WATCH THE VIDEO: Killzone: Shadow Fall sets standard for PS4 shooters

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Sony is readying a PlayStation 4 outing for its flagship shooter franchise Killzone, offering the first glimpse of what the next gen console can do for the genre.

Killzone: Shadow Fall puts players in the role of a Shadow Marshall, an elite special forces soldier charged with keeping the peace in a dark future, according to PlayStation.

The game is set 30 years after Killzone 3 and the series' two factions – Helghast and Vektans – live uncomfortably side-by-side in a metropolis that is split in two by a vast wall. When conflict breaks out between the two, it's up to the Shadow Marshal to prevent things from escalating out of control.

You can watch the first gameplay footage, which aired during last night's PS4 reveal, here: