Killzone 3 Detailed: "A Rounded Experience On All Fronts"
You figured this was coming and we had assumed they'd wait until E3, but the official announcement is already here: Killzone 3 is a-comin', and as expected, it should hit store shelves some time next year.
Revealed over at the PlayStation Blog and citing SCEE's James Gallagher's unveiling and info, we first learn that KZ3 in 3D ought to be one hell of an amazing experience. As for the pertinent details: the newest installment is indeed a direct sequel, but "it's a much grander experience in terms of scale and ambition." We can expect plenty more variety in diversity in regards to enemy types, environments, and even weaponry. Furthermore - and the fans will appreciate this - Guerrilla says work on KZ3 has really benefited from Killzone community feedback. For instance, while KZ2 was wonderfully received, one of the criticisms involved the inclusion of "too many corridors," so the developers wanted to provide you with a larger, wider atmosphere and more gameplay alterations. You've probably heard about those jet packs, right? Well, these will work as an "exaggerated jump" and allow you to use a forward thrust twice before being forced to land.
The story is another prime focus. Said Guerrilla Games Managing Director Herman Hulst:
"We recognize how important story is in Killzone games, and we're making great leaps forward with character development and the quality of the dialogue and the writing. We're going all-out to make Killzone 3 a rounded experience on all fronts."
If you'd like to read more about the storyline, make sure to click through the link above. As for the multiplayer component, it's confirmed that the team has "key individuals" working on it and they "promise true innovation." We do expect some sort of teaser trailer or debut video at E3, which is bound to be gigantic, but for now, we'll just be all excited about this announcement.
Related Game(s): Killzone 3
5/24/2010 9:20:52 PM Ben Dutka