Ubisoft Announces Beyond Good & Evil Downloadable HD Rerelease

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Low sales, poor awareness, and overproduction of 2003's Beyond Good & Evil likely led to the PC version of the Zelda-style game becoming a pack-in offer with Cheese Heads string cheese in 2009. Ironically, these same factors are probably playing roles in today's much more positive news about BG&E. No, it's not more information about the long-awaited sequel, but according to IGN and Destructoid, Ubisoft has announced plans to rerelease BG&E as an HD Xbox Live Arcade and PSN downloadable in 2011, giving the underperforming title one more shot at becoming the hit it apparently deserved to be (sans cheese).

Keeping with the current rerelease trend, BG&E's models and textures will be receiving a resolution bump, bringing the game up to 1080p. The game's soundtrack is being re-mastered, too, and new achievements/trophies and leaderboard support are being added on top of the core game. 
 

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It's being reported that Ubisoft is leaving the game alone otherwise, meaning you won't be seeing any bug fixes or tweaks on the game's aging systems and mechanics. If this is indeed the case, and you do happen to hit one of the few trouble spots (like the slaughter house) at some unspecified point in 2011, just look at it this way: you contributed to giving BG&E 2 a legitimate chance to be a real thing, and your hands didn't even end up smelling like cheese in the process! That's great! I think!
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#1  Edited By BradNicholson

Low sales, poor awareness, and overproduction of 2003's Beyond Good & Evil likely led to the PC version of the Zelda-style game becoming a pack-in offer with Cheese Heads string cheese in 2009. Ironically, these same factors are probably playing roles in today's much more positive news about BG&E. No, it's not more information about the long-awaited sequel, but according to IGN and Destructoid, Ubisoft has announced plans to rerelease BG&E as an HD Xbox Live Arcade and PSN downloadable in 2011, giving the underperforming title one more shot at becoming the hit it apparently deserved to be (sans cheese).

Keeping with the current rerelease trend, BG&E's models and textures will be receiving a resolution bump, bringing the game up to 1080p. The game's soundtrack is being re-mastered, too, and new achievements/trophies and leaderboard support are being added on top of the core game. 
 

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It's being reported that Ubisoft is leaving the game alone otherwise, meaning you won't be seeing any bug fixes or tweaks on the game's aging systems and mechanics. If this is indeed the case, and you do happen to hit one of the few trouble spots (like the slaughter house) at some unspecified point in 2011, just look at it this way: you contributed to giving BG&E 2 a legitimate chance to be a real thing, and your hands didn't even end up smelling like cheese in the process! That's great! I think!
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#2  Edited By Gizmo

I wonder if this game will sell as poorly digitally as it did at retail.
My guess is it probably will still underperform.

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#3  Edited By Lazorne

Sweet

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#4  Edited By FritzDude

 Old news.
 
@Gizmo
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"first "



  
FU

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#5  Edited By Krummey

Damn.

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#6  Edited By wolf_blitzer85

Everyone spread the word of this game.
 
We need a BG&E 2 and buying this is the way!.

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#7  Edited By spaceturtle

YES! 

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#8  Edited By MisterMouse

these rereleases in HD are kind of cool I guess, but I dont know

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#9  Edited By TheYear20XX

If you don't buy this I will find you and I will cut you.

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#10  Edited By Fierrze

Hell yeah! Hopefully we will get BG&E2 next year also!

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#11  Edited By Shaneman

On board, day 1. 
 
Loved the first one, but lost my copy when moving :( 
 
This'll give me a chance to check it out again, and enjoy some achievements as well.

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#12  Edited By phrosnite

PC? On Steam? Please? 
Ubisoft has disappointed me a lot with their recent games that I think I don't care anymore about their new games. But if I can get Prince of Persia Trilogy HD, Splinter Cell Trilogy HD, BG&E HD and Rayman 2: The Great Escape HD on Steam or boxed, I will buy them for sure. These are one of my favourite games ever.

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#13  Edited By Scooper

My hands always smell of cheese. Don't ask why.

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#14  Edited By Loose

I'd heard great things about this game, but never took the opportunity to play it. Now that it's being re-released I'm definitely gonna check it out.

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#15  Edited By 2HeadedNinja

I said it in the forums, I'll say it again here: No PC-Version? ... Screw Ubisoft.

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#16  Edited By blacklab

That right there was a great freaking game. 

