Beyond Good and Evil 2 Finally Confirmed By Ubisoft

Beyond Good and Evil 2 Finally Confirmed By Ubisoft

It's been a long time coming, but Michel Ancel is returning to the planet of Hillys.

After a couple of teases, Ubisoft has finally confirmed that Beyond Good and Evil 2 is in production. The sequel is currently being developed by Ubisoft Montpellier Studio, the team behind the first game.

"If you've been waiting for news about BG&E... well, here you go! We are delighted to confirm that Michel Ancel is currently working with the Ubisoft Montpellier Studio on a new Beyond Good & Evil game," Ubisoft Montpellier said in a Facebook post.

The original Beyond Good and Evil was an action-adventure stealth title, starring Jade, a young photojournalist out to solve the disappearances of the local populace. It was Rayman creator Michel Ancel's shot at doing something different, a sprawling sci-fi action-adventure. The game had a decent reception at the time, but since release it's had a cult-following of fans looking for a sequel.

That sequel has kicking around the industry since 2008, for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at the time. We heard about the game in 2010, 2011, and 2012, but Ubisoft did not reconfirm development on the game until 2014. Ubisoft filed a trademark for the IP earlier this year.

Ubisoft released a piece of art showing what looks to be a younger version of Pey'j, the pig-like mentor of Jade from the first title. Perhaps the sequel is a prequel instead? No platforms or release window was given in the brief announcement.

If you haven't played the original Beyond Good and Evil, the title will be available for free starting on October 12. Players can pick up the game for 30 days from the Ubisoft Club.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

In other news

Souls Speedrunner Finally Opens Demon's Souls Mysterious Locked Door

A sick new set of armor was hiding inside.

Controversial Metroidvania Game Shadow Complex Remastered Patched for PlayStation 5 Support

However you feel about it, you can now play Shadow Complex Remastered on the PlayStation 5.

The Last of Us Part 2 and Hades Lead 2020's Game Awards Nominees

Supergiant and Naughty Dog have racked up the nods at this year's Keighley-tastic show.

Demon's Souls Remake Holds a Perplexing Surprise: A New Door

Hey, uh, I don't think that was there before.

Need help?

GTA 5 Cheats

Discover all the GTA 5 cheats with this handy GTA V cheats PS4, GTA 5 cheats Xbox One, and PC guide for free GTA money and more. Plus get all the Grand Theft Auto 5 cheats for Xbox 360 and PS3.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Best Mods That You Should Download Now

RDR2 just released for PC players and that means more and more mods are coming in every day. Here are the best mods available right now for Red Dead Redemption 2.

10 GTA 5 Secrets That You Won't Believe

GTA 5 is a massive game, filled with brilliant secrets and Easter eggs. We've rounded up the 10 most amazing GTA 5 secrets.