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Killzone 3 CES Trailer Highlights Emphasis On Story

Killzone 3 is only about 6 weeks away but you know what? That's too long of a wait.

The latest trailer from the Consumer Electronics Show has been making waves recently, and you can see it below. We've seen plenty of gameplay over the past year but this is the first serious look at the plot, which features an epic clash between the Helghast and the ISA. You can bet that unlike most FPSs, the story will be a focal point, and that alone is worth applauding. Check it out:

Not bad, right? Guerrilla has talked a lot about the evolving plot and characters, and how they wanted to put the plot front-and-center. Of course, the gameplay should be top-notch, as evidenced by those aforementioned vids and the awesome beta test, but to have such a compelling single-player campaign in a shooter...? Wow, do they still have those? Shooters with, like...writing?

Related Game(s): Killzone 3

Tags: kz3, killzone 3, kz3 story trailer, killzone 3 video

1/7/2011 12:10:06 PM Ben Dutka

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maxpontiac
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 12:22:02 PM
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I was waiting for this trailer to be posted.

One of the best trailers I have ever seen.

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StangMan80
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 6:48:53 PM

I got goosebumps too, for real.

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YashaZz
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 7:34:59 PM

Same goosebumps.
Brrrr. Epic trailer!

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Dancemachine55
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 7:54:21 PM

I had no idea an FPS could have such an epic story or feel to it!!! And it doesn't even feel like it's trying too hard either. It's just... there!!

Nice to know that some companies out there still appreciate the single player campaign lovers. CoD and Activision clearly don't care for story, at least not to the same degree as Sony studios. Had no care for the characters or story in Black Ops. CoD is clearly multiplayer only, and it sells. Can't wait for the day the servers shut down, 8 million Call of Duty games selling for 20c each on eBay.

Heavy Rain was the last game that sucked me into the story, incredibly deep. Here's hoping Killzone 3 can do the same. If this trailer is any indication, I say it will... BIG time!!!

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BikerSaint
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 12:23:41 PM
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This is the second time I watched this vid since last night, and I'm still getting extra goosebumps over top of my normal KZ goosebumps.

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Karosso
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 3:56:54 PM

I started watching it, got goosebumps and then I panicked, just remember my promise to never look at trailers for games I'm going to buy no matter what. I watched so many videos of Uncharted2 that by the time I got to play the game I knew almost all the cut scenes :( it spoiled the experience for me...
But anyways, the little bit I saw was fantastic! Can't wait for it :)

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HighOnFire
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 4:44:02 PM

BikerSaint, your avatar looks like a Helgast dog. Awesome.

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Devhour
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 12:30:17 PM
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It will be a blast.
Day one buy!
Best shooter in this gen. No doubt. :)

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Jawknee
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 12:31:59 PM
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Very good trailer. Can't wait. It's looking loads better than the first game already and the first game was already fantastic.

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WolfCrimson
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 12:58:32 PM

Err..first game as in KZ2? Or KZ1?

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bigrailer19
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 1:05:13 PM

Im sure he meant KZ2. Just a little mix of words i suppose.

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Jawknee
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 1:25:40 PM

Of course I meant Killzone 2. It was the first game on PS3. :)

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TheShadow
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 12:40:03 PM
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This man.....THIS....Can't wait for it, also picking up that official gun attachment for Move, it'll be a heck of a lot of fun

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BikerSaint
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 12:57:11 PM

Speaking of attachments, the "5Below" stores were selling "Move" compatible attachments made by 1Concepts for $5 for the holidays.

But now they're having a giant clearance sale on them and they're going for only $2 each right now.
But you've gotta hurry cause they're going fast.

Move rubber skin grip set(black Move & Nav grips)
Move baseball bat (black)
Move Golf club (black)
Move Tennis Racket (black)
Move Steering wheel (black)


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maxpontiac
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 1:51:04 PM

You and I both.

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kevinater321
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 6:02:34 PM

Yeah that gun looks like it would be a lot more fun to play with that.

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big6
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 12:43:26 PM
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Yup, KZ3 will be a day 1 buy for me, no doubt about it.
Just got back from a 3-week vacay (stayed home), and was able to finish AC:Brotherhood with all the single-player trophies. =)
I'm on Enslaved right now. Hoping to finish this before KZ3 comes out!

