Guerilla's in the mist
The planned re-release of the original Killzone has been put on hold indefinitely, according to a tweet from the official Killzone account. The message simply says: With regards to KZ1 for PS3, not sure what happened but I've been informed that it's been delayed indefinitely. The game was originally supposed to be released in...
Bigbig Studios, developers of the Pursuit Force games on PSP and, more recently, Little Deviants on PS Vita, is being shut down after over a decade of operation. Sony will also be restructuring SCE Cambridge, partnering them with Guerilla Games to work on Killzone for PS Vita. It remains unclear how many employees will be let go from...
Out this week
Still taking those Helghan soldiers to task? Want some new battlefields to dominate with Move? Sony has you covered with a release of four new maps this week. From the Ashes is out on PSN in North America today for $4.99, and reaches Europe tomorrow for €4.99£3.99. Featuring two new arenas and two revamped maps from Killzone 2, you...
It wasn't always sleek
The PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter is a serious bit of kit, but it didn't just come together overnight, as the latest PlayStation blog post explains. The idea for the add-on sprang into the head of Guerrilla's Mathijs de Jonge while demonstrating Killzone 3's PlayStation Move controls to the press: We had several Helghast...
PS Plus members get it free
For some, Killzone 3 came and went in the blink of an eye, but those still waging war on Helghan's surface can explore new battlefields with extra downloadable content available from the PlayStation Store. The Steel Rain pack contains two multiplayer maps inspired by locations from the campaign mode: Junkyard, a...
Gunning down opponents
The long-awaited Killzone 3 blew up all-comers in the UK charts this week, outselling every other game to make it all the way to the top. The week's other high-profile release was Epic Games' multiplatform Bulletstorm which, in its Xbox 360-exclusive Epic Edition comes with beta access to Gears of War 3, but not even the...
After the betas and the demos stoked your bloodlust, you can finally purchase Killzone 3 across North America today. Fully playable with PlayStation Move for enhanced accuracy, the game also supports the new PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter accessory that houses the Move and Navigation in a beefy-looking rifle. If you're jumping into Killzone...
Warning: causes arguments
It's easy to tell who's your enemy in Killzone 3 – the glowing red eyes and guns pointed at your face are a dead giveaway – but in real life it's not so simple. It's a good job, then, that Sony and Guerilla Games has created the Killzone 3 Know Your Enemies app for Facebook that aims to help you sort your friends from...
Shows Sharp Shooter too
All our readers know there's only one way to play Killzone 3, and that's with PlayStation Move. Fictitious Sony Vice President Kevin Butler knows this too, and he wants to spread the word the only way he knows how: advertising. The first video shows the PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter in Butler's paws while the second focuses...
Give 'em Hel(ghan)
If you've been dabbling in the Killzone 3 multiplayer beta you might be ready for a new challenge, in which case we have good news: the single-player demo is available for North American PlayStation Network members right now. The demo was released to PlayStation Plus subscribers last week but is now freely available for all...
Kill the competition
PlayStation Move has now seen its controls implemented into a few FPS games such as MAG and Modern Combat: Domination (ModComDom) with good overall results. The Killzone 3 Beta is available now through the PlayStation Store with spot-on Move integration, and we at Movemodo want to help our readers out with our very own pro-tip...
Guerilla Games' Killzone 3 looks set to raise the bar for motion-controlled shooters, but how did the company set about sketching out ideas for its pointer-based system? Lead programmer Tommy de Roos explained to Ars Technica that the studio began its experiments with past title Killzone 2, looking to create an on-rails version of...
Sees bright future
Many Move owners have been putting the controller through its paces in the Killzone 3 multiplayer beta, and developer Guerilla Games is so happy with the controller's prowess it foresees a big future for pointer-controlled first person shooters. Principal programmer Tommy de Roos of Guerilla Games spoke to CVG about the...
War gets beta
It's wall-to-wall betas on PlayStation 3 at the moment: just as many gamers are ripping through the Move-enabled Killzone 3 beta, Zipper Interactive is bringing a beta of upcoming shooter SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals to PlayStation 3 owners soon. For a limited time, copies of Killzone 3 will contain access to the beta, which will be made...
Make with the boom boom
Players jumping into Killzone 3 may recognise a few familiar voices among the 70 minutes of cutscenes that drive the story forward. Malcolm McDowell and Ray Winstone will be among the voices guiding you through the war on Helghan, and this behind the scenes video from Guerilla Games shows the motion capture process that put...
