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X-Play Reveals Killzone 2 Launch Date, Two New Weapons

We brought you our inside look at the Killzone 2 single-player campaign yesterday, and today, the big news continues to flow for Guerilla's hotly anticipated shooter.

X-Play just released an extended hands-on preview of their own that featured SCEA Managing Producer Kyle Shubel, and two big updates were featured: two new weapons and the official release date! The weapons are the Bolt Gun and the Flamethrower, both of which can be viewed in this new video. Those bad-ass weapons look sweet, and if you check out the second video there, that will give you the inside scoop on the online multiplayer. To top it all off, the launch date for Killzone 2 has been revealed as February 27, so make sure to circle that day on your calendars, fellow gamers. By now, you should be 100% convinced that this is a must-own title, and you have no excuse for passing on it. None of this, "hey, let's wait until it comes down in price" philosophy; that mindset is reserved for decent games, but not blockbuster masterpieces. And remember, our glowing preview is based on a 60% preview build, which means Guerilla could make the final product even more amazing.

The only problem we have now is...February 27 seems like such a long way away! After having had the benefit of testing the beta and preview build, we now have to wait over two and a half months for the final round of bliss? And now we can't run any more release date rumor stories for Killzone 2...bummer.

Related Game(s): Killzone 2

12/4/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (28 posts)

NightHawk17
Thursday, December 04, 2008 @ 10:32:27 PM
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the beta was fun but i'll manage the 2 months and this is definetly a must own...hopefully they allow others to try the game out cause it hurts not getting into betas(i remember)

Last edited by NightHawk17 on 12/4/2008 10:33:21 PM

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somethingrandom
Thursday, December 04, 2008 @ 10:35:39 PM
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Now that you are finished playing your copy, can I borrow it? lol. No Seriously...

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Daedusian
Thursday, December 04, 2008 @ 10:46:48 PM
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Guess it's the downside when you get to play the game early, haha. Your 2.5 months will feel more like 3 years while to all of us it'll only be 4 months lol.

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Qubex
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 12:10:42 AM

It feels like sh*t already! I will try to clock in a few more hours in the coming days before the axe falls on the Beta... :(

Q!

"i Am Home"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, December 04, 2008 @ 10:53:45 PM
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I'll have to look for a repeat of this X-play, they usually only do 360 games.

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 8:37:49 AM

Amen to that! They are horribly biased. I hate that show...

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Orvisman
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 10:43:45 AM

I'm not sure Adam Sessler or Morgan Webb are biased toward the 360 because they do give favorable reviews to PS3 exclusive games, i.e., Resistance 2, Little Big Planet, Metal Gear Solid 4, Motorstorm 2 (they also reviewed Resistance and Motorstorm favorably).

Where the show, however, is biased is their reviews of multiplat games. The majority of these reviews, in the on-screen graphics at the very begining, list the 360 as the game's console.

Even when they list the game as multiplat, during their "Review Roundup" where they recap the reviews for that episode or week (on Fridays), someone in the production booth puts up the 360 logo only. There is no indication the game is on the PS3 too.

The one exception was Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution, which the show listed as a PS3 game on both ends of the review and in the "Review Roundup" segment. I was, needless to say, shocked. And they gave the game a good review too.

We wonder why the Xbots believe the PS3 doesn't have any games.

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xnonsuchx
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 4:06:20 PM

I think the people at X-Play were just expecting the PS3 to unquestionably blow away the 360 based on all the hype, so they kinda feel more disappointed when a PS3 game isn't SUPER good compared to a 360 game.

I love the humor on X-Play and Attack of the Show, though, and generally find their reviews fair.

BTW, you can also view a lot of their segments (esp. reviews) on their website (g4tvDOTcom) and in Podcasts on iTunes.

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Saber1989
Thursday, December 04, 2008 @ 11:35:53 PM
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i did not see x play so questions, any off line multiplayer, can you carry more than 1 gun, can you be revive, anything more? there should be some Q&A i need info

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Wage SLAVES
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 1:26:09 AM

Whoah!...AOTS I cant miss My OLIVIA, ugh...man what I would do to that piece...

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Advent Child
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 2:06:13 AM
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I am getting conflicting reports. Gamespot at the end of their killzone preview say it releases on February the 17th. Plus that is the date Gamestop has for retail.

Last edited by Advent Child on 12/5/2008 2:06:54 AM

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weeee
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 2:16:38 AM
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will the bolt gun and flamethrower be online?
will killzone have customization like Call Of Duty?

i seriously cant wait for this game.
its killing me seeing all these trailers.

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Kubanski_Ratnik
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 5:10:06 AM
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PLEASE NO DEMO SONY! I just wanna buy the game and be enlightened. Seriously, no demo please!

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karneli lll
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 6:33:52 AM
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xplay giving positive ps3 news? the date must be off,if the date's right then it might not sell well with rez 5 coming a few weeks after

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Craigo
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 6:41:25 AM
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Everytime I see new gameplay, it just keeps getting better. AND ITS ONLY 60% DONE!

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Deleted User
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 6:46:07 AM
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That newsletter WASNT yesterday ben. It was the same day as this article. Don't lie.

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 9:42:19 AM
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This game is gonna Kick Ace! The concepts sound amazing and authentic and don't get me started on the visuals...
Too bad "Chaotic Jake"

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SaladFingers
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 10:15:22 AM
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And for Europe?

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Random_Steve
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 10:37:18 AM
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WOW-FLAMETHROWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Douchebaguette
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 11:20:57 AM
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Just watched a different video of the bolt gun, and shooting at enemies point blank with one is insane. They just roll rapidly like a spazz and even take off. Either that or just get pinned to the wall.

Last edited by Douchebaguette on 12/5/2008 11:21:31 AM

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PS3_Wizard
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 11:52:02 AM
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*Drools*

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shaydey77
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 1:29:33 PM
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Is this a worldwide release date does anyone know?

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superjew
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 2:42:39 PM
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For whatever reason I enjoyed the first Killzone game, and if it can be as much better as people say it is it could be a pretty good game. Still reluctant with the flood of FPSs but I may pick it up once the price drops.

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Detroyer 1250
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 9:51:13 PM
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I want to play this now pleasssssse!

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watchit
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 11:22:03 PM
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pre-order months ago #1 on must have list. can't wait.

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Blaiyan
Sunday, December 07, 2008 @ 11:04:55 AM
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*sigh* That's basically march. We waited long enough. Just push the date up to somewhere from February 1st-7th.

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Lairfan
Sunday, December 07, 2008 @ 4:33:26 PM
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There is no must-have game. Everyone has a different opinion; to some this game may be too gray, and that may ruin it for them.

That doesn't mean I'm not getting the game (on the contrary, I can't wait for it), I'm just saying.

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cadpig
Sunday, December 07, 2008 @ 9:28:50 PM
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I have been really looking forward to killzone 2
I don't see any way in hell they can screw this game up:)

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