Remastered BG&E coming to XBLA, PSN in 2011

It may not be the HD console debut we wanted for this particular franchise, but the original Beyond Good & Evil is making its debut on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 nonetheless; IGN has word that Jade and gang will return in their original 2003 cult classic adventure in downloadable form via Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network sometime next year.

1080p visuals, reworked character models, improved textures and a remastered soundtrack are all promised, along with online leaderboards as well as achievements and trophies. No price point just yet, though.

In the meanwhile, work on the must-be-perfect sequel continues also. One can only hope that Ubisoft sees the remastered original’s re-release as an appetizer for the main course.