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Beyond Good & Evil 2

Beyond Good and Evil 2

A prequel to the iconic Beyond Good & Evil, developed by an Ubisoft's in-house studio led by Michel Ancel. The game takes players on a journey to a planetary system called System 3 – the center of intergalactic trade and the most wretched hive of piracy and illegal business.

Action | TPP | science fiction | sandbox | multiplayer | space ships | action adventure

Beyond Good & Evil 2 cover

developer: Ubisoft

publisher: Ubisoft

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Game mode: single player

game release date:

The official release date of the game has not been announced yet.

PS4 XONE PC

For over 20 years, Michel Ancel’s contribution to the video game industry has been praised by the gaming community around the world. It results from an unusual philosophy he implements into the game development processes – his games are not only unique but also free of any limits. It is none other than Michel Ancel, who created the Rayman game series (with its first installment released in 1996) and the 2003’s Beyond Good & Evil. The latter became an iconic game, and it was not until 8 years after its original release that Ubisoft published a remastered edition – Beyond Good & Evil HD. Because the remastered game has been a huge success, Ubisoft gave a green light for the creation of the sequel. Beyond Good & Evil 2 was developed over a dozen or so years – the developers explain they have been waiting for the moment, when their game concept becomes fully conceivable with the available technology. Finally, the game has been released on PC / Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Plot

Beyond Good & Evil 2 is a prequel to a 2003’s iconic game developed by a Michel Ancel’s team. The game has some references to the first installment in the series, e.g. some characters are ancestors of the characters from Beyond Good & Evil.

The story is set in the 22nd century – 200 years before Jade begins her fight with aggressive aliens who attacked the planet of Hyllis. Empires from Earth, like China and India, are fueled by the desire to colonize the space, thus they began the production of human-animal hybrids – they were to become slaves able to work in the most difficult conditions. This allowed humans to inhabit new planets; however, due to the cultural diversity, the colonies began to exhibit influences from all over the world, while the social-economic changes have led to the creation of entirely new religions.

One of the discovered exoplanetary systems is System 3, which quickly became the center of the intergalactic trade and the most wretched hive of piracy and illegal business. This is also where the players come in and assume the role of a character they create themselves (before starting the game, one can select his character’s sex and general appearance). The main protagonist begins his journey right at the bottom of the social ladder – as the story progresses, the protagonist climbs this ladder by acquiring new allies and becoming more and more recognizable throughout System 3. In relatively short time, our character gets to board a giant spaceship – from this time forth, his base.

Mechanics

Beyond Good & Evil 2 is an extremely ambitious piece of art. The game offers an extensive open world, which comprises diverse planets and moons along with all the applicable laws of physics; for example, whenever one gets to admire a sunset, it is a result of the movements of actual celestial bodies implemented into the game. The planets’ surfaces hum with life, while all the metropolises, towns, settlements, and many other locations hide secrets worth discovering. All this is possible thanks to the procedural generation technology utilized by developers.

The gameplay’s core is the aspect of exploration, both afoot and onboard numerous vehicles (ground, air, and space vehicles). The aforementioned spaceships allow players to take a trip to the planet’s orbit, but also to travel between different celestial bodies. Interestingly enough, our space voyages are not interrupted by any loading screens. The game is fueled by both story and side missions. All the objectives leave players some leeway when it comes to the methods of execution, due to the non-linear and diverse nature of the missions. Developers wanted players to “write their own recipes for a good time”.

Technical Aspects

The PS4, PC and XONE release of Beyond Good & Evil 2 features high-quality 3D visuals with character models and futuristic locations polished to the smallest detail. Another aspect bound to satisfy the players is the soundtracks, which combines various musical genres.

Misc.

Beyond Good & Evil 2 has been created in cooperation with the gaming community – through the so-called Space Monkey Program, players could submit their ideas on the in-game content.

Will Beyond Good & Evil 2 be a prequel? Michel Ancel teases a picture from the game
Will Beyond Good & Evil 2 be a prequel? Michel Ancel teases a picture from the game

news 27 September 2016 14:08

Michel Ancel posted a picture that clearly refers to Beyond Good & Evil. It's quite possible that the next installment in the franchise will be a prequel.

The new Beyond Good & Evil most likely a reboot
The new Beyond Good & Evil most likely a reboot

news 18 October 2016 13:36

Rumor has it that the next Beyond Good & Evil will be a semi-reboot, which will be a re-telling of the original story with some new details on Pey'j's background and a proper conclusion.

Beyond Good & Evil 2 to launch on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4
Beyond Good & Evil 2 to launch on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4

news 14 June 2017 14:34

Beyond Good & Evil 2 target platforms have been revealed. The much-anticipated prequel of the cult classic is coming for PC, XONE, and PS4.

E3 2017 Essentials #4 (June 14) – Hunt: Showdown, Beyond Good & Evil 2 new details
E3 2017 Essentials #4 (June 14) – Hunt: Showdown, Beyond Good & Evil 2 new details

news 15 June 2017 12:57

The time has come for game devs and publishers attending E3 2017 to show some gameplay and discuss details of their upcoming projects. Check out the best stories of the day.

Beyond Good and Evil 2 will require a permanent Internet connection
Beyond Good and Evil 2 will require a permanent Internet connection

news 23 December 2018 18:23

Despite the fact that permanent Internet connection is required to play the game, we still don't have answers to many important questions.

Beyond Good & Evil 2 Was to be Promoted by Indian Metal
Beyond Good & Evil 2 Was to be Promoted by Indian Metal

news 25 April 2019 23:15

There was a song that was supposed to promote Beyond Good & Evil 2, but Ubisoft eventually gave up the idea. Nevertheless, the Indian folk metal band Bloodywood decided to present their work to the world.

Beyond Good & Evil 2 Will Not Appear on E3 2019
Beyond Good & Evil 2 Will Not Appear on E3 2019

news 30 May 2019 23:40

Announced during E3 2017, the long-awaited production of Ubisoft - Beyond Good & Evil 2 - will not be showed during this year's edition of the fair in Los Angeles.

Beyond Good & Evil 2 - New Details and Concept Arts
Beyond Good & Evil 2 - New Details and Concept Arts

news 06 June 2019 15:11

Developers from Ubisoft hosted another stream from the Space Monkey Report series, thanks to which we learned a handful of new details about Beyond Good & Evil 2. We were also presented a large number of concept arts.

Beyond Good and Evil 2 Not Before April 2021
Beyond Good and Evil 2 Not Before April 2021

news 07 February 2020 13:31

Yves Guillemot, the head of the French company Ubisoft, informed during a conversation with investors that the highly-anticipated action adventure game Beyond Good & Evil 2 will not be released between September 2020 and March 2021.

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