When it comes to character motivation for a video game, revenge is tough to beat. Do you think we'd still be talking about Kratos if he mourned his losses quietly, like the rest of us have to? Ryse: Son of Rome is capitalizing on that idea, and a pair of new trailers show two different takes on vengeance.

In the first clip (below) we learn more about Marius Titus, whose family was slaughtered by barbarians. His quest for revenge takes Titus (and players) across the Roman Empire, leaving piles of limbs and pools of blood behind him.

The other new trailer tells the tale of Damocles. Betrayed by his generals and killed in the battlefield, he is given a chance to seek justice by Underworld's sympathetic goddess of vengeance, Nemesis. According to legend, Roman generals carried daggers with Damocles' emblem on them to avoid incurring the dark centurion's wrath.

For more information on the game, take a look at Tim's hands-on impressions.