The Killzone franchise didn't really make its mark until the PS3 came along
While the original PlayStation 2 title was dubbed as Sony's "Halo killer" at the time, the final product ultimately fell short. Sure, the PlayStation Portable spin-off, Killzone: Liberation, remains one of the best entries in the series — but it wasn't until...
The PlayStation Minis platform was designed to house smaller gameplay experiences
But with its latest announcement, Brighton-based indie studio Futurlab has blown the doors off our expectations — announcing that its latest unannounced Mini will be scored by award-winning Killzone composer Joris De Man. The team has developed some very innovative...
Ever wanted to take Killzone into the school playground? Good, us too
And now we can, thanks to this fan-made Killzone card game. The game, created by "thepineapple1" (hint: we don't think that's his real name), has you competing one-on-one in a competitive battle for supremacy. The game actually looks professionally made too. There's a ton of card gamey attributes to deal with: you can..
Killzone 3 is a stupidly pretty PlayStation 3 game, but in justifying just how much Guerrilla's pushing the PlayStation 3 with their lastest title, Herman Hulst has outed the game's split-screen co-op
Speaking in an interview with 1Up about the technical specifications of Killzone 3, Hulst accidentally detailed the much demanded feature: "We found a lot of power after we completed Killzone 2..
Killzone is one of the biggest exclusive franchises in Sony's arsenal
But it hasn't always been. Back in 1999, Guerrilla Games created a concept video for their first meeting with Sony. The video, which Hulst believes showed off the studio's "technical competence" practically has nothing to do with the Killzone we know now; but it marked the first steps towards a franchise which would go..
It's been a while since we posted about Killzone 2 hasn't it? The game was one of last year's most important PS3 releases, but kind of got overshadowed by the releases of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, inFamous and Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time to name but a few
Still - the game's still receiving plaudits. This time for its sensational soundtrack (which, let's face it was incredible). What's..
How unusual - this is the second post in just as many days that we've discussed a cameo appearance from Killzone's Helghast
Taking a break from from fighting their own war and playing tennis, the Helghan warriors are set to embark upon Capcom's Lost Planet 2. It's probably a more fitting hang-out for the orange-eyed soldiers, as many of Lost Planet 2's environments look vaguely similar to Killzone..
News coming out of SCEA's PSN magazine Qore last week hinted that Killzone 2 was to get an update into the third dimension, courtesy of Sony's new Bravia range and updated PS3 firmware
That news was incorrect. Sony's said so: That last feature included interviews, footage from CES 2010, and a brief montage of SCEA titles intended as examples of what 3D gaming might encompass. It is hard to do..
As part of an upcoming firmware update for the PS3, Sony's box of tricks will be able to handle full 3D when used in collaboration with a 3D-compatible TV
But what games will support the new tech? Well, a hot rumour shooting its way out of Sony PSN-download show Qore suggests Killzone 2 will be one game in the line-up, alongside LittleBigPlanet, Super Stardust HD, Wipeout HD and Gran Turismo 5. You..
Yo Americans, you up for some new quality first-party Playstation 3 content at half the price? You betcha, yo
Looks like Sony's got your backs then, with Killzone 2, inFamous and Resistance 2 all set to join the PS3 Greatest Hits Collection. That's according to a Best Buy flyer that also sees UFC Undisputed 2009 and LittleBigPlanet: Game Of The Year Edition hit the new $29.99 price-point. Bargain.
Killzone 2 was is one of the best looking games available right now
Sadly, it's visuals have been somewhat undermined by a slew of other Playstation content. Uncharted 2 took the baton that Killzone set, and now God Of War III has run away with it. But Guerrilla don't seem phased by the internal battle for Playstation 3 exclusive visual quality. Nuh-uh. They want to do more. Speaking to EDGE (via..
Well that rumour popped up and was quashed in minutes wasn't it? We like it that way
TheSixthAxis reported this morning that Guerrilla Games' Killzone 2 is due a Playstation Motion Controller patch. But SCEE says, "Uhhh. No it's not." And that's the end of that, valued reader.
Remember the awesome Uncharted 2: Among Thieves DLC we told you about yesterday? Sony's confirmed it's coming next week, alongside a demo if you're yet (why not
?!) to play the game. The DLC, entitled the "Playstation Heroes Skin Pack" brings Cole and Zeke from inFamous, Nathan Hale and the Chimera from Resistance and Sev and the Helghast...
Well, if there was ever a way to get me back into Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' multiplayer component, it'd involve character skins from other games
Which is exactly what's going to happen according to SCEJ, as upcoming DLC will feature inFamous, Resistance and Killzone 2 skins. Siliconera's got some shots of the DLC, which are due in Japan net...
ELSPA's confirmed that Modern Warfare 2 was the biggest selling game for the Playstation 3 in 2009
The news comes shortly after Modern Warfare 2 was announced as the biggest game of the year by ELSPA, raking in sales of £67million in just one week. The game's now pulled in over $1billion. Sitting next to Modern Warfare 2 in the Playstation 3's overall 2009 sales charts was Fifa 10, Assassin's..
