In an earlier post from March 2007 I wrote about my experience with the original Beyond Good & Evil, and how it is one of those great games that came in under the radar. Despite critical acclaim, it was released at a time (late 2003) when some high profile games were taking the spotlight, and unfortunately it got lost in the noise.
It's now apparent that Michel Ancel (the creator of BG&E and Rayman, among others) has been working on a sequel! Beyond Good & Evil 2 is far from a done deal yet, but there is some cause for optimism as the original BG&E has been widely acknowledged for its originality and gameplay in recent years, and surely Ubisoft will take this into account..?
Follow the links for more juicy bits:
Joystiq - Rumor: Beyond Good & Evil 2 in pre-production
Joystiq - Beyond Good & Evil 2 revealed at Ubidays 2008
Ubidays Beyond Good & Evil 2 teaser video at YouTube
Beyond Good & Evil at Wikipedia
Beyond Good & Evil 2 at Wikipedia
Thanks to Dave for giving me the tip a few days ago to follow up :-)