Posts Tagged ‘Beyond Good & Evil 2’

Every PC game announced or trailered at E3 2017

Each year E3 rolls around like a giant evil worm, crushing all that’s good and pure. BUT that worm also announces lots of exciting gaming news as it wreaks its carnage upon the Earth. Here we have gathered every announcement, reveal, and exciting new trailer that emerged from the barrage of screamed press conferences over the last few days. And lots of it looks rather spiffy.

A rather enormous 47 PC games were either announced, revealed, or updated upon, with new trailers, information, and released dates that will all be missed by at least three months. We’ve collected the lot, with trailers, in alphabetical order, into one neat place, just for you. Read the rest of this entry »

Beyond Good and Evil 2 is online world of space pirates

Oh look at that, Beyond Good and Evil 2 [official site] has been shown off at E3 (sans ampersand), featuring anthropomorphic monkeys, criminal pigs, Hindu and Buddhist temples projecting neon lights, angry space police with silly missiles, steering wheels in the shape of skulls and quite a lot more. It’s an explosive trailer and you should probably see it for yourself so get down there and SORT IT OUT.
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A Beyond Good Offer: Beyond Good & Evil Is Free

Seems like we post about how Beyond Good & Evil 2 is/is not coming every six months or so. HAPPY FACE! Oh no but SADFACE! And so forth. What we don’t often do is talk about the Beyond Good & Evil game that does really, truly, honestly, no honestly exist. Its beloved nature is so often discussed only in terms of frustration that it never saw a sequel. Well, now’s the time to establish a) why so many people still bang on about Michael ‘Rayman’ Ancel’s jumpy-thumpy adventure and b) whether they should still in good conscience be doing so. Ubisoft have made the whole kit’n’kaboodle free for a few days. Read the rest of this entry »

New Beyond Good & Evil Confirmed With Adorable Pig

If you’ve been keenly awaiting Beyond Good & Evil 2 these eight long years, hanging on the edge of your seat for so long that your flesh has grown into the fabric and you’ll need to be cut out, good news: Ubisoft have confirmed… something that is likely Beyond Good & Evil 2. They’re definitely doing a new Beyond Good & Evil, at least. We’ve known about their desire to for yonks, thanks to irregular mentions and reassurances, but making even a vague announcement suggests they’re cracking on with it. Series creator Michel Ancel has been blasting concept art around too.

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As Ever: Beyond Good & Evil 2 Is “Still On The Way”

Hoist E3 above the bloodstone with ropes of braided ivy then circle thrice with burning mugwort. Cleanse your obsidian dagger with goat’s milk then dry it with moss. Holding E3 firmly by the neck, plunge your blade into its guts and draw down, let the guts spill onto the bloodstone, unspooling like a VHS tape (you may need to reach in and yank to get things started). Examine the EEEntrails. See the patterns emerge beneath the rising steam. Know the future. Know that it reads the same as ever: yuh huh for real Beyond Good & Evil 2 is definitely still happening, for real, for really real.

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Yes, Horace, There Is A Beyond Good & Evil 2

Just as Santa Claus is definitely real, we have a duty and a responsibility to support and encourage our youngers’ belief in Beyond Good & Evil 2. They may not even know what it is, let alone the historical origins of this tradition, but they understand that it is important. They understand that we become excited by any hint of its existence. My little niece leaves a plate of K-Bups on the mantlepiece for Uncle Pey’j every E3 Eve.

So yes, BG&E2 is real, okay, because BG&E head honch Michel Ancel talked about it recently, okay.

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Have You Played… Beyond Good & Evil?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every weekday of the year, perhaps for all time.

We’ve written 175 of these Have You Playeds. When I searched the database to check we’d included Beyond Good & Evil [official site] already, I then searched it twice more in case Google Sheets had lost their minds. Nope, it was us!

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Beyond Good & Evil 2 Continues As Ancel Goes A Bit Indie

Still waiting.

It’s nice to have a reminder that Ubisoft really do intend to release Beyond Good & Evil 2, isn’t it? After six years, I don’t really think of it as an actual game I might play one day, more a pleasant idea I’m glad Ubisoft still share. The latest of many casual statements that yeah, they’re thinkin’ about it too comes to assuage concerns after news that BG&E head honcho Michel Ancel (of Rayman fame too) is going indie. Sort of.

