E3 2017: Beyond Good And Evil 2 Promises Lots Of Diversity And Multiculturalism
Beyond Good and Evil 2 Diversity
(Last Updated On: June 12, 2017)

If the topic of diversity wasn’t being pelted into your cranium stew enough as it is, perhaps having it driven home through the prequel (sequel) to Beyond Good & Evil will do the trick.

During this year’s E3 stage conference hosted by Ubisoft, lead creative director Michel Ancel announced that Beyond Good & Evil 2 will be coming at some point in the future. They don’t mention when the game will arrive, or for what systems, but they definitely wanted gamers to know that diversity and multiculturalism was at the top of the list.

When Ancel announced that they would be focusing on diversity, some loud cheers from a small group of liberal game journalists erupted from in the rear of the auditorium.

Social Justice Warriors, those who identify as the Regressive Left, and those who proclaim to be Progressive Liberals all have been dictating to the rest of society to embrace the representation of diversity and the burgeoning of a multicultural hegemony.

This was made abundantly clear in the cinematic trailer for Beyond Good & Evil 2, which you can view below.

On the upside, Ubisoft is throwing some gamers a boner. Boob physics were present in the cinematic, and bras weren’t a common commodity for some of the females with more ample cleavage. I’m genuinely shocked that Ubisoft went and slapped people in the face with wiggly tits.

The trailer supposedly represents what the actual gameplay will be like. According to Michel Ancel the gameplay will feature verticality within the cityscapes, jetpacks, vehicular gameplay, the ability to travel through space, visit new planets and interact with a “diverse” cast of multicultural characters.

Did I mention that the game is “diverse” and that it will have a multicultural cast of cahracters? Because Ubisoft wanted people to know that the game is diverse with a multicultural cast of characters. I wonder if they’re going to aim for a little realism by having refugees rape more than 1,200 women in a city like Cologne, Germany, just to keep things a little grounded? No? Too bad.

Anyway, we don’t get to see any gameplay at all; none whatsoever.

We do find out that the green-eyed lady at the end of the cinematic has connections to Jade from the original Beyond Good & Evil, and we find out that the golden statue in the beginning of the trailer has something to do with Pey’j, who was a character in the first game. Some of the details were discussed in the Michel Ancel walkthrough.

We also find out that all the anthropomorphic animals are genetically engineered grunts used for grunt work by the big corporations in the world.

Ancel also mentioned that their cyberpunk society featured in this particular video lacks corporate advertising, which is common in most other futuristic cyberpunk societies. The reason for this is because the place featured in the video takes place in a poor, less corporate-occupied location.

Ubisoft managed to tick a bunch of the token checkboxes in such a short cinematic. They managed to have a Rastafarian monkey, a black chick, a disabled chick with a missing arm, an Asian chick with big boobs, and a fat pig. The only thing they’re missing is a transgender bisexual otherkin, I’m sure they’re waiting to spread those last three tokens out over the course of a few other trailers. Also expect one of the main characters to be a lesbian, because nothing spells diversity like a lesbian lead.

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  • Dub Ljay

    2 Monkeys….go figure

  • Glebs Litvjaks
  • Paradox Reign

    This is what we were waiting for almost 15 years… a fucking prequel.

    There is a reason why Ubifuck is on my black list.

  • Balpa

    I breached my threshold of cancer for the whole year in one video. Thank you Ubisoft.

  • Pratim Gupta

    Want a game with perfect diversity racial and cultural wise, go play Elder Scrolls

  • fnd

    Game devs needs to understand that catering to pseudo intellectual journofags makes the actual consumers furious, and with good reason…

  • DizzyGear

    Was there so much fucking swearing in the first fucking game? Fuck, their trying way too fucking hard to be fucking edgy.

    • I was asking about this elsewhere. Was the first game M or T? Because all the swearing and boob physics instantly puts this in M territory. I’m not really sure what to make of that, though.

      • DizzyGear

        ESRB T rating for the US
        PEGI 7+ for Europe.

        I checked PEGI’s website since they PEGI uses these icons with stuff thats in the game with swearing being one of those icons.

        Oddly enough they rated the original PC/XBOX/PS2/GC release mentioning only “Non realistic looking violence towards human characters” with no mention of bad language while the HD release got slapped with a higher 12+ rating while also specifically mentioning Gambling and “Mild bad language”.
        I guess they got stricter over the years or something.

