UK retailer Play has added a pre-order listing for the “Ubisoft Triple Pack” to their website, and while Ubisoft has yet to officially confirm the existence of the compilation, fans of worthwhile, innovative, original games should keep an eye out for it soon. The compilation contains 3 of Ubisoft’s best downloadable titles: Michel Ancel’s critically lauded action adventure Beyond Good and Evil HD, the color-based action platformer Outland, and Eric Chahi’s ambitious god game From Dust.
All three of the games included on the compilation are absolutely worth your time and money. Beyond Good and Evil is one of the best Zelda-style action adventures available, and as far as I’m concerned, it manages to be even better than Zelda in certain aspects. Outland is a 2D platformer with a color-switching mechanic similar to Treasure’s Ikaruga and Silhouette Mirage than anyone who is a fan of challenging, old school 2D action games will love. I haven’t played From Dust myself, but the game got very good reviews upon it’s release, though discussion about the quality of the game itself was overshadowed by the controversy caused by Ubisoft’s draconian DRM on the PC version. But hey, this compilation is apparently only available on the Xbox 360 and PS3, so DRM isn’t a concern in this situation.
Play.com is listing the game at £14.99, which is roughly about $25 in good ol’, rapidly depreciating US dollars. I hate to sound like an ad, but I can’t recommend Beyond Good and Evil and Outland enough. If the Play listing is credible (and for all intensive purposes, it seems legit,) then the Ubisoft Triple Pack might just be one of the best values in gaming since Valve’s Orange Box.