Jade Empire sequel confirmed

BioWare joint CEO Ray Muzyka acknowledges follow-up to martial arts role-playing game in interview, strongly hints that it will be on Xbox 360.

In an interview published today on Xbox Evolved, BioWare joint CEO Ray Muzkya revealed that the company is working on a follow-up to its Xbox martial arts role-playing game Jade Empire.

"BioWare definitely plans to continue the Jade Empire franchise," reads one of Muzyka's responses. "The Jade team did a great job with the first game in that series; we have great teams working on all of our games here. We've also said in the past that we're working on not just one, but two Xbox 360 titles. Enough said ; )"

The bulk of the interview, which also featured responses from BioWare's other joint CEO, Greg Zeschuk, was focused on BioWare's first confirmed Xbox 360 game, Mass Effect. Zeschuk discussed some basics of Mass Effect's gameplay, as well as the developer's plans to make it the first in a trilogy of Xbox 360 games.

Attempts to reach BioWare representatives for confirmation and comment were unsuccessful, as the developer's Vancouver, British Columbia, offices are closed today in honor of Remembrance Day.

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44 comments
Kei_neoblood
Kei_neoblood

7 years....STILL no Jade Empire 2.... :(

tegeco
tegeco

Sadly this looks like its gone the way of Beyond Good and Evil 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode 3. :/

Fartman7998
Fartman7998

Bioware, y u no make Jade Empire sequel?!

Chaos1100X
Chaos1100X

I would thoroughly enjoy another game set in Jade Empires enchanting world. I hope they revisit this IP, if they don't i would be both surprised and saddened by Bioware's decision.

TreimaXIX
TreimaXIX

Nearly five years later...nothing. I understand that Mass Effect, The Old Republic, and Dragon Age are BioWare's critical and commercial darlings, but I feel that the Jade Empire setting deserves to be re-examined and brought back for a sequel. Heck, I'd even settle for an HD remake of the original game, if a sequel is too much to ask.

Gamer2DaCore
Gamer2DaCore

as exciting as dis is im gettin slightly impatient... dis article was published in 2005... and dere has been no oder news since den... no approx release date, features, not even a press release bout da settin or nethin... but on da brite side, itll probably have 2 b pretty damn gud if biowares takin so long

nba1day722
nba1day722

WOORRDD!!!....they got 2 make another Jade Empire the first 1 was crazii!!!....If u didnt play the first buy it b4 the second comes!!..itz only $6 on Xbox and is compatible on xbox 360.

Jes_2000
Jes_2000

If only they made a true sequel to KOTOR that would be awsome. Can't wait for Jade Empire 2!!!

megamikal
megamikal

thank god for the sequel i LOVED the first one if there is not a sequel i am going to freak!!!!!!!

Brenton_2
Brenton_2

I really did enjoy the first game on my XBOX! I think BioWare developed a brilliant game. The replay value is quite high, which makes it a gem. The story is so rich that I reluctantly pursued the 'Way of the Closed Fist.' Perhaps I'm being foolish, but I would very much like to see the sequel on the PS3 as well. I plan on purchasing an XBOX 360, however, I believe that it is on the PS3 that the vibrant world of the 'Jade Empire' can be fully realized. Those who have posted their negative comments should really give 'Jade Empire' another chance. It is a great game despite its age.

RistyoRocker
RistyoRocker

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acesion
acesion

I loved the original, I never understoof where all the hate came from I thought it was an excellent reflection upon ancient china and provided a new backdrop for a game that wasnt simply european fantasy.

gogana
gogana

Yeah , it's exciting to hear such news.I can't wait for the sequel.

HummaKavula
HummaKavula

I had absolutely no idea about this until now, I'm pleasently surprised. :D

fkholmes
fkholmes

I hope it's for 360. I can't wait.

PieCook
PieCook

As requested earlier, please make it on the PC -- porting games on different systems is tremendously easier than developing those games from scratch.

GoldenEye005
GoldenEye005

Bio-Ware & Microsoft have a good partnership.Hopefully Bio-Ware won't water down the game by making it for Ps3 system

hadi_f
hadi_f

"I hope they'll make it for the PC as well. I'm playing Jade Empire on my PC now" "mkools" Ditto and obviously there is much untapped potential here. Excellent setting IMO.

mkools
mkools

I hope they'll make it for the PC as well. I'm playing Jade Empire on my PC now, and I absolutely love it!

angkawsw
angkawsw

yea i agree... i thought the story of jade empire one is definitely concluded for sure....

100Blondie001
100Blondie001

I cant wait 4 Jade empire 2!!!! jade empire 1 was wickd but im sorta confused as to how there going to start up a new story line with it... will it be like fable 2?? 100 years from then or sumthing??? the suspence is killn me.

ignominiousf
ignominiousf

I'm hoping the "unannounced next-gen project" is Jade Empire 2, I've been playing the first one over again.

psycomantis_32
psycomantis_32

I would KILL to get a KOTOR 3 on the 360! Jade Empire 2 should hold me over....

NickKang180
NickKang180

Loved jade Empire, if they come out with a sequel it needs to be alittle longer, but i will definently have to get it. Is it just me, or would every one else love to see a KOTOR 3 too? or just a starwars game similar to it

EverteMax
EverteMax

Bioware's RPG is wat got me to buy the 1st Xbox and the 360 now...Bioware rocks!

p-trixtr
p-trixtr

This is extremely good news!!! I loved Jade empire just as much as I loved KOTOR! GO BIOWARE!!!!!!! The fact that its going to be released on the 360 is also a good thing.......since I got it, yey!!!!

simgodess
simgodess

I'm very happy there will be a sequel to the amazing Jade Empire, but I hope its better than the sequel to KOTOR. Can't wait for Mass Effect!

simgodess
simgodess

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Halo2_fan391
Halo2_fan391

They better make it on xbox1 cause 360's cost too much $$$ right now!

EchoSae
EchoSae

Just hope this game is better then the last one. It was very boring, Jade Empire.

kabloo12
kabloo12

Yay! A sequel... but oh no! not Xbox 360! they cost too much $!

Diamondbarrow
Diamondbarrow

Jade Empire is what Fable should've been. I wonder if this means Bioware will be working on Jade Empire 2. They've said they don't do sequels, which is why Obsidian did Kotor 2, and is doing NWN 2. Is BioWare making a policy change?

BAT
BAT

I LOVED Jade Empire and i also liked it better than KOTOR, although that was great too. At least the first one.

Petri87
Petri87

Jade Empire bad???? Hell no its one of the best BioWare games ever right after Kotor

sthurlin
sthurlin

More than happy about a sequel being announced to this great game. Granted it expands (read borrows) heavily from KOTOR but still a great game in comparison to the significantly more floored Fable. Bring on Mass Effect! Hurrah!

earlthecannibal
earlthecannibal

Whats up with all the sequels to bad games? cant they think of a new concept?

cheekystoner
cheekystoner

Their office is in Edmonton, Alberta...might help next time!

Szeiden
Szeiden

 @TreimaXIX Perhaps after Dragon Age 2 falling short of DA:O they'll consider going back to Jade Empire? Not likely, but maybe =/ Or perhaps Jade Empire is going to be like DA:O with a lengthy development cycle that will evolve into a massive and engrossing experience like DA:O?