Beyond Good and Evil 2, an elusive sequel first announced in 2008, now has a new lead writer.
The sequel was first confirmed 14 years ago, but back in February, it was still in pre-production, having been in development for at least five years, according to reports. Bloomberg (opens in new tab)Ubisoft itself has assured that the game is still in production, and now we’re seeing a major development, with former Blizzard narrative designer Sarah Arellano confirmed as the new lead writer for Beyond Good and Evil 2.
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Arellano has previously worked on World of Warcraft and the upcoming Saint Street reboot. Now, she’ll be partly responsible for figuring out how to continue the story of the original 2003 version of Beyond Good and Evil, in which an investigative reporter named Jed teams up with the Resistance to thwart the plot of a sinister alien conspiracy. The player character switches from photojournalist Jade to her various allies throughout the game, and you’re tasked with solving puzzles, fighting villains, and collecting evidence.
It’s been a long time since we last heard from Ubisoft about a sequel, and I can’t say with confidence what the sequel will be, or if it will feature Jade as the protagonist again. Back at E3 2018, Ubisoft said Jade wouldn’t be the protagonist, but since the game is apparently still in pre-production, with a new lead writer attached, that could easily change between then and now.
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