2003's critical darling Beyond Good & Evil will be getting a HD re-release on the Xbox Live Arcade next year, Ubisoft have confirmed.
Originally praised from pretty much everyone who played it for its brilliant script and story and perfect blend of puzzle-solving and combat, the game pretty much died at retail. Released in November, it was smothered by the huge rush of big releases and highly-anticipated sequels, with the run-up to Christmas absolutely flooded with new releases — which thankfully doesn't happen anymore. Oh wait...
The HD release will have 1080p visuals, with the character models and textures both seeing big improvements, and the soundtrack completely re-mastered. No word on a price yet, but the game is expected to release some time in 2011.
For those unfamiliar with the title, here's the original trailer for the game, released back in 2003:
And how about quick plot synopsis while we're at it:
The vast, peaceful planet of Hyllis has fallen under siege by a relentless alien race. After a desperate struggle to defend her island, a Hyllian named Jade collapses in exhaustion - only to be tormented by disturbing visions. Despite public assurances that the planet has been secured, Jade begins to suspect that there's more to these invasions than the government has disclosed. When a rebel organization reinforces her doubts, Jade begins a harrowing journey to get to the core of the conspiracy.
Armed with her camera, aikido staff, and resolute investigative skills, Jade sets out to expose the truth and to liberate the minds of her deceived people. Pushed to the very edge of her physical and spiritual will, she soon discovers that even these limits are not what they seem ... Her quest for the truth knows no bounds.
Does this mean we're getting closer to the sequel's release? Will pigs