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Beyond Good & Evil HD Hitting PlayStation Network In May

And you'll get free stuff for buying fast.

A couple of weeks ago, Beyond Good & Evil HD debuted on Xbox Live Arcade as a part of Microsoft’s “House Party” promotion. Now that the party is over, Ubisoft is talking about the re-release’s impending PSN launch window. Expect to see a sharper-looking Jade and friends at some point this May, according to a recent PlayStation blog post

In a cool twist, Ubisoft is set to offer PSN users a special bonus if they jump on the game fast-like: a purchase within the first two weeks of the game’s appearance on the network will reward them with a Jade and a Pey’J PSN card avatar, like so:  
 


The stealth segments in the later portions of the game are terrible, but as a whole, BG&E HD actually manages to hold up. I think, at least, that it’s worth your time if you didn’t catch the game when it first hit, but I’ve got a big ol' soft spot for games that do the Zelda formula well. Who's in for this one on the PS3?
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Posted by BradNicholson

A couple of weeks ago, Beyond Good & Evil HD debuted on Xbox Live Arcade as a part of Microsoft’s “House Party” promotion. Now that the party is over, Ubisoft is talking about the re-release’s impending PSN launch window. Expect to see a sharper-looking Jade and friends at some point this May, according to a recent PlayStation blog post

In a cool twist, Ubisoft is set to offer PSN users a special bonus if they jump on the game fast-like: a purchase within the first two weeks of the game’s appearance on the network will reward them with a Jade and a Pey’J PSN card avatar, like so:  
 


The stealth segments in the later portions of the game are terrible, but as a whole, BG&E HD actually manages to hold up. I think, at least, that it’s worth your time if you didn’t catch the game when it first hit, but I’ve got a big ol' soft spot for games that do the Zelda formula well. Who's in for this one on the PS3?
Edited by SlightConfuse

nice that its coming to psn

Posted by Khessed

I'm so in.

Edited by isles

a pey'j avatar, finally! just what i wanted..

Posted by PKHilson

Good!!

Posted by JackSukeru

Not sure if I'll play it again, but I will buy it.

Posted by RE_Player1

$10 is a steal for this game. 

Posted by MisterMouse

surprise surprise!

Posted by frsty13

Kinda figured it would.  Can't wait! 

Posted by louiedog

I really enjoyed playing through the game again on XBLA. It's a fun and easy S-Rank for any  achievement whores, although it will take 10 hours.

Posted by l4wd0g

My bet is Torchlight is next. The did say consoles in all the interviews. 

Posted by awesomatic

Damn I read it wrong, for a moment there I thought it said "Evil HD Hitler", damn I didn't need that in my life...

Posted by FoxMulder

Awesome.  Was gonna buy the Okami avatar...but a free Jade one will do just perfectly!

Posted by Krakn3Dfx

Sooner than I expected, was thinking fall at the earliest, good to hear.  Not sure if I'll pick it up a 3rd time (already own the PC and PS3 versions), but I may cave.

Posted by DeF
@l4wd0g said:
" My bet is Torchlight is next. The did say consoles in all the interviews.  "
actually, no. in an interview a day before the XBLA launch on the active-time-babble-podcacst on 1up, they specifically said that they signed an exclusivity deal with MS for torchlight and that they don't have the ressources to spare for another port since they already had to take people off of torchlight 2 to make the XBLA port. so don't expect torchlight on PSN (at least not anytime soon ..torchlight 2 development + exclusivity and all..)
Posted by rottendevice

I'm starting to think that releasing a game on different platforms on different dates is actually just a strategy to increase profits rather than a delay due to porting issues. 
 
Think about it: If you announce you're releasing a game on XBLA, it will be covered by all the game news outlets. Then it gets released, and the news outlets cover it again. 
 
Then a couple weeks later, you announce you're releasing it on PSN, and guess what?  The game news outlets do another write up!  And then it hits that platform and you get a write-up yet again! 
 
What could have been only two news stories is now four.  And the increased exposure this brings results in higher profits. 
 
Repeat this process for release on the PC, Mac, Wii, etc, and you're a savvy business man.

Posted by ajamafalous

PC release? Please?

Posted by LiquidSaiyan3

I still have the game on PS2, but might end up buying it to support BG&E2

Posted by EgoCheck616

Breaking News: Microsoft exclusivity doesn't last very long at all.

Posted by Globox82

10 usd or in my case Euros is fair.

Posted by PLWolf

Sweet! I'll wait and get it on PSN, then.

Posted by Ghosthead84

You had me at hello.
Posted by Solh0und
@EgoCheck616 said:
" Breaking News: Microsoft exclusivity doesn't last very long at all. "
Well ubi never said it was going to be 360 only and there have been hints that it would see a PS3 release.  So yeah....
Posted by Soap

Glad I held off on getting the XBLA version now, as I use my PS3 a whole heap more for this kind of thing :)

Posted by spiralsin

I still own my Gamecube copy so  I'll probably pass. Nice they're giving gamers a second chance on this though.