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Scarecrow
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 12:49:19 PM
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An FPS with an amazing story. Such a rare sight.

I actually used to respect FPSs back in the Goldeneye, Medal of Honor, Timesplitters days.

Great to see the emphasis on story.

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Alienange
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 12:51:41 PM
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Well ok then. That was awesome sauce for a Friday afternoon.

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bigrailer19
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 1:03:15 PM
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This is one epic trailer for one epic game! Its shaping up quite nicely to stand as one of the better fps out their! The voice acting seemed incredibly better than in KZ2, sounded pretty damn good. There seems to be a lot of emphasis and enthusiasm on the story. Cant wait to see how it plays out. In the coming months this is definitely my most wanted!

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HighOnFire
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 1:09:05 PM
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Ho. Ly. Sh!t. That just made my day.

Last edited by HighOnFire on 1/7/2011 1:10:02 PM

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DjEezzy
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 1:10:42 PM
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All i have to say is wow!!! The voice acting was outstanding and the it just looks sooooo epic!!! I cannot wait for this game. I'm already calling it... Best FPS of the year!!! As much as i like COD and Battlefield. This will definitely set a bar for both of them.

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StangMan80
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 6:56:29 PM

yeah, Set that bar way, way up high.
COD wont get there's up that high until.. well ever.

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SolidFantasy
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 1:11:27 PM
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Well i should posted my other comment on this article. Oh well, who cares? This game is going to rock!

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oONewcloudOo
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 1:14:58 PM
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that trailer is alittle to epic

ps. i hope rico dies cant stand that guy

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Scarecrow
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 1:23:36 PM

He's like the best character in the game, imo.

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Alienange
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 1:16:58 PM
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Where's Kiryu?

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Kiryu
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 1:28:48 PM

Right here.
Epic Trailer right?

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Alienange
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 1:30:17 PM

Ha!

Very nice indeed.

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leatherface
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 1:20:13 PM
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Can't wait to hang with my Higga's out on da battlefield. Down with ISA scum.

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Kingharris
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 1:20:44 PM
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Apparently the new voice actors are Malcolm McDowell and Ray Winstone

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HighOnFire
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 2:19:24 PM

Both are awesome choices.

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Lawless SXE
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 4:23:24 PM

Forget President: Malcolm MacDowell for God.. But only if Morgan Freeman isn't available :P

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Kiryu
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 1:25:29 PM
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I can't stop replaying this trailer!
The Music is spot on!
Story is going to be Epic!
Gameplay is going to be Epic!
Graphics are already Epic!
So Killzone 3 will be Epic!

Day one Buy

Epic is so epic of a word. I mean it's literally epic. Epically EPIC. Now, you kids. get the hell of my epic lawn.


I hope it's not the end of Killzone.


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Temjin001
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 1:26:23 PM
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I've watched this trailer like 4 times.

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Alienange
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 1:32:22 PM
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That trailer makes me feel sad for the Helghast... and afraid for the ISA.

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chedison
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 1:40:43 PM
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This trailer alone has made me decide to get this game.

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Norrin Radd
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 1:51:20 PM
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Damn damn damn damn damn! 2/22 = a Benjamin going bye-bye! Cannot wait. Is Epic too weak a word? Maybe.......

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Godslim
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 1:58:17 PM
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epic trailer love ray winston in it bad news tho Rico is there :(

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HighOnFire
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 2:24:10 PM
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I watched it twice at work with the volume on mute and twice more when I got home with the surround on. The music is so amazing. Tonight, Im putting KZ2 in, jumping online, and I will enjoy getting my a*s handed to me. Does anyone here still play this online?

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Zorigo
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 4:53:45 PM

i damn well want to..

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StangMan80
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 6:53:34 PM

you did that? SAWEET!

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bigrailer19
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 7:34:08 PM

I havnt for awhile but i wouldnt mind it... I miss it!

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sirbob6
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 9:10:31 PM

You can find me online still, but recently my life has been consumed, spewed out and defiled by Demon's Souls.

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NazzyQ
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 3:05:55 PM
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Malcom McDonald and Ray Winston are both awesome. I only wish some of the ISA were voice by such revered actors. I still find Rico irritating!

