Beyond Good & Evil Anniversary Edition officially unveiled at LRG3 2024

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Updated: After Ubisoft made its own announcement today, Limited Run Games has officially announced the long-awaited 20th anniversary edition of Beyond Good & Evil.

In addition to the trailer, which first premiered in a since-deleted Ubisoft X/Twitter post (which has been reposted and is embedded below), Limited Run Games also shared an announcement trailer along with a June 25 release date. However, those looking for a physical copy you have to wait until July 12.

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In addition to the re-release, the 20th Anniversary Edition of Beyond Good & Evil includes a fresh treasure hunt, an anniversary gallery, a reorganized soundtrack, support for up to 60 frames per second, and other “new, exclusive content.”

Mentions of the 20th anniversary of Beyond Good & Evil previously surfaced in November 2023, when Microsoft accidentally published (and later downloaded) a store listing for an unannounced project. Last week saw the launch of a website with a database of Exophase achievements and trophies mottled Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Trophy List.

Recently, Beyond Good & Evil was pulled from Steam ahead of the announcement of its anticipated remaster.

Beyond Good & Evil was originally released in 2003 for PS2, PC, Xbox and Gamecube by Michel Ancel, creator of the Rayman series. The original Beyond Good & Evil takes place from a third-person perspective and players control Jade as she discovers the shadowy secrets of her government. Beyond Good & Evil will be re-released in HD in 2011 for Xbox 360 and PS3.

In our review of the original Beyond Good & Evil, IGN wrote: “Ultimately, despite all the similarities to Zeldathis is where Beyond good and evil finds its own ground. Not only does it avoid a lot of the frustration of the games it draws from (and yes, that includes Zeldaa flat story and a tedious pursuit of objects), but it is permeated with humor, intelligence and humanity.

Beyond Good and Evil 2, which will be a prequel to the original game, was first presented in 2017 at E3, but Ubisoft has had its finger on the pulse for years. In February 2022, we learned that the game was still in pre-production. In August of the same year, we learned that Ubisoft had hired Sara Arellano as the game’s lead writer.

Taylor is a reporter at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.

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