version of Michel Ansel's cult favorite action adventure.

Beyond Good & Evil HD hits the PS3 beyond March and April.

In a post on the PlayStation Blog today, Ubisoft confirmed a May launch window for Beyond Good & Evil HD. While PS3 players need to wait a couple extra months, Ubisoft is throwing in complimentary PlayStation Network card avatars of protagonist Jade and porcine Pey'j for those who buy the game within two weeks of launch.

Released in November of 2003, Beyond Good & Evil won critical acclaim for its mix of traditional action adventure elements with stealth segments, a picture-taking gameplay mechanic, and an engaging story of a young woman pulled into a rebel faction to blow the lid off of a planetary government conspiracy. The HD revamp features 1080p graphics, including enhanced character models and upgraded textures, as well as a remastered score.

Discussion

35 comments
wills_b
wills_b

BTW I bought this on Xbox, and because of MORONIC camera controls it is virtually unplayable. If you like to have you camera Y axis inverted, I strongly recommend you google the problem, and try the demo, before buying. Ubisoft, please fix this, I've been waiting years to play this game!

BravoOneActual
BravoOneActual

From what I have been told directly in a company forum by an actual game producer, developers don't "split release" DLC between XBLA and PSN. Microsoft and Sony both get the same stuff at the same time and Sony has procedural red tape that results in delay.

Pipboy360
Pipboy360

@ricardo-sene: It says "beyond March and April". It's a play on words ^_^ And sorry, Ubi, I wanted the game when it was supposed to launch March 1st, but by the time it hits PSN I'll have Portal 2 and possibly LA Noire. Serves you right for doing this split release crap.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

@Hig1134 Developers do separate launches for various reasons. 2 I can think of are: (1) The console manufacturer (Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, etc) pays the developer/publisher cash for an temporary exclusive deal. (2) The developer wants time to test and polish each version of the game. One version is ready before the other and they need the money from one version to help promote the other. In the case of scenario 1 (the more likely); the manufacturer (Microsoft) gets a kick-back for their investment because most consumers assume that the game is going to stay exclusive to their console. Also because they know a game sells the most copies in it's first couple weeks of sales. Meaning that when the other versions release they are losing less sales than if all versions released at the same time. It's an ugly money game and only the industry gains from them. Consumers usually suffer. However, it's nice when the developer throws in some other goodies for those that had to wait (although avatar icons aren't very exciting to most people).

Hig1134
Hig1134

@DitchyJ I actually don't want a 360 though. My fav exclusives are on PS3. I bought a wii because it's different but I don't feel the need to have a 360 since I'm not a fan of it's exclusives. I don't know why developers do these seperate launches anyway, freakin stupid. It's just like the Mortal Kombat demo. Just let everybody have it for gods sake!!

Quezakolt
Quezakolt

Great game on PS2. You could do worse than to get this one in HD. However, I already played it back in the day.

ricardo-sene
ricardo-sene

Title: "BG&EHD hit PS3 May" img credit: "BG&EHD hit PS3 between March and April" Go figure out...

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

They did a great job with the Live port; glad to see a sleeper classic getting another chance at being discovered. At the least, a few more people will finally get why I say "well done, Yade!" all the time.

DitchyJ
DitchyJ

@Hig1134 now now, im detecting a hint of bitterness mixed with fanboyism. Both consoles have brill exclusives, im sure sony grabs its share of early exclusives..if not then have a go at them lol. Get both consoles like alot of gamers do :) (or save up)

bottomdollar
bottomdollar

Well, at least it gives me time to finish the last two Alien Breeds..... and I guess I will be fine with the two free avatars. And Portal 2 is coming in April so I can stay busy. Lame delay though

Hig1134
Hig1134

Oh well....PS3 gamers have to wait, but at least we have some good games to play while we wait!! What would you rather, early exclusives or ACTUAL good exclusives?

hahamanin
hahamanin

most gamers by now have both the consoles....am i right??

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

I checked out the XBLA trial when it came out overall the game seems good but I hate an aspect with the controls. there isn't a separate toggle for horizontal and vertical camera movement so if I go with my normal vertical style [inverted] all camera functions are inverted. Fix it guys.

deadcowboy6
deadcowboy6

I guess i can wait a little longer since its been like 8 years and i haven't played it yet, but this time around its a day one purchase, so between this and Duke I have a month of free time officially killed.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

I have the PS2 version. This is worth a second playthough in HD. Buy it in the first 2 weeks for a BGAE game pic? Umm sure..

Taegre
Taegre

Just got this off Xbox Live last week and am loving every bit of it. Funny thing is, while I'm one of those people who didn't play BG&E back in the day, it wasn't for lack of trying. Bought a retail copy, and the disc was defective. Tried it on Gametap, my laptop couldn't handle the graphics. This is the first time I've seen a working version of tha game.

benleslie5
benleslie5

I've waited since March 3rd for the PSN release :( Tottally loved the game back on the PS2/Xbox for it's Story

MrUntouchable18
MrUntouchable18

i still have this on gamecube but may buy it to support such a great game

Stressthesky
Stressthesky

What's the purpose of a timed exclusive? All you're doing is pissing off people on other consoles. Is it worth those few extra bucks Ubisoft?

pszone
pszone

well about time ready to get rid of m ps2 copy to get this HD one i hope this will come out in shops when 2nd game comes out and got feeling out next year 212

turtlebird95
turtlebird95

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turtlebird95
turtlebird95

Just finished this game a few days ago on XBLA. Absolutely amazing game, in every way you look at it. Those who haven't already, or aren't planning to purchase are really missing out.

perryg84
perryg84

I never got around to finishing this game on PS2, can't wait for this release.

Jbul
Jbul

Awesome. I just experienced this incredibly fun and creative game for the first time on XBL, and I was blown away. I'm glad PS3 owners will get to experience it too.

elbert_b_23
elbert_b_23

lame why does companies do this for ps3 users

DaNubianPryns
DaNubianPryns

Wow....two months? For what exactly? That's a big letdown. I figured it would be a few weeks at most after the 360 had their version released via House Party. Hard Corps: Uprising only took what, 3 weeks? Ubisoft has failed me with this news. Shame. Sony gets shafted yet again.

Race
Race

Two months? Weren't there enough bad choices made by Ubisoft the first time around when it came to this game?

xNinjaKingx
xNinjaKingx

this game sucked tho lmfao~ idc how many thumbs down i get THIS WASNT THAT GREAT OF A GAME!!! and personally it didnt deserve a remake =P a sequel? YES why? so many unanswered questions =_=

chang_1910
chang_1910

:D:D:D nothing more, I still have the original, but this is a day one buy and I to play right before the sequel to refresh memories (I hardly rec. though to those that have never play it, try it is a great game.. imo)

Kenshiro_Kenoh
Kenshiro_Kenoh

sorry iam playing mortal kombat now,its just TOO EPIC!

coaltango
coaltango

we need so many games from the awesome PS1 & PS2 Library to be remade in HD for the PS3

metalkid9
metalkid9

can't ubisoft make descent new games anymore? all they seem to do is rehash the same old PS2 games. I'm becoming really skeptical regarding Ubi's capability as a game dev company.