Today Ubisoft announced that the PlayStation 3 version of Beyond Good & Evil HD will come in May, via the PlayStation Blog. Though associate producer Eric Damian-Vernet didn't disclose a more specific release date, he did mention that Jade and Pey’j avatars will be available for players who pick up the game in its first two weeks on PSN.
The game enjoyed a brief stint as an Xbox Live Arcade timed exclusive, thanks to its part in the House Party promotion. BG&E is a mere $10 on XBLA, so we expect the same price when it hits the PlayStation Network.
Beyond Good & Evil enjoyed a positive critical reception at launch, but didn't manage to catch healthy sales. Ubisoft teased Beyond Good & Evil 2 with a trailer, but has been eerily quiet ever since. The company assured fans that it was still in development recently, but they may be watching downloadable BG&E HD sales carefully to gauge interest in a sequel.
Comment on Beyond Good & Evil HD coming to PS3 in May, by Steve Watts.
Summary: Ubisoft announced that Beyond Good & Evil HD will come to the PlayStation 3 in May. Plus, those who buy the game within two weeks of release will get BG&E avatars.
Of all the games on my PS2 this is in my top 5 and over all it holds a place of honor in my collection. While it is true that it does not break barriers for gameplay, the photography hunts were so addicting, the racing was solid and the stealth/combat was fluid. The story and the very, very strong acting coupled with a solid story based on a time tested theme makes this game stand out amongst the rest. If you never got a chance to play the game on the PS2, XBOX or GameCube you owe it to yourself to pick this game up.
I'm right in the middle of the 360 version and loving it! This is just a well-made game with lots of attention to detail. I can't believe this game didn't kick ass when it was released.... because it's an awesome game.
Well, let's see what else was released around that time frame.
Viewtiful Joe on 7/10
Jack II on 14/10
Max Payne 2 on 14/10
SSX 3 on 20/10
FFXI on 28/10
Call of Duty on 29/10
Civ II: Conquests on 4/11
GTA: Double Pakc on 4/11
SOCOM II on 4/11
PoP: Sands of Time on 6/11
BG&E on 11/11
Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando on 11/11
MK: Double Dash on 17/11
FFX-2 on 18/11
SW: KotOR on 18/11 (PC release)
Deus Ex: Invisible War on 2/12
Yeah, lots of higher profile games getting a release around that time (a lot in a similar genre too).
That was such a great time to be a gamer