This is the story of Binary Domain, a cautionary tale of a rise of the robots wrapped around a cover-based, third-person shooter. It's a game I was pretty neutral on after playing at E3 2011, but potentially good sci-fi fodder.

The game, from Yakuza and Super Monkey Ball creator Toshihiro Nagoshi and Sega, has facets more interesting than its well worn genre and mechanics. Players have to engender trust in their squadmates while fighting robotic forces that dynamically degrade under machine gun fire. Its futuristic storytelling may also be of interest, going by the above footage.

At the very least, its trailer is perfectly scored with some dramatic Godspeed You Black Emperor!-like rock that really sells the apocalyptic nature of a big gunfight with rebellious robots.

Binary Domain's brand of a bleak robot-infested future hits the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 early next year.