Which is nice and all... but the main reason we're excited about it is because it's set in a fictional Shropshire village. Frankly, games are rarely set in the UK, and if they are - as we discovered while compiling this list - it's usually an alternate UK, and (sorry, everyone in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) it's usually London.
Still. Who cares about any of those places, right?
Later this week, we will unite as a country to vote upon which power-hungry, privileged idiot we think will be the least awful choice to govern us for the next half-a-decade. It seemed like a good time for a celebration of British unity, albeit - appropriately - with a London-centric focus. Here are 10 notable Brit-ish games. Pip pip, old chum/och aye the noo/top of the mornin' to ya/there's lovely for you.
Anyone who has actually driven in London will tell you that - if they were to aim for any degree of authenticity - this is a terrible idea, given that driving in London is about as smooth and effortless as forcing a giraffe into a pencil case.
From its empty beaches to its abandoned bothies, the eerie atmosphere does a brilliant job of evoking the stark beauty of the Western Isles, and promises great things for that aforementioned Shropshire village.
In Tomb Raider III, Crofty could be seen fannying around the Thames, the abandoned Aldwych tube station (which is very real - and can be visited on selected days throughout the year), a Masonic temple, the City of London, and the Natural History Museum (which, weirdly, is holding an Egyptology exhibit that would, in real life, be rather more at home in the British Museum).
That said, there's a set-piece located in a recreation of Manchester Cathedral, which managed to upset the Church of England. Allegedly, it violated the CoE's copyright, and having the player fire guns at aliens was, apparently tantamount to desecration. Sony was forced to apologise for inadvertent offence caused, and even the Prime Minister (a "Tony Blair") stuck his oar in. As a consequence of the massive hoo-hah that ensued, the game leapt up the charts, despite its lacklustre review scores, and Manchester Cathedral saw a jump in visitor numbers.
Yeah, alright, America... you might think we look disgusting with our yellowed and buckled teeth, but at least we'd struggle to shoot one another with handguns, however much we might want to.
We'd love to repay the favour by coming up with some hilarious jokes based upon what scant, un-researched information we've absorbed about Pennsylvania during our lives, but to be honest, we don't think we know a single thing about Pennsylvania, except that it's where Dracula comes from.
Unfortunately, it has a touch of steampunk about it - further fuelling the belief of all foreigners that British people drive around in coal-powered cars, and still all own a pocket watch - but we cannot deny that there is something bleak and frightening about the British landscape. Especially Dartmoor, where Digitiser2000's Mr Biffo was once bitten by a horse. Horses are scum.