Beyond Good and Evil 2 trailer, release date and news


E3 2017’s most hyped trailer unveiling capped off Ubisoft’s press conference, eliciting cheers and driving some viewers to tears. 

Which game was it? Here’s a hint: it was first announced nine years ago, and it’s the sequel to a game that wasn’t even a big hit in its own day.

Give up? It’s Beyond Good and Evil 2, and the long-awaited (and much-delayed) sequel blew a lot of minds this week with its lavish, cinematic trailer that hints at a fresh start for the old property. 

[Update: E3 2018 and the Ubisoft have just gone down, and Ubisoft just shared more details about the game. Particularly, that Jade will return as a main character in the game and a confirmation that it takes place as a prequel before the events of the original game.]

The original 2003 debut remains a cult classic and lives in the hearts of fans, but the prospect of a sequel has been shaky for nearly a decade now, as we’ve seen various teases over the years amidst news of it remaining on a back burner.

But now it’s real and really happening, apparently, and now we’ve seen the first-ever gameplay footage. The game is playable either solo or via co-op with friends.

Now, here’s a look at everything else we know (and what we don’t) and when we can expect to get our hands on the game.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? An open-universe sci-fi action RPG
  • What can I play it on? Nothing’s official, but likely PS4, Xbox One, and PC
  • When can I play it? Probably not anytime soon: 2019 seems likely