Beyond Good and Evil 2 is currently in pre-production according to game designer Michel Ancel.
It's something we've secretly been expecting for the last few months now, but that didn't stop us (well, OK, me) from leaping for joy when we found out that Beyond Good & Evil
is getting a sequel.
Well, kind of.
Series creator Michel Ancel recently spoke to French games magazine JeuxVideo
and confirmed that yes, a Beyond Good and Evil 2
is in development. More than that in fact, the game has been secretly in development for the past year, with 12 staff working on pre-production for the game.
Given that the original Beyond Good & Evil
was such an utterly fantastic and under-rated game, this can only be good news, right? Well, yes, kind of. Unfortunately, Ancel has admitted that the bosses at Ubisoft haven't yet given the game the full go-ahead yet and the game is therefore still unconfirmed, though at least it's a confirmed unconfirmed though now.
For those of you who aren't in the know, suffice it to say that Beyond Good & Evil
is one the best games you've never played. That's why we included it in a feature under the same name
The original Beyond Good and Evil
cast players as Jade, a reporter on a planet at war being invaded by an alien threat. Rather than being a predictable all-out shooter though, the game was a stealthy 3D platformer that saw players trying to harness the power of the media to fight the threat. Your camera was a much more effective weapon for Jade than any ray-gun. It also happened to be one of the most gut-wrenchingly emotional games I've ever played.
You can pick up the original game for under £5
now in the UK, so there's no reason not to buy a copy and share your thoughts of the criminally under-appreciated masterpiece in the forums