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