We've heard plenty about Ryse: Son of Rome's control scheme and combat mechanics - perhaps too much - but have so far been able to glean little about its story.
The two trailers below - posted by Gamespot - finally go into some detail.
First up is a look at how Ryse's hero Marius Titus got to be so vengeful and stab-happy. It's worth a look just to see how well Crytek's combination of mo-cap and CryEngine wizardry is able to animate the game's characters.
Fair warning - there are minor spoilers here for what is probably the beginning of the game and a few dodgy British accents.
Next, Ryse tells the legend of Damocles, a doomed Roman centurion who has returned from the underworld thirsty for vengeance. It's told through some niftily stylised animation and again allows CryEngine to flex its graphical muscles.