History Videogame / BeyondGoodAndEvil

15th Jun '17 1:01:43 AM CASCHero
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Needless to say, the gaming community pretty much went nuts when Creator/{{Ubisoft}} surprised ''everyone'' at their press conference/marketing event in mid-2008 by showing a trailer for ''Beyond Good & Evil 2''. From that point on, the game got stuck in the ninth circle of DevelopmentHell, and seemed to go through endless rumor cycles of being cancelled, not cancelled, moved, and more. As of E3 2016, the game was reportedly on slow, but active development, as Michel Ancel was busy working on his game ''VideoGame/{{Wild}}''.

In October 2016, after a string of concept art posts from Ancel on Instagram, [[https://www.facebook.com/beyondgoodandevil/photos/a.168617863187768.35250.131546723561549/1068744866508392/?type=3&theater the Beyond Good and Evil Facebook page]] confirmed that the game is in development at Ubisoft Montpellier. Another proper trailer was shown unexpectedly at E3 2017, and the game was confirmed to be a prequel, focusing on a group of space pirates in solar System 3.

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Needless to say, the gaming community pretty much went nuts when Creator/{{Ubisoft}} surprised ''everyone'' at their press conference/marketing event in mid-2008 by showing a trailer for ''Beyond Good & Evil 2''. From that point on, the game got In 2008, ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil2'' was announced but ended up stuck in the ninth circle of DevelopmentHell, and seemed to go through endless rumor cycles of being cancelled, not cancelled, moved, and more. As of E3 2016, the game was reportedly on slow, but active development, as Michel Ancel was busy working on his game ''VideoGame/{{Wild}}''.

In October 2016, after a string of concept art posts from Ancel on Instagram, [[https://www.facebook.com/beyondgoodandevil/photos/a.168617863187768.35250.131546723561549/1068744866508392/?type=3&theater the Beyond Good and Evil Facebook page]] confirmed that the game is
DevelopmentHell till finally resurfacing in development at Ubisoft Montpellier. Another proper trailer was shown unexpectedly at E3 2017, and the game was confirmed to be a prequel, focusing on a group of space pirates in solar System 3.
2017. See it's trope page for more information.




!! The sequel provides examples off
[[AC: 2009 Ubidays trailer):]]
* CallBack: Pey'j still has the bandage on his hand [[spoiler:from where a [[BodyHorror [=DomZ=] creature emerged from it]] in TheStinger of the first game...]]
* CoolCar: The car Jade and Pey'j manage to crash into a tree in the desert. It makes it here only because it's a hovering car.
* CrossingTheDesert: Jade and Pey'j are shown in the middle of a desert traversing trip...with their car broken down.
* MessyPig: Pey'j does it better than ever. Poor fly...

[[AC: 2009 leaked gameplay trailer):]]
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The city which Jade is being chased through has a mix of Indian and Middle Eastern culture.
* JitterCam: Used liberally during the trailer
* LeParkour: The trailer features Jade going parkour-tastic in an urban India-esque city, leaping off roofs, the heads of policemen, and some poor guy stuck in a bathroom.
* NobodyPoops: Amusingly averted, Jade escapes through a family's house, exiting through the bathroom while someone is still on the toilet.
* SheFu: Jade appears to have gotten better at it in the combat shown in the leaked trailer.

