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Is this Beyond Good & Evil 2 footage?

A video has appeared on YouTube that its uploader is claiming is the first gameplay footage of UbiSoft's Beyond Good and Evil 2.

We were alerted to it by Twitter chat, where it was suggested it could be faked footage, but on further inspection - and bearing in mind it's proximity to E3 week - we're inclined to think it might be genuine... what do you think?

Expect more on this later on.


24 comments

  • cart00n - May 12, 2009 7:06 p.m.

    While I believe it IS perfectly plausible that this is footage from BG&E2 (that definitely DOES look like the Jade they showed us in the teaser), I must say, if this footage is true, it looks like they've totally re-imagined the series. The first one played like Ocarina of Time, this one looks like a cross between Assassins' Creed and Mirror's Edge... As BG&E is pretty much my favorite game of all time, I find myself torn looking at this new footage. While it is, indeed, gorgeous, the idea of the gameplay being so radically different dampens my initial excitement. Oh, and by the bye... How 'bout making BG&E back-compatible on the 360? Or selling it as an Xbox Original for all those who missed out on the original masterpiece? Otherwise: OMG!!! BG&E2!!!!
  • sixboxes - May 12, 2009 2:14 p.m.

    Just for the sake of playing devil's advocate, this being BG&E 2 footage is more plausible than it first seems. This reminds me of a couple of the chase scenes from the first game that were incredibly cinematic, but still totally playable. And perhaps the only example in gaming where you have the character running AT the screen in a chase sequence and IT WORKS. The first game was also an exercise in context-sensitive gameplay, where one button did 90% of the work, especially in action sequences. Essentially, when the pace picks up, the gameplay streamlines itself so as not to get in the way. Because of that, you can definitely have these intense action sequences and still be in control of them. The BG&E was capable of having interesting camera angles while making the game still controllable. I have faith that they could pull off a sequence like this in-game. After all this though, I think it's a target render too. Just one that's closer to the real deal than we all want to believe.
  • machellx - May 12, 2009 8:21 a.m.

    it might be like the assassins creed video where it turned out to be mgs4 but we should wait another 10 years till the company shuts down to ask any questions
  • thefinalmax - May 12, 2009 2:11 a.m.

    yea, it does seem a little bit like the Mirror's Edge movements, but I didn't like the lack of colors in that game (where's the green?)
  • NelosAngelos - May 11, 2009 11:27 p.m.

    I dunno about actual game play, but it looks pretty convincing as another teaser trailer.
  • erreip199 - May 11, 2009 8:29 p.m.

    @missinglink101 me to... but hey at least that video makes us dream of how more gaming shall evolve
  • MissingLink101 - May 11, 2009 7:32 p.m.

    I want to know why there's an empty, running helicopter just hovering there...
  • wrapdump - May 11, 2009 4:28 p.m.

    it's definately BG&E, the character design and animation is pure Jade, and the helicopter design at the end clearly has it's DNA in the vehicles of the original
  • oryandymackie - May 11, 2009 3:52 p.m.

    I've never heard of Beyond Good and Evil before. Jumping mechanics look good, just maybe a bit too optimistic for this point in gaming?
  • gamesradar_george1 - May 11, 2009 2:27 p.m.

    We is thinking target footage too... Either intended for E3 or old. Impressive whatever.
  • the_real_fluke - May 11, 2009 1:43 p.m.

    agreed, see the way she bumps into the wall as she runs up the stairs. but if they manage to get that dynamic a camera into the game and still make it work for people who suck, thatd be insane. that said its probably just a target render :(
  • VagMan - May 11, 2009 1:06 p.m.

    i dont think this is fake.First by the way...
  • skyline19 - May 13, 2009 2:12 p.m.

    Looks amazing...almost too amazing...
  • CowsOnFire911 - May 13, 2009 2:42 a.m.

    this looks soooooo amazing, i want it right now!!! i think i could actually be in-game, because of Jade's interactions with invironments
  • PinkLenny - May 12, 2009 7:53 p.m.

    I think this is a legit video. As in, this is what they will play at e3, but it wont be actual gameplay.
  • youtouchedme2xtdar - May 12, 2009 3:47 p.m.

    boner achieved!
  • zymn - May 12, 2009 3:33 p.m.

    isn't this a little too much work for this to be a fake? it looks friggin AMAZING.
  • sixboxes - May 12, 2009 2:14 p.m.

    Just for the sake of playing devil's advocate, this being BG&E 2 footage is more plausible than it first seems. This reminds me of a couple of the chase scenes from the first game that were incredibly cinematic, but still totally playable. And perhaps the only example in gaming where you have the character running AT the screen in a chase sequence and IT WORKS. The first game was also an exercise in context-sensitive gameplay, where one button did 90% of the work, especially in action sequences. Essentially, when the pace picks up, the gameplay streamlines itself so as not to get in the way. Because of that, you can definitely have these intense action sequences and still be in control of them. The BG&E was capable of having interesting camera angles while making the game still controllable. I have faith that they could pull off a sequence like this in-game. After all this though, I think it's a target render too. Just one that's closer to the real deal than we all want to believe.
  • Dameon Angell - May 12, 2009 6:55 a.m.

    Too bad that's pre-rendered shit and the real game will not be as godly looking at this "leak".
  • badsector - May 12, 2009 5:56 a.m.

    Needs more green :-P But it matches with the released video's palette (brown everywhere). Beyond that it looks awesome, although i don't remember that much jumping in the first game. Although i think Jade looked better in the first game. Where's her face btw?

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