Remember when Game Informer Editor-in-Chief Andy McNamara teased an upcoming announcement by saying the developer of said title will surprise a lot of people ?

He also said that "not many will see this one coming," which immediately generated plenty of buzzing in communities and forums around the web. Now, to add more fuel to the fire, Game Informer editor Andrew Reiner posted the following hint on his Twitter page :

"Our next cover is another ‘what the?’ type of reveal. I suspect old school gamers will freak out over this one."

Some rumors say the secret game is Star Wars: Battlefront III , but that's only one of multiple suggestions you can find from interested gamers. We'd love to know what it is; obviously, it's a big project from a well-known developer, and we have to assume the title will hit store shelves some time this year. The good news is we won't have long to wait: the next cover of GI will be revealed on January 5, so just be patient for a few days.

In the meantime, what are your ideas? What do you think it could be? We've seen quite a few old-school franchises draw fresh breath this generation; what series haven't we seen in a while?