Sega of America has announced Condemned, a first-person psychological thriller, developed by Monolith Productions for PC and a yet to be announced next-generation console. With industry speculation mounting about the next Xbox launching this year, this unannounced console looks odds on to be Microsoft's Xbox successor.

Condemned allows the player to use their instincts, forensic tools and melee combat to bring serial killers to justice. You play as Ethan Thomas, whose job it is to pursue these relentless killers.

Scott. A. Steinberg, vice president of Entertainment marketing at Sega of America was keen to stress that Condemned would allow players to experience something that hadn't been seen on existing hardware:

"SEGA expects Condemned to engage the game player with visceral, in-your-face, urban combat and an unparalleled level of unpredictability. The atmospheric tension and cinematic qualities of Condemned offer consumers the rich experience of a psychological thriller; something that has not been accomplished on previous hardware platforms."

We'll have more information on Condemned as it is released.