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Beyond Good and Evil 2 gameplay shown for first time

Fans got a first glimpse at Beyond Good and Evil 2 gameplay last night in a developer livestream filled with information about the work-in-progress game.

The footage shows multiplayer spaceship combat, on-foot melee fighting and sweary monkey shipmate Knox in action.

It was the highlight of a half hour Twitch stream which featured creator Michel Ancel and others discussing the game and its development.

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Beyond Good & Evil 2 reveals awe-inspiring in-engine demo

Michel Ancel's space odyssey takes us from simians to the stars.

Last week Beyond Good & Evil 2 director and series creator Michel Ancel told quite the tale of his upcoming game. He spoke of procedurally-generated star systems, simulated sunsets, and spaceships of various builds blazing through the cosmos. Now, we can actually see what he's talking about as Ubisoft revealed the first in-engine footage of Beyond Good & Evil 2.

Beyond Good & Evil 2 lets you create your own character

Sounds like No Man's Sky meets Breath of the Wild.

Ubisoft has unveiled loads of new details about Beyond Good & Evil 2 and it sounds like it's going to rival No Man's Sky as the most ambitious game of its era. Based on how close it comes to achieving its cosmic pitch, it will either be the greatest game ever or a massive disappointment. Either way, it will make Peter Molyneux's grandiose ambitions sound tame in comparison. Strap in!

Michel Ancel doesn't think BG&E 2 is a Switch exclusive, and he would know

Michel Ancel doesn't think BG&E 2 is a Switch exclusive, and he would know

Says platform listings on official site are "a little buggy".

A common rumour that Beyond Good & Evil 2 would be a Switch exclusive was effectively quashed today, as series creator Michel Ancel took to Instagram to say the much anticipated prequel is "no Switch exclusive as far as I know."

Given that he's the creative director on the game, it seems like he would know.

The game's official website asked people to sign up for their platform of choice with the options being PS4, Xbox One and PC, but Ancel claimed that the site was "a little buggy" and that these choices may not represent the game's final platforms.

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Beyond Good & Evil 2 finally resurfaces, gets a full CGI trailer

Beyond Good & Evil 2 finally resurfaces, gets a full CGI trailer

It's a prequel, set before Jade was born, featuring co-op.

After nearly 15 years the long, long, loooong anticipated sequel to Beyond Good & Evil has finally been unveiled. Only it isn't a sequel at all, but rather a prequel.

Indeed series creator Michel Ancel is full of surprises. Closing Ubisoft's E3 press conference moments ago, Ubisoft unveiled a CGI trailer showing the new cast of this adventure.

The trailer begins with an anthropomorphic monkey trading a relic for a disc with a sinister-looking pig-man sporting a Fu Manchu moustache. The deal goes south when the pig-man realises he's been given a chocolate trophy and things go all The Fifth Element as the monkey man hops onto his getaway flying motorbike driven by a dark-skinned human woman with a fro.

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Michel Ancel outlines vision for next-gen Beyond Good & Evil 2

Announcement possible "in the next year".

Beyond Good & Evil 2 will massively expand the scope of the original game and stretch across multiple cities and planets, according to creator Michel Ancel. And while it's not yet confirmed that the game is Ubisoft Montpellier's next project, it could be announced within the next year.

Beyond Good & Evil HD gets disc-based release date

Beyond Good & Evil HD gets disc-based release date

Xbox Live Arcade compilation also includes From Dust, Outland.

A disc-based version of Beyond Good & Evil HD will arrive on the high street for the first time next month, Ubisoft has announced.

Other excellent Xbox Live Arcade titles From Dust and Outland are also included in the collection, which is due for release on 21st September.

The release will be exclusive to Xbox 360, a Ubisoft product schedule confirmed today.

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Beyond Good & Evil 2 in "active creation"

Ubisoft can't commit to 2013 launch, claims it "needs more tech".

Beyond Good & Evil 2 is in an "active creation stage", creator Michel Ancel has confirmed, but reiterated the game was unlikely to launch during the current console generation.

EU PlayStation Store update - 16th November

EU PlayStation Store update - 16th November

Call of Duty: Black Ops for £48.

Thank goodness the year-late Call of Duty: Black Ops only costs £47.99 or €59.99 on PlayStation Store - for a moment there I thought it would be more expensive than Modern Warfare 3!

As balance, the "ridiculously absorbing" Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes HD has halved in price to £6.29. Definitely buy it.

Also worth serious consideration: excellent games Beyond Good & Evil HD at a new price of £4, and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light at a new price of £5.

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Rayman Origins sales will help Beyond Good & Evil 2

Rayman Origins sales will help Beyond Good & Evil 2

Success will Pey'j wages at Ancel studio.

