This could very well be a wind-up, but I'm jiggered if I'll pass up the opportunity to moan about the continued absence of Uncle Pey'j from our screens. Zavvi.com has listed Beyond Good & Evil 2 for release on 22nd March 2014.
"Designed by Michel Ancel and his acclaimed design team at Ubisoft, this is a sequel to the beloved adventure game, Beyond Good & Evil," reads the blurb.
"The game has not yet, however, been officially announced under the title "Beyond Good & Evil 2" - it is instead referred to simply as "Next Michel Ancel Project" after its creator," the listing goes on, adding "it might possibly have a unique title to reboot the franchise." There's some attached boxart which is very obviously a mock-up.
Ancel has already confirmed that the sequel to his cherished Zelda-inspired adventure won't reappear this generation, and Ubisoft has suggested that the game's fate rests on the success of other projects like Rayman Origins. Video footage of in-game environments leaked last year - you can watch it below.
I'll ask the publisher for comment. In the meantime: everybody join hands, face Montreuil and scream "WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN US, MICHEL?"