Ubisoft says 'keep the faith' for Beyond Good & Evil 2 - Report

Producer Wang Xu tells fans to remain hopeful for sequel to 2003's warmly received action adventure game.

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Ubisoft's Beyond Good & Evil series has been dormant since 2003, when gamers received the well-regarded original. A teaser trailer for Beyond Good & Evil 2 popped up five years later, and in June, creator Michel Ancel said a small team was working on the game. However, series fans holding out for the true sequel should be prepared for the long haul.

Ubisoft tells gamers to put faith in the pork.

Ubisoft producer Wang Xu told Eurogamer recently that gamers will need to "keep the faith" for Beyond Good & Evil 2. He also offered a statement on whether or not the upcoming HD rerelease of the original will be used to gauge interest in releasing the sequel.

"Yes it is true; please buy Beyond Good & Evil HD if you want more BG&E games," he said.

While the sequel may be long way off, gamers looking to play an updated version of the original can download Beyond Good & Evil HD via the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live beginning next week.

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 an interstellar government conspiracy.

Discussion

62 comments
DepressionMoon
DepressionMoon

I saw this on the PS store a few days ago and decided to get it, because I heard good things about it some years ago. I have to say the game is great. I just expected good, but it's great. The story and gameplay are so compelling. There has to be a sequel for this!

Gabe1976
Gabe1976

Just downloaded the HD version on my 360. It's great!...it's even set for a 5.1 dolby sound system if you have one hooked up to your console. I hope a lot of people download this, because when it first came out on the PS2 it didn't get the business that it deserved at the time. I can personally vouch for this game. And, for a mere $9.99 you can't go wrong with this.

RageEho
RageEho

Never owned or played the first BG&E but I downloaded the HD version last week. Stands up over time. Still a great game.

Spartan1017
Spartan1017

bought it for the gc, bought it again for the 360. totally worth it.

Spybreak
Spybreak

I missed it at first and then grabbed it on Steam. Unfortunately there were graphical glitches with my pc's video card and no drive update due my pc being a Sony Vaio. Well bought it again yesterday, totally worth 10 bucks. Perfect price, great player exploration and storytelling. It's a shame the game got buried in holiday traffic. Don't release your games in the holiday rifraf, duh!

CrAsH_jUnKiE
CrAsH_jUnKiE

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2x4b96123
2x4b96123

I'd buy it if it were released on PC :( DAMN my 360 for bricking!

Da_big_guy
Da_big_guy

For all those who keep asking why they should buy this when they have the original: It has been 5+ years, the lack of sales from back then are what got Beyond into its rut. However they're trying again anyway because they believe it deserves another chance, but they need some incentive to keep the investors at bay. Please, please buy the remake, its not that much to pay for a great game even one you've already played and its to support a continuation. I repeat spend a little extra cash now and you give one of the most unappreciated gems of gaming another chance, pass and we'll never know how much better 2 could've been.

HylianWolfe
HylianWolfe

I'm going to buy the HD version because 1 It's a great game and everyone should play it and 2 I bought the original used and the developer deserves my money for this game

Ras_Kho
Ras_Kho

WoW!!The first one was gr8,I hope the second one be the same. I really hope...

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

This kind of talk makes me wonder how badly Beyond Good And Evil bombed. It really doesn't make much sense that a sequel hasn't been released yet, worse looking and worse playing games have had sequels so why not this one?

Creasy1903
Creasy1903

"Yes it is true; please buy Beyond Good & Evil HD if you want more BG&E games," Lies. Why should i buy HD version,if i already bought the first game for PC ?!?!

Vodoo
Vodoo

I was planning on getting the xbl game anyway. It was one of my all time favs... if not THEE all time game

bradlbauer
bradlbauer

I still own my BG&E disc. Is it worth it to buy the HD update? I want to see num.2 not rehash

The_Godfather_
The_Godfather_

we'll keep faith, as long as you're keeping your promise Ubisoft..

cosita46
cosita46

Played this game on PS2 & loved it. Also looking forward to playing it on HD & Beyond Good & Evil 2. :).

