To say that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is a long-awaited, cult-followed title would be an understatement. The original game launched on Xbox, GameCube, and PlayStation 2 in 2003, and for more than a decade following, gamers have been clamouring for a remake.
In a surprise announcement at E3 2017, Beyond Good and Evil 2, was unveiled to the world with nearly unanimous praise; despite being just a pre-rendered tech demo. E3 2018 saw the release of another trailer, while a December livestream showed off the first gameplay footage of the game. E3 2019 won’t see any BG&E2 festivities.
Ubisoft has announced, however, that they will host a livestream with more information about the game on June 5th at 9:00 am Pacific / 12:00 pm Eastern. This is the same day that Nintendo is hosting its Pokémon Direct presentation to share more details about its upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.
It is unclear what the company plans to show on its livestream, as the post seems to imply that no new gameplay will be revealed. “We look forward to sharing more with you, including new gameplay footage, when the time is right,” says a blog post on the game’s webpage.
We’re hoping to see at least a teaser of new footage from Beyond Good and Evil 2 during the stream, but given that it doesn’t appear that is going to materialize, we also don’t expect this announcement to be anything even close to a release date reveal. Unless that release date is in 2021.
Keep your eyes peeled for the announcements on June 5 on Ubisoft’s YouTube page.