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Killzone 3 Teaser Shows Off "Close Combat" Brutality

Although we're expecting to see more at E3, Guerrilla Games and Sony have already released a teaser trailer for Killzone 3.

Posted at the European PlayStation Blog, the video shows off some seriously brutal footage and although it certainly isn't gameplay, we learn from the game's producer, Aryeh Loeb, that it's all made from "in-game animations." He has been responding to comments in that Blog post, so if you've got any questions, feel free to sign up and ask; you might just receive a juicy tidbit as an answer. Obviously, melee combat will be more of a focal point in the third Killzone and perhaps most intriguing is the fact that after dispatching of the Helghast in the video, the character dons the Helghast helmet...and what might that mean? Will we be able to wander around in Helghast uniform in the game? Perhaps we'll get more details on this subject within the next few weeks, because we expect more updates to hit the new Killzone 3 website. We're wondering how the new Close Combat system will work in a game that is fundamentally a first-person shooter...

Either way, though, we're fairly convinced that KZ3 will once again be a FPS benchmark for the generation.

Related Game(s): Killzone 3

6/3/2010 12:24:54 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (40 posts)

Athrin
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 12:38:58 PM
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im not a big fan of FPS, but i did buy KZ2 and i was realy impressed by it, if KZ3 is as good or better as KZ2 we got another Exclusive hit on our way

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to_far_apart
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 12:58:55 PM

Definetly.

I know that's not gameplay.. but just imagine if it was.

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 12:47:15 PM
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Definitely agreeing on the comment regarding "We are fairly convinced that KZ3 will once again be a FPS benchmark for this generation." As KZ2 was precisely that as well, there is absolutely no reason KZ3 couldn't be.

Last edited by BeezleDrop on 6/3/2010 12:48:14 PM

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maxpontiac
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 12:48:49 PM
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The Killzone is one of the reasons I own a PS3.

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to_far_apart
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 12:59:46 PM

No place more intense than The Killzone.

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rell
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 12:54:40 PM
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Awesome teaser!

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Jawknee
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 1:08:49 PM
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Man this title is looking more and more beautiful every-time.

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Kiryu
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 1:10:55 PM
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Where's sev?

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The Stig
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 1:13:19 PM

That is Sev in the vid.

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Jawknee
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 1:24:07 PM

You couldn't tell from the faux hawk?

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Kiryu
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 1:31:22 PM

Sev looks good with the beard

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The Stig
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 1:12:59 PM
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Looking good but cant wait to see some proper gameplay footage (not on a screen in the background during an interview).

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totozero18
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 1:14:41 PM
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If the melee system includes kicks in the face...words could not describe the awesome...

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mexgeo86
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 1:22:00 PM
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Loved the ending where he puts on the mask...infiltration?

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AcHiLLiA
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 1:31:34 PM
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That CQC looks good. Still skeptical why he put on the helghast's mask.

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xnonsuchx
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 2:31:24 PM

It may have been a victory humiliation ritual-type thing...kinda like losing side soldiers being butt-raped in Roman Empire days.

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 7:40:38 PM

But not quite as extreme if you ask me

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EndZero
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 1:31:47 PM
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i guess this could be why they said killzone 3 will be similar to inglorious basterds. Dressing like helghasts and going into a room full of them having a turkey shoot IB style is a sick awesome idea. And the boot to the face is just epic.

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 1:55:08 PM
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Just watched the teaser, The CQC is indeed sick, oh man KZ3 is shaping up to be BAD A$$!

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Jawknee
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 2:42:22 PM

I hope that's what the ingame graphics look like. :)

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SvenMD
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 6:46:51 PM

Yes Jawknee....we can always hope ;)

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 7:41:39 PM

The facial animation actually looked a little less detailed than KZ2 in game if you ask me

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bridgera
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 2:59:20 PM
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Offtopic.

How do you guys close these d**n google adds?

