It’s been a number of years since Past Good & Evil 2 was formally introduced. After an absence of stories for fairly a while, there’s lastly a brand new improvement for the long-awaited recreation: they’ve employed their lead author.
In a tweet yesterday, Sarah Arellano introduced that she was becoming a member of as the sport’s Lead Author. Arellano beforehand labored as Narrative Designer for Blizzard on World of Warcraft and at Volition, the studio liable for Saints Row.
It’s my flip to do the factor pic.twitter.com/gS87kZn7UT
— Sarah Arellano (@TheSugarVenom) August 3, 2022
Past Good & Evil 2 was formally introduced in 2017 at E3. The sport will function a prequel to the unique recreation with guarantees of with the ability to discover alone or with associates in its huge and impressive world.
Past that announcement, there’s not been plenty of significant information since. We’ve gotten a take a look at some cool idea artwork and one other take a look at the sport at E3 in 2018. That final time we noticed the sport gave us a glimpse at Jade from the primary recreation, seemingly as a villain.
Ubisoft initially deliberate for a beta of the sport to be accessible on the finish of 2019, however that by no means got here to fruition. Past Good & Evil 2 additionally misplaced its director in 2020, leaving the sport’s standing much more up within the air.
Since then, the sport received a point out in UbiSoft’s incomes reviews, confirming it’s nonetheless round in some capability. Then, earlier this yr, a report got here out saying the sport was nonetheless in pre-production. The information of the sport getting its lead author, nonetheless, is an effective step ahead.
The primary Past Good & Evil received a 9/10 from us in our overview. We stated it “tells its story with superb pizzazz and polish. Even higher, it is a story nicely value telling.”
Casey is a contract author for IGN. You possibly can normally discover him speaking about JRPGs on Twitter at @caseydavidmt.