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#1 Darknyss

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 12:05 PM

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Release date: February 22, 2011


Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has confirmed the return of its iconic first person shooter, Killzone®, to PlayStation®3 [PS3™]. Bringing back the trademark ferocious action on a grand scale, Killzone®3 is an explosive cinematic experience more intense than ever before. Loaded with more vehicles, explosive high powered weapons and a vicious close-combat system, resume the fight against a remorseless Helghast Army of colossal proportions. This is David vs. Goliath…if Goliath had thousands of troops and a thermonuclear arsenal.The story begins where Killzone®2 left off, with Visari, the vicious Helghast dictator, lying dead at the feet of Special Forces soldiers Sev and Rico. The battle may have been won but the war is far from over. Visari’s death has left behind a world of political scheming, infighting and outright murder. Meanwhile his parting gift, a nuclear bomb detonated in Phyruss, the Helghan Capital, has decimated the ISA invasion force. With no re-enforcements and supplies quickly running out, you must now fight against ruthless Helghast war machine alone.

An epic cinematic war experience
With levels ten times bigger than in Killzone 2, this is Helghan like you’ve never seen it before. You’ll face brutal combat in a host of environments that threaten to bury you on the deadly planet. Killzone 3 will see you trudge through toxic nuclear wastelands, get lost in a lethal alien jungle, fight in bitter arctic conditions and take the battle into space as you fight against Helghast domination – with every location featuring a distinct gameplay style for you to master.

Be at the centre of the action
Killzone 3 will be fully playable in Stereoscopic 3D, immersing you more deeply into the ferocious world and putting you at the heart of the action. But be careful. While you experience this world in incredible, High Definition, Stereoscopic 3D detail – you’ll learn to fear what’s around every single corner.

Take on an even more vicious Helghast army
The Helghast are back and they’re bigger and fiercer than you’ve ever seen them. From Jetpack troopers to enemies wielding portable weapons of mass destruction, your enemies will be tougher, scarier and equipped with a host of new toys in their quest for destruction.




Eurogamer Hands-on impressions
http://www.eurogamer...zone-3-hands-on

IGN impressions
http://ps3.ign.com/a.../1092173p1.html

Joystiq impressions
http://www.joystiq.c...aried-experien/



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SCREENSHOTS

(5/25/10)
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VIDEOS

(5/27/10) PS Blog Developer Interview
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(5/28/10) Offscreen Gameplay (from PS Blog Interview)
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(6/4/10) Teaser Trailer
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(6/12/10) E3 2010 Gameplay Trailer
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(6/16/10) Gamespot E3 2010 Stage Demo (14 mins of gameplay)

(7/14/10) FirstPlay Magazine Killzone 3 Preview
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(1/6/11) Killzone 3 Story Trailer
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HELGHAST EDITION

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The Killzone 3 Helghast Edition ($129.99) is a must-have for the fans. This one-of-a-kind set features a collectible replica of a Helghast Helmet containing an art book, Super Voucher (see below for contents) and the Killzone 3 game with bonus content. Also included is an exclusive Cloaking Helghast Marksman action figure created by DC Unlimited, that will not be sold anywhere else.
Features

  • Authentic Helghast Helmet replica opens to reveal art book, Super Voucher and Killzone 3 game.
  • Exclusive Cloaking Helghast Marksman action figure is 6.5” tall with multiple articulation points and will not be sold at retail
  • Includes bonus video content giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the game.
  • Exclusive art book featuring imagery from the Killzone universe
  • Super Voucher includes

  • Killzone 3 soundtrack and PS3 Dynamic Theme
  • Retro Map Pack featuring two of the most popular multiplayer maps from Killzone 2
  • Double XP for the first 24 hours of multiplayer gameplay
  • Full access to all weapons and abilities during the first 24 hours of multiplayer
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PRE-ORDER BONUSES

GameStop – Guerrilla Pack
Pre-order Killzone 3 and receive a GameStop Exclusive PSN code unlocking all multiplayer weapons and abilities for the first 24 hours of multiplayer gameplay. Also includes the Killzone 3 Retro Map Pack, featuring two of the most popular maps from Killzone 2.

Best Buy – Fast Starter Pack
Pre-order Killzone 3 and receive a BestBuy Exclusive PSN code allowing you to rank up faster, as you earn experience points at double the normal rate for the first 24 hours of multiplayer gameplay. Also includes the Killzone 3 Retro Map Pack, featuring two of the most popular maps from Killzone 2.

Amazon.com – Unlock and Load Pack
Pre-order Killzone 3 and receive an Amazon.com Exclusive PSN code and get instant access to 3 Unlock Points to use on the weapon or ability of your choice and get the early edge in Killzone 3 Multiplayer. Also includes the Killzone 3 Retro Map Pack, featuring two of the most popular maps from Killzone 2.

