New Beyond Good & Evil Trademark Shows Up

Beyond Good & Evil 2 was announced back in 2008.

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Ubisoft has filed a new trademark application for "Beyond Good & Evil," possibly signalling something new for the franchise. DualShockers discovered an April 1 listing (not a joke) in the European Union Intellectual Property Office database for "Beyond Good & Evil," a trademark that covers video games, among other things.

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The existence of a trademark does not necessarily mean much on its own. It's possible Ubisoft is simply re-securing its rights over the franchise, and in this case, the trademark also covers things like paper products and clothing related to Beyond Good & Evil. At the same time, though, as DualShockers points out, the emergence of trademark listings has in the past been followed by official announcements soon after.

We'll report back with new details as they become available.

2003's original Beyond Good & Evil came to GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC. The sequel was first announced by designer Michel Ancel in 2008, at which time he confirmed that the project had already been in preproduction for a year.

Ubisoft hasn't shared much of late regarding Beyond Good & Evil 2, but that doesn't mean it's canceled. Ubisoft Montpellier continues to work on this "extremely ambitious project," the developer said in August 2014.

"In many ways, [Beyond Good & Evil] is an inimitable game--it appeals to all generations of gamers and is an inspiration behind many of Ubisoft Montpellier's past and future games," a Ubisoft representative said at the time. "It's still far too early to give many details about this new title."

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damn it ubisoft, stop taunting us

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Beyond Good And Evil 2 is Ubisoft's Half-Life 3. (i.e. that game that everybody wants but the developer is too busy making junk nobody asked for to complete.)

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This is so goddamn meaningless to me.

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I've stopped caring for something that has taken so incredibly long to come out, or even be in production. ADD THAT TO THE FACT THAT UBISOFT HAS BEEN COMPLETE GARBAGE IN TERMS OF QUALITY IN RECENT YEARS DOES NOT HELP HERE EITHER. Sorry, I had my caps lock on.

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Beyond Good & Evil 2 will be a Nintendo NX launch title.

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At this point I'm certain the game will be a complete train wreck. See: Daikatana, Duke Nukem Forever. Games stuck in development hell for this long rarely turn out well.

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Too bad I'm now "beyond" giving a shit about this franchise.

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Man I can't wait for this game.

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i was really hoping this was a hogs of war story.

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In a galaxy far, far, away Ubisoft was beloved by gamers but the Dark Side inside them emerged, consuming their games with bugs, microtransactions and DRM. The power of the Light Force from a different publisher is the only thing that can save Beyond Good & Evil 2 now. Let us pray for a miracle...

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I suspect Beyond Good and Evil 2 will come out the same day as Half Life 3

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@cornbredx: aww, that's so cute. You still have hope there will be a HL3. Good for you.

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@bignick217: I think that joke went waaaay above your head...

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Ubisoft has dragged their feet with this sequel for so long, The Last Guardian was announced and will likely land on shelves before we even see a trailer for it. Kingdom Hearts III will also likely have a release date before this.

I remember being excited for Beyond Good & Evil 2 back in 2008 when they showed off that teaser.... but it's been eight years, and we've seen NOTHING ELSE. It's really difficult to hold our excitement for such an absurd about of time for a sequel that isn't even part of an established franchise.

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Eddie: "The existence of a trademark does not necessarily mean much on its own."

C'mon Eddie...April 1st was 2 days ago...so who do you think you're fooling? lol

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@louixiii: Eddie never learns from his mistakes lol.

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@davillain-: lol

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We won't see a Beyond Good & Evil 2 until Ubisoft finds a way to implement open world tower gameplay into the game......

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Pretty sure Ubisoft had trademarks applications filed back in 2008. Doesn't really mean anything.

What's different now is the Destructoid rumor. While that rumor does lend a bit of credence to the possibility that this game will actually come out, I don't believe it until it's been confirmed.

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@McStrongfast: I heard the rumor as well that Nintendo might get exclusive rights to the sequel. If it happens then I guess I will never play the game :(

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My god, The Last Guardian will be out before this game ever sees the light of day.

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@davillain-: Welp The Last Guardian is out this ye....HAHAHAHAHAHA... who am I kidding?

Seriously though, it is supposed to be coming this yea.... hehehe... r.

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Beyond Hope and Redemption.

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Nintendo to the rescue going to be a big exclusive launch title for NX

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@shibua: based on all those bullshit rumors, then yeah for sure.

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@shibua: not a chance such a big budget game will be exclusive to a nintendo launching console.

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@eternaldragoonx: "Big budget," we don't know the budget for it...

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Ubisoft will make another Beyond G & E game when they're finished milking Ass Creed, Far Cry, The Division and Watch Dogs,

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@berserker66666: the word on the street is that they don't want to spend money on BG&E2 but nintendo would be willing to do pay for it like Bayonetta 2

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@Alurit: It it turns out to be true....then all hope is lost since Nintendo would most likely make it Wii U exclusive like Bayonetta 2. Let's hope it's not true. Also, let's hope if Ubisoft does make Beyond G & E 2, they don't screw it up like most of their games these days.

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@berserker66666: You seriously think they would put it on the Wii U instead of the NX at this point? They've pretty much already cut their losses with it.

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@ibonedyourmom: Oh yea I forgot about the NX lol

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@berserker66666: if it's the same situation with bayonetta 2 then it's either a nintendo exclusive or it doesn't exist, I take existing on a platform that I don't own over not existing at all

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@Alurit: True.....

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@Alurit: Word on the street? now I have images of a shady guy in a trench coat, the power glove and a big green hat with a strange looking L on the front selling bootleg Mario. This image, is awesome so thank you. :D

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@DanZillaUK: http://www.destructoid.com/rumor-nintendo-funding-beyond-good-and-evil-sequel-346059.phtml

Bear in mind that Laura Dale has quite the habit of making claims based on unqualified "sources" that never pan out.

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@pongley: that is why it has rumour in the title of article

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@Alurit: If the New York Times ran a story about Tesla installing scamware onto their cars computers but called it a "rumour", would that excuse it. You can't run unsubstantiated rumours and call yourself a journalist. If you have multiple sources then you have to spell out how those sources are related to the source of the rumour and how the different sources are independent of one another. You learn that in the first week of any journalism course.

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@pongley: what you are saying is reporting an article based off a rumour and not reporting a rumour as a rumour, there's quite a difference, when you make it clear that it is based off of non confirmed information and might turn out to be false that is not as bad as what you are suggesting. and we are not talking about making up stories, even rumours have to have sources, even if you have multiple strong sources without conformation those are still rumours.

I don't deny that chasing rumours are not the greatest of journalism but there are rumours that are newsworthy, kotaku for example seems to have good sources for reporting about assassin's creed, when they reported on not being a new one this year or syndicate before it was announced they were right and those were nothing but rumours back then.

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@Alurit: Right, but Kotaku had physical evidence, screenshots, video. Destructoid has some guy who heard things from a guy and someone else who they don't bother describing.

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