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Bioware was working on Jade Empire 2

Bioware was working on Jade Empire 2

Jade Empire 2 was reportedly in development in 2006 - 2007, according to former staff.

The CV of an ex-Bioware developer has revealed that Bioware was working on Jade Empire 2 until at least 2007, as well as other projects that never saw release.

The news comes after Eurogamer spotted on ex-Lead Level Designer Rafael Brown's LinkedIn CV that an 'Unreleased Games' section listed Jade Empire 2.

The sequel to Bioware's wuxia RPG was apparently in development from 2006 to 2007 and was planned for the current generation of consoles and PC.

Brown's CV also lists him as the Lead World Designer on other unannounced and unreleased projects.

Bioware hasn't yet given a reason as to Jade Empire 2 never saw a release, nor what the other projects might have been.

Back in 2009 Bioware's Mike Laidlaw told Strategy Informer that, while the company didn't have anything to announce regarding the Jade Empire franchise, it was still a staff favourite and something many of the team wanted to return to.

Bioware's currently announced titles don't include Jade Empire 2, obviously - Mass Effect 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic are too busy hogging the limelight. Check the trailer for the latter below.

Personally, we hated Jade Empire with a fiery passion that burns with the brightness of a thousand exploding suns. Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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Tangster 15th April 2011, 11:16 Quote
Haha. I'm really glad this wasn't released.
jcb121 15th April 2011, 11:45 Quote
Screw the new old republic game, that video should be made into a bloody movie!
Fizzban 15th April 2011, 11:45 Quote
No great loss. Jade Empire was the worst Bioware release to date.
Boogle 15th April 2011, 12:13 Quote
I really liked Jade Empire :(
Yemerich 15th April 2011, 12:14 Quote
Jade empire wasn't a great game, but was a enjoyable one. The fightings were good despise what the reviwers say. The problem is that the game was bugged as heck, and because of poor sales, bioware never cared to fix it.

As for myself, I am not crying for the "axe" in the franchise (just learned that term this week).
V3ctor 15th April 2011, 12:15 Quote
Why does she have a leash in her neck? Never played it...
Skiddywinks 15th April 2011, 12:21 Quote
Wasn't a great game by any means. Still finished it though. Wasn't THAT bad.
Mentai 15th April 2011, 12:43 Quote
I enjoyed it, but that's mostly because of the setting. I think they could make a sequel that would do it justice.
SMIFFYDUDE 15th April 2011, 13:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by jcb121
Screw the new old republic game, that video should be made into a bloody movie!

Don't say that! George Lucas will if he thinks theres money in it.
Claave 15th April 2011, 13:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by SMIFFYDUDE
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcb121
Screw the new old republic game, that video should be made into a bloody movie!

Don't say that! George Lucas will if he thinks theres money in it.

As long as George doesn't write or direct it, we'll be fine :D
Tangster 15th April 2011, 15:57 Quote
Why are all the sith wearing madelorian helmets?
Infiltrat0rN7 16th April 2011, 08:29 Quote
This from the people who gave both Cataclysm and Shift 2 9/10. Needless to say, I don't come to bit tech for their game reviews.
7twenty 8th September 2011, 08:36 Quote
Are you people nuts?!? Jade empire was amazing! It had a great story, fully voice acted cut scenes, and awesome wu-shu style martial arts. There were defiantly areas to improve, but all in all it was great. Simply make the hero a talking one (like in mass effect) and lengthen the game a bit (it was quite short, after all). One of the things I liked the most was that it was a Chinese Martial Arts RPG, with no Japanese bleed over (I can't stand it when people cram the two genres together). It didn't get the publicity it deserved because it came out around the same time as KOTOR 1 and 2 (which were also great). A revisit to the world of Jade Empire is definitely in order.
Fizzban 8th September 2011, 19:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by 7twenty
Are you people nuts?!? Jade empire was amazing! It had a great story, fully voice acted cut scenes, and awesome wu-shu style martial arts. There were defiantly areas to improve, but all in all it was great. Simply make the hero a talking one (like in mass effect) and lengthen the game a bit (it was quite short, after all). One of the things I liked the most was that it was a Chinese Martial Arts RPG, with no Japanese bleed over (I can't stand it when people cram the two genres together). It didn't get the publicity it deserved because it came out around the same time as KOTOR 1 and 2 (which were also great). A revisit to the world of Jade Empire is definitely in order.

It's like this. If a game is fun to play that's great. And for the most part it was. But to me a great game can be replayed again and again. Jade Empire is not one of those games. It was a 1 play game. Bit like the fugly girl you pulled when you were drunk, it was fun at the time but you can't bring yourself to go back again.
knightman 7th December 2011, 18:05 Quote
I enjoyed it, but that's mostly because of the setting. It is fun to play. ;)
I think they could make a sequel that would do it justice.
knightman 7th December 2011, 19:10 Quote
I enjoyed it, but that's mostly because of the setting. I think they could make a sequel that would do it justice.
the graphics are great. the storyline good. the music is great. the combat is better than a lot game. I think that the people who say that jade empire was a bad game; are wrong.
xudus 9th June 2012, 10:23 Quote
This game is what made bioware good as well as kotor, they should make a seconed one. Jade empire was the best rpg back then.

It still toppes off as one of the only epic martial arts rpg out there, and its now one of the great classics like kotor that should be remade and continued. Not locked up in some vault wating to be destroyed and attacked by people who didnt care for the game because it wasnt what they wanted.

Yes it had bugs, yes the story and endings were amazing and had a great soundtrack. Thats what made this game so popular and vived. It can be done. Any money if there is a jade empire 2 it will be a 9 out of 10.
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