Arguably the most exciting moment during Sony’s GamesCom 2012 press conference earlier today was when Guerrilla Games’ logo flashed up on screen. The ensuing video featured two minutes of live-action melodrama interlaced with footage of the developer’s brand new Vita exclusive, Killzone: Mercenary.
For the first time in the franchise’s history, Killzone: Mercenary will see you fighting alongside Helghast forces as well as ISA specialists. The game is being developed using the same engine as Killzone 3, and it really shows – the shooter looks absolutely gorgeous.
"As a mercenary you’re free to decide which tactics and loadouts you’ll use to fulfil your contract; your employers will reward you with state-of-the-art weaponry and cold, hard cash as long as you get the job done," explained Guerrilla Games' Hermen Hulst. "But what is the price of that freedom – and will you discover it before it’s too late?"
The game’s due out next year on PlayStation Vita. Suddenly the handheld’s line-up is looking a lot more exciting, isn’t it?