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Zorigo
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 3:32:41 PM
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OMFG THAT LOOKS BLOODY STELLLLLLAAAAAARRRR!!!
im acc a little breathless, thats insanely cinematic... and the acting,
dayumn. i was not expecting that

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SubjectiveTruth
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 9:14:55 AM

Bloody stellar. I lol'd.

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gangan19
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 4:20:05 PM
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as some people couldn't wait enough, you gone a posted this trailer, daamd you!


I really want this game even more

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StangMan80
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 6:52:24 PM

oh yeah!

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Lawless SXE
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 4:27:41 PM
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HOLY UNGODLY AWESOME! I was expecting greatness, and I've avoided most of the other trailers, but this is beyond my expectations. If the entirety of the game can live up to THAT feeling... GoW3 has a definite contender for most epic game available on consoles.

If this really is the end of Killzone, at least we know that Guerilla aren't skipping out on anything. I don't like FPSes all that much, but this cannot be missed for the world. In fact, I think it just moved up to a D1P.
Peace.

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Zorigo
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 4:52:51 PM
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shiiiiiit, i just realised, the guy who first talks, im pretty sure his voice actor is the guy that plays Mr Linderman in heroes.

extra win squared!

oh and D1P obvs

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Teddie9
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 5:17:40 PM
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That was pretty good, I'm loving the helghast right now, finally they have some real emotion. Sounds like that "weapon design" could be a helluva boss fight.

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Shams
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 5:35:17 PM
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This is an OUTRAGE! In a ridiculously goodlooking way.

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FM23
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 5:56:46 PM
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Viewed this on Eurogamer yesterday and was wondering why this shockingly brilliant trailer wasn't posted on PSX yet...I watched this about 13X's yesterday. Killzone 3 is a must buy even more now for me...this trailer, just like UC3 are very EPIC...and I hate using that word.

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FM23
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 6:03:46 PM

And I just watched it about 7 more times...Great trailer

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Snaaaake
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 5:58:50 PM
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My favourite part is the Higs running at high speed with a blade jumping towards Sev at the end.

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PharaohJR
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 6:18:21 PM
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WOW. im jus going to sign up for VG rehab..... sony keeps making these products that make me anti social....

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bigrailer19
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 7:34:44 PM

It happens...

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StangMan80
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 6:51:18 PM
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wow... that is Fn' awesome!
6 weeks, What! 6 weeks for real, No way!
... let me find my wallet...

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bloody_rootz
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 7:54:17 PM
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wow man, soo intense. im gona be waiting out side the store before its open just to snatch this baby up!

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TheShadow
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 8:33:08 PM
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This game will be the best looking game on ps3 till UNcharted 3.....And I just read a post on about what looks better

MW2 or Killzone 2 and guess what......most people went with MW2, du-du-DUM.

Now im not sure if they mean Pc but if not (which would not really be that fair and they were talking consoles) then some people need to go to the doctor ASAP.

KZ3.....best looking game till UC3

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sirbob6
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 9:16:20 PM
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Well, KZ3 is now about #1 on my list for next year. I think it is time for me to change the avatar back to the original KZ one, sorry Sasha.
Anyway I can't wait for wait for my birthday (Feb. 22)

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matt99
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 9:20:11 PM
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Amazing how far the Killzone games have come, I just looked it up and this site gave the first one a 4.9! The second of course got the well earned 9.7. Now I really want to see if the third can top that.

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crunchy_nut_kid
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 10:49:29 PM
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"this is an OUTRAGE" lol @ 1:31!! also wats up with the crazy dude at the end?!?! hes a helgast samurai

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AshT
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 11:41:07 PM
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OMG, that was mind blowing, 6 weeks is indeed too long

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Bloodysilence19
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 1:03:14 AM
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why cant it be here already. the game is going to be over the top AWESOME!!!! i wonder if GG is going to release a demo like they did for kz2 two weeks before the game came out or just make us suffer till Feb 22. i pick waiting till Feb 22 that way a demo doesn't ruin the experience and take away the WOW! factor when playing it on day 1

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___________
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 1:21:00 AM
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meh.
im sorry, i just have not seen much improvements over KZ2.
the game is just as corridor shooter as the first one, even though the developers say they have opened it up which contradicts all the videos they have shown.
the story, well its hard to judge that without playing the game.
but, well, KZ1 and 2 were not assassins creed so ill bet this will be the same.
there was not even a story in KZ2, it was just go find this dictator and bring him in.
why?
why are we on this alien planet?
why are we attacking them?
why did we kick them of vetka?
why did they choose helgahn as there new home, why not another planet?
why do they have to wear those masks?
how did they harvest the environments to create those lightning guns?
KZ2 has as well a written story as Tomas the tank engine!

