While no one at Ubisoft seems to know for sure whether there will be an actual sequel to Michel Ancel's Beyond Good & Evil, there is no doubt that an High-Defintion (HD) version of the original game will be making its way to the current-gen HD consoles.
Set for release on Xbox Live Arcade (March 3rd) and the PlayStation Network (at a later date), this update features 1080p visuals (improved character models and textures) as well as a remastered soundtrack. Achievements, trophies and online leaderboards will also be added.
This is an important release for Ubisoft and Beyond Good & Evil—a franchise that seems to have more fans today than when it was actually available at retail. Perhaps it's not surprising that Ubisoft has been vague when it comes to the status of Beyond Good & Evil 2. The publisher could be using this release to gauge the actual interest in the franchise and the profitability of an entirely new game.
If you are a fan, watch the attached video and get your Xbox Live Points and PlayStation Network Cards ready.