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Rumor: Nintendo is funding Beyond Good & Evil 2

by Ron Duwell | March 3, 2016March 3, 2016 6:30 am PDT

A new rumor suggests the maker of all things Mario and Zelda is helping Ubisoft get Beyond Good & Evil 2 to market.

Destructoid has tossed out its own rumor, but you’ll have to be careful with this one. It might just cause a few heads to spin. According to its findings, Nintendo is footing the bill for Ubisoft’s Beyond Good & Evil 2, and the game could be coming to the NX console.

Beyond Good & Evil 2 is one of those vaporware games that never turns up at conventions, and yet has never been officially declared cancelled either. The fact that it is a sequel to a cult-classic also helps that feeling of hope linger around as well. It’s hard to believe that nearly an entire decade has passed since it was first shown off, but it’s true.

That first teaser Ubisoft showed off… yeah, 2008!

According to Destructoid’s sources, the game is not only still in active development at Ubisoft, but Nintendo is also helping with the funding and “the game may actually come to fruition in the not-too-distant future.” Destructoid points toward Dual Pixels writer Alexander Maier as its source, claiming that he helped published successful leaks regarding ” new Pokémon forms and Microsoft’s IllumiRoom project.” Destructoid ran the story by another source, and says it all checks out.

Not confirmed, but it claims all signs are pointing towards a “Yes.”

If this is true, then I would come to the same conclusion as Destructoid and say that we have another Bayonetta 2 situation on our hands here. Nintendo is throwing its weight behind a sequel to a critical success/commercial failure classic, and without this aid, the game would more the likely never come into existence.

And in exchange for this money, Nintendo gets to publish the cult-classic sequel exclusively on its home console, angering PlayStation, Xbox, and PC fans in the process. But hey! Them’s the breaks. Oh yeah, and Jade turns up in the next Super Smash Bros.

I wouldn’t mind. I’m already sold on the NX no matter what, so if this is true, I’ll be more than happy to pick up Beyond Good & Evil 2. The first game has always been a favorite of mine, and I’ve been dreaming of the sequel for nearly a decade and a half now.

However, I am hoping that Michel Ancel started over from the drawing board and scrapped everything from the two trailers we’ve seen. Faded brown is no longer in fashion in the gaming world, and the use of modern day colors would be more suitable to do the original game’s atmosphere. Less brown, more color!

More on this rumor when we know it. Again, take this with an enormous grain of salt for now.

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Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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