It’s hard to imagine that a game exists when we see so little of it for so long. We had our first proof that Beyond Good & Evil 2 actually exists last year when we got a cinematic trailer for it, along with the scant details that were able to pull from it.
This year, Ubisoft is back… with a new cinematic trailer. But we get some important news from this trailer and Ubisoft alike.
The game is definitely a prequel, but it will feature Beyond Good & Evil protags Jade and Pey’j. This sequel will offer optional cooperative play, and Ubisoft will be showing the first behind-closed-doors gameplay this week at E3.
Interestingly, Ubisoft is working with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his HitRECord company to bring fans into the game. If you’re an artist, you can collaborate with Ubisoft through HitRECord, and you might see your music or illustrations in the game as graffiti, radio music, or other background art. HitRECord has a rep for paying the artist it collaborates with, which isn’t always the case with “fans can be in the game” sorts of promotions. Ubisoft hasn’t explicitly confirmed this yet, but it’s encouraging.
There’s no release date to speak of, just yet, but the alpha gameplay we’ll see should give us an idea of how far it is along. Check back later this week – we’re expecting to see it this week.