Beyond Good & Evil 2 Is the Stuff of Dreams

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I never believed I would actually play Beyond Good & Evil 2.

The game has felt like a pipe dream since it was announced back in 2008, and the long years of silence did nothing to change that. With each passing year, Beyond Good & Evil 2 felt less like a possibility and more like a mirage, the kind of game you fantasize about but never actually play.

But now, after nine long years, Beyond Good & Evil 2 is finally a reality.

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In spite of the “2” in the title, this isn’t a direct sequel to the classic Ubisoft game. Beyond Good & Evil 2 is a prequel, and it seeks to explore the universe beyond Hillys. The game is set in a solar system known as System 3, an interstellar hub full of explorable planets and strange characters.

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Thankfully, it doesn’t look like the the original game’s leads, Jade and Pey’j, have been forgotten. While the mind-blowing trailer primarily focuses on new characters, we also see a woman with a strong resemblance to Jade. Michel Ancel, the game’s creator, has confirmed that the unnamed character has a connection to Beyond Good & Evil 1. Players may finally have a chance to meet Jade’s parents and unveil the secrets surrounding her identify.

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And, hopefully, Pey’j will be a part of that journey as well. Last year, Michel Ancel shared concept art of a mystery man and what looked like a young Pey’j. Pey’j was close to Jade’s father, and it seems safe to assume he’ll be a part of this journey.

Of course, Beyond Good & Evil 2 will feature plenty of new characters as well. In the trailer, we meet Knox, a foul-mouthed, scam-running monkey, Shani, a badass biker, and we get a brief glimpse of a starship and its crew. The world-building and characters were a huge part of what made the original game so special, and it looks like they’ll be a highlight of the new game as well.

Whether you’ve spent years waiting for Beyond Good and Evil 2 or are new to the series, you owe it to yourself to check the trailer out. It feels like The Fifth Element mixed with a Franco-Belgian comic and just a splash of Pixar, and that’s the sort of thing that dreams are made of.

Check out the stunning trailer below.

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