Following up on their campaign that started last June with one of their games, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Ubisoft Club offers another one to celebrate its 30th anniversary by giving away Beyond Good & Evil HD for free.
Beyond Good & Evil was launched back in 2003 as an action-adventure game for the PlayStation 2, PC, Xbox, and GameCube. The full HD remaster surfaced for the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation network 8 years later with Xbox Live kicking off in March followed by PSN in June. The story follows the endeavours of Jade, a reporter and also good in martial arts. She works with the resistance to reveal a world-wide alien conspiracy. Mainly, the game is all about fighting enemies, obtaining photo evidence, and solving puzzles.
It was envisioned by Michel Ancel, Rayman series creator, that the game will be the first part ofa trilogy. It is reported, however, that Beyond Good & Evil was a commercial failure. Despite the news, it was also critically acclaimed, receiving a nomination for 'Game of the Year' back in 2004 Game Developer Choice Awards. The sequel, a bit quite delayed considering the years passed, is currently in development.
The free promotion for Beyond Good & Evil HD seems to be coincidental as Ubisoft and Ancel just confirmed yesterday after several hints that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is definitely coming and is currently in pre-production stages, says We Got This Covered. It is important to note that the game is offered free for Ubisoft club members.
Provided that the sequel is in its early stages, we still need to wait a little longer. Judging by its concept art, it seems that the 2nd game would feature a prequel instead of continuing the adventure of Beyond Good & Evil.
One released image, seen here, shows Jade's dad and a young Pey'j sitting on his shoulders. Prequel or not, fans are super glad that Ubisoft finally has decided to create a 2nd game for the Beyond Good & Evil series after over a decade's delay.
What do you think about this development? Are you excited to see Jade and Pey'j in action again? Use the comments section below to let us know what you think.
Here's a video commentary about Good and Evil HD's gameplay courtesy of IGN: