When Michel Ancel created the critically hailed Beyond Good & Evil, he had intended the game to be the first in a trilogy of games. Unfortunately for him (and many of the apparently few people that played the game), it bombed at retail and any hope of Ancel realizing his vision for the series died a tragic and untimely death. It may seem a little too good to be true, but French gaming web site jeuxpo has revealed that a sequel may well be in production.
According to the article, Beyond Good & Evil 2 (ooh, that sounds good) will contain similar gameplay to the original game, yet contain one considerable difference in the added ability of travelling to other planets. This would seem like a probable outcome given that towards the end of the first game, your hovercraft is equipped with a space engine capable of sending the craft into orbit.
The article also goes onto say that the sequel will be available for all next generation platforms, including the Nintendo Revolution. It could be said that any game released for next generation consoles would get a look into based off the novelty of it simply being a 'next-gen' game. This could possibly quash the series' negative stigma of underperfoming at retail and give the series a second lease on life.
When could we expect to see the game? Jeuxpo says not till well into 2007. It should be noted that there is yet to be any official word from Ubisoft at this time, but oh for the love of Hillys, let this be true. And besides, we all want to know what the freak is up with Pey'j's hand.