Posted by PerfidiousSinn

Remember, if you don't buy this Beyond Good & Evil 2 will never happen.

Posted by Garadon
@ajamafalous: The 360 and PS3 versions are ports of the old PC version, since that was originally in HD :P Thus the camera problems in the new versions, the PC one had that as well. I'll probably get this, hopefully it'll have a platinum trophy :)
Posted by hexidecimal

Y U NO COME TO STEAM?!
 
Seriously I would buy this if I could play it on my PC with my 360 controller, but kinda don't want to play it on my consoles.

Posted by AuthenticM

Sold.

Posted by AhmadMetallic
@ajamafalous said:
" PC release? Please? "
Posted by allenibrahim

I'm all in!

Posted by StarvingGamer

*sigh* guess I'll buy this game a fourth time...

Posted by ajamafalous
@Garadon said:
" @ajamafalous: The 360 and PS3 versions are ports of the old PC version, since that was originally in HD :P Thus the camera problems in the new versions, the PC one had that as well. I'll probably get this, hopefully it'll have a platinum trophy :) "
I have the PC version, and it's all kinds of busted.
Posted by blaakmawf

I'll do it!

Posted by Hizang

I will get it on the PS3, need me some of those avatars!
Posted by patrick
@Garadon said:
" @ajamafalous: The 360 and PS3 versions are ports of the old PC version, since that was originally in HD :P Thus the camera problems in the new versions, the PC one had that as well. I'll probably get this, hopefully it'll have a platinum trophy :) "
Definitely wasn't in HD in the same sense, there's things beyond changing a game's resolution that attributes to that. That and it was full of a good amount of jank.
Edited by anon463728

I'll definitely buy it. The Zelda-esque aspects seem interesting.
Posted by Eyz

Does this  mean...PoP HD for Xbox live as well?

Posted by Sayishere

Ill be buying this for sure

Posted by BLipp18
@solh0und said:

" @EgoCheck616 said:

" Breaking News: Microsoft exclusivity doesn't last very long at all. "
Well ubi never said it was going to be 360 only and there have been hints that it would see a PS3 release.  So yeah.... "
there was a post all the way back in september on the PS blog about BG&E HD on PSN 
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/09/30/ubisofts-upcoming-psn-games-beyond-good-evil-hd-scott-pilgrim-dlc-and-more/  
they just fail to mention the 360 exclusivity.....i hope i remember to buy/play this in may, what with all the other games coming out (la noir, socom 4/portal 2 a few weeks before, etc....) 
Posted by 1337W422102
@ajamafalous said:
" PC release? Please? "
They'd probably just botch like they did the first time.
Posted by fisk0
@1337W422102 said:
" @ajamafalous said:
" PC release? Please? "
They'd probably just botch like they did the first time. "
Isn't this pretty much just the PC port, ported back to more modern consoles?
The original PC version already supported HD resolutions, and is available on GOG.com without DRM. It's possible they added some anti-aliasing, new shaders or something like that I suppose, but on the whole the HD remakes don't use any new art assets
Posted by 1337W422102
@fisk0 said:
" @1337W422102 said:
" @ajamafalous said:
" PC release? Please? "
They'd probably just botch like they did the first time. "
Isn't this pretty much just the PC port, ported back to more modern consoles? The original PC version already supported HD resolutions, and is available on GOG.com without DRM. It's possible they added some anti-aliasing, new shaders or something like that I suppose, but on the whole the HD remakes don't use any new art assets "
Something like that.  The original and currently available PC version doesn't have proper widescreen support, no official gamepad support, menus use an unusual combination of the mouse buttons and scroll wheel, the controls remapping section of the configuration tool is limited, and there's no option to invert the y-axis of the mouse when in third-person combat, effectively making the game unplayable for people who play with their mouse inverted.  And it uses DirectInput, so even AutoHotKey can't help.  I got the game from GOG at the beginning of the week and I'm still trying to find a way to get the mouse inverted so I can actually play it.
 
Apparently, they lack of y-inversion is still in the new HD version.  I guess they did just port the PC version.  Yo dawg, I heard you like ports--
Posted by phantomzxro

Awesome i will be picking this up when it drops on psn.
Posted by Zanthox

Definitely getting this day one.

Posted by Doppelgamer

I'll probably forget by then.  They should have just released for both platforms at once while they had my attention. :(

Posted by WinterSnowblind
@EgoCheck616 said:
" Breaking News: Microsoft exclusivity doesn't last very long at all. "
They never said this was exclusive, in fact they always said this was coming to the PS3...  they just never specified when.
Posted by demonknightinuyasha

So I discovered the other night I ended up with the original version of this on my Steam account at some point.  
 
Would it still be worth it to pick it up on PSN? 

Posted by kennybaese

I never did play this game. Maybe I'll download it when it drops.

Posted by Astiaks

buy! buy! buy!

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