During Ubisoft’s E3 2018 Conference, Beyond Good and Evil 2 was shown through another cinematic trailer. This trailer depicted the same characters that we’ve seen before in last year’s E3 coverage as well as a couple of new faces like the chief medic and engineering lead. Some familiar faces to fans of the franchise make an appearance on top of that, and the crowd was loving the trailer.
The most jarring and surprising part of the cinematic trailer was the end, which revealed Jade, the protagonist of the original title, to be the nemesis of the new installment’s lead. She wielded a katana as she led her crew to face the motley crew that make up our new main characters. This leads to some interesting developments on Beyond Good and Evil 2, as the sequel was thought to be a prequel of sorts to the original. The depiction of Jade in this cinematic trailer appears to go against Jade’s character, which is odd. Is this perhaps an imposter or is there some form of time travel in Beyond Good and Evil 2?
After the cinematic trailer, a small amount of gameplay was also exhibited to the audience. A large open world that takes place in Ganesha City, a sprawling mass of skyscrapers and flying cars took up most of the screen time. Free form exploring and jetpack like travel was shown, and a behind closed doors gameplay session will be held for the press attending the event.
In a surprising turn of events, Joseph Gordon-Levitt came out on stage to the announcement that Ubisoft is collaborating with hitRECord for in game media and assets. HitRECord is a massive company that focuses on collaborating to make music, short films, and art, according to the founder himself. With this partnership, fans can have an unprecedented effect on the game’s development and be able to have their own work featured within the impending blockbuster title. Check out the YouTube video detailing the partnership below.
Check out the impressive cinematic trailer that was shown at Ubisoft’s E3 2018 Press Conference here: