After numerous rumors, trailers, and speculations, Beyond Good and Evil 2 has been confirmed to be actively in development, and for next generation consoles nonetheless.
According to Michel Ancel, the man behind Rayman and Beyond Good and Evil, the game is "in an active creation stage and at this moment we are only focusing on the game and making it the best game that we can." Despite this promising news, Ancel still wouldn't give a general release date, saying "We focus on the game. We create it first, then we'll see what can run it. We don't say 2013 because we don't know when it will come. We're working to create a great game and it needs more tech."
A teaser video from last year also showed the protagonist Jade parkouring out and about. On this mechanic, Ancel compared the game more to the likes of Prince of Persia or Assassin's Creed. "We had this concept even before Mirror's Edge launched. And we have a different approach to the first person perspective that Mirror's Edge has. Prince of Persia and Assassin's Creed are closer to what we have in mind with the control of the character in a third person perspective," according to Ancel.
The screenshot (seen above) was apparently revealed as well at AllGamesBeta. However, there is no confirmation yet.