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Beyond Good & Evil remaster arrives next week with "improved graphics", new in-game content, and more

UPDATE: And here's the trailer.

A promotional image for the Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition remaster showing main character Jade.
Image credit: Ubisoft

UPDATE 10.07pm: After a bit of a premature unveiling earlier today, Ubisoft has now officially released the trailer for its Beyond Good and Evil 20th Anniversary Edition remaster. There's still no word on a price, but the digital version launches for PlayStation 5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, and PC (via Steam, Epic, and the Ubisoft Store) next Tuesday, 25th June. A physical release from Limited Run Games is due later, with pre-orders opening on 12th July.

Beyond Good & Evil - 20th Anniversary Edition trailer.Watch on YouTube

ORIGINAL STORY 6.33pm: After a bit of teasing and some original edition delisting, Ubisoft has - slightly prematurely, it would seem - announced a release date for its Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition remaster. According to a now-deleted social media post, it's coming to PlayStation, Xbox, PC, and Switch on 25th June - with new in-game content and more.

Ubisoft confirmed it was working on a remaster of its much-loved 2003 action-adventure Beyond Good and Evil last November, after a "technical error" inadvertently granted some Ubisoft+ subscribers access to an early development build. And now, somewhat sooner than expected (Ubisoft had originally told fans to keep an eye out for news during tonight's Limited Run Games showcase), fresh details have emerged.

Alongside a 25th June release date on PC and consoles, Ubisoft's social media post confirmed its new Beyond Good and Evil remaster will feature (thanks Gematsu) a bunch of presentational upgrades and some new in-game content too. For starters, there's 4K support at 60fps - as well as the more nebulous promise of "improved graphics, controls, and audio" - and the game is getting autosave and cross-save features too.

Let's Play Beyond Good And Evil - Late To The Party.Watch on YouTube

Additionally, Beyond Good and Evil's original adventure - which follows reporter Jade as she investigates a terrible government conspiracy with some help from her pig pal Pey'j - now features new treasure hunts revealing more about Jade's past (creating a narrative link to the elusive Beyond Good and Evil 2), plus "new rewards" to find while exploring. There's also a new speedrun mode, 20+ new achievements, and a gallery featuring behind-the-scenes artwork, videos, and more.

Ubisoft also briefly shared a trailer showcasing Beyond Good and Evil's remaster, but that's now been pulled too. Expect it to resurface during tonight's Limited Run Games showcase - airing at 7pm BST/11am PT/2pm ET - which will hopefully include pricing details too. The price point should be particularly interesting given Ubisoft's decision to delist the relatively inexpensive earlier version from Steam and the Xbox Store this week - although PC players can currently pick it up via GOG for £1.29.

Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition will be available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, and PC when it launches next Tuesday, 25th June. Now we just need some news about the ludicrously long-in-the-works Beyond Good & Evil 2.

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