[[AC: 2017 Trailer]]
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Shani averts this, she's confirmed on the game's website as Somalian. The various human cultures in System 3 are ex-pat communities formed from various cultures from Old Earth, meaning that the diversity will be less ambiguous this time around compared to the original game.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Not a whole lot, but the overall style from the gives this impression. The cartoonish style from the original game has given way to a more realistic look, which is carried on from the footage shown in the pre-2017 Ubidays trailer and leaked gameplay.
** The trademark humor is kept, but there's way more [[ClusterFBomb swearing]] than the original game.
* DesertPunk: In stark contrast to the first game's CityOnTheWater setting...at least for this specific Indian-inspired city on this specific planet.
** The pre-2017 leaked gameplay trailer takes place on a similar planet, if not the same one. The Ubidays 2017 trailer also features Jade and Pey'j in the desert.
* EarthDrift: Inverted. The prequel's publicity has so far referenced Somalia and Switzerland, and establishes that the universe of BG&E is that of space colonies descended from Earth, with the {{Talking Animal}}s being the result of genetic hybrids. The original game read as more of a StarWars fantasy world untethered from reality.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Knox, taking on the role of boisterous comedy relief from Pey'j and adding some monkey business, bruv!
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Averted, with the first game's FrickinLaserBeams being replaced with (or at least accompanied by) actual bullets.
** This is yet another element that carries on from the leaked gameplay trailer.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Focuses on the city of Ganesha, colonized by people from "Old Earth", ore specifically from India and Southeast Asia.
* IndyPloy: Shani and Knox managed to elude the cops chasing them by hijacking a police cruiser in flight. Most of the missiles fired at them hit their pursuers instead and the rest slam into a police ship that was trying to cut them off when the duo divert their hoverbike towards it.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Shauni is introduced saying "[[SequelGap It's about bloody time]]".
* MeaningfulName: Shani's name should be an immediate eyebrow-raiser for anyone familiar with the first game.
* MischiefMakingMonkey: The first we see of Knox is him swindling Zhou Yuzhu out of an M-disk by trading it for a pig idol...that's actually made out of ''swiss chocolate''.
* MoodWhiplash: The trailer start offs as a comedic action-packed scene of two of the protagonists making a daring escape after ripping off a big-deal gangster. Then they return to their ship to meet with their comrades and the mood turns more somber when we discover what was on the M-disk they stole.
* {{Prequel}}: Stated as such, taking place before Jade was born.
* PrecisionFStrike: ''A lot'' of f-bombs are dropped in the trailer.
* {{Pirate}}: ''Space'' pirates no less, the sequel will focus on a group of such as they make their way to an artifact in space in pursuit of "true freedom".
* PigMan: The E3 2017 trailer reveals Zhou Yuzhu, a pig man looking for a mysterious pig idol that shares a name (but not the same pronunciation) of good ol' Uncle Pey'j.
* RealIsBrown: Compared to the original game, the footage shown so far indicates a more washed-out color scheme.
** The pre-2017 Ubidays and leaked gameplay trailer also share the same browner color scheme.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Zhou Yuzhu's lackey pulls a cd from there.
15th Jun '17 12:36:56 AM CASCHero
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* IndyPloy: Shani and Knox managed to elude the cops chasing them by hijacking a police cruiser in flight. Most of the missles missiles hit their pursuers instead the rest slam into a police ship that was trying to cut them off.

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* IndyPloy: Shani and Knox managed to elude the cops chasing them by hijacking a police cruiser in flight. Most of the missles missiles fired at them hit their pursuers instead and the rest slam into a police ship that was trying to cut them off.off when the duo divert their hoverbike towards it.


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* {{Pirate}}: ''Space'' pirates no less, the sequel will focus on a group of such as they make their way to an artifact in space in pursuit of "true freedom".
13th Jun '17 8:17:41 PM Galle
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Shauni is introduced saaying "[[SequelGap It's about bloody time]]".

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Shauni is introduced saaying saying "[[SequelGap It's about bloody time]]".time]]".
* MeaningfulName: Shani's name should be an immediate eyebrow-raiser for anyone familiar with the first game.
13th Jun '17 4:21:11 PM occono
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* EarthDrift: Inverted. The prequel's publicity has so far referenced Somalia and Switzerland, and establishes that the universe of BG&E is that of space colonies descended from Earth, with the {{TalkingAnimal}}s being the result of genetic hybrids. The original game read as more of a StarWars fantasy world untethered from reality.

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* EarthDrift: Inverted. The prequel's publicity has so far referenced Somalia and Switzerland, and establishes that the universe of BG&E is that of space colonies descended from Earth, with the {{TalkingAnimal}}s {{Talking Animal}}s being the result of genetic hybrids. The original game read as more of a StarWars fantasy world untethered from reality.
13th Jun '17 4:19:30 PM occono
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* EarthDrift: Inverted. The prequel's publicity has so far referenced Somalia and Switzerland, and establishes that the universe of BG&E is that of space colonies descended from Earth, with the TalkingAnimals being the result of genetic hybrids. The original game read as more of a StarWars fantasy world untethered from reality.

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* EarthDrift: Inverted. The prequel's publicity has so far referenced Somalia and Switzerland, and establishes that the universe of BG&E is that of space colonies descended from Earth, with the TalkingAnimals {{TalkingAnimal}}s being the result of genetic hybrids. The original game read as more of a StarWars fantasy world untethered from reality.
13th Jun '17 4:18:42 PM occono
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* EarthDrift: Inverted. The prequel's publicity has so far referenced Somalia and Switzerland, and establishes that the universe of BG&E is that of space colonies descended from Earth, with the TalkingAnimals being the result of genetic hybrids. The original game read as more of a StarWars fantasy world untethered from reality.
13th Jun '17 12:38:22 PM Silverblade2
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* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Zhou Yuzhu's lackey pulls a cd from there.
13th Jun '17 12:33:45 PM Silverblade2
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Shauni is introduced saaying "[[SequelGap It's about bloody time]]".
13th Jun '17 5:25:28 AM tenuousbreaker
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** According to [[WordOfGod Michel Ancel]] the long black car that appears in the first mission is a reference to ''VideoGame/FullThrottle''.

