Black 9 (PC, PS2, XBox)

From Taldren (y’know, the folks behind the Star Trek: Starfleet Command games) comes Black 9. Ready for the gak? Here ’tis:
In 2080, the world is dominated by nine squabbling Illuminati factions — the player takes on the role of a mercenary bouncing between the employ of these various interests. Aside from wits and skill, new weapons, items, and cybernetic upgrades are available to open up new capabilities as tasks grow more difficult and complex.

Why’m I watching this one? The holy words “System Shock” were invoked in one of the previews I read. The developers (profiled on G4’s Pulse) call it an action/rpg, emphasis on the action. We’ll see, but it definitely has potential.

Official site
IGN’s PS2 preview
Gamespy’s news bit