Beyond Good and Evil 2 has reached almost mythical status at this point. Of course Ubisoft have been teasing us with its existence for years. They promised us that they’ve been working on it since 2008. Quite recently, we had confirmation that Beyond Good and Evil 2 is in pre-production. And now we have some very interesting news.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 might be a reboot
Now this isn’t confirmed. But according to sources of Let’s Play Video Games, Beyond Good and Evil 2 will be more of a reboot than a sequel. However, don’t lose hope just yet because what they described sounds really awesome.
“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 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.”
While many existing fans of the series may be upset about the new game not being a direct sequel, the idea of modernising the original tale and fleshing out the world while continuing the story beyond where it once ended offers the series a better chance of an ongoing life than it previously had.
That sounds pretty awesome right? The original game is pretty much a classic but it’s also a very old game. There are still people who haven’t played the original. So, it’s totally reasonable to get the masses acquainted with the classic by remaking it. It’ll also re-tell the story in a more concise manner. We might also get some closure from the original’s ending. Additionally, some back story might also be included to explain Jade’s origins a bit more.
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