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...
It looks like cross-platform play is going to form a key component of Sony's promotional activities for the PlayStation Vita
The platform holder's released a brand new trailer showing off all of the handheld's PS3 connectivity functions. The snippet shows save sharing in the Diablo-esque dungeon crawler Ruin, cross-platform multiplayer in Wipeout 2048, and even remote play with PS3 blockbuster..
There'll be some partying going on at developer Naughty Dog this evening
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception has scooped up nine nominations for this year's VGAs. Amongst its accolades include nominations for Best Graphics, Best Action Adventure Game, Best Performance (both male and female) and Game Of The Year. Naughty Dog has also been nominated in the Best Studio category. Uncharted 3 will face up..
Sony's announced that four more blockbuster PS3 titles are joining the platform holder's "Platinum" range in Europe
New titles include LittleBigPlanet 2, MotorStorm: Apocalypse, Gran Turismo 5 and Killzone 3. Each of the titles will be available at around £20. If you've yet to pick up any of the listed titles, there's never been a better opportunity.
Guerrilla Games is adding the finishing touches to its latest patch for Killzone 3
Version 1.12 will bring a variety of bug fixes and tweaks when it launches on September 6th. We've included the full break-down of tweaks after the jump. [Thanks Eurogamer] CAREERS: Changed Marksman's scramble ability into an active ability - The marksman scramble ability now needs to be activated and deactivated..
As of today you'll be able to purchase digital download versions of first-party PlayStation content from British stores GAME and GameStation
The brick-and-mortar video games retail institution recently started selling digital PC content in store, and will now stock downloadable versions of PlayStation content such as the God Of War Collection and...
If you're planning on picking up Resistance 3 in September -- and haven't got around to trying out Killzone 3, MotorStorm Apocalypse and inFamous 2 -- then you're in luck
Demos for all three titles will be included on Resistance 3's Blu-ray, according to information published by the BBFC. Resistance 3 itself received an 18 rating by the classification board, with the final product boasting over 90..
Guerrilla Games has switched on triple XP for Killzone 3 this weekend
The promotion applies to all XP earned in multiplayer up until 9:00AM on Monday morning. Presumably the offer's designed to celebrate the recently released From The Ashes map pack.
Guerrilla's announced the latest batch of Killzone 3 DLC this afternoon, entitled "From The Ashes"
The pack includes two new Guerrilla Warfare and two new Warzone maps. Sadly, no more Operations maps, which is a shame as it's still our favourite Killzone 3 game mode. With the pack set to release next week, Guerrilla's released videos for two of the four new maps. First up is Lente Missile Base, a..
Fans of first-person shooters will have a difficult choice to make this weekend: Call Of Duty: Black Ops or Killzone 3
Both games are running double XP periods to welcome players back to the PlayStation Network. Killzone 3's turned on the double XP as we speak, right through until May 23rd at 10:00AM UK-time. Hop to it soldiers, and blow out some Helghast brains.
Optimism: according to various reports, internal testers are currently playing various PlayStation Network games online
The official Twitter account for PlayStation in the Netherlands (which has been the most active during this entire outage) confirmed to fans that "internal testing" is currently occurring in numerous regions. Since that bomb-shell, numerous investigations on NeoGAF have..
Bioware's fantasy RPG, Dragon Age II, has topped the UK sales charts this week, beating out last week's winner, Pokemon
Elsewhere, it's pretty much as you were: EA's Fight Night Champion is still lingering in the top three, while Bulletstorm, Killzone 3 and Call Of Duty: Black Ops maintain their place in the top ten. Hit the jump for the full run-down. Dragon Age II (BioWare, EA) Pokemon White..
Total US game revenue was up year-over-year in February, from $1
3 billion to $1.6 billion. An increase in hardware and peripheral sales were credited for the gains, while software shrunk a bit between February 2010 and 2011. Despite dipping year-over-year, the software charts for February are littered with new games — Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 performed exceptionally, taking the spot directly behind..
Not much to say from a PlayStation perspective on this week's UK multiplatform software sales charts
It's another commanding week for Nintendo's mini-monsters RPG franchise, as Pokemon Black and White occupied the chart's top two spots. EA's Fight Night Champion debuted in third, while balls-to-the-wall FPS Bulletstorm leap-frogged Sony's Killzone 3 which dropped from first to fifth place this..
The new way to blast the Helghast
Killzone 3 is finally available after all the Beta and Demo teases, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. We put a ton of playtime in with the Move and Navigation set-up prior to release, and came up with a nifty Killzone 3 PlayStation Move Guide with a few protips. There was one thing in our previous guide...
There's not a Killzone movie (yet
), but if there was, it would probably look like this amazing short by YouTube user 'pwnisher'. Ok, so the costumes aren't great, but the special effects are actually pretty impressive for a fan-made project. They even nailed the ridiculous accents of the Helghast troops.
