The US Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) recently classified the unannounced Beyond Good and Evil 20th Anniversary Edition. It’s currently listed for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch. The leak arrives before any official announcement from publisher Ubisoft, suggesting that the game will launch before the end of the year to coincide with the original game’s release over two decades ago.
As spotted by Twitter user MACOS380, the US Entertainment Software Ratings Board recently provided a listing for Beyond Good and Evil 20th Anniversary Edition, coming to consoles and PC at an unspecified date. The original game launched back in 2003 for PS2, Xbox, PC and GameCube, receiving generally positive reviews. It’s widely considered now as a cult classic in the gaming community.
The official description provided by the listing reads:
“This is an action-adventure game in which players assume the role of a reporter accompanied by a pig-like companion investigating a conspiracy on the planet of Hillys. From a third-person perspective, players explore fantasy locations, take photos of evidence, solve puzzles, and fight robot and alien enemies.”
To address the elephant in the room, Beyond Good and Evil 2 has yet to see the light of day. The last update on the sequel arrived back in February 2023 when developer Ubisoft Montpellier was being investigated for alleged labour violations. Before that, a report from December 2022 claimed that it was still in early development despite being officially announced in 2016. Of course, this all stemmed from a supposed troubled development cycle as playtesters came forward to claim that the early build lacked direction.
Hopefully, the Beyond Good and Evil 20th Anniversary Edition actually releases on time. Fans speculate that the remaster will be revealed during the rumoured upcoming PlayStation event reportedly set to take place sometime in September.