More Evidence That Beyond Good & Evil 2 Is Coming

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Beyond Good & Evil 2 was announced back in 2008, so you’d be forgiven for assuming that in sunny 2016, the game has been forgotten about. 

However, it turns out that publisher Ubisoft has filed a new trademark application for Beyond Good & Evil, which possibly signals that something new is coming for the franchise.

DualShockers uncovered an April 1 listing (unfortunate timing) in the European Union Intellectual Property Office database.

So, either Ubisoft are just fucking with us with a really subtle April Fools’ joke (trademark banter – good one guys), or they’re just protecting their brand.

Or maybe (just maybe), they really are gearing up for some kind of reveal – there have been rumblings of an E3 announcement for a while now. Other rumours have even suggested that Nintendo will be announcing Beyond Good & Evil 2 as an exclusive title for their new NX console.

The original Beyond Good & Evil came out for PC, Xbox, Gamecube, and PS2 back in 2003. It wasn’t exactly a mainstream smash, but the game was critically acclaimed and swiftly built up a cult following (rightly so, it was great).

Various people from Ubisoft and the team behind Beyond 2 have reassured us over the years that the game definitely is coming – it’s just that nobody seems to know exactly when.

Aside from a few scraps on concept art and some vague promising, we have nothing to go on but faith and rumours. Stop toying with us, guys.


Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn't gotten out of his mid 00's emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.