Anyone else excited for that game ? I know I'm not even going to wait for SCEI to announce the North American release, I'll just order the Asian release which includes full english translation including voice over.
The game has the perfect dark universe that I've been looking for in a long time, and the COOP/online play seems to be very innovative.
Some really good info can be found here about the game : http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=350591
"After going through a few times I think I get the picture - network play is not exactly MMO, but there are some MMO-ish systems. Most of the time online players play in their own "local online copy" of an area (no explicit mention of co-op online yet, but I won't be surprised if it's there), but they can interact with other players that are playing in their own "local online copy" of the same area in interesting ways.
If a player perishes, he becomes a soul entity. He becomes visible to other online players as a soul sign. Other online players in the area can summon the deceased one as a phantom. A maximum of two summons. The phantom player that is summoned can cooperate with the "living" player to be resurrected (no details how). Then they can co-operate to clear difficult areas.
You can also see the images of other online players. That is you may be practically in an area alone - but other players who are online and playing the same area may become visible as "ghost images". So players can aid other players by actually writing and drawing messages and hints on the map - and these appear as ghostly words/images to the other online players. Players may also see images of others disappearing into a wall - giving them a clue that there's a secret door.
If a player perishes, he leaves a blood patch and other online players will get the blood patch. They may also see a ghostly replay of the deceased player's demise. This serves as another interactive warning system - "uh this place is full of blood patches on the ground..."