Killzone 2 Flash And Thunder Map Pack Confirmed For June 11
It's unlikely you're growing tired of the unbelievable experience that is Killzone 2 online, but just in case, more downloadable content is headed your way.
Well, the press release comes from SCEE so perhaps it's only confirmed for Europe right now, but we're assuming this Flash and Thunder Map Pack will also hit North America as well. It is scheduled to become available on the PlayStation Store in Europe on June 11, and it's going to feature the Beach Head and Southern Hills maps from the original Killzone (obviously remade for the PS3). It's kinda interesting, actually: we all know the first title fell a little shy of expectations, but KZ2 most certainly didn't. Now it's time to see a bit of the original game, remade for the excellence of the sequel. Here's part of the press release:
"The Beach Head map sees the ISA tasked with defending a coastal stronghold against a Helghast landing force. This rain-lashed and windswept battlefield is limited in size – which means more action, more hand-to-hand combat, plenty of sneaking up on the enemy and melee kills galore. The Southern Hills map sees the ISA attempting to storm a Helghast compound on top of a hill. A mixture of built-up terrain and wide open spaces – perfect for headshot sniper kills – this map is full of hiding places and offers the perfect battlefield for a large-scale game with lots of players."
This generation, developers can continue to refresh multiplayer experiences on a frequent basis, and it appears to be working (just look at Criterion and Burnout Paradise). So, there's nothing wrong with seeing more content for one of the best games of the past few years. We'll let you know if the Flash and Thunder Map Pack is confirmed for the US as well.
Related Game(s): Killzone 2
5/20/2009 Ben Dutka