Beyond Good and Evil 2



  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian

    Crying. I'm so happy.

  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian

    Now this is interesting. Ubisoft also uploaded this scene by scene breakdown with Michel Ancel. I haven't watched it yet, but I bet there's going to be a LOT to dissect here:

  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian

    This sounds super interesting. Sounds like this game is going to go really deep into the animal-human type people in the game's world and the politics and injustices that go with it. Instead of just having animal/human characters in the world alongside regular humans with no explanation, sounds like they're not being explained as created "hybrids", and that the game explores that more.

    In that video, Ancel says "Hybrids have been created to do dangerous tasks that no human would want to do", and keeps talking about slavery, having masters, etc.

    There's also a lot of exploration around concepts of religion to the characters, especially the hybrids. These are pretty mature topics, I'm excited to see what they do with that stuff in the story.

    Ancel confirms some partial destructible environments in the game. Also space exploration and multiple planets. As well as multiple space ships you can have with a crew inside. Holy cow.

    The two presenters are referring to the woman that helps the monkey escape as "Shauni", unless I'm mis-hearing them. If you've played the first game, you know the significance of that.

    There are mentions of online multiplayer. That's the only thing that causes me to hesitate so far about this game. Online is kind of the last thing I want out of a Beyond Good and Evil game, but ultimately it depends on how it's implemented. Co-op might be cool.

    They won't confirm if the person at the end is Jade, but they talk a lot about the color of her eyes and that significance.

    Goddam. So hype.

  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian

    Whoa. I missed this part because I was freaking out over that trailer reveal, but apparently BGE2 is going to be a prequel? hrm.

    “Welcome to System 3,” said Gabrielle Shrager, narrative director at Ubisoft Montpellier, where the game is being made. “Our story takes place before the birth of Jade in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural human society in a distant solar system. It is a time when corporations create hybrids in their labs and enslave them to colonize the stars in order to compete for power and cosmic resources."

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    I don't even have any words left to say here. Bobby knows how much this means to me. My son called me, like on the phone (which he never, ever, ever does) to ask me if I had seen the trailer. They know. They know.

  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian

    Guess I should play the first one eventually...

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    The world-building in this game universe is fantastic.

  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL Icrontian

    @CB said:
    Guess I should play the first one eventually...

    I concur.

  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian

    Missed this because it dropped in the middle of expo. Here's the full 15 minute behind closed doors presentation Ubisoft showed at E3. It's a game engine demonstration running in real time. This engine is pretty incredible, and the scalability is mind blowing. It's a good starting point. I'm anxious to see the movement and combat mechanics implemented in this.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Whoa! The Google Earth-like view of the statue/city/planet/galaxy hrnnnnggg

  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian

    No BGE2 at E3 this year, unfortunately. But there were some updates given out to the community via their Space Monkey Program:

    There are now five studios working on the game, with another to join soon. Sounds like they are REALLY pushing to get this game done at scope in a timeline that won't take another half decade.

    I haven't watched the stream, but here's an interesting tidbit from that article regarding the story:

    First of all, everyone in the world of Beyond Good and Evil 2 is cloned, though we see mostly concept art of the monkeys being cloned. Everyone is a “designer baby,” there are no births or parents, the genetic engineering process takes place in labs with tubes, from a skeleton to a molecular level. The hybrid monkeys were given special attention as one of the races that will be slaves to corporations, which, obviously, they’re not happy about. The developers frequently mentioned the Diwalite mineral, which will likely play a central role in the game. One of the concept art slides showed a technician monkey going into a kind of cybernetic dungeon oracle in order to become a space pirate.

    Making me wonder how this cloning stuff plays out for Shanui and how she has her connection to the domz.

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