Bioware Sends Out Cryptic New Teaser Video – Shadow Realms?

Like many of you, I received an email from Bioware this morning with a link to the video above.  This video seems to be a new live-action teaser for the new IP that will be debuted at Gamescom in August.  The video shows a man in a hoodie running down an alleyway and trying to get in a car, when suddenly, he himself is in the car, and they pan up to his face and it’s a ball of light.  Also shown in the video is a man in a suit sitting in a chair, but his head is all smoke, so something horrible is happening, and we should all be running from whatever it is, but that’s all we know right now.

Going to the website at the end of the trailer, doesn’t really give much more of a hint either, aside from this little blurb, which points to more information coming at Gamescom:

The time is near.
They are watching.
Your power is rising.
Cologne, Germany.
You’ve Been Chosen.

Color me intrigued, while I was half-waiting for an N7 logo to appear, or some kind of sign that this was a Mass Effect 4 teaser, it definitely didn’t go in that direction, but it sure has me interested in seeing what Bioware has in store for us.  Gamecom is from August 13 to August 17 this year, so it will only be a few more weeks before we find out more details on this, and when we do we’ll be sure to talk about it here.  In the meantime, tell us in the comments below what YOU think the new IP will be, we’re interested in seeing your thoughts on this teaser and what you think may be cooking up at Bioware.

UPDATE:  Upon further investigation of the email, the thumbnail image for the video is “ShadowRealms_Teaser_Video.jpg”, and EA filed a trademark for Shadow Realms back on February 28th of this year, so will this be the name of the new franchise, or just a project code?