By Andrew Dodson on June 13, 2017 at 4:29am
The first "Beyond Good and Evil" game was released in November of 2003. Now, nearly 14 years later, in what may be one of the most entertaining cinematics of this year's E3, a sequel has finally emerged. Check it out below:
While that trailer was entertaining, fans of the series were quick to point out that there was no gameplay shown, which means the game could still be early in development. The only real talk about gameplay came in a comment about "a massive, seamless online environment," which really could mean anything. It also appears that players will be able to travel to different worlds during the course of the game.
There was also a lot of disappointment in where they went as far as the series' timeline is concerned - making a prequel instead of a true sequel to the first game - especially considering the first game ended on a bit of cliffhanger (or at least left the player with a lot of questions). While that might frustrate some fans, going with a prequel for a nearly 15 year old game will work to capture a new audience for the series, whereas a sequel right now might have the opposite effect of alienating new players.
Perhaps even more disappointing then the choice to go with a prequel, there is still no release date yet for "Beyond Good and Evil 2." On the game's website, however, there is a sign for a "Space Monkey Program" which appears to be registration for the game's beta...so that's something, at least.