Soloing and goodbye
Plenty has been made of Killzone 3's multiplayer mode, but don't forget it has a proper single player campaign mode. If you did forget, Sony wants to remind you by launching a single player demo on the PlayStation Store next month. On February 15th in North America and February 16th in Europe you'll be able to download the Icy...
If Killzone 2 could be faulted in any way, it was for its soul-less cast and contrived storyline. But basing assumptions on this two-minute Killzone 3 story trailer, we'd say Guerrilla Games has learned its lesson. The PlayStation Blog's revealed that two acting legends will be heading up the Helghast's leadership positions in Killzone 3. Malcolm McDowell will play the scheming Stahl..
Controller is mouse and keyboard-friendly
We already know that DualShock players best Move users when it comes to Killzone 3, mostly due to the unfamiliarity of the Move technology compared to the well-worn DualShock controllers we've all been using for the best part of fifteen years. One part of the gaming population may find the adjustment easier...
Balancing issues ongoing
A month ago we reported that Guerilla Games was unsure if DualShock 3 and Move gamers could face off online, and although it still hasn't made a decision it sounds as if the balance lies firmly with traditional controls. Speaking at Eurogamer Expo, producer Steven Ter Heide said that gamers experienced with DualShock 3...
Heavy Rain and Killzone 3 detailed
Sony's official PlayStation blogs for Europe and North America are treasure troves of information: not just run by community managers, they also include posts from developers and staff from other publishers, giving a unique look into PlayStation games from all corners of the development world. This week's updates...
Zoom lock, grenade throwing and more
Killzone 3 looks set to be a blockbuster whether playing it with Move or not, but this video showing the game's Move controls makes us think it might be a tough decision to make. Guerilla Games's Steven Ter Heide, who recently admitted the studio hasn't decided if Move and DualShock 3 gamers will meet online,...
Will controls be fair for both?
With the recent confirmation that Killzone 3 will support the Move controller in online play as well as offline, discussion naturally arose about whether gamers using the super-precise motion controller will have an advantage or disadvantage when playing against opponents using dual analogue controls. Steven Ter Heide...
Two-dozen pods available for maximum Helghast chaos
It's 3D, it includes Move support and it's swarming with Helghast troops: it can only be Guerilla Games' Killzone 3, one of the PlayStation 3's most anticipated games of 2011. If you're on your way to PAX 2010 in Seattle this weekend, make a beeline for the Killzone 3 stand as the game is fully...
Killzone 2? Motorstorm: Pacific Rift? Resistance 2? Nope
.. SOCOM: Confrontation. SCEA's Mark Rogers is basing this statistic by counting the number of simultaneous Playstation Network connections. He bases the game's success off the community's commitment to the franchise. Rogers concluded that dedicated fans will be rewarded by an upcoming patch that will change the scale and scope of the game..
The US Playstation Blog have confirmed that you'll earn double XP if you play some Killzone 2 this weekend
There's never really been a better time to jump back into Killzone 2 to be honest. Double XP, new maps, map pack bundle, etc. We guess we'll see you on there. [image - joystiq]
Speaking on the European Playstation blog, Guerrilla Games producer Seb Downie has commented on the companies current status with Killzone 2, and that they're looking to take a break from the game for a short period
"Right now were going to take a step back from Killzone 2," said Downie. "Weve been working non-stop since the disc...
If you're new to the world of Killzone 2, or have yet to stump up the cash for all the DLC that Guerrilla have been releasing, you should know that a bundle pack is on the way
Alongside the release of the Napalm & Cordite pack tomorrow, a new bundle priced at $11.99 (no European details yet) will provide you with all three of the currently...
This Thursday is shaping up to be a crazy day on the PSN
We already know Shatter and Wipeout HD's Fury expansion are on the way — but how about some more Killzone 2 aswell? Given the barren spell we're enduring with retail releases just now, we'll take everything we can get! New Killzone 2 maps "Suljeva Cliffside" and "Arctower...
Guerilla Games have announced that patch 1
27 for Killzone 2 is available for download now. The patch includes the "high precision" control mode we posted about earlier in the week. We'll be on hand to give some impressions on the new controls, and whether they lose any of Killzone 2's personality in the wake of making the game a CoD clone to appease "fans". The full list of..
