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Beyond Good and Evil 2 unveiled

Beyond Good and Evil 2 unveiled

Beyond Good and Evil 2 has been officially unveiled, though Ubisoft appear cagey about the details.

Ubidays 2008 has been a lot of things so far; mainly a great excuse to visit the Louvre and to exploit Ubisoft's open bar policy. One other thing it's been has been a chance for us to see the first footage of Michel Ancel's massively anticipated sequel to Beyond Good and Evil 2.

The first day of Ubidays has just finished and although the main presentation to the event, which was hosted by Vernon Kay, didn't seem like it was going to have many surprises in store, it ended on quite a high note as Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot introduced the first footage of Beyond Good and Evil 2.

The sequel to the original multiplatform action-adventure has been massively anticipated by fans as, although the original game didn't sell well on release it did prove to be a sleeper hit after excellent reaction from critics – including us.

The footage shown at Ubidays was definitely rough in some regards, despite the excellent visuals on offer. The trailer only showed a broken down car in the desert, a familiarly feminine silhouette sat on the bonnet and Pey'j the man-pig sat in the shade, sniffing up flies.

Though the trailer itself looked good, the video wasn't formally introduced as Beyond Good and Evil 2 in anyway, though that’s clearly what it was judging by the recogniseable characters. Instead, Yves Guillemot only declared the footage as the “exclusive trailer for Michel Ancel’s next game.

Michel Ancel, lead designer of the original game and creator of the Rayman series recently confirmed that the game was being planned, but said the title had yet to be approved by Ubisoft. Now though, it seems that approval has been given.

You can watch the trailer for yourself at the official Ubidays 2008 site, along with other videos from the event.

No further details were given on the game and Ubisoft spokespersons refused to comment on the trailer no matter how many drinks we plied them with. Rest assured though, we’ll bring you information as we hear it. Until then, you'll have to discuss the game in the forums.

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Woodstock 30th May 2008, 09:56 Quote
guess i better get a move on and the play the first (have bought its still shrink wrapped)
liratheal 30th May 2008, 09:59 Quote
Lets hope it lives up to its predecessor.
Arkanrais 30th May 2008, 10:19 Quote
50... ... ... sniiiiiifffff 51.....
CardJoe 30th May 2008, 10:34 Quote
It sure doesn't look like Hillys, does it?
g3n3tiX 30th May 2008, 12:17 Quote
I'm glad I watched through the live streaming event. As soon as I saw the typeface ith "the pig", I KNEW. It was BGE 2.
Lots of interesting stuff, but alas I didn't spot the BT crew...
Maybe Hillys is one of the planets in the background ?
Shepps 30th May 2008, 12:41 Quote
Hmm. I liked the cartoon esque style of the original, not sure on this more 'realistic' approach. Is this slated for 360 / ps3? Looking more and more like i'll have to get one or the other to play this and banjo threeie :D.
kylew 30th May 2008, 13:07 Quote
I'm really hoping they make it for PC.
CardJoe 30th May 2008, 13:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by g3n3tiX
I'm glad I watched through the live streaming event. As soon as I saw the typeface ith "the pig", I KNEW. It was BGE 2.
Lots of interesting stuff, but alas I didn't spot the BT crew...
Maybe Hillys is one of the planets in the background ?

I was in the crowd and, able to tell the event was winding down, had just scribbled in my notepad ":( NO Beyond G+Evil" when the trailer started to run and I started clapping like crazy.
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