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Beyond Good & Evil 2, I Am Alive: "Always In Production"

Sometimes, a company executive is forthcoming enough where multiple headlines can be taken from one interview.

We just told you about Ubisoft's focus on their new Ghost Recon installment, info courtesy of a GameKult interview with Ubisoft France CEO Geoffroy Sardin. But there's another juicy tidbit buried in that translated text and it should temporarily satisfy fans of Beyond Good & Evil. Way back in 2008, we saw a teaser trailer that confirmed the existence of BG&E2, a long-awaited sequel to one of the PS2's most acclaimed titles. But a year later, we hear the project is on indefinite hold and ever since then, we've heard nothing from Ubisoft. But in that interview, Sardin was asked about both I Am Alive and Beyond Good & Evil 2 and he replied that "both are always in production." If that's the case, shouldn't we see new details and/or media for these games some time soon...? I Am Alive is another project that popped up quite some time ago, than disappeared off the radar. We're awfully interested in learning more but at this point, it's a frustrating "wait-and-see" situation.

Beyond Good & Evil certainly deserves a sequel, as do other PS2 classics that have withstood the test of time. Personally, I kinda want a remake of The Mark of Kri...

1/14/2010 12:25:28 PM Ben Dutka

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Alienange
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 12:40:09 PM
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I Am Alive seems to have good potential. I can see a game like that being a lot of fun. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things. I always enjoy stuff like that.

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lMephisto
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 12:40:52 PM
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Thanks Ubisoft, thanks! Why are you the only dev/publisher who really does what the people wants to buy?

Would you kindly share your knowledge with Square Enix, please?

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dante_zero
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 12:44:58 PM
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um am i wrong in thinking that if most of ubisofts games are still in production or being delayed what are they going tho release this year? .
(Wii games dont count).

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Scarecrow
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 12:59:35 PM
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They bleached Jade (in the trailer)....retarded

Anyway, loved the first one

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frostface
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 1:29:48 PM
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I really want to see a ps3 version of The Suffering, now there's a game that needs a sequel. Who do I send a request to for that game?
Never played 'Beyond Good and Evil' so can't really comment on the original sequel.

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SirLoin of Beef
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 1:31:06 PM

I agree. That would be awesome. I loved playing that game when it came out.

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Cuetes
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 1:50:21 PM

@frostface The Suffering would be badas$ on Ps3.

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___________
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 6:53:01 AM

thats the only game i did not have the guts to finish, it just scared the crap out of me.
it seriously fu**s with your head!
i think they did a sequel on the ps2 though cant remember what it was called.

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Orvisman
Saturday, January 16, 2010 @ 2:29:21 PM

The Suffering 2: The Ties That Bind... I think.

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SirLoin of Beef
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 1:29:57 PM
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This is good news. I played the original when it was released on the Xbox and thought it was an awesome game. I always thought it should have a sequel.

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tridon
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 1:33:35 PM
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I loved to first 'Beyond Good & Evil', and I'm really happy that a sequel is back on track. It was one of the most underrated titles of last generation.

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Danny007
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 2:09:01 PM
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I've been waiting for I Am Alive for what seems like forever. I hope we see more at E3 2010.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 2:39:14 PM
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I have the 1st BG&E in my collection, & I'd be really glad to see a second one made(plus seeing "I'm alive" done too)

But I think CEO Geoffroy Sardin's interpretation of "both are always in production" means "holding pattern"

I'm hoping I'm wrong, though!!!!

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Rings0fUranus
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 7:22:41 PM
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i have the first beyond good and evil on my ps2 shelf, unopened...lol i bought it and never got around to playing it. i'll definetly have to give it a go before the sequel comes out.
and i think the suffering had a sequel already. although i can't think of the name of it. i think it was the ties that bind or something. maybe im wrong.

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onsiterecording
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 7:48:18 PM
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Unfortunately in the Gaming world 'Wait-and-see' can go from months to years.

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Qubex
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 8:07:56 PM

Yes, Duke Nukem and now, GT5! :)

Q!

"i am home"

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Qubex
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 8:07:19 PM
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I have never heard of this game, "Beyond Good and Evil"... will do some background research on this title... is it an FPS?

Q!

"i am home"

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Scarecrow
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 9:08:31 PM

Action/Adventure (platform) hybrid.

It's like the Jak series

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Fane1024
Saturday, January 23, 2010 @ 4:35:08 PM

...only good. ;P

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 9:24:33 PM
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I never finished BG&E but I was just recently thinking about I am Alive, hope it turns out to be awesome possum. I want info at E3 too.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 9:41:15 PM
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Hey Qubex,

Here ya go man....

Beyond Good & Evil is action-adventure game, that combines elements of a stealth-based game too.

BTW, it came out around 93, & was supposed to be a trilogy. And it was designed by the guy who did the Raymond series

PSX's original review of the 1st one
http://www.psxextreme.com/ps2-news/4491.html

PSX also has 12 Screenshots of the 1st one here
http://www.psxextreme.com/ps2-screenshots/265.html

Here's Beyond Good & Evil's official website
http://beyondgoodevil.com/uk/home.php

Heres also a lot of info here at Wikipedia too...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyond_Good_&_Evil_%28video_game%29

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BikerSaint
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 1:21:26 AM

OOPS, a typo in my info above...
I meant to say that it came out in 2003, and not 1993

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___________
Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 12:52:48 AM
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yup always in production just like GT5, alan wake, splinter cell conviction, duke nukem forever, LA Noire, max payne 3, dead to rights redemption, 8 days, the getaway 3, DRIVER, starcraft 2, desus ex 3 and so on.
now i know why they called i am alive exactly that.
because people are constantly going to be asking if its been canned or if its actually coming out.
i miss the good old days where games were announced, given a date and released on that date.
now its announce a game, give it a date than delay that date 15 million times.
its starting to get REALLY FRUSTRATING!

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Orvisman
Saturday, January 16, 2010 @ 2:33:27 PM
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@Ben,

Mark of the Kri and Rise of the Kasai were classics.

Is the team, BottleRocket, even around anymore? Didn't they close once Namco yanked the new Splatterhouse from them? I don't know why Sony didn't buy that talented developer up.

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Fane1024
Saturday, January 23, 2010 @ 4:38:55 PM

Rise Of The Kasai just needed some way to control your partner (co-op, Ace Combat 5/Battlefront-style commands, swap between characters) because the partner AI was painful.

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