Some people really hated the "heavy" controls of Killzone 2
We loved them, it gave the game some personality. But, y'know, they weren't for everyone unfortunately. Hence why a new patch for the game will namby-pamby those who just can't adjust.When this option is switched on, it makes the analog sticks more responsive to small movements. Turned off, the controls behave exactly as they did before..
The second map pack for Guerilla Games' hottest FPS Killzone 2 is about to land on Playstation 3's this June 11th
The pack includes two classic Killzone maps from the Playstation 2 game: Beach Head, in which you're tasked with resisting a Helghast invasion force on a coastal stronghold, and The Southern Hills, in which it's the ISA's turn to invade...
Killzone 2 has a lot of DLC in the pipeline
Guerilla have already rolled out one set and we know there is more to come. When grilled by Next Gamer, producer Seb Downie claimed the new DLC to be "the best looking thing we have ever made". Strong words for a game that looks as good as Killzone 2 does.
Well, there you have it; 2 months after hitting store shelves, Guerilla's Killzone 2 has had over one million accounts log-in and play the online portion of the game
It's worth noting that this only logs individual accounts, but it's still a pretty good number for Guerilla regardless. We'll be looking to jump back into Killzone 2 as soon as the new...
Have you already reached the top rank in Killzone 2? We actually have, and are hotly anticipating the "hardcore" ranks coming in patch 1
24 which launches on April 22nd. The patch also fixes a number of minor things aswell as making connecting to friends that little bit easier. Of course it also paves the way for the upcoming "Steel & Titanium" patch. You can see the full list after..
We've already read a ridiculous article this morning about how if Killzone 2 was an XBOX game it would have sold 4 million or something ludicrous
Keep looking in your crystal balls guys. Regardless, there's no doubt Sony's Playstation 3 exclusive Killzone 2 has sold a truck-load. And now that truck-load total has reached way over a million worldwide. Which is excellent news for both Sony and..
We're still none the wiser as to whether Killzone 2's "Steel & Titanium" pack will be free
However, we can tell you that it's coming soon. April 30th is the date that has been confirmed by the Playstation Blog and we simply can't wait to get fragging on "that train level from single player that everyone thought was awesome".
Call this rumour for now but a Dutch news source is claiming that the upcoming map-pack for Guerilla's smash PS3 exclusive Killzone 2 will be free
The rough translation reveals:"The packet is from April 30 in the PlayStation Store and is offered free to download, as Sony Computer Entertainment announced Friday."</blockquote> Treat this as speculation until we get official word, but,..
Upcoming Killzone 2 DLC has been unveiled exclusively on GameTrailers TV
A new map pack titled "Steel & Titanium" will be available by the end of April and includes two new maps: the ISA tech cruiser provides for a very vertical map whereas the train-level makes a reappearance in the form of, what looks to be, one of the best multiplayer maps we've played for a while. Seriously, the..
One the more interesting things in yesterdays American Playstation Store update was the inclusion of the interactive Killzone 2 advert
Finally putting a rest to all the criticism Sony took as a result of the infamous Killzone 2 trailer in 2005, Sony have silenced critics by releasing a fully interactive version of their in-engine commercial. Going hand in hand with that, Sony have also..
Kudos to Guerilla Games
They've not only released the biggest game of the year so far in Killzone 2, but they also seem eager to make it a success. Every game launches with a few niggles. It depends how long those bugs take to get fixed as to whether the game will live too long after its release date. Killzone 2 v.1.2 is 16mb update which fixes the...
Killzone 2 is on store shelves worldwide and is doing pretty well
It currently sits pretty atop the video game charts in the UK, outselling rivals Halo Wars and last weeks number one Street Fighter IV. It marks an end to Sony's two year long drought from the chart top, the last being God Of War II all the way back in April 2007. See the full charts after the jump. 1. Killzone 2 (Sony)2. Halo Wars..
I'm sure you guys know, but, just a heads up
Killzone 2 is out now. I'm sure you'll excuse us while we spend a long weekend playing the game we've been writing about for weeks and weeks. Hey, if you want to hit us up will be on PSN all day — PSNID is "get2sammyb". We'd love to play with you guys!
