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Report: New Beyond Good and Evil is a reboot, will be NX exclusive

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Beyond Good and Evil has been, for many years, one of those unicorn type videogames. It’s one that Ubisoft have repeatedly said was in development year after year, without ever really showing anything substantial. Just a few weeks ago series creator Michel Ancel confirmed that a new title was in the works (finally), but didn’t really offer up much more on it. So, as you’d expect, several reports are starting to roll in.

A new report from LetsPlayVideogGames is reigniting some old rumours and starting new ones, with a source close to the publication spilling the beans on some specifics. The source in question seemingly confirms that this Beyond Good and Evil project will indeed be an NX exclusive, and that Ubisoft plans to formally reveal the game with a trailer at the NX reveal. That rumour has been making the rounds for months now, so it could very well just be an echo of that rather than anything really new.

What does pique my interest though is detail over how the game is being positioned. Beyond Good and Evil is an old game, and Ubisoft are reportedly well aware of the fact that many people might not have played it. Because of that, this new title isn’t being referred to as a sequel internally, and rather as a reboot for the franchise as a whole. It’s unclear from the report whether this means the game will take place before or after the events of the first.

Ubisoft apparently want to cater to the new players first, so I’d expect the project to try and reintroduce a lot of the magic that made the first game such a cult classic in the first place. That shouldn’t sound at all surprising given that it’s been well over a decade since the first title was released, so it’s important to take rather straight forward reports like these with a little salt. Still, the frequency of them is notable, and eventually some of it is bound to stick.

Last Updated: October 18, 2016

35 Comments

  1. Death to exclusives!

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    • Dungeon of JJ

      October 18, 2016 at 08:29

      That said, Nintendo can do with some fresh flavour to its lineup, so for them this might just be exactly what they need.

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      • Dutch Matrix

        October 18, 2016 at 08:36

        But will it be enough to move consoles for them?

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        • Dungeon of JJ

          October 18, 2016 at 08:37

          Well, a lot of people go ape for this game, so it might actually for those who can afford two consoles or platforms. For me personally an exclusive means nothing. I won’t buy a console to be able to play it, I just accept that it’s out of my reach and move on.

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          • Dutch Matrix

            October 18, 2016 at 08:41

            Makes sense.

        • justerthought

          October 18, 2016 at 14:12

          Do you think I’m going to buy a console off a company that just paid a corrupt bribe to deny me access to a game, when I was one of the gamers who made the franchise a success. Blackmail won’t work. It just breeds hate.

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    • Skyblue

      October 18, 2016 at 09:55

      Like what M$ are doing? ;-p

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  2. Ottokie

    October 18, 2016 at 08:37

    Put Pokemon and LoZ on NX and I will buy it without thinking xD

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    • Dungeon of JJ

      October 18, 2016 at 08:38

      Yea, if Nintendo can sustain a flow of decent games, then there might be hope.

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      • Dutch Matrix

        October 18, 2016 at 08:44

        But would it kill them to bring Maria et al to PS4 or Xbone? (There is my Xmas wish, y’all…)

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        • Dungeon of JJ

          October 18, 2016 at 08:47

          Yea. That would be nice.

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          • Dutch Matrix

            October 18, 2016 at 08:49

            I know right! I am all about being nice and them nice things!

    • VampyreSquirrel

      October 18, 2016 at 08:59

      I don’t think Pokemon will be on the NX, well, not in the traditional sense of Red, Blue, Sun, Moon, etc.

      Pokemon sells handhelds, I don’t think they want to lose those sales.

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      • Original Heretic

        October 18, 2016 at 09:03

        But what if the rumours are true and the NX has a handheld component?

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        • Ottokie

          October 18, 2016 at 09:04

          Thanks for getting my hopes back up after Famps smashed them xD

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          • Original Heretic

            October 18, 2016 at 09:05

            Hope is a double edged sword. Beware.

          • Ottokie

            October 18, 2016 at 09:07

            Then I will put the sword of hope in the sheath of ignorance!

        • VampyreSquirrel

          October 18, 2016 at 09:16

          Could have a handheld component, but then they’re releasing Sun and Moon on the “new” 3DS… and then re-releasing it on the NX and kicking the 3DS owners (Otto included) in the balls? Seems like something EA would do, not Nintendo.

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          • Original Heretic

            October 18, 2016 at 09:18

            Perhaps a totally different Pokemon game then?

            Just guessing here. It’s not like I play them. At all. Ever.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            October 18, 2016 at 09:31

            @ottokie:disqus does tho… he’s a PokeAddict

          • Ottokie

            October 18, 2016 at 09:21

            As far as I know, Sun and Moon are releasing on the normal 3DS as well

          • VampyreSquirrel

            October 18, 2016 at 09:31

            I haven’t seen any confirmation of that ¯_(?)_/¯

          • Ottokie

            October 18, 2016 at 09:32

            It’s even on the 2DS 😛

          • VampyreSquirrel

            October 18, 2016 at 09:52

            I still want a “New” 3DS XL 🙁

  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 18, 2016 at 08:48

    That header looks more like a Ninja Turtle game. 😛

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    • Dungeon of JJ

      October 18, 2016 at 08:49

      Their feet look uncomfortable.

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      • Dutch Matrix

        October 18, 2016 at 08:51

        Also, why is the guy carrying his bacon on his shoulder?

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        • Dungeon of JJ

          October 18, 2016 at 08:52

          Damn hippies

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  4. Zoe Hawkins

    October 18, 2016 at 09:08

    Sounds like I will really need an NX

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  5. Archdruid Kromas

    October 18, 2016 at 09:14

    I have a feeling that if this is true Ubisoft will shoot themselves in the foot.

    BG&E fans span across all platforms. But sure go ahead release it exclusively on an untested console.

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    • Dungeon of JJ

      October 18, 2016 at 09:18

      I have to agree with you there. They won’t get a lot of people I know buying it now.

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  6. Geoffrey Tim

    October 18, 2016 at 09:27

    I kmow it would never happen, but I would laugh for days if the new Red Dead game was an NX exclusive. That sort of fan meltdown would fuel my inner jollies for years.

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    • Dungeon of JJ

      October 18, 2016 at 09:29

      Haha.

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  7. CodeDisQus

    October 18, 2016 at 10:17

    Time to take the NX seriously! Funny what 1 game can do for a system

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  8. justerthought

    October 18, 2016 at 14:09

    I really liked the first game and the game has a huge cult following, so it’s Rise Of The Tomb Raider all over again with a platform holder paying a corrupt bribe to deny the fans who made it a success.

    It’s goodbye Jade and screw you Nintendo. I’m no longer interested in this game because I’m sick and tired of this crap.

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