Mike Ancel: Sequel to Beyond Good & Evil is still in the works

Beyond-Good-&-Evil-Jade.06.26.10.jpgBeyond Good & Evil is a game that received much playtime by me on my Xbox. I couldn’t get enough of the video game. I’ve beaten the game a few times, and never get tired of powering up the Xbox and spending some virtual time with Jade.

Jade was refreshing, because she broke that typical female character in a game mold. You know the type I’m talking about? The type that barely has any clothes on (while her male counterparts are fully clothed.) /rolls eyes

I really liked Jade; she was smart, creative, and a lot of fun to play too and. (brace yourselves) she was wearing clothes! /gasps Hello developers, do you really think I’m going to be going to battle dressed like that? It’s just not practical. The men aren’t dressed that way, so why are the women dressed differently? You do realize that a lot of women (and girls) play FPS games, right? Granted, games are starting to improve in this area, and for that I’m happy.

In Beyond Good & Evil, she’s not packing a gun. She’s rocking a camera. Granted, playing gory games doesn’t bother me. I love the Halo series, Gears of War, BioShock, etc. but I thought that was a nice change.

Beyond Good & Evil 2 Teaser Trailer (HD)

A few years ago, I heard talks about a possible sequel, and when I did a search on it late last year I found out this was indeed true. Yesterday, I stumbled upon an article at Eurogamer. Mike Ancel, gaming designer for Ubisoft, states that…

Beyond Good & Evil 2 is still in development with a very small team at Ubisoft’s Montpellier studio.

I’m really hoping this is a project that isn’t abondoned. The first, didn’t sell too well but I loved it anyway. I’ll be paying close attention to future updates about the sequel. It will be on my must purchase list too. I do have a favor to ask of the small team working on this game, please don’t eliminate most of Jade’s clothing. Fact, women characters can be fun to play, even when they’re fully clothed.