Beyond Good and Evil 2 Officially Announced With First Cinematic Trailer
Today, during Ubisoft’s E3 2017 press conference, the publisher finally unveiled Beyond Good and Evil 2.
It’s the much anticipated return of the Beyond Good and Evil franchise, developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and Michel Ancel.
Below you can read the official description of the game, that is actually a prequel to Beyond Good and Evil, and is described as a “spiritual successor.”
“Journey to System 3, for the prequel to one of Ubisoft’s most beloved games! Fight alongside unforgettable characters in a stunning new solar system, as you struggle for freedom and the right to determine your own fate among the stars. Play the adventure by yourself or with friends in a vast and seamless online playground.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 is the spiritual successor to the cult classic, a prequel that will transport players into a profoundly multicultural world, capturing the spirit of the original with grandiose decors and intense dramas that play out across a vast universe. Through the Space Monkey Program, Ubisoft Montpellier will be developing the game alongside its community of fans.
System 3 has become the center of interstellar trade and colonization in the Milky Way of the 24th century, thanks to the creation of Hybrid slaves. While private enterprises fight over resources and power, the first colonists weave together the rich and diverse spiritual and cultural heritages of Old Earth to give meaning to their existence. In this new era of piracy, we will rise from lowly pirate to legendary captain at the helm of massive star-faring vessels, adventuring alongside crews of colorful characters to fight for freedom and the right to determine our own fate among the stars!”
It’s been fourteen years since the release of the first Beyond Good & Evil fpr PS2, PC and Gamecube, and the development of this new chapter has been teased for quite a while, without anything really tangible. At long last we can finally say that Beyond Good and Evil 2 really exists and is coming, even if it appears not to be coming very soon.
You can check out the announcement trailer. If you want to see more, you can also check out a batch of artwork introducing the cast, vehicles and some of the game’s environments.
No platforms or release windows were announced for the moment.