Quantic Dream's 'interactive drama' Beyond: Two Souls will release in 'Q4', Sony has announced.

It's not clear whether that means calendar Q4, meaning a winter 2012 launch, or fiscal Q4, meaning a January-March 2013 release.

Either way, you'll be playing Beyond far sooner than you may have initially thought.

Quantic Dream boss David Cage announced Beyond: Two Souls during Sony's E3 conference earlier this evening.

According to Sony, the game is a "unique, interactive psychological thriller [that] showcases a new generation of interactive drama gaming".

The game stars top Hollywood talent, including Ellen Page as lead character Jodie Holmes.

The first screenshots of Beyond were also released following the conference's close.

Beyond: Two Souls launches in Q4 exclusively on PlayStation 3.

Update: Online advertising for the new game puts a 2013 date on it.