Killzone: Shadow Fall, one of the highlights during Sony’s bombastic PlayStation 4 coming out party, will be a launch title for the next generation machine this holiday. Guerrilla Games confirmed the news in a PlayStation Blog post, before sharing some more information about the stunning first-person shooter.

“The game is set in a near future, 30 years after the events of Killzone 3,” senior producer Steven Ter Heide explained. “The world is a very different place; two rival factions known as the Helghast and the Vektans live side by side in a futuristic city, divided by a vast wall. Tensions are high, and the cold war they are embroiled in is about to go hot.”

As battles break out between the two warring factions, you'll adopt the role of a Shadow Marshal who’s tasked with maintaining the delicate balance between the two warring sides. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like the solution will be as easy as sitting everyone down and talking their problems through.

We’ll get to learn a little more about the exclusive shooter later in the year, but in the meantime you can point your browser towards the first gameplay footage through here. Are you excited for a new entry in the Killzone franchise? Let us know in the comments section below.