Beyond Good & Evil 2 Cinematic Trailer & Hit Record Partnership

The Ubisoft E3 2018 Conference is over, towards the beginning we took another look into one of the most anticipated titles from the publisher, Beyond Good & Evil 2. This time, a familiar face returns.

What does all this mean, I am not too sure myself, but I’m pretty excited to find out. Furthermore, the team is expanding the Space Monkey Program to allow fans and creators from all over world to contribute to the game world through forms of art, in partnership with Hit Record.

For more E3 news, stay tuned.

Published by Rhys Baldwin.


What I Want From E3: Ubisoft

Ubisoft was the dark horse last year in terms of a conference that completely took me by surprise and offered many titles that peaked my interest and held my wallet hostage. They return this year once again to E3 with another press conference that looks to bring the familiar and the not so familiar.

Many titles have already been slated to appear, as such, lets take a look at what is expected and/or confirmed, what I want with a realistic viewpoint and what I wish for, the more unrealistic approach.


What I Expect

The Division 2 was announced not too long ago and it has since been revealed that it will have a presence at E3, after the success of The Division, this was of course going to happen. Can they take what everybody loved and make it better, without losing the good and throwing away all the bad? It will be interesting to see what Ubisoft decide to show, cinematics, gameplay trailer maybe even a live demo.

Beyond Good and Evil 2, this is the one that cemented Ubisoft as having perhaps my personal favourite showing last year. What an absolute gem of a trailer they shown at E3 2017 and I have no doubt that we are going to be in for a bigger look into the captivating, scenic world on offer and perhaps some minor gameplay clips. It’s confirmed to be there so I am already a happy camper.

For Honor is going to be there, which is an odd one for me however, I can only assume its presence is to reveal some form of additional content.

Skull & Bones is perhaps the direct competitor to Sea of Thieves in terms of setting, but from what has been shown it is vastly different in gameplay. I enjoyed Microsoft’s pirate offering but felt it lacked the content needed for longevity, this upcoming Ubisoft title seemingly looks to have that content. I want to see more and could do with a release date that I predict being mid 2019.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is the upcoming action-adventure title that features toys-to-life elements, because they have stood the test of time previously… I joke, sort of. What I feel may allow for Starlink to last longer than some of those that came before it is the fact the toys-to-life features are optional. It looks interesting to say the least, it’s releasing on the Switch, I want it, now.

Transference was a complete curve-ball when it was shown last year, especially when famous actor, Elijah Wood appeared in the reveal and listed as Creative Director of the development studio, SpectreVision. The psychological thriller looks to bridge the gap between movies and game, now I don’t know whether to throw my wallet or run away, perhaps we get a release date and a gameplay trailer so we at least know what this actually is.

Rainbow Six Siege rounds out the list of confirmed titles and I totally believe that like For Honor this is to hype up new content. Operation Para Bellum is approaching and this is probably what the Rainbow Six segment is going to be about.

Splinter Cell, it’s going to happen, come on, the next instalment in the long standing series is due. I also think it’s further along than originally thought and that it will be releasing later this year, BOOM, Bethesda style.

Just Dance, it’s going to happen, may as well just accept it now, there will also be some dance routine ready for it.

Assassin’s Creed, is another one happening this year? I actually hope not, I really enjoyed Origins, but I believe a lot of that is due to the fact they had more development time compared to previous iterations. Take a year off and come back with something awesome once more. Nevertheless, I think it will in fact be there.


What I Want (Realistic)

Prince of Persia, why not, yes in a way it could be compared to Assassin’s Creed but that’s why you rotate, give AC some time away, absence makes the heart grow fonder and all that. The people want it, and I want it, it would be a nice change of pace.

Call of Juarez, and with that everybody screams, BUT RED DEAD 2! I know, but cowboys are cool and more is better, right? It’s an opportunity to for Ubisoft to do good by a lot of their less well received series over the years. Re-invent them and get people remembering them for years to come. Call of Juarez has tons of potential and growing room.