        However they explain that with a 12+ label: “Any bad language in this category must be mild and fall short of sexual expletives.”
        So yeah. I think its safe to say there was not much if any use of the word fuck in the first game.

        From what i personally remember the first game was pretty family friendly and not as over the top edgy as this cringetastic trailer.

        • If it wasn’t Beyond Good & Evil I don’t think I would have cringed as much. If it were like Brink: Harambe Edition, I would have laughed and it would have been a-okay.

          • DizzyGear

            Yeah that’s the whole issue i have with it. I loved the first game.
            The short B&E2 teaser from an E3 ages ago showing Peyj sitting by the side of the road got me hyped. This trailer just makes me wish this IP had stayed dead.

  • Mr Snow

    Embrace social justice, and embrace a failing market.

  • Alistair

    Then I’m afraid I won’t buy this game I said many times before I’m okay with diversity in games.

    But forced diversity I am not a supporter of that.

    Having diversity for the sake of it, it not on.

    What would happen if you put diversity on films like the film queen or Iron Lady put a color woman to portrait the queen, or a color woman that about UK prime minister.

    Then you get a fucked up film and doesn’t make sense.

    But if you want diversity make your own games that not been made before then you got my support.

  • SevTheBear

    really wish they would just show the freaking games and shut up there *diversity and multiculturalism* boner for once. I doubt it will help the game if it’s like any other game they make.

  • Reven

    My literal thought when the gal said “Multi-ethnic” and “Multi-cultural” human settlement was, and I quote “…why force those words in there, ALMOST ALL SCI-FI human settlements ARE multi-ethnic, multi-cultural affairs from my experiences.” However well that did make me raise an eyebrow, the trailer did give me chills, so I will wait to see how the actual game turns out before I go “OMG SJW! Boycott!” I want to be better than those who won’t buy a game due to the creator’s politics, separate the artist from the work. However if the game panders too much IN GAME, then I won’t buy, or if the game is shit, I won’t buy. But I’ll let the GAME itself decide, not the announcement. Also you can apparently join the Space Monkey Program and “Help build the game.” I assume it’s similar to what Mega Man Legends 3 tried to do with the community, but the site didn’t work for me. Ubisoft’s sites seem to always have issues for me.

    • the site didn’t work for me. Ubisoft’s sites seem to always have issues for me.

      Had a similar problem accessing Ubisoft and Bethesda sites. Apparently you can get there through the Google links in case you haven’t already tried.

    • Phasmatis75

      You see here is the thing. I know a Christian for the most part can keep their ideas out of a product, I know a totalitarian can do the same, libertarians can make great products as well, but I’ve never once seen the left able to not interject their bullshit into a product they created to some extent ever.

      It’s not that we’re saying: “wrong think and boycott” it’s more akin to “You know what’s going to happen.” Hell right now Ubisoft employees are harassing the developer of Last Night and planning to pirate and seed the game (though that doesn’t impact sales) all because he wrong thunk.

      At this point I wouldn’t buy shit from Ubisoft.

      • Alistair

        That a very good point especially when it comes for Devs that made ecchi titles. Like xseed or PQube and compile heart and others.

        They will probably be moral upholders themselves or not.

        Also have political views too. But what they don’t do is bring those views to Work.

        And that for me is the issue. SJWs Devs has moral and political views and bring it into work. Hence censorship is the outcome. Or a rather shitty game.

        • Phasmatis75

          I wish we could argue that it’s a few bad seeds, but that would be a disengenous argument. It’s consistant that if a developer is and SJW that is what will happen. If they are creating something new, you know you’ll every trope they believe in will be present.

          It’s funny. In the end it wasn’t anti consumerist practices, bloated budgets, generic product design that will crash the industry. Those certainly aren’t helping, but in the end it will be SJW and Feminist developers along with the gaming press.

  • Gozu Tennoh

    Just another low quality cringefest from ubisoft.

  • Gorgon

    I just don’t care about a CGI movie “trailer”. Just have Blur Studio make a fucking movie , I bet it will be leagues better than whatever Ubisoft will end up doing.

  • harlanwade

    This isn’t the game I wanted.

  • Disqusted

    As expected of Poopysoft.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Yep, knew that would happen. The first game was great, this is gonna be a steaming pile of shit.

