Perhaps the best moment of E3 2017 came after the reveal of the latest trailer for the long-awaited sequel Beyond Good and Evil 2—which was itself one of the best things we saw out of this year’s E3 convention.
After the trailer was shown Michel Ancel, the creator and director of the incredible 2003 original (as well as the creator of the Rayman series), walked out to the stage accompanied by narrative director Gabrielle Shrager. Ancel has been fighting to make this game for so long (over a decade now—parts of it have been built in the past, we’ve seen trailers for it before, but it has struggled to find life), and once the new trailer had been debuted and he came out to the applauding crowd, emotions overtook him. You could see quite clearly how much it all meant to him.
Since that time, more goodies related to the game have been released, including our first peek at early gameplay and more info from those hard at work on building it. You can see the video of Ancel’s emotional appearance as well as the gameplay video and more below.
ABOUT Beyond Good and Evil 2:
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!
No official release date has been set for Beyond Good and Evil 2 yet, but you can stay up to date on the game over at its official website and Facebook page.
Creative Director Michel Ancel and Narrative Director Gabrielle Shrager introduce the spiritual successor to Beyond Good and Evil. BGE2 is an epic online space adventure that takes place in a multiethnic, multicultural society of humans and hybrids exported to the stars in the 24th Century, during the rise of a new era of piracy.
Creative Director Michel Ancel shows a behind the scenes look at the first in-engine demo shown at E3 2017.
Meet the Ubisoft Montpellier team and hear them describe their vision behind Beyond Good and Evil 2, and discover our community-focused live development initiative called the Space Monkey Program.
Chris Watters joins Beyond Good and Evil 2’s Story Content Director Gabrielle Shrager and Associate Creative Director Emile Morel to find out more on why it’s important to gather the right kind of crew.