Rayman needs a return to form, to come out and say, yeah I’m still here. Crash has come back, Spyro is on his way, why not bring Rayman back after a five year hiatus. Platformers return with a vengeance.


What I Wish For (Un-Realistic)

Brothers In Arms, I feel like in almost every conference I’m wishing for some World War 1 or 2 set shooter. I just can’t help it, I love that time period, the uniforms, the weaponry, the potential stories. The last console title was on the Wii and before that it was Hell’s Highway in 2008. Let’s bring it back, refreshed, with enough time to cook and get that polish.


  • Brothers In Arms
  • Beyond Good & Evil 2 (Extended Gameplay)
  • Splinter Cell (Late 2018 Release)
  • Call of Juarez
  • Prince of Persia
  • Rayman

What would you want to see from Ubisoft at E3? Let us know!

Written by Rhys Baldwin.


Ubisoft Confirms E3 Press Conference Date & Time

This year, Ubisoft’s E3 conference will take place at the Orpheum Theatre on June 11th at 9PM UK Time. The conference will feature a live-streamed pre-show and a post-show will follow to celebrate the games and players.


Last year at Ubisoft’s press conference we were treated to many announcements, news and trailers. Not to mention the re-reveal of Beyond Good & Evil 2 which delighted many fans including myself.

What does Ubisoft have in store for us this year? Only time will tell, and I am hyped!

Published by Rhys Baldwin.

Ubisoft Press Conference Details

The Ubisoft E3 2017 Press Conference has concluded and came complete with already established titles, brand new IP and a complete surprise announcement.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is certainly real and it will be coming to Nintendo Switch on August 29th. The title has been developed by Ubisoft’s Milan and Paris team and has been in development for three years. Picture a Mario game, now picture that game with Rabbids, then picture a Rabbid in a Princess Peach costume. Described as a tactical adventure game players will experience a whole new kind of Mario game.

Assassin’s Creed Origins releases October 27th on Xbox One, PS4 and PC and looks to send players to ancient Egypt. You will control Bayek, an egyptian sheriff who is en-route back to his home town of Siwa where he looks to conquer Medunamun the fake oracle.

The Crew 2 expands on the original game by allowing you to not only drive vehicles but boats and planes too. Launching Early 2018 but if you can not wait until then, sign up for the beta.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole is still on its way this year, hitting the stage with yet another trailer that sets the tone for an epic battle between friends.

Transference is a brand new psychological thriller title in development that is coming to Xbox One, PS4, Windows 10 and VR platforms. Releasing Spring 2018 and is brought to you by Ubisoft and Elijah Wood’s development company, Spectrevision.

The brand new IP was revealed to be Skulls & Bones, a pirate adventure game that contains shared world’s that can be played either as a solo renegade or as part of a crew. You can be the captain of your very own ship, embarking on your own crusades or take to the multiplayer PVP action in a 5v5 mode called Loot Hunt. More details to follow in the common months and is expected to launch Fall 2018.

Not only are we getting one South Park game this year on consoles and PC, but there is a South Park heading to mobile platforms in the form of Phone Destroyer.

Starlink: Battle For Atlas is being developed by the same team behind Splinter Cell: Blacklist, toys-to-life title is coming to Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch in 2018. Customise modular ships to suit how you want to play, take the fight into the stars or battle enemies near a planet’s surface.

Road to the Olympics an expansion for Steep that will release December 5th of this year, featuring heavily on Olympic event sports.

Far Cry 5 will take players to Hope County Montana and offer the freedom to play alone or bring some friends along to the fight. Releasing February 27th on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

At the beginning of this article I mentioned a complete surprise announcement, that one being Beyond Good and Evil 2! The long awaited second instalment was unveiled in the final segment of the show. The game’s story will take place before the birth of Jade and set in System 3 in the 24th Century.

For more E3 coverage you can keep an eye out right here at CONQUEST.