September 30th, 2010
Ubisoft last week announced a remastered version of Beyond Good & Evil, featuring HD graphics (1080p), enhanced character models, upgraded textures, and a remastered musical score. No word yet if the downloadable game will make it to PC—although if Ubisoft's recent PC strategy is any indication, it probably will a few months after the console release.
In any case, the remastering of classic 4:3 games in widescreen HD is an increasing occurrence in games, and one I whole-heartily support. Services like GOG.com are great, but I'm more than willing to thrown down an extra $5-10 for upgraded visuals where available. Beyond Good & Evil is definitely one of those kind of games.
Released in 2003 (demo here), Beyond Good & Evil was a critically acclaimed Zelda clone. The story follows Jade, an investigative reporter and martial artist, who works with a resistance agency to uncover a government conspiracy. As Jade, players are tasked to solve puzzles, fight enemies, and obtain photographic evidence of corruption.
BG&E aside, what about you? Are you interested in HD remastered games? If so, what's the most you'd be willing to part with for remastered versions of your favorites?