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Could Guerrilla's New IP Be A Blend Of Fantasy And Shooter?

It has been pseudo-confirmed that Killzone developer Guerrilla Games is secretly working on an all-new IP.

The obvious question is- "what?" Well, if you want to believe the insinuations and implications Next Gen News evidently located within the studio's job listings, the project could be awfully intriguing... Amongst descriptions for FX Artist, Concept Artist, Senior Game Designer and Senior Coder, we find descriptive words like "legend," "Dumbledore," "wizards," "god" and "Daedalus." Okay, so it might be a reach to assume they're working on a cross between a staff 'n sword RPG and a FPS, but there does appear to be a central theme. Then again, maybe the dude who writes these job descriptions has been playing Dragon Age a lot, or he's one of those Dungeon Masters who has had the time to pump out dozens of fantastical stories. It's really impossible to make assumptions right now, but we'd certainly like to believe Guerrilla is capable of delivering something fresh and perhaps even wholly original.

You know, somewhere in the depths of our selfish, sheltered little hearts, we want the best developers in the world to stick to what we love. In the same way that we want Naughty Dog to fixate on Uncharted, we also want Guerrilla to stick to Killzone. It's the safe, secure option; we know we'll be entertained. But the freer, risk-taking part of ourselves wants the designer to spread its wings and try something new.

Tags: guerrilla games, killzone, killzone 3, guerrilla new ip

12/27/2010 3:14:37 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (32 posts)

frostface
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 3:36:12 PM
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Sounds like characters from a Harry Potter movie! I'm sure I've heard that word 'Dumbledore' before and when you throw the word 'Wizard' after it, that's what it sounds like.
Guerrilla doing Harry Potter?

(edit) Apparantly there is a Dumbledore in Harry Potter, at least google says there is!

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StangMan80
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 3:45:08 PM

oh please don't be Herry potter, please!!!

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BikerSaint
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 4:54:52 PM

I know I've heard that name Dumbledore before too, but I've never watched or done any of those "Hairy Snotter" movies or games.
(Even though I do have some of the games, but for collection purposes only).

I could be wrong here & there wasn't a Daedalus in them, but I keep thinking maybe I heard "Dumbledore" from one of the Lord of the Rings movies &/or games. Which of course, LOTR's does carry that same theme of wizards, legends, gods, and so forth too.

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NoOneSpecial
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 5:34:28 PM

I like the books but I don't think the video games are any good.

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manofchao5
Thursday, December 30, 2010 @ 8:01:03 PM

@stangman80
whats wrong with em doing harry potter
it'll probably be worth buying full price for once

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Oyashiro
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 3:41:03 PM
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Guns and fantasy, eh?

Sounds like a FFVII remake by Guerrilla Games is confirmed!

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StangMan80
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 3:43:59 PM

I hope not, that would be terrible!

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frylock25
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 9:36:12 PM

they cant do any worse than square enix has lately

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StangMan80
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 3:43:06 PM
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This is a little disappointing for me. I'm sure they will return too Killzone but doing a all new IP can be scary.
They are capable of doing a great job, we will be expecting a lot after there masterpieces of the Killzones.
It's to earily to say much but I much rather them keep it safe like you said Ben and stick to Killzone, just like we all expect ND to stay with Uncharted, unless they want to make a new Crash then that would be awesome.
Lets keep our eyes on this, who knows it might be the next top dog for Sony.

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bigrailer19
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 3:53:50 PM
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Could be interesting. The rpg fps genre is intriguong to me. Fallout is borderline fps i mean really it is but it concentrates more on the role playing aspect. Then there is borderlands that is more ckncentrated on the fps part of it. But still brings a large emphasis on role playing. Both games are extremely fun and great in what they do.

I wouldnt mind seeing something along those lines from guerilla games. Atleast we will get a game with a solid frame rate and minus the cell shaded look. Although i must admit tge cell shaded theme worked really well for borderlands!

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Scarecrow
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 4:38:36 PM
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Freedom is great, this is what Activision lacks.
Activision would be forcing Guerilla to start working on KZ4 already, and then KZ5.

I hope it's an rpg, whether it is a more of Western rpg or not doesn't matter. As long as they do a great job with it all's good.

