Beyond Good and Evil 2 makes spectacular return – trailer breakdown with Michel Ancel

To finish Ubisoft’s 2017 E3 conference, this spectacular trailer was screened:

As the final note of the Beyond Good & Evil theme faded to silence, and the applause and cheering reached its peak, an emotional Michel Ancel walked onto the stage. “Thank you very much,” he said, appearing to fight back tears.

“First of all, I want to say a big thank you to all the teams who worked very, very hard on creating this world – thank you to all these teams behind us. I also want to say thank you to Yves, with all my heart: thanks Yves, for making this happen – this is just amazing. And also, a special thanks to the fans of Beyond Good & Evil for sticking with us for so long!”

“It’s about bloody time!” exclaimed Gabrielle Shrager, the game’s Narrative Director, standing alongside Ancel.

“15 years, almost.” added Ancel.

“So welcome to System 3,” continued Shrager. “Our story takes place, before the birth of Jade in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, human society in a distant solar system. It is a time when corporations create hybrids in their labs, and enslave them to colonise the stars. In order to compete for power and cosmic resources. With our crew of crazy and unforgettable characters, we fight in the name of freedom and the right to determine our own fate among the stars. And we will helm massive star-faring vessels through territories as spectacular as they are dangerous.”

“We’ve been working very hard just on the technology during three years”, explained Ancel, “and today we have a seamless online playground where we can travel across space at the speed of light. We can explore mysterious cities and discover unknown lands by ourselves or with friends. And we want you to participate in the making of this adventure. Join our Space Monkey program today, and help us make Beyond Good & Evil a world that will challenge us and bring us together for thousands of adventures, thrills and fun.”

So what are you waiting for, go become a Space Monkey!

Then come back and watch this video in which Ubisoft Blog US’s Chris Watters sits down with Michel Ancel for an in-depth break down of the trailer.

We’ll be back soon with more on Beyond Good & Evil 2 – so stay tuned to Ubisoft Blog.

Beyond Good & Evil 2

Beyond Good & Evil 2

Developer — Ubisoft Montpellier
Journey to System 3 for the prequel to one of Ubisoft’s most beloved games! Like the diverse cast of characters in this E3 trailer, we want Beyond Good and Evil 2 to mirror the diversity of human culture and experience, exported to the stars.
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