Rumour: Beyond Good and Evil 2 to be a Nintendo NX Exclusive?

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I loved Ubisoft’s Beyond Good and Evil when I played it on Pc all those years ago. One of the finest games released in 2003, Beyond Good and Evil was an underappreciated gem. Praised by critics for its cinematic atmosphere and seamless combination of genres it was largely ignored by the game-purchasing public. It hasn’t aged all that well if we’re being honest – and I really didn’t like the remaster that was released on last generation’s consoles too much.

For a while, a very long time ago, I was excited about the prospect of a sequel. But E3 after E3, we’ve seen and heard very, very little of the game since its initial reveal.

There have been mumblings about it continuing, but since Ubisoft’s Michel Ancel has gone off to work on WiLD, I’ve given up hope. There are some new rumours though, that suggest that Beyond Good and Evil 3 is being made – and funded by Nintendo as an exclusive for its upcoming NX console.

So says Destructoid, and their two independent sources, one of whom is the same Geno (with a proven record) who recently unleashed a flurry of rumours regarding the NX.  It’s apparently called Beyond Good and Evil: The Prejudices of Philosophers (which ties in nicely with Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil), with Nintendo backing it as a way to earn a bit of “audience goodwill” by showing that they’re making core games for core audiences.

It’s not too dissimilar to their publishing Bayonetta 2, and bringing Itagakai’s Devil’s Third back to life on the Wii U. One of those games is even worth playing.

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While it’d be an interesting thing to do, I’m not sure making a game like that exclusive to a new Nintendo system is going to do much to foster good will.

Last Updated: March 3, 2016

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Taking a Pey’j out of MS’ playbook.

    • Graeme Selvan

      OH, well played sir!

    • ><

  • Ryanza

    Whoever’s idea it was for Nintendo to fund the development of Bayonetta 2, Bells whiskey for you.
    Now if Nintendo can get Beyond Good and Evil 2…respect.

  • Pariah

    Still not going to buy one.

  • I wish them the best! They can make killer games when they aren’t reinventing the same source material over and over and over again…

  • Darren Peach

    Played the first one. Enjoyed it. Maybe they have waited a touch too long.

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