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

I have never got the chance to play this title but been wanting to for years now ((I'm kinda slow on this one xD)). I guess I'll be buying it on the release in hi-def.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

I'll be downloading BG&E HD as soon as it's available.

eelnarruc
eelnarruc

the first game was good,but will the new one have ubi's ridiculous drm with it? if yes,then ubi can shove it where the sun dont shine.

macca366
macca366

My heart skipped a beat when I saw the title of this article. Disappointed when I read it.. But at least the higher-ups in ubisoft are still considering it. I dislike that they'll un-delay it based on the sales of the HD remake though, I don't want a half-assed game that had questionable support. I've played the first one enough to never do so again, but if it'll support a sequel I'll still give out 10 bucks. BG&E is my most treasured gaming experience. That trailer is really bad though, and also although the game has a good deal of twists, isn't the thing about the government being in the damn trailer still a big spoiler? Jesus. They should of let a fan do a trailer. Anyway, I would probably trade never playing Skyrim for the sequel to this. Yeah, seriously.

juliano001
juliano001

Keep the faith for a game? I prefer keep the faith for a world without war. Regarding games i expect that they are released. Give the words their real meaning please.

soulless4now
soulless4now

I just bought an original copy of the first game last year so yeah...

Alex_09
Alex_09

Why is ubisoft acting like it's up to us to release Beyond Good & Evil 2? Maybe if they hadn't released so many half assed titles in the past two years(there are a couple exceptions) their popular franchises would still be guaranteed to sell.

volcomstoner180
volcomstoner180

loved this game and so happy its coming back! especially in HD

march202002
march202002

Well, I'm getting this for sure. Especially if it helps get BG & E 2 in our hands. That, and selling my original Xbox meant having to let go of this game as well.

Avenger1324
Avenger1324

Is this just a cryptic way of saying BG&E2 has been delayed?

Foolio1
Foolio1

I loved BG&E. I can't wait to download the HD version.

Barighm
Barighm

I'll buy it if the game does not consume too much of my hard drive and it doesn't cost too much. It's supposed to have a great story and I'm looking forward to it; however, the 360 crowd doesn't really care about good stories. They care more about headshots.

blackace
blackace

How much is the HD version going to cost? I already own the game, but if this is more then $20, I'll pass.

TheHappyCamper
TheHappyCamper

I think the sales of BG&E HD will surprise Ubisoft. Loved the original on my PS2, going to get the HD version, and will be waiting patiently (well, kind of) for news on the second.

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

@im-a-roustabout There are plenty of obscure games out there, ever heard of the games on the Handheld market? Or on the PC? The Obscure game market is far from dying by any means, its the fact that your not looking in the right places for them!

shansss123
shansss123

Console games are also heavily pirated and show up before the pc version and they talk about pc piracy and pc pirates all the time.What about stupid console thieves up there?????

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

@EKGProd You bring up a damn good point. The obscure games are a dying breed, but then again I guess that's what PSN and LIVE arcade are for? Even then the games aren't the same but it's a start. You should elucidate on the industry shift to AAA titles in a blog or something. Could make for an interesting read. And I am not being sarcastic, I am serious.

cayne_phoenix
cayne_phoenix

ill keep faith as long you keep me updated on wat ur doing...

