Beyond Good & Evil 2 was one of the few games at E3 2018 that really impressed me a lot. It’s the prequel to the first game meaning that you don’t need any prior knowledge to enter the series.
Here’s a brief summary:
Journey to System 3, for the prequel to one of Ubisoft’s most beloved games! Fight alongside unforgettable characters in a stunning new solar system, as you struggle for freedom and the right to determine your own fate among the stars. Play the adventure by yourself or with friends in a vast and seamless online playground.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 is the spiritual successor to the cult classic, a prequel that will transport players into a profoundly multicultural world, capturing the spirit of the original with grandiose decors and intense dramas that play out across a vast universe. Through the Space Monkey Program, Ubisoft Montpellier will be developing the game alongside its community of fans.
System 3 has become the center of interstellar trade and colonization in the Milky Way of the 24th century, thanks to the creation of Hybrid slaves. While private enterprises fight over resources and power, the first colonists weave together the rich and diverse spiritual and cultural heritages of Old Earth to give meaning to their existence. In this new era of piracy, we will rise from lowly pirate to legendary captain at the helm of massive star-faring vessels, adventuring alongside crews of colorful characters to fight for freedom and the right to determine our own fate among the stars!
Now it is true that we did see next to no gameplay at all aside from that fantastic trailer that might as well have been a movie, the ambition behind the game really shows. They’ve gone as far as to create the Space Monkeys program and now have partnered with HitRECord to emphasis the whole ” the community will build the game. And with how massive Beyond Good & Evil 2 will be, it’s honestly quite impressive. I may not be musically talented but I’ll definitively participate to help with the game’s process.
I look forward to seeing the final product and witnessing what the community will bring to life.