The fantastic news that Beyond Good and Evil will be released in HD (in 2011) hit the internets today. Kirk Hamilton of Gamer Melodico got a bit of a hands-on at the Ubisoft’s Digital Day press event. Being the excitable woman I am, I tweeted about my excitement, and my intention to buy.
My guess is that Ubi is trying to get the IP out there, and in the public’s mind, before they proceed to throw more resources at Beyond Good & Evil 2 (if you have followed the news on this title, there have been many rumors that it has been cancelled, but Ubi states that it is currently in development by a small team).
The original game had an ill-timed release and was a commercial failure, however it was adored by critics, and this is it’s second chance people!
Up until last year, Beyond Good & Evil was one of those games that I had always meant to play. It has an awesome leading lady who always makes the “Top Ten Awesome Videogame Women” lists, who is a POC, who has a story that isn’t all about a dude, I had just never taken the time. Eventually, through IRIS it was decided a bunch of us would play — and I could not believe I had spent so much of my life not having played that game. It is really wonderful, and, to be mushy, it is special.
Ubi must be tired of having people ask them about Beyond Good & Evil, and having people tell them that a sequel will make money. Let’s show them that they have a hit on their hands!