Namco has opened the official website for its highly anticipated Monolith-developed PlayStation 2 RPG Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Boese (Beyond Good and Evil). Kunihiko Tanaka will return as character illustrator. In charge of mech designs will be Junya Ishigaki of Gundam fame and Kouichi Mugitani. Interestingly enough, it looks like Yasunori Mitsuda will not return as the composer, with Yuki Kajiura (who previously worked on the anime series .hack//SIGN, Noir and Blood the Last Vampire) being in charge of composing the soundtrack this time.
Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Boese is currently 35% complete and has yet to receive a release date.
We also bring you the first media update for the game, complete with 12 brand new screen shots along with four character and two E.S. (mecha) pieces of artwork.