Some new screenshots of upcoming Vita FPS Killzone: Mercenary have hit the net, and look unbelievably shiny by handheld standards. The Vita's crying out for a superior FPS, so with luck, Mercenary will wash away the sour taste left by Black Ops Declassified and Resistance: Burning Skies.
It's out on September 6th.Click here to read more...
Killzone Mercenary's creative director Tom Jones said earlier this year that he reckoned that the handheld shooter would easily become "the best-looking game on Vita".
Well, a little trailer showing off plenty of in-game footage has emerged, showing off some pretty shiny gameplay.Click here to read more...
Remember the infamous Killzone 2 reveal back in 2005? It was supposedly real gameplay footage, but it was actually a pre-rendered video designed to showcase what the PS3 might be able to do.
In any case, for the PS4, Guerilla Games decided (probably for the best) that they really ought to make the reveal real.Click here to read more...
You may have already seen the footage from the PS4 reveal this week, if not, you can get up to date here. The previous footage showed what we're presuming is a chunk of gameplay, more than likely the game's opening stage. This recut trailer features a voice over that gives us some insight into the attack. It would appear the Helghast people are a bit pissed about the ISA's revenge attack on their planet and have returned to Vekta for another shot at domination. To be fair, Helghan, you started it.Click here to read more...
Another Killzone sequel has been announced for the PlayStation 4, and you'd better believe that it's looking rather shiny. Killzone: Shadow Fall showed us a hectic firefight through a detailed future cityscape (complete with a cover system and some slick-looking combat)... and just to prove that it's not another Killzone 2-style lie, Guerrilla Games uploaded the live gameplay directly to Facebook using the PS4's social sharing functionality.
Pretty impressive, no? Trailer after the break. Also, I wish we hadn't invented that drinking game.Click here to read more...
It’s yet another PS3 deal from Blockbuster, this time for the latest instalment in the Killzone series. The current offer is the lowest we’ve seen for it, and provides a saving of £7 over the next cheapest retailer at The Hut.
The single player campaign may be a bit short and questionable in the plot department (although the set pieces and fights are fantastic), but the multiplayer is really where it’s at with its various modes and hectic action. If you have no interest in getting the recently announced HD trilogy set, this deal is certainly worth a look. Thanks to Irah @ HUKD!
Any self-respecting PS3 FPS fan should already own the last two games so they’ll be glad to hear they don’t have to fork out for the upcoming Killzone Trilogy boxset to play Killzone HD. October 24th will see the first game’s HD makeover hit the European PSN store for £11.99.
Providing 720p visuals and running at 30fps the game will also feature shaper textures. The sound effects have also been given a polish, meaning the weapon fire will tear your room to pieces. The weapons were so much better in the first game thanks to them all featuring secondary fire. The pick of the bunch being the standard Helghast assault rifle that had a single shotgun round, perfect for finishing off Killzone’s notorious bullet sponge enemies. I just can’t wait to get on the giant mounted turret that’s so angry it carries on firing for a few seconds after you’ve released the trigger.Click here to read more...
Just a quickie: Sony has confirmed that the Killzone Trilogy Edition is headed to British shores on October 24th. You'll get an HD remaster of the original Killzone, Killzone 2 and Killzone 3 along with six downloadable multiplayer map packs. More details on the EU PlayStation blog.
The bundle has a suggested retail price of £40.84, but we daresay that online stockists will undercut as silly season gets into full swing.
Sony has announced Killzone: Mercenary as a PlayStation Vita exclusive, designed to be an FPS that "simply would not work on any other platform."
Gameplay appears to revolve around acquiring money, with bounty awarded per kill. Touch gestures for melee attacks has also been confirmed.
Details are still thin on the ground - more as we hear it. With luck, we'll be able to upload a trailer soon.
Killzone 3's multiplayer suite will be releasing as a free PlayStation Store download next week, confirms the PlayStation Blog podcast. This "standalone" gameplay experience contains all the maps and modes of the full version - though as you'd expect, ships with a level cap that can be lifted with a one-off payment of $14.99. European pricing and release details are still TBA, but we assume that Sony plan to roll out the package next Wednesday.
Considering that you can pick up a copy of Killzone 3 for between £13-£15 at the moment, this offer isn't particularly good value, but will be useful as a free demo.
This deal is technically a blast from the past - but Blockbuster are still in stock and kicking ass as the cheapest Killzone 3 retailer around. £9.99 is a steal for this solid and visceral FPS, especially due to the addictive online modes.
Sony has announced that the original Killzone will be headed to PSN, confirming the news after Game Informer spotted an ESRB listing for the 2004 PlayStation 2 title. Sadly, while you might have expected an HD remastered version, it will only be a straight port... and thus only really suitable for nostalgia value. While Killzone 2 and 3 pushed the bar in terms of PS3-exclusive shooters, the first game was underwhelming to the extreme.
If you missed out on the offer from Dixons a few weeks ago, you’ve got another chance of getting Killzone 3 for a tenner thanks to Blockbuster. With quite a few online retailers currently out of stock, it means there is a saving of a fiver to be had here over the next best alternative at Dixons.
The single player campaign may be a bit short and questionable in the plot department (although the set pieces and fights are fantastic), but the multiplayer is really where it’s at with its various modes and hectic action. You can check out Brendan’s review for the full scoop. Thanks to Syzable @ HUKD!
If you have yet to take the fight to the Helgahst in the latest instalment of the Killzone franchise, the asking price of a tenner is definitely worth a look. The current offer from Dixons means you can save yourself a fiver over the next cheapest competitor over at The Hut.
The single player campaign may be a bit short and questionable in the plot department (although the set pieces and fights are fantastic), but the multiplayer is really where it’s at with its various modes and hectic action. You can check out Brendan’s review for the full scoop. Thanks to djeisang @ HUKD!
This is definitely a report of two halves.
First up, the latest physical edition of EDGE Magazine [via Gamerzines] states that "the bulk of Guerrilla's staff are soldiering on with the next Killzone instalment," with veteran Killzone senior producer Steven Ter Heide at the helm. It's been described as a "follow-up." This is a big claim, but it's likely that EDGE know what they're talking about - otherwise, they'd have ran the story as an uncorroborated rumour.
Which is where act two begins. See, EDGE also recently ran a story from an anonymous source who suggested that an internal Sony Studio had started developing for the PlayStation 3's successor (the PS4, if you will). So... yeah. You can see where where we're going with this.
Either way, we'll keep an eye on the situation.
There were various different level chunks available to play and I found myself constantly coming back to replay each of them. This was hands-down the game of the show at the PlayStation Beta Rooms event in Birmingham.
The first section is that from the E3 stage demo (colour me excited). I seem to be in the open-air cargo hold of a ship and have just been attacked by Helghast jump-pack troops. If you’ve seen them in action, you’ll know they can be tricky to take down. The best tactic is waiting till they’re forced to land to briefly recharge their boosters. Or you can cook a grenade, timing it to explode in mid-air, right in their hovering faces. However you decide to kill them, the resulting explosion from their packs sends them skyrocketing and then smashing back down to earth with all the grace of a shopping trolley full of engine parts falling off a car-park roof.
The second part of the demo let me have a go on one of the jump-packs. Flight is limited to short bursts to help make the big jumps across the fractured pieces of glacier poking out from the furious sea. The pack enables you to jump further and higher than usual and there’s even a cool boost feature that zooms you forward quicker and also makes you a tougher target to hit. There’s also a cool purple flame effect from the thrusters to indicate boosting. The sound the pack makes is amazing too.Click here to read more on why Killzone 3 ruled the PlayStation Beta Rooms event