Quake 4 builds where Quake II left off, and casts the player as a member of the Rhino squad - the most notorious team from the Earth Defence Force. It's up to you to save the Earth from the Strogg.

"On October 18, QUAKE is dialing it up to 4.0 on the Richter Scale with this new chapter in Earth's war against the Strogg," said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software. "Fusing an epic war-story driven single player campaign, and fast-paced QUAKE III Arena inspired multiplayer, QUAKE 4 delivers a gaming experience fans will be raving about for years."

As well as a strong single-player campaign, Quake 4 features a fast-paced multiplayer mode that has been modelled on Quake III Arena. Quake 4 will hit retail in North America on October 18th, followed in Europe later in October. An Xbox 360 version is due on or around the launch of the console in December.