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FM23
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 2:14:23 AM

I'm guessing you didn't pay attention to the intro or the ending carefully of KZ2. Yeah the story development wasn't extreme, but it was enough to become immersed in.

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Lawless SXE
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 3:42:04 AM

KZ History 101:
Humans expanded their sphere of influence from Earth, colonising a whole bunch of planets, including Vekta and Helghan.
The difficult living conditions on Helghan causes the people living there to adapt to the living conditions.
For some peculiar reason, the Helghast begin to think that the ISA is not paying them the attention they deserve and launch an assault on Vekta. The leader at this time was Scolar Visari, the dictator to whom you referred.
The ISA forces on Vekta turned them back, but not satisfied with that, and fearing another attack, followed them back to Helghan to end the war and bring Scolar Visari to justice.
The lightning guns were explained in KZ2 to be made from a mineral that conducts electricty. The name of it escapes me at the moment.
As for the masks... they need them to breathe off-world as they've adapted to the air onworld. But that then begs the question of why do the ISA forces not wear masks, which could be explained by the air not being poisonous without prolonged exposure. The helmets onworld are probably more along the lines of war masks.

It may not all be in the games, but if you look outside, you will quickly find a wealth of information released by Guerilla about the timeline.
Peace.

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___________
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 8:14:16 AM

whats the point of having it but not in the game?
as ive said many times story is EVERYTHING in a game!
tis why i love assassins creed 2 and infamous so much, because they have a fantastic story!
no other game out there has grabbed me and not let me go till i find out everything about it!
story can turn a mediocre game into a fantastic one!
that, and a open level design is all KZ3 really needs.
KZ2 was far too closed, a corridor shooter and thats what made it repetitive which is what made it boring.
allow people to take the battle wherever they want, whenever they want, open it up like what ND did with uncharted 2.
let me take my enemies out from above, behind, left, right, underneath, in front everywhere!
also add some tactics in there, have a few sequences where higs walk buy and if you shoot at them than 50 soldiers come to help.
but if you let them go by, than they group in a small area and you can take them out one by one and instead of having to kill 50 soldiers you only had to kill 5.

KZ is suppose to be a war game, so its suppose to make me feel like 1 im at war and 2 im in a team.
KZ2 did neither of those, i felt like i was a loaner with 1000s of other loaners conveniently there at the same time as me.
they did not feel like a army, a army is suppose to be conjoined and backing up each other.
thats one thing MoH did really well, its actually the only game ive ever played that makes you feel like a soldier!
you actually feel like part of the army, part of your battalion and you actually feel like you can rely on your team mates.
they need to try and make KZ3 feel the same, after all it is a military shooter so it should make you feel like part of a team.
KZ2 lacked soul to me, it just felt so empty.

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FM23
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 2:12:58 AM
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Just realized...two scenes are missing. Right when the music hits the climax...there is a scene where Seth knocks a running soldier from behind him and starts shooting him as he flips over. The second missing scene should be viewalbe right before the "Killzone 3" screen shows. This is the scene where Rico shots a harpoon right into the head of a helegast. Two very cool ass scenes missing from this trailer. Eurogamer has the full trailer. Full meaning they show the two missing scenes...lol. Gotta love this trailer. EPIC all over it.

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PasteNuggs
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 6:01:06 PM
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So epic. I'm afraid I'm gonna be playing Killzone 3 MP to catch up on my backlog.

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Veitsknight
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 12:43:49 AM
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IT only does Helgast, 3D Shooters, Everything.
AHAHAHA!

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Banky A
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 4:24:05 PM
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Well that was a bloody fine trailer wasn't it chaps!

Immense. It certainly had movie-like qualities.

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trini_boy
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 7:08:17 AM
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DAYYYUMMM, really glad to be a PS3 owner now lol!!!

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