Eidos Interactive has today announced the Christmas release of Shellshock 2: Blood Trails, a new first-person shooter the publisher says is "coming to disturb your Christmas".

In development for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, Shellshock 2 is set in the height of the Vietnam War. A covert ops cargo plane carrying a top-secret consignment known only as 'Whiteknight' is lost over uncharted jungles and Special Ops soldiers are immediately dispatched to the scene to retrieve the top secret shipment. One-by-one they disappear without a trace, until one month later one of them suddenly walks out of the jungle.

Players take on the role of this crazed and deranged solider and must fight against all sides of the conflict: your enemy, your allies and the victims, the casualties of Whiteknight and more.

Shellshock 2: Blood Trails is scheduled for release in time for Christmas 2008 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.