BEACON TRANSCRIPT – After fans of the original video game have been teased for over eight years with the possibility of a second installment, Ubisoft recently confirmed that Beyond Good and Evil Two is now in development, the game being scheduled to enter in the pre-production stage very soon.
A recent post on the official Facebook page of the video game revealed that Ubisoft is currently collaborating with Michel Ancel, the creator of the first installment of the game which features anthropomorphic characters.
Besides the post which officially confirms the second installment of the game, there are no more details about the gameplay, the characters, or even a release date.
The only thing that accompanied the announcement was a concept art photo featuring a human male character dressed in denim overalls, working on what looks like a car engine. The fan treat was a small piglet resting on his shoulder, fans of the first game being reminded of the man-pig uncle that motivated the main character to start her rebellion against the traffickers.
Confirmation came from both the game’s Facebook page and Ancel himself who wrote on his Instagram account that fans should “stay tuned” as the game is “in pre-production.”
The universe of the first Beyond Good and Evil game is placed in the distant future, in the year 2435 on Hillys, a mining planet situated in a remote corner of the galaxy. The city in which most of the action takes place is built in a European, rather rustic style.
The story follows Jade, a young photojournalist that lives in a lighthouse which is also an orphanage for the victims of the DomZ attacks. Jade’s uncle and anthropomorphic pig, Pey’j, Double H, a very robust human, and Secundo, an AI filled with helpful advice, accompany Jade in her mission to stop the High Priest DomZ, the lead invader of the planet.
The game begins when Jade accepts a photography job that takes her all over the city while creating a catalog of all the species that live on Hillys. While roaming the city, Jade is recruited by IRIS, a secret organization.
After Pey’j is killed in a human-trafficking incident, Jade starts a quest to save Hillys from the invaders and the human trafficking organizations.
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