After an extremely confounding ending, many players were left scratching their heads once the credits began rolling for Condemned: Criminal Origins. And even though the game was released for both the 360 and PC, little had been said about a sequel for the game. However, Sega revealed today that the story would continue on in Condemned 2: Bloodshot.

Ethan Thomas remains the title character, although he's more scruffy than the last time we saw him. He's returned to duty with the Serial Crimes Unit to track down his former partner. A standard plot device, but given the bizarre twist and turns the first game took -- cults, aliens (?) -- the story shouldn't be "standard" for long.

Additions to the game include offensive and defensive combo chains, as well as various grapple and hold techniques. This is on top of the guns, pipes, and other assorted weapons that Ethan can wield with deadly precision. There will also be online multiplayer modes, with a deathmatch that'll "deliver the most brutal hand-to-hand combat experience the first person genre has ever seen."

The game will be released in early 2008.

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