Monolith Soft has released some details regarding its PlayStation 2 RPG Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Boese (Beyond Good and Evil). As it was mentioned in Episode I's UMN database, Shion's brother Jin Uzuki will be the main character of Episode II. His sister, along with KOS-MOS, chaos, Jr, Albedo, Margulis as well as a yet-to-be revealed character will also make an appearance in the game. The character design will undergo some changes, as the characters' size will be reduced, and will also be more realistic this time. On the other hand, Episode II will feature new mechs called E.S. Asher and E.S. Issachar, which will be much larger than Episode I's A.G.W.S units. Last but not least, it was revealed that the game is currently 35% complete.
Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Boese has yet to receive a definite release date. In the meanwhile, Xenosaga Episode I Reloaded, complete with English voice acting, new costumes and possibly an Episode II trailer, is set for release in Japan this fall.
Update: To view the magazine scan featuring the game's logo and the drastically redesigned characters, please click the thumbnail below. We'll have more details on Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Boese soon.