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Condemned sequel gets Bloodshot

Sega unveils Condemned 2: Bloodshot for Xbox 360 and PS3

Sega has unveiled the recently rumoured sequel to its brutal 360-horror launch title, Condemned: Criminal Origins.

We reported back in March that a sequel was rumoured but Sega refused to comment. There aren't any screens yet but the first few details have been released.

Bloodshot will feature new fighting mechanics and online multiplayer functionality, as well as players having to use their detective skills to hunt down and catch "sadistic serial killers". Bloodshot is again developed by Monolith and a release date of "early 2008" has been given.

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Once again you assume the role of Ethan Thomas, former Serial Crimes Unit investigator, who gets called back to duty to track down his missing partner. Events from the first game left Ethan a broken man but he has to dig deep to face up to what's round the corner.

Extreme combat is again the main feature and you'll be able to use a variety of firearms, blunt instruments and "an all-new fighting system" complete with defensive and offensive combo chains, as well as grapples and holds. There will obviously be a new set of high-tech forensic tools and murders can be solved in a number of different ways.

The online multiplayer will feature a deathmatch mode, which Sega promises will deliver the "most brutal hand-to-hand combat experience the first person genre has ever seen". It's a million miles away from Sonic...

"Condemned 2: Bloodshot will keep gamers on the edge of their seats," said Scott A. Steinberg, VP of marketing at Sega. "Experience all the tension, psychological terror, and a variety of first-person hand-to-hand fighting mechanics in this innovative atmospheric thriller gamers have been longing for."

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