Oh, this is good. Sony has released a brand new gameplay trailer for the upcoming Killzone: Mercenary – and it looks absolutely amazing. Just a reminder in case you’re skipping ahead to the video: this is a PlayStation Vita game. Alright, you can go ahead and watch it now, just make sure you scroll back up for all of the details.

It’s good, isn’t it? The first-person shooter is set shortly after the events of the original Killzone, and revisits many of the memorable moments from the trilogy. You play as Arran Danner, a former UCA-soldier who is willing to fight for either the Helghast or the ISA – well, as long as the pay cheque is big enough. However, there’s a bit more depth on offer than that. When a routine mission involving the extraction of the Vektan Ambassador and his family goes awry, Danner begins to question his own motives.

The narrative will play out across nine missions, each about an hour in length. Better yet, you’ll be able to revisit all of the stages at any time, where they’ll be augmented with new side quests and objectives. In addition to the single player campaign, the game will also boast a full multiplayer mode with six, eight-player maps and a wealth of different game types, including the popular Warzone.

Brilliantly, everything that you do in Killzone: Mercenary will be rewarded with cash. The better you perform, the more that you’ll earn. The twist is that the money will all be deposited into a single bank account, allowing you to distribute it in any way that you desire. For example, the funds that you earn in single player can be reinvested into multiplayer, and vice versa.

The title’s due out on 17th September in North America and 18th September in Europe, which seems like a long way away. Judging by the trailer below, though, we reckon that it will be worth the wait. Are you excited? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

[via blog.us.playstation.com, blog.eu.playstation.com]