Beyond Good and Evil HD in 2011, Produces Joy

Beyond Good and Evil

Listen. You guys are going to have to bear with me for a second: Beyond Good and Evil was one of my favorite games of last generation, which I’ve said more times than I can possibly recount. And Ubisoft has just announced that an HD remake of the game is coming in 2011 to PSN and XBLA. Not only is this just an up-converted version of the game, but the character models and textures are being tweaked for the better, so it looks its best when running at 1080p.

Really, beyond just typing “squeeeee” like a lunatic over and over, all I can say is that this news changed my day. Is that a little melodramatic? Possibly. What I know is that Beyond Good and Evil had an excellent story, awesome characters, Zelda-like mechanics and some great design behind it. While there’s no word on a date or a price yet, we do know that this is coming as a downloadable title, so I honestly wouldn’t expect anything extravagant in terms of cost.

So… am I the only person excited about this? Ridicule me or join in on the enthusiasm.

Source – IGN UK

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8 thoughts on “Beyond Good and Evil HD in 2011, Produces Joy”

  1. Ah, I’ve wanted to play this game for years, since I bought The Longest Journey & Dreamfall. I’d love it if they released this on STEAM… Then I’d be in!

    1. Julez, I’m guessing they will at some point. I mean, it seems like a total no-brainer. Also, how is Dreamfall? I’ve heard so many good things about it, but I’ve never played it.

  2. I’ve always thought this game was way overrated. The controls and camera are terrible, the combat is bad, and the stealth is not fun but tired. The story isn’t that great, and it has a terrible ending. So I am not excited about this in the least.

    Anyway, the game is already on Steam, obviously not the HD version though since that’s not out.

  3. @ defteats I am aware that the non-HD one is on steam, I just always have newer things to play. An HD release would be the last nail to bury my hesitation.

    @ Eddy. Dreamfall was alright, but no where near as good as The Longest Journey. It’s very dated, and a little clunky, but man that game is absolutely fantastic. Be prepared for some pixel hunting and some frustrating moments (I’ll admit I used a walkthrough a few times) but the story is very very worth it.

  4. Oh man, this is good news for me. I never played it when it came out for the GameCube, so this is a great opportunity to experience the game that almost everyone I talk to gushes about.

    Seriously, this game better give me sandwiches while I play, or I am going to consider this a waste of time.

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