After a couple of teases, Ubisoft has finally confirmed that Beyond Good and Evil 2 is in production. The sequel is currently being developed by Ubisoft Montpellier Studio, the team behind the first game.
"If you've been waiting for news about BG&E... well, here you go! We are delighted to confirm that Michel Ancel is currently working with the Ubisoft Montpellier Studio on a new Beyond Good & Evil game," Ubisoft Montpellier said in a Facebook post.
The original Beyond Good and Evil was an action-adventure stealth title, starring Jade, a young photojournalist out to solve the disappearances of the local populace. It was Rayman creator Michel Ancel's shot at doing something different, a sprawling sci-fi action-adventure. The game had a decent reception at the time, but since release it's had a cult-following of fans looking for a sequel.
That sequel has kicking around the industry since 2008, for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at the time. We heard about the game in 2010, 2011, and 2012, but Ubisoft did not reconfirm development on the game until 2014. Ubisoft filed a trademark for the IP earlier this year.
Ubisoft released a piece of art showing what looks to be a younger version of Pey'j, the pig-like mentor of Jade from the first title. Perhaps the sequel is a prequel instead? No platforms or release window was given in the brief announcement.
If you haven't played the original Beyond Good and Evil, the title will be available for free starting on October 12. Players can pick up the game for 30 days from the Ubisoft Club.