Today at Comic-Con, Sony debuted an early cutscene from Starhawk, which demonstrates LightBox Interactive's graphic novel-like approach to storytelling.

The animated intro fills players on the main mission of Starhawk's Emmett Graves. Graves is a former resident of a town named White Sands, which has been transformed into a town of despots after being cut off from civilization by a mysterious man known as the Outlaw. Graves is a Rift salvager, a mercenary hired to protect the Rift harvest from Outlaw's forces who are threatening kill anyone who stands in the way of the valuable payload.

In addition to explaining the game's premise, the video also shows how Lightbox is seamlessly transitioning between in-game visuals and the animation used for cutscenes. For more on Starhawk's story, check out this behind-the-scenes video.