If you ask the question, "what is one of the most under-appreciated games on the PS2," a list of several titles will pop up, and for most people, Beyond Good & Evil will be on that list. However, it's under-appreciated for a reason: not many gamers got a chance to play this great action/adventure game.
Well, maybe you'll soon get another chance. The latest rumor, started by a member of the NeoGAF forums, says Ubisoft is planning to re-release the original classic for the very agreeable price of $9.99 at some point in the near future. This may make sense, as it could be a promotion for the sequel, just recently announced. Currently, BG&E is an exceedingly rare title – good luck trying to find it wedged into the PS2 used section down at the store – and to have it return would be a minor blessing. The poster said he saw it available for pre-order at a retail store, but we're thinking it may only release as a digital download version on the PlayStation Store. These days, that's the move that would make the most sense. It requires none of the effort involved in re-producing an old title; re-packaging, re-shipping, etc, etc, etc. And besides, if it's $10 and easily obtainable on the PSN, just about everyone with a PS3 and Internet access will be tempted…
Anyway, we'll keep an eye on this rumor and see if Ubisoft has anything to say about it. It wouldn't surprise us in the least if this proved true; Beyond Good & Evil would be a steal for $9.99 and an excellent lead-in for the impending sequel.
Related Game(s): Beyond Good & Evil