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Beyond Good & Evil is an iconic game, and it's been known for a number of years that a new entry in the series has been on the agenda. For a long time, however, all we had were snippets of abandoned concepts and promises that a new entry was still part of Ubisoft's long-term plan.

In recent times, however, well-known and highly respected developer Michel Ancel (the creative force behind the original and franchises such as Rayman) has been releasing Instagram posts of concept art, pretty much confirming that it's real and on the agenda right now.

Well, now the official Beyond Good & Evil Facebook page has confirmed that development is happening, with Michel Ancel working with the Ubisoft Montpellier studio. It's a highly regarded team, with the likes of Rayman Origins, Rayman Legends and ZombiU on its record.

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.

It's exciting that it's been confirmed, though it could potentially be quite some time before we learn more. It is rather intriguing for Nintendo's fans for multiple reasons; there were those rumours of it being an NX exclusive earlier in the year which may be incorrect, but nevertheless it has a development team with experience of Nintendo hardware. Ubisoft has also, so far, been vocal in its support of NX, though that's the norm - it also backed the Wii U in a big way initially before quickly withdrawing.

In any case, are you excited that the ambiguity is over and a new Beyond Good & Evil is confirmed? Let us know.

[via facebook.com, eurogamer.net]