The first big game shown at Ubisoft’s E3 conference this year was another trailer for Beyond Good and Evil 2.

It was mostly another cinematic trailer, this time showcasing the crew of the ship, the Gadda, bantering lovingly before their ship goes dead in the middle of a snowy planet. Some sort of supernova or bomb goes off, engulfing the entire crew in an avalanche that destroys the ship.

The source of the avalanche turns out to be a massive mechanical ship, seemingly captained by, of all characters, Jade from the original game.

Developers Gabrielle Schrager and Guillaume Brunier then take the stage, explaining how Jade is now their adversary, as well as introducing some of the new characters in the game. They finish by showcasing new pre-alpha footage of the game, focusing on the city of Ganesha, from last years trailer.

Beyond Good and Evil 2 is described as an action-adventure RPG that does include co-op play, and Ubisoft is planning to develop the game with their Space Monkey Program. Starting today, players will be able to contribute their own artwork, radio, music written works and visual assets to Beyond Good and Evil 2.  This initiative will be spearheaded by the website Hitrecord.

Hitrecord, founded by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, helps people create, collaborate and distribute personal content to the public. Their approach to community collaboration will be first of their kind, and will showcase the first bit of content created for the game at their own conference called BGFest this coming fall. Gordon-Levitt later confirmed via twitter that all those involved with Hitrecord will be compensated for their work as well, noting that Hitrecord has

What are your thoughts on Beyond Good and Evil 2? Looking forward to the Space Monkey Program? Leave your comments below and if you want to know more about this and other announcements happening at E3 then be sure to check out our E3 2018 Coverage Hub.

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