Once was a time, when you play games like Hexen and Heretic, that first-person shooters weren't always about shooting. Sometimes they could be about throwin' fireballs and castin' spells. Lichdom is a return to those times, and a good-looking one at that.

Though billed as an "action adventure", and with RPG elements up to its eyeballs, Lichdom looks from this trailer to really be emphasising the action part of that genre.

Being put together by a relatively small team, it's using Crytek's CryEngine, and will be out on PC next year.