Killzone: Mercenary 1

We’ve paid Killzone: Mercenary a fair amount of attention over the past few days – and have been itching to give you a closer look at the game. If you haven’t read our hands-on preview just yet, divert your orange peepers through here, and then shimmy back to this page for a brand new batch of screens captured directly from our PlayStation Vita.

Finished? The game sounds great, doesn’t it? But we bet that you’re wondering whether the actual visuals live up to the official shots that have been released. After all, publishers have a tendency to touch up images – just look at what happened to Resistance: Burning Skies, it had us all fooled.

Fortunately, that’s not the case with Guerrilla Cambridge’s violent opus. This is every inch the blockbuster that Sony promised, and it’s got the graphics to prove it. But don’t just take our word for it – feel free to feast on the pictures embedded below. And remember, these were captured directly from a preview build of the shooter during gameplay. Unbelievably, they look even better on the system’s screen.