In an interview with Nintendo Power, Ancel stated that he hopes Jade maintains her values and personality in Beyond Good and Evil 2. Since appearing in Beyond Good & Evil, Jade has been met with a very positive reception and has been included on several lists of top female video game characters. She has been compared to other such characters, including Alyx Vance from Half-Life 2. ", "Think Of It As James Cameron's Beyond Good & Evil", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jade_(Beyond_Good_%26_Evil)&oldid=966070366, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 5 July 2020, at 00:33. Sceptical of her government's inability to repel the invaders, a rebellious action reporter named Jade sets out to capture the truth.  When asked who he felt should portray Jade in a hypothetical Beyond Good & Evil film, Miller chose Shannyn Sossamon, stating that she looks and walks similarly to Jade. Beyond Good & Evil public relations manager Tyrone Miller stated that a rumor existed that she was the inspiration for Jade. She's a determined and powerful young woman who lives on the planet Hillys in System 4. Jade is the main character in the Beyond Good & Evil series.  In an article discussing racial ambiguity in video games, Wired editor Chris Kohler uses Jade as an example of someone whose race is ambiguous, also bringing up a reader's blog post listing Jade in his list of black characters. During the adventure, Jade is also aided by computer-controlled characters: her uncle Pey'j and the IRIS agent Double H. Jade can direct them via contextual commands to perform specific actions that she is unable to perform herself in order to advance through her missions. https://beyondgoodandevil.fandom.com/wiki/Beyond_Good_%26_Evil?oldid=7597, The game runs on a stable 60 frames per second on a native 720p resolution. Jumpin' Jade Flash. The architecture of the city around which the game takes place was designed with a rustic European style, but also takes inspiration from many other cultures including Chinese. However, the Alpha Sections seem unable to stop the DomZ despite their public assurances.  The same figure is also shown in a leaked development video from Ubisoft, escaping from a city. He wears a military-issue suit of armor at all times. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. That's the point of the final photographs. He feels that the developers made Jade racially ambiguous, intending to allow players to see themselves in her. After rescuing Pey'j, transmitting her final report, and sparking a revolution, Jade confronts the DomZ High Priest.  IGN editor David Adams praised her ability to register pity or horror with the subtlest of changes in expression. She subsequently uses that power to defeat the Priest and save the Hillyan populace. When she runs out of money to power the lighthouse's shield generator, Jade takes a photography job cataloging all the animals on Hillys. ", "Review: Young Female Fighters Show Up in PSP, DS Games", "Ten Babes who Should and 10 Babes who Shouldn't Meet Your Mom", "50 Greatest Heroines In Video Game History", "Are These The Top Women Game Characters of All Time? They initially attacked Hillys about 20 years ago, sometime after Pey'j and a newborn Jadearrived on the planet.  Kotaku editor Stephen Totillo compared her to Kendra Midori, protagonist of the Avatar video game, describing Midori as a "nature-loving scientist lady" while describing Jade as a "nature-loving photographer," stating that she would feel at home in the world of Avatar. The original idea for Beyond Good & Evil came about from a glitch in, Originally Jade was a much younger woman name Sally, she also had a brother named Toy'l (whose model was eventually used for. Due to the so called 'Trillinear texture filtering', the amount of work to 'polish' the textures with higher resolutions was significantly decreased. He noted the character's design was adapted during production, and attributed her personality to the game's dialogue, voice acting, and visuals "coming together".. It is a setting found in the programming (e.g. The player controls Jade solving puzzles, fighting enemies, and obtaining photographic evidence, as well as companions whom the player can control via button commands. In reality, the HD version is the PC version of the game ported over and the controls were mapped to a controller.  In 2013, Complex ranked her as the eight greatest heroine in video game history, and during a PAX Prime panel for game developers and journalists, Jade took top spot for best female character in an action game. She is a photo-journalist, and was created by Ubisoft developer Michel Ancel, with the goal of creating a character resembling a real person, rather than a "sexy action woman". She discovers evidence of human trafficking being orchestrated by the DomZ under the Alpha Sections' authority.  IGN listed her as one of the top ten gaming heroines, describing her as "not your typical game character", and arguing that she is inquisitive, smart, brave, and fully clothed. In 2010, the game was included as one of the titles in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die. More IRIS Network - The Beyond Good and Evil Wiki. When Jade runs out of enough Units to run the shield that protects them, she finds a photography job, cataloguing all the species on Hillys for a science museum. Jade is the protagonist of the 2003 third-person action adventure game Beyond Good & Evil. Some textures were completely redone. This article is a stub. Jade a Beyond Good & Evil című akció-kalandjáték fotóriporter főhőse. in many UDK-related games these advanced settings can be altered in .ini files) that can easily be altered in the file by changing: "trilinear=false" to 'trillinear=true'.  UGO.com listed her as the 46th hottest game babe, calling her "righteous. Beyond Good & Evil 2 is the spiritual successor to the original cult classic, a prequel that will transport players into a profoundly multicultural world, capturing the spirit of the original with grandiose decors and intense dramas that play out across a vast universe. It is also available for retail purchase as part of the Ubisoft Xbox Live Hits Collection, packed with 'Outland' and 'From Dust'. Her tools consist of a Daï-jo combat staff that she uses as a melee weapon, a Gyrodisk Launcher for ranged attacks, and her camera for taking photos and collecting evidence. Through the Space Monkey Program, Ubisoft Montpellier will be developing the game alongside its community of fans. Ancel set about creating a character that resembled a real person rather than a "sexy action woman", and Miller points out that the focus on Jade is on her role, situation, and the meaning of her actions in the game. Quick, Venn, jump up! Miller also describes her as a "girl next door" that people can identify with.. After confronting the DomZ High Priest on Hillys' moon, she learns that she is known to the DomZ as "Shauni" (incidentally also her IRIS Network codename), and was bequeathed with a spiritual power stolen from them centuries ago. Top Contributors: Sng-ign, Adam, Jonny + more. The game mainly consists of combat and stealth with many puzzle-solving elements, set in a third-person perspective. The reason for the war is never specified to the Hillyans, though they assume th… However, with the HD-version, they forced the game engine to use the highest level of detail (LOD) on textures. Pey'j is abducted by the DomZ and taken to a slaughterhouse that is to be launched to a lunar base. Double H, a heavily built human IRIS operative, assists Jade during missions. A Jade-like figure appears in a Beyond Good and Evil 2 teaser trailer, traveling with Pey'j. Beyond Good and Evil HD Let's Play - Episode 1 : Jade et Pey'j - … Using the power, she is able to defeat the DomZ High Priest, though nearly losing control of her soul in the process, and revive and rescue those that have been abducted. Not evidence that Jade has suddenly developed magic powers. GamePro cited her as an example of the right way to do female video game characters, along with other female protagonists such as Portal's Chell, Half-Life 2's Alyx Vance, and Silent Hill 3's Heather Mason. But he managed to find a substitute energy in the souls of all those kidnapped from Hillys. This caused a "mini-controversy" on the NeoGAF forums, from which Kohler took statements as evidence of the ambiguity. In a post credits scene, A DomZ spore grows up on Pey'j's hand back on Hillys, suggesting this may not be the end of the story.