The new title of Beyond Good & Evil, and so far called as Beyond Good & Evil 2 could not be a sequel. After confirming its development after a long wait and showing various illustrations by hands of Michel Ancel, LetsPlayVideoGames appears on the scene talking about a reset and not a simple sequel.
“According to our source, the currently planned direction for the game is that it will partially retell Jade’s origin tale from Beyond Good & Evil, flesh out Peyj’s backstory, then continue to extrapolate on the ending of the original game,” the website explained. Ubisoft would have made this decision to help all those players who have failed to test the original.
“The intention is that players who have not played the original will be able to jump into the new game, which will feature a subtitle rather than a number at the end of its title, and understand both who Jade is and what drives Pey’j. It also seeks to provide closure to fans of the original wondering what the cliffhanger at the end meant for the series’ ongoing plot,” they commented.
But that’s not all. Another source says that Beyond Good & Evil 2 would be exclusive to Nintendo NX, the new console of the Big N, with launch planned for 2018. “Additionally, we have learned from a separate source that there are plans for a new CG trailer for the game to be shown alongside the NX reveal. Much like the 2008 trailer, this is planned to be a tone piece rather than a plot or gameplay reveal, and will be used to announce its NX exclusivity,” they said.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 could take many years in development, although we do not know yet practically about it beyond that Ancel has been working on the game while he was responsible for other projects.
The first installment was originally released in 2003 for PC, GameCube, Xbox and PlayStation 2, offering a mix of action, exploration, puzzles and platforms which was very well received by both audiences and critics.