Beyond Good & Evil HD hits PSN June 8

Ubisoft's high-definition fantasy action adventure game landing in Sony's virtual store next Wednesday.

While the mysterious Beyond Good & Evil 2 is still far away, gamers looking to play a high-definition overhaul of the original for Sony's system now have a date to circle on their calendars.

According to a response made by a Sony representative in the comments section of the PlayStation Store restoration blog entry, Beyond Good & Evil HD will launch for the PlayStation 3 on June 8. The game was originally pegged to debut on the PlayStation Network in May, but Sony's six-week online outage prevented that from happening.

Beyond Good & Evil HD debuts on the PS3 during the height of E3 week.

Beyond Good & Evil HD features 1080p graphics, including enhanced character models and upgraded textures, and Ubisoft has also remastered the game's musical score. The game was released on the Xbox Live Arcade in early March.

The original Beyond Good & Evil launched in November 2003, winning critical acclaim for its mix of traditional action adventure elements and stealth segments. The game also drew praise for its picture-taking gameplay mechanic and engaging story of a journalist named Jade.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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18 comments
TwinTiger
TwinTiger

Still waiting. Not just waiting for the game, but waiting for Sony to even acknowledge it! What's up, Sony?

jaifrecap
jaifrecap

According to this, it comes out today!!! God, I hope its true!!!

servb0ts
servb0ts

WTF? Is the video slow motion?

benleslie5
benleslie5

Finally I've waited foever to play the HD remake, how much MB will it take?

JoSilver
JoSilver

Still no Beyond Good and Evil 2 but at least it's a start.

servb0ts
servb0ts

never played this but look forwards to giving it a go in a week

TheLoneMortal
TheLoneMortal

Good to hear more people get to experience this hidden gem of a game and possibly increase the likelihood of the sequel's release.

KevinPlanet
KevinPlanet

I wanted to play it in March but Ubisoft wanted to do a timed-exclusive so...

jaifrecap
jaifrecap

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Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Played this on PS2, It's worth another go in HD.

MADDjoe
MADDjoe

@ChiefFreeman actually when it came out it was terribly underrated. I'm glad now people see how good this game is and that they are coming out with a long over due sequel. I got this months after it came out originally for the xbox and wished I got on release day. Very good game that took awhile to get the props it deserved.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

I played this, and it's a terribly overrated game. Don't know why it has such a strong following.

Heshertonfist
Heshertonfist

I have the original Xbox version, maybe I should play it.

president_bush
president_bush

I bought this when it first came out and will buy it again on June 8, it is truly an incredible game that everyone on PSN should play.

darkcomedian
darkcomedian

Never got to play this, and I've heard good things, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out.