They keep on popping up over the article so I can't read it. I'm looking for an "x" on the add, but I don't see any.

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Silent_J
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 3:05:34 PM

u have firefox ?turn on ad blocker.

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bridgera
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 3:02:42 PM
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Well now that I finally was able to read the article (not by shutting the add, but by copying and pasting the text into word)

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it would be nice if you engaged in some sort of hand to hand combat at point blank range, rather than shooting someone with 3-4 bullets in the neck, just to have that person bunch you to death.

(Resistance 2, and about 100 other games are examples of where that happens)

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Silent_J
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 3:08:26 PM
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I wonder what the helghast are gonna do to yuh for CQC.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 3:18:24 PM
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It's just so FRESH!
Digging KZ3's style and overall look

Guerilla can really go all out with this game now. Having the blueprint down really gives them an advantage.

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johnld
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 3:56:55 PM
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i kinda think that putting on helgan uniforms/clothing is the only way to survive given the killzone 2 ending. I mean, they were surrounded by helgans in the helgan capital.

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Douchebaguette
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 5:16:00 PM
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You could already disguise yourself in a Helghast uniform in KZ2. A virtual one anyway: the saboteur class. Harharhar.


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Rings0fUranus
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 6:31:26 PM
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Man, melee was so hard to pull off in Killzone 2. Glad to see they're fixing that! Every time I see this game, it just keeps getting better and better. Hopefully this can become Sony's Halo, in terms of popularity. Killzone soda FTW! :D

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natho86
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 7:01:28 PM
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Bring it on Helghast scum!!!

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sirbob6
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 9:13:09 PM

Well the helghast are not that bad. The ISA oppressed them in the past and they are just getting revenge. Think post WWI Germany going into WWII.

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Zorigo
Saturday, June 05, 2010 @ 7:56:14 AM

thats not the greatest example, i think we can tell the Nazi's were the bad guys from WW2.
But i understand your point. The helghast were quite human in a way in KZ2, it made them seem like a proper enemy, rather than just some generic bad force. If they can give the helghast more character in KZ3, nice work...

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CharlesD
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 8:32:34 PM
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If KZ3 came out tomorrow I would drop everything (including the games I'm playing)and stand in line for it. Probably one of the few things I would EVER stand in a line for lol

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Snaaaake
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 8:53:20 PM
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NO KIDDING?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????????????????????????????????????????
That is in-game graphic!!??!?!?!?!
Then we'll be playing in FMV for the whole time.

And back to the teaser, Sev is definitely a very skilled fighter, Helghast are stronger than normal humans because they were infected by a virus and Sev easily taking out a couple of them.

And then seeing Sev wearing the BADASS Helghast helmet, makes me think that there's gonna be infiltration mission.

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Mavfan321
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 9:28:53 PM

Infiltration missions are sweet. I remember one of the highlights of Medal of Honor back on PS1 was dressing up as a Nazi and showing papers. KZ3 infiltration mission would be on a whole other level, and considering the jet packs are Helghan tech, maybe that theory isn't so far off?

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booze925
Friday, June 04, 2010 @ 12:09:53 AM
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already on my To Buy list next to medal of honor and black ops

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Zorigo
Saturday, June 05, 2010 @ 7:53:30 AM

an FPS fan i detect?

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___________
Friday, June 04, 2010 @ 3:10:09 AM
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ive got a funny feeling your going to find out that the higs are actually the good guys in this game and sevs going to switch teams.
anyway, im holding my excitement on this till im playing it.
i got my self so excited for KZ2 and all it did was disappoint me so ill wait on this one.

anyway, one thing i dont get about that video is both the higs and ISA are pretty well armoured can you imagine punching that?
i mean, id be like punching a brick wall.
OUCH!
ah, great now i got this grenade o ring indented on my wrist!!!!!

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King James
Friday, June 04, 2010 @ 3:19:40 AM
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YES! I think I just made a lil' mess in my pants.

Good trailer.

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