We've known a sequel to Konami's Saw videogame was in the works since back in April, but the company made it official today at E3 when they revealed that Tobin Bell will once again voice Jigsaw in Saw II: Flesh & Blood.
The sequel is currently in development for the Xbox 360 and PS3 (sorry, Wii owners) and is slated to release in North America this Halloween -- coincidentally enough so that it coincides with the release of Saw VII in theaters. Konami president Shinji Hirano had this to say about getting Bell back to voice the role he's become famous for. "Having Tobin's voice and likeness in Saw II: Flesh & Blood will give players their own haunting one-on-one relationship with Jigsaw, creating a horrifying and frightening experience that no Saw fan will ever forget."
The sequel will tell an entirely new tale, this one set between the first and second installment in the film franchise. Detective Tapp's son, Michael, winds up in Jigsaw's clutches after betraying his father. Gamers will face plenty of new puzzles as they work their way through Jigsaw's twisted world -- and, of course, lots gruesome traps. The game's official press release highlights one of the new set-pieces -- entitled "Elevator Music" -- which chains victims to an elevator that will rise and rip them in half if they can't solve a puzzle in the allotted time limit. Sounds fun.
We'll bring you more on Saw II: Flesh & Blood as we get closer to the release date. Until then, jump past the break and check out the teaser trailer.