The countdown has ended and Sony Online Entertainment has pulled back the curtain on Planetside 2, the sequel to the ambitious 2003 massively multiplayer online first-person shooter.

While we'll have more on the new game tomorrow morning, from the assets alone you can easily determine that the three factions from the original game - Terran Republic, Vanu Sovereignty, and the New Conglomerate - will be making a return, charging headlong into heated battle for the control of whatever it is they're fighting over. Saying anything else would be telling, and there'll be plenty of time for that tomorrow morning.

Until then, enjoy the pretty pictures!

Take a Good Hard Look at Planetside 2

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Take a Good Hard Look at Planetside 2

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Take a Good Hard Look at Planetside 2

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Take a Good Hard Look at Planetside 2

Environmental Concept Art

Take a Good Hard Look at Planetside 2

Environmental Concept Art

Take a Good Hard Look at Planetside 2

Environmental Concept Art

Take a Good Hard Look at Planetside 2

Environmental Concept Art

Take a Good Hard Look at Planetside 2

Logo Wallpaper, Silly

Take a Good Hard Look at Planetside 2

The New Conglomerate MAX

Take a Good Hard Look at Planetside 2

New Conglomerate Wallpaper

Take a Good Hard Look at Planetside 2

The Terran Republic MAX

Take a Good Hard Look at Planetside 2

Terran Republic Wallpaper

Take a Good Hard Look at Planetside 2

The Vanu Sovereignty MAX

Take a Good Hard Look at Planetside 2

Vanu Sovereignty Wallpaper