Look­ing more Good than Evil

De­tails for Beyond Good & Evil 2 emerge

PlayStation Official Magazine (UK) - - THE BIG 10 -



Ubisoft has given us a look at early pre-al­pha footage of Beyond Good & Evil 2, as well as ex­plain­ing a bit more about the game’s sto­ry­line and me­chan­ics. Given how long we waited for the ini­tial an­nounce­ment, it’s great to get an­other up­date.

The set­ting and his­tory was clar­i­fied, and we’re told this fol­low-up to the 2003 cult clas­sic is ac­tu­ally more of a pre­quel. It’ll only be loosely con­nected to Jade’s story in the first game, so fans and new­com­ers alike can come in on the same foot­ing.

While the de­sign will em­pha­sise free­dom, the jour­ney will be hand-crafted, with every­thing cre­ated to have a pur­pose. The pre-al­pha game­play fo­cused on Shani (who we’ve seen in trail­ers), as she dy­nam­i­cally flies to and boards an air­ship above a planet, en­gag­ing in com­bat with her staff.

The story will be based around space pi­rates and what hap­pens to them as they jour­ney across a swathe of plan­ets in search of a pow­er­ful alien arte­fact. Whereas the first game had you play­ing as ac­tion re­porter Jade, this time you’ll cre­ate your own char­ac­ter – a new pi­rate who will even­tu­ally be­come a cap­tain. Nat­u­rally you’ll also have a crew, with cre­ative di­rec­tor Michel An­cel de­scrib­ing this as a role-based sys­tem with classes like “medics” and “spies”. The crew can even ex­tend to real-world friends, as you’ll be able to link up with friends and form an “ar­mada” that’ll help you keep track of each other in the large spa­ces of Sys­tem 3. See the hour-long stream on Ubisoft’s Twitch chan­nel: bit.ly/bge2-stream.

Your jour­ney will have you ex­plor­ing a much larger por­tion of Sys­tem 3 than in the more fo­cused first game.

Air­ship-based bat­tles will form a large com­po­nent of the game.

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