Continuing the campaign started in June with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, the latest game being made free to all Ubisoft Club members as part of the company’s 30th anniversary celebrations is Beyond Good & Evil.
Released back in 2003 for the original Xbox, GameCube and PlayStation 2, the action-adventure title follows freelance photographer Jade and her uncle Pey’j as they uncover a planet-wide conspiracy involving a malicious race of aliens – the DomZ – and their brainwashing of the native population.
An HD version of the cult favorite title was released in 2011 for last-generation consoles, providing updated character models and general visual improvements.
The free promotion for the original comes at a rather coincidental time, too. Ubisoft and Beyond Good & Evil creator Michel Ancel confirmed just yesterday following several hints that a long-awaited sequel – Beyond Good & Evil 2 – is finally in the pre-production stages.
Given that work on the sequel is seemingly in its infancy, we’ve still got a long wait ahead of us before a follow-up is released, but judging by the early concept art that’s been released so far, it looks as if we could be getting a prequel to Jade’s adventure rather than a direct continuation.
One image, which you can see here, seems to show Jade’s father and a young Pey’j sitting atop his shoulders. Whatever the case may be, we’re just glad that Ubisoft is finally going ahead with BG&E2 following years of delays that eventually lead to dead ends.