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** According to [[WordOfGod Michel Ancel]] Ancel, the long black car that appears in the first mission is a reference to ''VideoGame/FullThrottle''.
13th Jun '17 5:22:36 AM tenuousbreaker
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[[AC: 2009 trailer (aka Ubidays trailer):]]
* CallBack: In the Ubidays trailer, Pey'j still has the bandage on his hand [[spoiler:from where a [[BodyHorror [=DomZ=] creature emerged from it]] in TheStinger of the first game...]]
* CoolCar: The car Jade and Pey'j manage to crash into a tree in the desert in the Ubidays trailer. It makes it here only because it's a hovering car.
* CrossingTheDesert: In the Ubidays trailer, Jade and Pey'j are shown in the middle of a desert traversing trip...with their car broken down.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The city which Jade is being chased through in the 2009 leaked gameplay trailer has a mix of Indian and Middle Eastern culture.
* JitterCam: Used during the 2009 leaked gameplay trailer.
* LeParkour: The 2009 leaked gameplay trailer features Jade going parkour-tastic in an urban India-esque city, leaping off roofs, the heads of policemen, and some poor guy stuck in a bathroom.
* MessyPig: Pey'j does it better than ever in the Ubidays trailer.
* NobodyPoops: Amusingly averted in the 2009 leaked gameplay trailer.
* SheFu: Jade appears to have gotten better at it in the 2009 leaked gameplay trailer.

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[[AC: 2009 trailer (aka Ubidays trailer):]]
* CallBack: In the Ubidays trailer, Pey'j still has the bandage on his hand [[spoiler:from where a [[BodyHorror [=DomZ=] creature emerged from it]] in TheStinger of the first game...]]
* CoolCar: The car Jade and Pey'j manage to crash into a tree in the desert in the Ubidays trailer.desert. It makes it here only because it's a hovering car.
* CrossingTheDesert: In the Ubidays trailer, Jade and Pey'j are shown in the middle of a desert traversing trip...with their car broken down.
* MessyPig: Pey'j does it better than ever. Poor fly...

[[AC: 2009 leaked gameplay trailer):]]
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The city which Jade is being chased through in the 2009 leaked gameplay trailer has a mix of Indian and Middle Eastern culture.
* JitterCam: Used liberally during the 2009 leaked gameplay trailer.
trailer
* LeParkour: The 2009 leaked gameplay trailer features Jade going parkour-tastic in an urban India-esque city, leaping off roofs, the heads of policemen, and some poor guy stuck in a bathroom.
* MessyPig: Pey'j does it better than ever in the Ubidays trailer.
*
NobodyPoops: Amusingly averted in averted, Jade escapes through a family's house, exiting through the 2009 leaked gameplay trailer.
bathroom while someone is still on the toilet.
* SheFu: Jade appears to have gotten better at it in the 2009 combat shown in the leaked gameplay trailer.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Not a whole lot, but the overall style from the gives this impression. The cartoonish style from the original game has given way to a more realistic look.
** In the E3 2017 trailer, the trademark humor is kept, but there's way more [[ClusterFBomb swearing]] than the original game.

to:

* DarkerAndEdgier: Not a whole lot, but the overall style from the gives this impression. The cartoonish style from the original game has given way to a more realistic look.
** In
look, which is carried on from the E3 2017 trailer, footage shown in the pre-2017 Ubidays trailer and leaked gameplay.
** The
trademark humor is kept, but there's way more [[ClusterFBomb swearing]] than the original game.



** The pre-2017 leaked gameplay trailer takes place on a similar planet, if not the same one. The Ubidays 2017 trailer also features Jade and Pey'j in the desert.



** This is yet another element that carries on from the leaked gameplay trailer.



* IndyPloy: Shani and Knox managed to eluded the cops chasing them but jumping to a police cruiser and hijack it while the missles shot at them hit their presuers and the rest slam into a police ship that was trying to cut them off.

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* IndyPloy: Shani and Knox managed to eluded elude the cops chasing them but jumping to by hijacking a police cruiser and hijack it while in flight. Most of the missles shot at them missiles hit their presuers and pursuers instead the rest slam into a police ship that was trying to cut them off.



* MoodWhiplash: The trailer start off as a fairly comedic action packed scene of two of the protagonists making a daring escape after rippinng off an a big named gangster. Then they return to their ship and the mood turns a bit more somber.
* {{Prequel}}: Stated to be as such some time before Jade was born.

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* MoodWhiplash: The trailer start off offs as a fairly comedic action packed action-packed scene of two of the protagonists making a daring escape after rippinng ripping off an a big named big-deal gangster. Then they return to their ship to meet with their comrades and the mood turns a bit more somber.
somber when we discover what was on the M-disk they stole.
* {{Prequel}}: Stated to be as such some time such, taking place before Jade was born.


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** The pre-2017 Ubidays and leaked gameplay trailer also share the same browner color scheme.
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