You’ve probably never heard of “Beyond Good & Evil,” and that’s unfortunate — it’s one of the best games of the past 20 years. Nearly 15 years after the first game launched, it’s getting a sequel.
It’s called “Beyond Good & Evil 2.”
If you’ve ever played and enjoyed a “Legend of Zelda” game, you’ll almost certainly dig the first “Beyond Good & Evil” game.
The sequel, however, looks to broaden the scope of the series dramatically — from a third-person action-adventure game to a massive, galaxy-trotting space opera.
Sounds good, right? And that’s before we start talking about gun-toting monkeys, anthropomorphic pigs, and space temples.
Here’s what we know about “Beyond Good & Evil 2” so far.
One of the first things that jumps out in the debut trailer for 'Beyond Good & Evil 2' is the design of the city. It's intricate, and lived in, and -- frankly -- stunning.
That same level of detail is lavished on the interaction between the monkey and the pig. Even these dumplings got a lot of love.
Of note: None of these images are in-game footage. This is a CG trailer aimed at showcasing the vision of the game.
So, what do you do in 'Beyond Good & Evil 2'? There's a main story, and characters to interact with, but a major part of the game is what destiny you choose.
The story of 'Beyond Good & Evil 2' is a tale you've no doubt experienced before: Going from a nobody to a hero.
Along the way, you'll come across neat equipment that will make the game all the more fun to play. The monkey in the debut trailer, for instance, has an metal hand he uses as a grappling hook.
And just like that, he hookshots himself out of the building, leaving a furious pig mobster in his wake.
A subsequent chase is representative of the type of resistance you'll find in System 3, the main hub area featured in the game's debut trailer.
It's a massive city with a lot of 'verticality' -- meaning there are multiple levels to be explored, teeming with life.
But, this time, our heroes manage to escape unscathed. They have even got the disc they came to acquire.
The two thieves fly to a larger ship full of their pirate buddies -- another concept that's apparently close to the heart of the actual game.
The combination of character creation, personal story, and online multiplayer is crucial to 'Beyond Good & Evil 2.' Maybe you're a trader. Maybe you're a pirate. Maybe you're a king. You do you in 'Beyond Good & Evil 2.'
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