Both Killzone 3 and Bulletstorm had strong first week showings according to the UK sales charts, propping up the first and second positions respectively
We had a lot of love for both games in our reviews, which can be found here and here for your convenience. Call Of Duty: Black Ops rounded out a triple-header of first-person shooters, with FIFA 11 and Just Dance 2 left making up the top five. The..
It is a universal truth that all video game stages look better in the rain
Thank heavens for Killzone 3's latest Steel Rain map-pack, then. The DLC multiplayer map-pack includes two new stages — Junkyard and Stahl Arms. The latter, which takes place in a sodden junk processing facility, is designed for Killzone 3's 16-player Guerrilla Warfare mode. Meanwhile, Stahl Arms is set inside the..
With Killzone 3 now available on store-shelves across North America, and due in Europe later this week, producer Steven ter Heide has been chatting with Gamasutra about the studio's immediate future
One little tid-bit references the NGP, and whether Guerrilla would be interested in creating a follow-up to their previous (and only) portable title Killzone: Liberation. Its something we are..
Beware: there are huge spoilers in Killzone 3's launch trailer
In fact, as good as the gameplay montage is, we don't recommend you watch it. Look, we like The Vines too, but these spoilers just aren't worth it, yo. Go pick up the game instead. It's out this week!
As we're sprinting through the tropical corridors of Killzone 3's 'Kaznan Jungle' map, we can't help but acknowledge the sense that things have changed for the better
The changes won't please everyone, but they're enough to engage us on a level Killzone 2 never could. We pirouette on the upper-tiers of the map. Blue lights. We snap down into the...
Patching up the Helghan
The Killzone 3 Beta is now officially over, and while all those hours spent fragging away may seem like just a good bit of free fun, they've actually helped to turn Killzone 3 into the definitive multiplayer experience for the PlayStation 3. The multiplayer team at Guerrilla Games was nice enough to post a list of the...
As is a tradition for every big PlayStation 3 release in North America, Kevin Butler's back with a couple of new advertising slots
The commercials, which focus on the PlayStation Move Sharp-Shooter peripheral and Killzone 3 itself, are not Kevin Butler gold like previous spots, but are definitely worth a look if you're a fan of the fake executive...
If you're a North American reader and you've still yet to pick up a PlayStation 3, SCEA's announced a pretty good deal for you
The Killzone 3 hardware bundle not only includes a copy of Guerrilla Games' latest shooter, but also a 160GB PS3 for $300. Essentially, you're getting the game for free. Not a bad deal, eh? The bundle's out February 22nd, same day as the game.
In an interview with Eurogamer TV, Killzone 3's senior producer Steven ter Heide has claimed that the franchise is "not going to go away anytime soon," hinting at the possibility of a Killzone 4
While we know that Sony Cambridge are beavering away on a Killzone title for NGP, Guerrilla have stated numerous times that they are moving onto a new IP once Killzone 3 is finished. Having
Killzone 3 has full PlayStation Move support, which is pretty awesome once you've spent a couple of hours adjusting to it
Guerrilla's revealed that they nearly used their resources in a different way however, experimenting with a Killzone 2 on-rails PlayStation Move shooter. "When we got the initial prototypes, we had no set plan on how to add motion control to Killzone. Being a first-party..
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We never enjoyed Killzone 2's multiplayer
We tried. We really tried. But after 25 hours of gameplay it never really clicked for us. The hefty controls made the gameplay too slow; before long we found ourselves itching for something a little less gritty. We appreciate what Guerrilla did with Killzone 2, and we know there are plenty of people that...
Just in case you've missed it: Sony's put the open Killzone 3 multiplayer beta on the PlayStation Store this morning
The US version's due up at 10AM PST. The beta is available to anyone with a PlayStation Network account. It weighs in at 802MB and will run through until February 15th. The demo opens up one multiplayer map, the MP05 Frozen Dam layout, across a number of gametypes. It also features..
Guerrilla's lifted the lid on the Retro map pack that was announced as part of the Helghast and Collector's editions of Killzone 3 last year
The downloadable content is also available as a pre-order bonus from participating retailers. The map pack includes two popular multiplayer layouts from Killzone 2, including one of our favourites: Salamun Market. The other map is Blood Gracht. Guerrilla..
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99/9.99) Tetris (£7.99/9.99) Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 (£11.99/14.99) X-Men Arcade (£6.29/7.99) Killzone®3 Multiplayer Open Beta (Available from 11am GMT, Thursday 3rd February) EA Sports Fight Night Champion demo Crash Bandicoot 2 (£3.99/4.99)</ul>Add-On Game Content ModNation Racerso...
Sharpen up soldier; Sony's slapped an 11AM GMT time-frame on the Killzone 3 multiplayer demo
The open "beta" will be available to everyone with a PlayStation Network account until February 15th. Plenty of time to sharpen up your skills ahead of the proper launch then.
Despite not being officially announced, a number of European retailers are listing Killzone 3 PS3 bundles expected on the same day as the game's launch
Amazon.fr peg the package at 348.38, noting that the bundle includes a 320GB PlayStation 3 Slim and copy of Killzone 3. Expect official confirmation soon.