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#17  Edited By sin13

Awesome can't wait. Been trying to find a decent used copy but everyone I come across is scratched to hell or has a crack in the disc.

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#18  Edited By DXmagma

i don't know. i've already got to buy stranger's wrath, but maybe i'll come into some extra cash and be able to get this as well.

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#19  Edited By Tesla

I'll buy it at 800 points.

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#20  Edited By Affynity

awesome...been meaning to play this on the orig. XB and haven't got around to it yet.
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#21  Edited By skrutop

Good game; I hope that it sells well.  I still have it for the Xbox.

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#22  Edited By Metric_Outlaw

Oh this is such great news. I hope this game gets the attention it deserves.

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#23  Edited By gosukiller

I still got my PC version here and... suprise suprise... it's HD!
I might get this on PSN just to show my support for one of the best games I've ever played.

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#24  Edited By Cybexx

This is a prelude to the gameplay reveal and release date announcement of Beyond Good and Evil 2 right....right?

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#25  Edited By wibby

Stoked! I loved this game!!!
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#26  Edited By RichardLOlson

I can't wait.

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#27  Edited By dougbrit2

PSN HD BG&E OMFG

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#28  Edited By greyfoxv1

Just what we need: another quick and dirty cash in re-release.

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#29  Edited By RAY16

  It'd be nice if they updated the PC version as well. Too bad there's no chance of that happening. The PC version is pretty broken on modern hardware. You've got to jump through a bunch of hoops to get it working, and even after all that it runs with reduced graphical quality.

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#30  Edited By MikkaQ

Bought it the first time around like everyone else should hahah. 
 
Well I might give it a look again, but i'd really like to see BG&E2 faster.

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#31  Edited By Kenzo287

CARLSON AND PETERS!

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#32  Edited By _Phara0h_
@GreyFoxV1 said:

" Just what we need: another quick and dirty cash in re-release. "

Nice!! Another classic I never played being re-released!!! My must play list is getting shorter....  
To GrayFox I suggest you not buying it Douche bag
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#33  Edited By mesoian

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#34  Edited By Parsnip

I'll get it for sure. Can never own enough copies of this game.

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#35  Edited By Kajaah117
@Mesoian said:
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This. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!
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#36  Edited By lumley

Never played it the first time round, i might pick it up if the price is right

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#37  Edited By patrick
@RAY16 said:
"   It'd be nice if they updated the PC version as well. Too bad there's no chance of that happening. The PC version is pretty broken on modern hardware. You've got to jump through a bunch of hoops to get it working, and even after all that it runs with reduced graphical quality. "
The GoG release already works on Vista. Lack of gamepad is a bit of a killer though.
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#38  Edited By Yummylee

Definitely a possible download for me, since I never played the original.

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#39  Edited By jaks

 BG&E was a special game and any opportunity to give Ubisoft money to convince them to bankroll a sequel is money well spent. 

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#40  Edited By Drace
@Kajaah117 said:
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This. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!! "
I want this now.
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#41  Edited By MormonWarrior

I liked it the first time? That's news to me. I kind of hated that game.
 
I'm still holding out for HD rereleases of both Halo and KotOR games. On the 360. And Resident Evil 4.

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#42  Edited By Wasara88

I bought the first on steam but couldn't get it working properly so i'm probably going to give this a new change

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#43  Edited By PLWolf

I want the sequel so bad I may do my part by buying this on both systems.

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#44  Edited By Kajaah117
@MormonWarrior said:
" I liked it the first time? That's news to me. I kind of hated that game.  I'm still holding out for HD rereleases of both Halo and KotOR games. On the 360. And Resident Evil 4. "
o_O 
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#45  Edited By EdsXwing

What a great game to get a remake treatment!

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#46  Edited By buhssuht

I never played the game, but since it's getting release with the trophies, i really should this time

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#47  Edited By darkjester74

Want NAOOOO!!!

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#48  Edited By foxmulder

Had lost total hope on a BG&E2 but with this news I have now gained that hope back!!!!  Glad to see all of these last generation gems getting HD re-releases!!!!! First ICO and Colossus and now this!!!! Hmmm....what else needs HD re releases???? Max Payne?  Psychonauts? Okami???!!

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#49  Edited By metalsnakezero

Looks like the future of video games is HD remakes.

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#50  Edited By LiquidSaiyan3

I still own the original and was going to pass on it since they weren't adding anything new. 
 
Until I saw that they're adding trophies/achievements which is my one weakness. I'll still wait to see how they price it.

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