Beyond Good & Evil 2 In Pre-Production

[Updated on 10/6/16]:

We finally have direct official confirmation that a new Beyond Good & Evil game is in development. Ubisoft posted on its Facebook page:

If you’ve been waiting for news about BG&E… well, here you go! We are delighted to confirm that Michel Ancel is currently working with the Ubisoft Montpellier Studio on a new Beyond Good & Evil game.

As the original article below states, we’re unsure of what systems the game is slated to release for. We will keep you updated as the news rolls in.

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[Original Article]:

I’ll get straight to the point and admit we have no idea if this new Beyond Good & Evil will come to the NX or not. A rumor earlier in the year seemed to suggest that it could be an NX exclusive, but we haven’t heard anything recently to back up that claim. I hope, at the very least, that it makes its way to a Nintendo system when it eventually launches.

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Michel Ancel, the creator the first game has been dropping hints over the past few weeks that pointed toward another Beyond Good & Evil game. Lately he has published two concept images showing off characters for the new title that’s entering development. According to Ancel:

Endangered species – now saved. Game in pre-production. Stay tuned!

Keep in mind Beyond Good & Evil was originally announced about 8 years ago and has yet to materialize. I don’t know much about game development, but if the game is still in pre-production, I’d hazard a guess that the final retail game is at least a year if not more away from releasing. The good news is that the project seems to finally be moving forward and perhaps we’ll know more soon.

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Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He’s currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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