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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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Hide your purse, Steam is having a stealth-game sale

Eldritch 99p! Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon 3! Monaco 1.86!

I wonder: do you end up saving money in sales or spending more because things are on sale? Regardless, Steam is having a sale, a stealth-game sale, which lasts until Friday, 16th October, 6pm BST.

Ubisoft launches massive Steam sale

Ubisoft launches massive Steam sale

Clash of Heroes, Blood Dragon, Beyond Good & Evil reduced.

More than 80 Ubisoft titles have been reduced in a huge Steam sale, which is running from now until 24th February.

Cut-price games include downloadable gems such as Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes (1.99), Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (7.79) and Rayman Origins (6.49).

The first two Assassin's Creed games are 6.49, while more recent entries Brotherhood, Revelations and AC3 are 9.74.

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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 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.

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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Beyond Good & Evil PC for two quid

Get Games takes us back.

Can't make your mind up about what to buy this weekend? Our friends at PC download site Get Games have a suggestion how about Beyond Good & Evil for two quid?

Beyond Good & Evil HD confirmed

Beyond Good & Evil HD confirmed

Jade's had a makeover.

Ubisoft will release a high definition version of cult classic Beyond Good & Evil on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.

It'll be the same game released in 2003 but with HD visuals, reports IGN.

The character models and textures will receive a makeover, and the sountrack is being re-mastered.

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GOG enlists Sands of Time, BG&E

Ubisoft retro classics for USD 10.

Good old Games has struck a deal with Ubisoft to offer classics such as Prince of Persia: Sands of Time and Beyond Good & Evil for download.

Thank goodness, yes it is. There's a horrible tension when you return to a game that's entered legend. What if it was hype? What if things have moved on so far that it creaks and you feel silly trying to play it? Worst of all, what if you've been desperately hoping for an oft-suggested sequel, getting excited at the prospect of its existence, and then you discover the original wasn't what you remembered? Thank goodness, Beyond Good & Evil is still every bit as wonderful.

Beyond Good and Evil sequel coming

Beyond Good and Evil sequel coming

Teaser trailer shown at UbiDays.

Ubisoft has unveiled Michel Ancel's next project - a sequel to cult classic Beyond Good & Evil.

A teaser trailer for the game was shown for the first time at tonight's UbiDays conference in Paris. It showed a desert scene with Jade sitting atop a broken down car, using a parasol for shade. The camera panned round to show her piggy friend resting against the back of the car, a magazine on his head, snoring.

A fly began buzzing around the pig's head and he snorted it through his nose before muttering, "50." As the camera panned back out and rose high above the scene more buzzing and snorting was heard, followed by silence and then, "51."

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Ubi dates BG&E/POP for Xbox/Cube

What the hell did I just type?

Having been booted into reconfirming its European plans for Beyond Good & Evil and Prince of Persia once already this month, Ubisoft announced to nobody's surprise this evening that both critically acclaimed titles will be making their way to Xbox and GameCube in the first quarter of 2004.

BG&E and POP still due on Xbox/Cube

Ubisoft responds to rumours.

GameCube and Xbox versions of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Beyond Good & Evil have not been canned in Europe, Ubisoft confirmed today, quashing rumours circulating over Christmas that poor sales of the PS2 and PC releases had led to their cancellation. Release dates for both should be announced shortly - both versions were completed ages ago and made it out in the US last year.