Finally we can live out our fantasy in which we pretend to have orange eyes and march around a dark, stormy environment listening to the sounds of Killzone 2
How? By downloading the soundtrack from iTunes. The soundtrack was performed in the Abbey Road Studios, London (so you know it's good) and features 74 minutes of epic, jaw-grindingly intense orchestral music. We might pick this up actually..
According to a report by GI
biz</a>, Killzone 2's stunning CG introduction has been recognised with a reward from the Roses Design Awards. It's the first time games have ever competed alongside graphical, visual design and architecture categories, so massive kudos to the people at Guerrilla Games and Axis Animation for pulling this off. The intro is so impressive, you owe it to yourselves to..
We've been very jealous today
While reading our surprisingly buoyant journo colleagues Tweets from sunny ol' London, we've been sat here in the gloomy Midlands typing stuff. Still, DJ Hero did come in the post. Score. Over in London though, a real party has kicked off as Fallout 3 won the annual Golden Joysticks "Ultimate Game Of The Year". Over 1.2 million votes were cast in the awards,..
If you've been waiting on picking up Metal Gear Solid 4, MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, Resistance 2 and Killzone 2 then perhaps it's time you picked them up
They've just gone platinum, i.e. cheap. All four titles can now be bought in garish packaging for £19.99. If you've just jumped into the world of Playstation 3 via the recent price drop, we actually recommend you buy all four games.
Playstation Home is getting lots of goodies
The Playstation.Blog are promising 100 new items to spend your cash on from tomorrow, including t-shirts, glow-sticks (really!) and the new Visari Throne Room apartment. Purchasing the apartment alone gains you access to over 70 items to direct your space with. Note SCEA's new promotional campaign at the end of the trailer. "It Only Does..
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...
What's up Playstation 3 owners who care about sales? We have a bit of treat for you this morning
It involves sales and statistics compiled by the lovely folks at Gamasutra. Most specifically they are looking at the Playstation 3's best selling games so far in 2009. Please note these figures are correct in terms of US sales. Exclusive title Killzone 2 sits atop the Playstation 3's best software..
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...
We told you there was more Killzone 2 content coming didn't we? Seems we were right
As part of Patch 1.28 you'll get two new maps, "Suljeva Cliffside" and "Arctower Landing", aswell as multiplayer support for the flamethrower and bolt gun. Additionally there will be those new trophies we told you about earlier.
Looks like the Flamethrower and Bolt Gun are heading to Killzone 2's multiplayer alongside two completely new maps: "Suljeva Cliffside" and "Arctower Landing"
The new goodies have been revealed via an updated trophy listing so we can only imagine an announcement isn't too far away.
The UK's first-half sales (accounting for all the software sales for the first six months of 2009) have been tallied up and show continued dominance from Nintendo's "evergreen" franchises which continue to outsell any new releases with relative ease
However, Sony's Killzone 2 has given them a good push, finishing in fifth place - the first game on the list to have actually been released in 2009 and..
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..
That Geoff Keighley
If he wasn't one of our favourite journalists, we'd be quite jealous of the GTTV host. Not only does he get to premier Bioshock 2 this week, but he also gets to reveal a "major" Killzone 2 announcement. The episode airs at a ridiculous time on Thursday, but if you're in the UK like us, you're best just watching Friday morning over at GameTrailers.com.
Scott Steinberg, VP of product marketing at SCEA wants everyone to know he's pretty proud of Sony's lineup this year
In fact, he cites Killzone 2 as the beginning of "a great lineup [that is] relentless and AAA-quality." If we were Scott we would have used words such as "onslaught" and "annihilating". But let's stay calm here. Steinberg goes on to mention MLB09: The..
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!
Playable Content Killzone 2 demo (free) Tom Clancy's HAWX demo (free) Major League Baseball 2K9 demo (free) Add-on Content Buzz
</em>"Quiz of the Year" pack ($5.99) Disgaea 3 "Demon & Detective" set ($3.99) Disgaea 3 "Kogure" character ($1.99) Disgaea 3 "Marjoly" character ($1.99)...
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,..
Well it really does seem Sony have a bumper list of exclusives this year
Not content with Killzone 2, InFamous, Heavy Rain, breathes, MLB 09 and Uncharted 2 but MAG and God Of War III are to be released this year. According to Sony they are all going to be released "throughout the year". Let's not forget Gran Turismo 5 is also touted for a Christmas 09 launch. Never let any forum goers..
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,..
Feature How Far Have The Playstation 3's Graphics Progressed Since Its Launch: Resistance Fall Of Man vs. Killzone 2, Sonic The Hedgehog vs. Quest For Booty, Ridge Racer 7 vs. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, & More
The Playstation 3 has been on store shelves for almost 2 years here in Europe and subsequently longer in the US and Japan
Sony often bill their systems as having 10 year life cycles. We only need look at the difference between a Playstation 2 launch title and one of the later releases (God Of War II for example) to see how Playstation platforms are...
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?
Playable Content Killzone 2 demo (Free) Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Bundle (£29
99/34.99) 3 on 3 NHL Arcade demo (Free) 3 on 3 NHL Arcade (£6.29/7.99) Lumines Supernova (£8.99/10.99) Cuboid (£7.99/9.99)</ul>Add-on Content LittleBigPlanet Valentie's Day - Level Kit (£2.39/2.99) Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm - Storm Pack 6...
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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