The success of cel-shaded adventure Rayman Origins could help the long-awaited Beyond Good & Evil sequel see light of day.

Ubisoft designer Michel Ancel, creator of both franchises, will get "more leeway" should Origins perform well at retail, the company's sales exec Tony Key told Industry Gamers.

"Ultimately, Rayman is [Ancel's] original creation, and if all the people that love Beyond Good & Evil understand he is more than a one trick pony... and that if Rayman: Origins does well, it gives him more leeway for other opportunities because he has to build up his studio," Key said.

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EU PlayStation Store update 21st Sept

EU PlayStation Store update 21st Sept

Resi 4, Rezurrection, Driver for £57.99.

This week's PlayStation Store update is headlined by GameCube classic Resident Evil 4. The version on offer here is an upscaled model of the original with PS2 and Wii extras intact.

It's a pound more expensive on PSN than XBLA, but PlayStation Plus owners get it half price.

Plus gamers also have 50 per cent off overlooked aquatic adventure The Undergarden.

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Sony details mid-June PSN Plus offers

Sony details mid-June PSN Plus offers

Braid cheap, MAG, SOCOM maps free.

Sony has revealed its latest round of PlayStation Plus deals, which go live later today.

All members are eligible for the offers, including those using the Welcome Back offer's free subscription.

What do you get? Sony's EU PlayStation blog lists extra maps for SOCOM: Special Forces and MAG are available at 100 per cent discount - completely free.

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EU PlayStation Store update 8th June

EU PlayStation Store update 8th June

BG&E HD at nearly twice Xbox price.

Glorious last-gen adventure Beyond Good and Evil arrives in HD on PSN today - but at a price. At £11.99, the PSN version is almost double the cost of BG&E HD's Xbox Live Arcade release.

An 800 MSP price was one of the reasons BG&E HD scored 9/10 on Eurogamer. One reason, but far from all.

A downloadable version of electrifying new open world sequel inFamous 2 is available today for lazy people. It costs a full RRP of £50.

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Beyond Good & Evil HD PSN release date

One high-profile casualty of the PlayStation hack was Beyond Good & Evil HD, which wassupposed to release on PlayStation 3 in May.

Sony has now confirmed a new release date of 8th June - next Wednesday.

Beyond Good & Evil was an action adventure masterpiece released by Ubisoft in 2003. This HD remake is "thorough and beneficial" and the 800 Microsoft Points (£6.80) price was right on XBLA.

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Beyond Good & Evil HD on PSN in May

Buy it at launch, get free stuff.

The HD revamp of Ubisoft's 2003 adventure classic Beyond Good & Evil will be available on PlayStation Network in May in the US, the publisher has announced.

Beyond Good & Evil HD

Beyond Good & Evil HD

Jade's empire.

There's not much to complain about, writing about games for a living. We're not working down a coal mine, curing cancer or tinkering with the Large Hadron Collider. But as idyllic as the job can seem, there are some minor frustrations. The main one is that the games you want to play often aren't the same as the games you have to play.

I guarantee that every games reviewer has a pile of discs at home, a stack of games they're going to get around to just as soon as the current assignment is out of the way. But then there's another assignment, and another, and the "treat stack" gets taller and taller, until the ones at the bottom might as well be fossilised.

That's what happened to me with Beyond Good & Evil. Everyone said it was great. Everyone said I should play it. But for one reason and another, I never found the time. Somewhere, deep in the tangle of cables and dusty CD cases under my TV, there's an original Xbox disc of Michel Ancel's 2003 classic, untouched by human hands for over seven years.

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Ubisoft feels "guilty" for BG&E flop

HD revamp not a "quick and dirty port".

Ubisoft still feels sore over the failure of cult 2003 adventure favourite Beyond Good & Evil to set tills ringing, according to the producer of the forthcoming HD makeover.

"Keep the faith" for Beyond Good & Evil 2

Ubisoft discusses sequel status.

Things have been worryingly quiet on the Beyond Good & Evil 2 front since it was first revealed back in 2008. Is the sequel to Ubisoft's beloved but under-performing 2003 adventure classic still alive? Or has the publisher got cold feet and canned it?

Beyond Good and Evil HD

The Hillys are alive.

Jade, plucky photo-journalist and guardian to a lighthouse full of orphans, was never a pin-up heroine. With her short shock of black hair, loose trousers, furrowed brow and smear of green lipstick, she always exuded a tomboyish quality. She seemed at odds with gaming's ever-fashionable, always sassy big-titted female protagonists.

Beyond Good & Evil for XBLA House Party

Plus: Torchlight, Hard Corps Rising, more.

The HD revamp of classic Ubisoft adventure Beyond Good & Evil tops the list of titles heading your way in the forthcoming Xbox Live Arcade House Party season.