  • LurkerJK

    oh dear, that thumbnail, yeah i did not feel this game after it glorified stealing and put an emphasis on “diversity”

  • John27

    SJW crap overload = pirate if downloaded at all.

    • Mr.Towel

      Will be funny to see Ubisoft complaining about piracy after Skulls and Bones.

  • ???

    Dear god, they better not screw this game up trying to please modern audiences. I’ve waited years for a continuation to one of my favorite games of all time… I do not want the main focus to be token diverse characters and jiggle physics ffs.

  • Ghost

    I think the monkey on the left is uglier.

    • Blake


    • Gozu Tennoh

      Just what George Soros wants.

      • fnd

        “closing the border is just what ISIS wants” fallacy…

        • Gozu Tennoh

          Who said anything about not closing the border?

          Petty nonsense isnt going to solve anything for anyone was my point. Would you agree that thats a valid point?

          • fnd

            It’s just a prank bro

      • Ghost

        Calm down, Gozu. It was a joke. I hope they didn’t put that together without realing people were bound to make those jokes.

        • Gozu Tennoh

          I’m just saying freedom of speech no longer applies to the west.

          You put that on facebook or twitter and a libtard spots it, there’s a good chance you’ll be investigated for hate speech.

    • Alistair

      LMAO 😂 you be getting a visit from SJWs thought police for saying that.

      the monkey on the right look like my mum.

  • Blake

    Is anyone mad that the monkey is a black person

    • Bamf

      People on IGN 🙂

  • tajlund

    Where the stupidity gets out of control, is that people wouldn’t care if they had just showed the trailer without the virtue signaling. The trailer was amazing, and made me want to go back to play the first game again. But, because Ubi decided that virtue signaling was a vital part of the process, that’s all people will want to talk about again. And you know damn well some SJW group is STILL going to go off on the game for some perceived insulting portrayal of some group or other.

    • Blake

      They described it as multi ethnic but it wasn’t as bad as it could have been, especially for Ubisoft. I was expecting a side comment about farcry 5 but to no avail

      • tajlund

        That’s good at least. I actually like the atmosphere of the game, it gives me the feel of Blade Runner. Always kind of impressed when you have a collision of cultures in a game creating something different and unique. Great world building.

        I really need to play more of the first game, don’t understand the animals and the fact the cultures and language are human. Genetic engineering?

        • Yeah the animals are experiments. I guess I should add that in there since it wasn’t in the trailer but it was discussed in a separate video. Heck, I should just add the second video, one sec.

          • tajlund

            I imagine it would have been clear if I had played more than 10 minutes of the first game. Don’t know why I never went back and finished it. (Same with Jade Empire).

  • Jimmy

    This article is proof that gamers (not all) are worse than the iwc because atleast wrestling fans doesn’t come across as douchbags everytime theirs diversity in games

    • tajlund

      You’re a special kind of stupid, aren’t you? Do you even read the article before posting? Because, what you wrote has no connection at all to what was being addressed. If you’re so offended that people have points of view not in lock step with yours then please go back to your wrestling sites.

      • Jimmy

        Then he should of just talk about beyond good and evil 2 coming soon, he doesn’t do it to the other games he talked about, he just another mra gamergater

        • tajlund

          Once again the point is missed. You are a standard leftist hack. You don’t address what is said, you don’t actually read what you protest, you just follow the party line. I’m done communicating with you. Bye.

        • Dude, you are so new to this site. We take potshots at everybody. It’s not really for the thin-skinned, though.

          • tajlund

            He didn’t even read the article. He came in with a preset idea of what you said and his talking points and just ran with it. Standard slimeball troll.

          • Disqusted

            It’s clear he couldn’t read and understand it even if he tried.

        • Disqusted

          Says the guy who can’t even write proper English. Explains why you didn’t read the article.

          And f**k anyone who argues that men or gamers shouldn’t have basic human rights.

    • iwc because atleast wrestling fans doesn’t come across as douchbags everytime theirs diversity in games

      Oh. My. Gosh. You compared me to the IWC? How dare you. Next thing you’ll be saying is that we need more vanilla midgets in the next WWE 2K game.

    • Disqusted

      Wrestling doesn’t announce a focus on diversity at the start of every match. They’ve had natural diversity from way back without needing to shove it down everyone’s throats and treat it like the second coming.

    • Alistair

      And people like you shows you as backward as them look up the word regression (backward) and yes SJWs are a backward lot.