I just hope they drop the guns and go with the more fantasy design. We don't need another Fallout.

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Jawknee
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 4:51:09 PM

RPG would be nice, indeed.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 5:26:24 PM

Dead wrong, we do need more Fallout.

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Jawknee
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 6:24:43 PM

Yea, I'd be down to play Fallout of it was Killzone quality.

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Teddie9
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 6:37:20 PM

I'd be ecstatic if it's an RPG. 2011 looks phenomenal but there aren't nearly enough of the genre that I'm in love with.....

Oh and I'm with World we need another fallout, I loved F3 but New Vegas didn't warrant a purchase from me.


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BikerSaint
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 5:03:30 PM
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No matter what they're making, I have no doubt's that it will be another AAA game for their new genre.

But when they finally get back to starting on Killzone 4, I'd like to see them do the whole game as the Helghast, with everything from their perspective, story wise.

I've got all my grunt's & moan's ready.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 5:25:00 PM
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To me it sounds like you really want a 'decent RPG' (see what I did thar :P). Seriously, you seem to be scouring the internet for just a wee indication on one being made (AC & KZ devs). No offense, but ITS NOT HAPPENING, FACE IT. Lol.

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Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 5:27:57 PM
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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 5:29:28 PM
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Oh I hope they do an action packed version of Oblivion on their engine. Holy crap that would be slick. Looking forward to information on this, though I suppose it will be awhile before we get anything concrete. You can bet it will be sweet whatever they do.

Anybody know if the Killzone on PSP is any good?

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NoSmokingBandit
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 5:50:47 PM

Yes, buy it.

I really liked Liberation. Its about as good as a PSP shooter can get.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 6:38:13 PM

Is it FPS or TPS or what?

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Lawless SXE
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 7:31:20 PM

Pretty sure it was a TPS. FPS on PSP... not good.

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NissanFlyboy
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 9:37:11 AM

It was pretty fun, I like Rico a lot more in Liberation than KZ2. But It's a top down shooter so if your looking for a fps or tps I wouldn't recommend it.

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Oxvial
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 5:59:10 PM
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Some kind of Elder Scrolls exclusive for the ps3?

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Alienange
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 6:21:01 PM
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I don't think I'd enjoy an RPG with that much swearing in it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 6:37:46 PM

Barrett used to say S@*% a lot.

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Alienange
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 12:57:33 AM

Well yeah, but he was from the hood.

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Snaaaake
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 6:47:02 PM
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Fantasy shooter?
I just keep thinking of Oblivion.

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Lawless SXE
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 7:30:46 PM
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Well, Sony supposedly asked them to do KZ3, rather than another project that they wanted to do, so it makes sense that they've got a side project lined up for when they finish it. I really do hope that KZ3 ends the series, not because I don't like it (even though it's not really my style), but because I'd like to see a new IP from Guerilla. They've shown that they have beautiful graphics on their engine, and they've shown that they aren't afraid to take a risk on the controls (the 'weight' of KZ2). Now, they need to show that they are willing to step out of their comfort zone of war shooter.

A fantasy styled game could be all sorts of awesome if done right. Though, I disagree with most of the other commenters here as I feel that an RPG would be the wrong way to go about it. Sure, the two genres in gaming are pretty much synonymous, but this could change that.

Whatever path they choose to take, I hope they fly. Sony: Supporting individual development since 1994 :P
Peace.

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A2K78
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 8:31:03 PM
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Guerrilla doing a new IP? Well lets hope its NOT a shooter. Other than that Sony need to drop out its comfort zone and focus less on cranking out sequels and focus more on original IP's as they did in the PS1 days.

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___________
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 1:21:46 AM
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oh lord dont we have enough artsy fantasy games!?
id like to see them do a horror game, something set in the future but instead of ghosts or zombies use standard humans.
maybe make it that theres a post apocalyptic world, and every man and his dog is out there killing for their survival.
kinda like i am alive, that game looks so freaking cool!!!!!!!!

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SmokeyPSD
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 9:33:52 AM
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meh, after killzone 3, I'd rather they support the hell out of it in terms of online and we move on. At least for awhile. Killzone 2 didn't get enough support for online and the community faultered REALLY fast because of it.

In that spirit I'm tremendously happy for Guerrilla to move on and break new ground.

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