Ancel has joined a new small indie outfit, named Wild Sheep, but will continue to work at Ubi too.

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Ubisoft Explains The Wait For Beyond Good And Evil 2

It's because Jade won't come down from the hood of that car. They've tried asking her really nicely, but she likes it up there a whole lot.

One of the greater tragedies of the modern age (mainly of gaming, I suppose, but also just in general) is that we’ve seen neither hide nor hair of Beyond Good and Evil 2 since a fairly insubstantial leak earlier this year. And before that, it was pretty much all radio silence. That’s painfully upsetting, because the original was a flawed yet fascinating romp through a world of conspiracy and pig people. It’s a cobweb-coated corner of the gaming universe to which I’d gladly return, but so far, no dice. But why? Why isn’t Ubisoft currently devoting all of its energies to making games just for meeeeee?

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Beyond Screenshots: BGE2 Gets New Footage

Also of note: the shockingly solid music that accompanies this footage. If the first official trailer uses dubstep instead, I'll never speak to my framed portrait of Michel Ancel again.

When will Beyond Good & Evil 2 come out? In our lifetimes? Shortly after humanity begins leaving its bipedal bootprints on the deepest reaches of space? 2014? (If you’re a character from a piece of 1950s sci-fi literature, “all of the above” is also a possibility.) Series mastermind Michel Ancel has opted to keep it all under lock and key, but the Internet – somewhat fittingly – has embarked on a relentless journey to expose the truth. First, we got an alleged in-engine screenshot, but the rabbit hole runs deeper. Amazingly, Ubisoft has done more than simply create one static, completely non-interactive photo. Now it moves, as though propelled by puppet strings, the invisible hand of fate, or a ghost.

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BGE2 Not Yet Gone To The Great Beyond

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It wasn’t happening and then it was happening and then it maybe wasn’t again and now it is again. The cosmic ballet continues. After making the internet en masse do its sex face with news that Michel Ancel’s Beyond Good & Evil 2 was in development and later seeing an apparent leak of some spine-tickling possible concept footage, hope it would happen seemed to evaporate. Silence fell. Grown men wept. Or at least tweeted. Then! Suddenly! As publishers seem to have had some sort of green light to start muttering about next-generation consoles all of a sudden, Ubisoft have joined the fray. Well, abstractly. Contrary to what other sites have been screaming hysterically today, Ancel and his team have not outright stated that the game’s bound for future-devices, instead claiming that the game “needs more tech” and they’ll work out what can actually run it once it’s more or less complete.
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Beyond Good & Evil 2 “Always in production”

Same old million year old screenshots for a game that probably doesn't exist.

I feel like such a mug, but here we go again. Rumours are spreading that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is still in production. VG247 quotes French site Gamekult as evidence for its existence. The ambiguous quote comes in a reply from Ubisoft France CEO Geoffroy Sardin to a query about I Am Alive and BG&E2, and is, when translated by Google, in full, this: “They are still in production every two…” Although the French, “Ils sont toujours en production tous les deux…”, perhaps better ends up, rearranged, “They have both always been in production.”

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The Birth Of Tragedy: No Beyond Good & Evil 2?

Sad news which broke last night. Luckily, I was already drinking vodka. Via the medium of twitter, Colin Solal Cardo of Gamesyde posted: “I got confirmation at Cologne’s Gamescom that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is on hold for now. No idea if it’s def or temporary but it sucks.” It does, indeed, suck. 1UP bring up an old Ubisoft quote that it was never certain anyway. I suspect worldwide recession hasn’t exactly helped a marginal game like BG&E. See what everyone thought was test footage for BG&E2 beneath the cut…
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Possible Beyond Good & Evil 2 Concept Footage?

Could it be?

Kotaku highlight an interesting video, discovered from French site Eversonic. It’s what appears to be concept footage from Beyond Good & Evil 2. It’s obviously hard to be sure, but it certainly looks like Jade, and matches the style of the screenshots and video we’ve seen before. Even the music is right. If this concept is anything like how the game is going to look and play, then crikey, there’s even more reasons to look forward to it. A lot appears to be inspired by Mirror’s Edge movement, and you could argue quite extensively that it runs like an ME mod. Well, see what you make of it – it’s below.

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