"This... is... Rome!" bellowed the trailer at Microsoft's press conference before launching into a first-person orgy (no pun intended) of bloody violence. Featuring first-person sword combat, shield-blocking and even headbutting people in the face, Ryse could either be a lot of very physical fun or another Kinect game that demands aimless flailing.

This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as E3: Crytek Reveals Ryse