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

@EKGProd I never proved your point in any sentence. You said that there is an overabundance of shooters, so I fail to see how my sentence validated anything you said. Also, when I say look at the bigger picture, I was not referring to simply the indie scene either. You misread what I said. I am not only to the Indie scene, but Handhelds, the PC market(And yes PC gaming is alive just ina different form) and other such places to play games. There is also things like Homebrew and other such places where games can be played as well, so no not just the Indie Scene. Than you contradicted yourself when you say there is no unique games. See again you briefly mention the indie scene, but ignore it by saying the average gamer ignores it. You wave it off, and again read what I said, the bigger gaming scene, not just PS3 or Xbox 360 retail games. You also seem to forget about the games on the Wii as well, which has cool unique stuff that is not a shooter. You seem to have tunnel vision, and not see the real big picture as its obvious you are not aware of things other than whats on the PS3 or Xbox 360.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Loved the original, and looking forward to this. .....and where the heck is Future Soldier?

EKGProd
EKGProd

@TheTrueMagusX1 But you just proved my point in your comment. You said "There are plenty of none shooters out there, the problem is that they donot get the attention they deserve from the gaming media." I am not talking about the gaming media though. I am well aware of the variety in the indie scene, I am talking about the variety on store shelves for consoles that the average gamer ignores because it does not involve shooting things in the face. Just look at what the top games of the next few months are. Bulletstorm, Killzone 3, Crysis 2, Homefront, etc. Obviously we have some variety, not everything is a shooter. Dragon Age 2 will almost certainly do well, as an example. But what happened to all the wonderful 3D platformers? I can only name one good one on the Xbox 360. What happened to all the great adventure games? Not the Lucas Arts type, but the type akin to Beyond Good & Evil? What happened to all the quirky releases that developers used to take chances on? All I see when I walk into my local gamestore is shooter, shooter, action game, action game, arcade racer, action game, shooter. You can find a lot of great indie games on Steam for great prices that don't follow the cookie cutter trend most AAA publishers fart out on a regular basis. But if you go and just look at the new release section of your local game store, the Xbox 360 and PS3 is filled with junk. Every once in a while we get something fresh like Little Big Planet 2 or de Blob 2, but not often enough.

Darkeus
Darkeus

Looks like I have a HD version of a game I loved to buy....

Mizkreant
Mizkreant

This trailer is a big marketing mistake. They think if they make the game seem grim and serious it'll sell better. They're misrepresenting the tone of the game. People who haven't played it will buy it and say, "What? Your uncle is a talking pig?"

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

@EKGProd This again is the most common myths about games these days. Sure there are alot of shooters, but there are plenty of none shooters out there. The reason you probably look at it this way is because one, you donot look at the bigger gaming picture, not just retail console games, and two, the mainstream gaming media hypes up alot of shooters. There are plenty of none shooters out there, the problem is that they donot get the attention they deserve from the gaming media. For example aside from this article I donot think we will see a whole lot more on this new port of an excellent game...lets hope though.

EKGProd
EKGProd

ANYONE tired of nothing but shooters flooding the shelves needs to buy this. ANYONE tired of the lack of true variety on store shelves needs to buy this. ANYONE who wants to send a message to publishers that we want more original and unique games needs to buy this. For $10, how can you go wrong? (Yes I am aware my avatar is for a game that had shooting elements called Metro 2033. If you play the game, you will see it much more than just a shooter)

NoDzombie
NoDzombie

well i still have my original PS2 copy, but if buying the HD remake will get me a sequel, then XBLA here i come

ricardo-sene
ricardo-sene

Eurogamer article notes that the producer wrote, "For real... I don't know," after the "Yes it is true; please buy Beyond Good & Evil HD if you want more BG&E games :)" comment... But, anyway, it's clear that if BG&EHD became a hit, they'll definitely push BGE2.

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

Ah, another game to look forward too. Only problem is the Ubisoft DRM. Still, I will remain patient until Ubisoft removes it before buying.

Oniresurrect
Oniresurrect

This game was so Epic i bought 3 copy's of it already for friends and myself, you bet I'll buy the HD and be getting my friends to do the same as best I can.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

I still have my original PS2 copy of Beyond good and evil. So This is game is worth a replay in HD when it comes out. A sequel would be nice but if the HD remake does well. They will make a sequel, Fair enough I play again in HD.