All other participating retailers – Retro Pack
Pre-order Killzone 3 and receive an exclusive PSN code giving you the Killzone 3 Retro Map Pack, featuring two of the most popular maps from Killzone 2. Also receive an exclusive PlayStation 3 Dynamic Theme.



RETRO MAPS

As we announced back in November of last year, the Retro Pack is available as part of the Collector’s and Helghast Editions of Killzone 3, or as a pre-order bonus for the standard edition (through participating retailers). It consists of two classic Killzone 2 multiplayer maps, thoroughly updated and reworked for Killzone 3’s multiplayer mode.

These are the two maps included with the Retro Pack:

SALAMUN MARKET
Game Type: Warzone (24 Players)
Description:
One of the largest maps from Killzone 2, Salamun Market has been re-balanced for maximum Killzone 3 carnage. After the Helghast ambush an ISA convoy on its main road, the whole market becomes a Warzone. Nostalgia meets brand-new Exoskeleton combat on this classic multiplayer map!

BLOOD GRACHT
Game Type: Guerrilla Warfare (16 Players)
Description:
Months after the nuclear blast that ruined most of the city, Blood Gracht is slowly being reclaimed by Helghan’s strange plant life. But when Guerrilla Warfare breaks out between ISA and Helghast troops, the canals once again run red with blood. The fan-favorite multiplayer map from Killzone 2 makes a triumphant return!

>>>Retro Map Pack details<<<



MULTIPLAYER BETA

Killzone fans! We know you are eager to join the Killzone 3 Multiplayer Open Beta and the team at Guerrilla Games has been hard at work finalizing the content. The good news is that the beta is looking better than ever and we can’t wait for you to try for yourself. Unfortunately, we’re here to report that we will have a slight delay on the beta availability. The open beta was originally set to begin on Wednesday, February 2nd, but will now be available on Thursday, February 3rd at 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time.

To make it up to you, we will be giving away 60 Killzone 3 Limited Helghast Editions (not sold in stores) to players who participate in the Open Beta this weekend. The Limited Helghast Edition contains all the same elements as the retail version of the Helghast Edition, but features a Helghast Helmet replica with illuminated LED eyes, simulating Helghasts’ glowing mask. What makes this truly “Limited” is that we’ve only made 1000 of them. Keep your eyes on the PlayStation.Blog to see how else we’ll be giving these away.

So, log on and play the Killzone 3 Multiplayer Open Beta from Friday, February 4th through Sunday, February 6th. We will be randomly selecting 20 participants each day who are playing in the Open Beta and notify winners via the email address associated with each entrant’s PSN account between February 10th, 2011 and February 18th, 2011. Check out the full rules below. Good luck this weekend!

>>>MP Open Beta details<<<



SINGLE PLAYER DEMO

Killzone 3. The Jetpacks. The Brutal Melee. The PlayStation Move. The 3D!
Ever wanted to get your hands on the action? Killzone 3 may not be out until 02.22.11, but we’re giving you a chance to hop into the “Icy Incursion” level that takes place halfway through the campaign.

  • February 15th is the day that Killzone 3’s Single Player demo hits the PlayStation Store.
  • PlayStation Plus members will be able to download the demo on February 8th!
There will be two separate downloads available from the PlayStation Store: one in 2D and one in 3D. Both versions will take place on the “Icy Incursion” level. Don’t worry – downloading the 3D version and playing it on your 2D TV won’t break anything … you’ll just see a message saying “No 3D TV detected.” The 2D version has splitscreen coop as well, a feature not available in the 3D demo.

All PlayStation Plus subscribers who have automatic downloads enabled will receive the 2D single player demo of Guerrilla Games’ upcoming blockbuster. As a reminder, PlayStation Plus subscribers can turn on the Automatic Download feature under “System Settings” on the XMB. This feature will update your PS3 with firmware updates, patches to recently played games and other select videos or game demos.

These demos will be PlayStation Move enabled, giving gamers a chance to experience Killzone 3 with the most immersive controls. When you get your hands on the demo, be sure to try out one of my favorite new mechanics, the Brutal Melee attacks! Get close to your enemy and hit the melee button (or thrust your PlayStation Move motion controller at the screen).

The aiming and movement mechanics have been tightened since Killzone 2. Play around with it and let us know what you think!

Stay tuned to the blog as we give out more details on the upcoming multiplayer Open Beta. While you wait, bone up with this full list of weapons to get a day-one edge.

>>>SP Demo details<<<



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#2 Thomas96

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 01:51 PM

when I saw that there were hands on impressions, I was thinking that the game might get released late this year.

The way that the helghast is controlling the jet pack makes me feel like those controls would tie in good with the move's controls... two handle bars, two move controllers, then using the move to control the jet pack.... could be fun
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 06:28 PM

Definitely excited about this!! I loved KZ2, which you probably know.