Killzone 3 aside, PlayStation Move Heroes looks like it's the next big title for Sony's motion controller
The title — which lets you play as Sly Cooper, Bentley, Ratchet, Clank, Jak and Daxter — is due out in the US on March 22nd and it looks like Sony's teamed up with Toys 'R' Us to offer a new Move bundle including the game. The $99.99 package includes a Move controller, PlayStation Eye and..
Guerrilla's posted a preview of the "Behind The Scenes" documentary that's included in Killzone 3's Helghast Edition
The documentary includes interviews with actors Ray Winstone and Malcolm McDowell. There's more information over on the PlayStation Blog. Catch the preview after the jump. The game looks stunning. <object id="viddler"..
Another day, another Killzone 3 multiplayer reveal
Sony's really ramping up the promotional work now LittleBigPlanet 2's out of the way aren't they? The latest map reveals a pretty unusual Killzone setting — the jungle. As has already been pointed out on a hundred different forums, this looks more like a cave than a jungle. Remember the game is still set on Helghan though, a foreign planet. Looks..
Sony's revealed that there will be a single-player demo for Killzone 3 available before the game's big release next month
The teaser — due on February 15th / 16th (North America / Europe) — will drop players mid-way into the single-player campaign, allowing them to explore the Icy Incursion stage. There'll be two versions of the demo available — 2D and 3D. There's not a huge difference..
We know you're still going to crawl back into your uninformed corner of the Internet and complain about how PlayStation Home is all about waiting in a line to play a game of pool, but that's just not the case anymore
PlayStation Home is awesome. It might not be your particular flavour of herbal tea, but we love the direction Sony's taking with the virtual world. Take this week's update: in North..
We're just about a month away from the release of Killzone 3, and with the multiplayer beta due to launch in early February, Guerrilla's jumped onto the PlayStation Blog to reveal the game's full arsenal
There are a bunch of weapons available, with Guerrilla touting the importance of each gun having its "own unique role". Click through here for more details.
We're not familiar with the process of multiplatform game development, but reading the comments of Homefront's senior level designer Rex Dickson, it seems like developers want the platform holders to bend over backwards for every game coming to their system
Earlier in the week, Kaos announced that all future Homefront DLC would be a timed exclusive on the XBOX 360. It struck us a little weird;..
Thank goodness for this multiplayer footage Sony's put up to celebrate Killzone 3's upcoming open beta
Just as we'd started to forget just how chunky Killzone's weapons sound, a smattering of gameplay footage arrives to remind us. Most exciting about this clip of Killzone 3's Bilgarsk Boulevard — the map looks huge, while still maintaining a focus. One thing we didn't like about Killzone 2..
SCEE's announced that through February 3rd to February 15th players will be able to enlist upon the Killzone 3 open beta
The client will provide early access to Killzone's Frozen Dam multiplayer level, playable across three game modes: Guerrilla Warfare, Warzone and Operations. The offline multiplayer Botzone component will also be available. There...
Guerrilla Games has reiterated its intent to appease "control lag" complaints with Killzone 3
The studio's told EDGE magazine that Killzone 3 is suitably "more fluid" than its predecessor: we were still tweaking and checking framerate, I checked this game back-to-back with Killzone 2 and have to say that it plays so much more fluidly, said director Mathijis de Jonge. Also, the..
Sony's director of hardware marketing, John Koller, has spoken candidly to the Wall Street Journal about the PlayStation Move and SCE's strategy for the device going forward
Acknowledging Microsoft's success with the Kinect, Koller said that his company is still "happy where we are in the market" with Move. It's a point which often gets overlooked in the message board debates; allow us to..
Run out of synonyms for the title there
Feel entirely free to add your own set of "words meaning finished" to the comments section below while we go through the motions of telling you the news: Killzone 3 has gone gold. When a game goes gold, it means it's completely done. Y'know, finished. They send it off to big industrial manufacturing people to print the discs. It's obviously rather..
It's not entirely unprecedented for Sony to market key PlayStation 3 exclusives with custom Slurpee cups
Remember Kratos' Fury? With no God Of War this year, Sony's turned to LittleBigPlanet 2 and Killzone 3 for their yearly PlayStation-branded iced drinks partnership. Each limited cup includes a promo card which can be exchanged on the Slurpee website for goodies, including strategy guides,..
After last week's fantastic story-trailer, we've been eager to see more of Killzone 3's narrative
It seems we'll get plenty of it when the game launches next week, as the BBFC's revealed that the game has over 70 minutes of cut-scenes. The board gave the game an 18 rating, stating it features strong bloody violence and strong language. As if we expected anything less. Killzone 3's due out in..
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..
Do you consider yourself a hardcore Killzone fanboy? Did yesterday's story trailer cause you to wet the bed with excitement? If you answered "yes" to both of these questions, you might like to know that HMV's taking pre-orders for the ridiculously large Killzone 3: Helghast Edition
The package includes a replica Helghast helmet, a cloaking marksman action figure, an art-book, some behind-the-scenes..
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..