According to an email from SCEA received by VGChartz, Killzone 2 is the most preordered Playstation 3 video game to date
Orders for Guerilla's FPS exceeds those of other anticipated PS3 titles such as LittleBigPlanet and Resistance 2. We're looking forward to playing with everyone tomorrow. See you online!
co.uk</a> and Play.com are arguably the two biggest online retailers of entertainment products in the UK. Both companies have been showing Playstation 3 exclusive Killzone 2 as their top seller for some time. The game has lingered in the top 10 of Amazon's top 10 hourly sales list for a good 2-3 months now. Furthering predictions that Killzone 2 is in for a bumper first week of sales,..
It's getting close to the release of Killzone 2 now
Advertising has been sparse at the very least. Reviews dropped months ago. The hype has died down a bit. Well it had until we saw the above advert and got all excited again. While we think the advert is totally cool, we wished Sony had opted for a more... gameplay based approach. All the same - if we knew nothing about Killzone 2 and saw that,..
Seems like Killzone 2 will be synced to official website www
killzone.com</a>. Not only will the site track your stats but also award you with printable prizes for any intel you collect in the game. Posters are one of the things that will be unlocked for print. Papercraft is the other. How cool is that, reader?
We've played through the Killzone 2 demo seven times in the last couple of hours and in that time we've gone through a journey from unruly scepticism to raw admiration
If you've only played the demo once and have come away from those short few minutes of gameplay with a sour taste we urge you to replay a few times. This game takes time to...
Just a heads up
The Killzone 2 demo is now on the European PSN. It's 1207mb in size. The PSN seems to be running fine for the moment but we're expecting things to come to a crunch shortly. We'll keep you updated. Tell us what you think.
Just a quickie for those of you hotly anticipating the Killzone 2 demo
It's going to hit the Euro PSN servers approximately 5PM according to a Sony representative. We'll have our full hands-on impressions tomorrow.
Sony sure as hell love their boxing analogies
Personally we think they're both dumb and hilarious at the same time but we understand the point they're attempting to make. Much like a famous Call Of Duty 4 quote, Sony seem to think they may have "lost the battle but not the war". And what better bomb to drop than to claim Killzone 2 has had a whopping 1.1 million preorders at 3 weeks..
Killzone 2 is literally knocking on the door now
The developers are pretty much done, the reviews are nearly all out and the demo is on it's way. So what's left to do aside from wait patiently for the next 24 days? Check your equipment. Do you have a good enough television and speakers to enjoy Killzone 2 as the developers intended you to? We've no...
SCEE has confirmed that the Killzone 2 demo will be available to download from the European PlayStation Store on February 5th
That's mere days away readers. The demo will feature the first two sections of "Corinth River" and a tutorial section from the final game. Colour us excited.
The Superbowl was yesterday
Killzone 2 wasn't advertised. Above you'll see a fans impression of what an advert for the game might have looked like. As a fans attempt we say it's actually pretty darn good to be honest. If Sony had stumped up the $5million required to advertise on America's biggest sporting event we'd have expected the ad to drop the...
The Killzone 2 embargo broke for Europe today
How did the game fare? We've compiled a list for you to see: Eurogamer - 9/10.Taken as a whole, Killzone 2 doesn't initially seem to offer enough to justify the superlatives that have been dutifully set aside by the PS3 faithful. Despite the often-stunning graphics, it's often derivative of other titles and doesn't - on the surface - seem to have much..
Killzone 2 isn't out until February 27th
Nevertheless Sony thought it was somehow important to bring the reviews embargo forward. Thus, we'll be seeing a good few reviews for Killzone 2 drop tomorrow. Eurogamer have already openly hyped the 5PM (GMT) release of their review and we expect many others will follow. Make-or-break time then Killzone 2 fanboys/haters.
This ought to hold off any fanboy doubts that Sony is not going to get behind their new flagship shooter Killzone 2
According to the Playstation Blog Killzone 2 is going to be "everywhere"."Thanks everyone for the positive reception! I can confirm that we definitely have Trophies in the title," also adding "And I can also say that you will be seeing Killzone 2 ads..
It's well documented that we don't think Sony can market anymore
In the early days of Playstation you couldn't move without seeing the brand everywhere. Snowboarding events, skateboarding events, football matches. These days you rarely see a Sony game advertised anywhere. Imagine our delight when we heard that Killzone 2 was getting to get a little bit of promotional space within UK (and Aus) video..
For those of you excited about Killzone 2: hey, we are too
So much so in fact that the more media that hits the Internet the more we just can't resist pressing that play button and watching it all in YouTube quality. We're stronger than that though. We only treated ourselves to enough to decide this video is the real deal. And now we wait until...
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