The first Sin and Punishment was only available in Japan, that is until it appeared on the Virtual Console. But the sequel, which we saw at E3 2009, is assuredly coming stateside. Today brings news of the project from an interview conducted with developers and Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu.

Noted highlights of the interview include how the sequel will include Wi-Fi score-ranking, allowing gamers with egos to show off their marks to the world, new difficulty settings, and length of the game overall.

Quick answers? In terms of difficulty, Sin and Punishment 2 features a refined system that will leave players on both ends of the spectrum pleased. Thank you! For anyone unfamiliar, the game is freakin’ hard at higher difficulties.

Additionally, in the sequel, you’ll be able to control two players instead of one and can not only move your character on the ground, but also in the air.

Finally, if Sin and Punishment 1 wasn’t lengthy enough for you, the sequel is reported to have a “considerable increase” in the number of stages and the story this time around? You’ll play as Isa Jo, son of the original’s main characters, Saki Amamiya and Airan Jo, and the game takes place in the same universe as the original, but on a different planet.

We’ve barely scratched the surface. Read the full story over at IGN

But for now, watch this Sin and Punishment debut trailer

Sin and Punishment 2 releases in Japan at the end of October and Q1 2010 in North America

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Eddie Makuch is a Blast staff writer. Reach him at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch.

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