#4 nddave

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 06:37 PM

im ready. i still actively play k2.
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#5 dallow

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 03:47 PM

First teaser trailer:
Looks best in HD.



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Posted 03 June 2010 - 06:03 PM

graphics are sick as usual
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Posted 04 June 2010 - 12:35 AM

I wonder if they will push back the release date as often as they did for KZ2.
Either way, I'm definitely looking forward to this!

#8 Jodou

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:16 AM

Lol, why are they ramping up the melee system? What, was the one-shot kills from knifing not enough? I played halfway through KZ2 just rush knifing EVERYTHING before getting bored and selling it.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:36 AM

Loved the first one, apathetic about the second one, wait and see on this one.

#10 panzerfaust

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:42 AM

No one is going to implement jet packs in an FPS as well as Tribes did =D

#11 Darknyss

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:24 PM

First teaser trailer:
Looks best in HD.

Thanks. Added to OP along with other stuff I hadn't gotten around to adding.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 03:34 PM

I wonder if they will push back the release date as often as they did for KZ2.
Either way, I'm definitely looking forward to this!


they had to build an engine from the ground up for the first one, not this time. it'll come out feb/march 2011

#13 Darknyss

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 11:50 AM

FYI, tonight's GTTV on Spike will have a new trailer with gameplay footage. Can't wait!

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 11:56 AM

Anyone know how well KZ2 actually did in sales? It was a heavily hyped game, but it seems like I remember it under performing a bit in sales. If I am correct, I wonder what makes them think this one will sell better? They are already hyping it as a flagship title.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 01:53 PM

Amazing.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 06:48 PM

My most anticipated game! The last part of that trailer with the blown up ship flying out of control reminded me of Uncharted 2's trailer at the end (train sequence).


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Posted 12 June 2010 - 06:50 PM

That latest trailer looked fantastic. I'm sure I'll be buying this day 1, assuming I'm not broke/homeless/dead/its not after 2012

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 07:17 PM

I hope there's a "Get a Jacket, You Idiot" trophy which you earn by getting dying from hypothermia.

Unless those soldiers are pumped full of anti-freeze, then it'd totally make sense.
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#19 Thomas96

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 11:18 PM

I just went to Best buy and watched TV in 3D... it was really nice... makes me look forward to some 3D gaming.
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 01:57 PM

So, for the 3D aspect of the game (as well as the selected few from PSN). How does it work? Do we need a totally new 3D TV or can we just buy the glasses with infra red adapters? The glasses are basically transitional lens triggered by the infra red transmitter. The ones used in movie theater don't need the infra red transmitters.

The home 3D glasses with transmitters are selling for $150 a set (which came with TWO pairs). I'm not into the 3D trend, but i've to say that watching 3D movies in the theater is expensive, $16 for adults and $13 for kids? Crazy...

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:29 PM

So, for the 3D aspect of the game (as well as the selected few from PSN). How does it work? Do we need a totally new 3D TV or can we just buy the glasses with infra red adapters? The glasses are basically transitional lens triggered by the infra red transmitter. The ones used in movie theater don't need the infra red transmitters.

The home 3D glasses with transmitters are selling for $150 a set (which came with TWO pairs). I'm not into the 3D trend, but i've to say that watching 3D movies in the theater is expensive, $16 for adults and $13 for kids? Crazy...

Depends on what TV you have right now. Many DLPs released over the past 3 years can handle all 3D signals with adapters. Not all (home) 3D glasses are IR based either.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 05:38 PM

Gamespot E3 2010 Stage Demo (14 mins of gameplay!)

This level looks beautiful. The other environments sound awesome as well. This game is going to make me go out and buy a 3D TV. :bomb:

#23 Mr. 420

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 05:43 PM

So can you play this game without 3d? If you can only play in 3d that is the dumbest thing i have ever heard.
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 06:06 PM

So can you play this game without 3d? If you can only play in 3d that is the dumbest thing i have ever heard.

It is fully playable without 3D.

From what I've read, the 3D looks really good though and enhances the experience.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 04:32 AM

does input lag still exist? (i mean for kz2 and hopefully a removal for kz3)

#26 Mr. 420

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 05:19 AM

Isn't the move going to give an unfair advantage to people who have it over people who have a dualshock? If its as precise as they say then it looks like online gaming is going to get fairly annoying in the future with some major balancing issues in the move games where some people are just using a dualshock. It kind of pisses me off just thinking about it. This is why accessories like this suck when they don't launch with the system.
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 11:37 AM

Isn't the move going to give an unfair advantage to people who have it over people who have a dualshock? If its as precise as they say then it looks like online gaming is going to get fairly annoying in the future with some major balancing issues in the move games where some people are just using a dualshock. It kind of pisses me off just thinking about it. This is why accessories like this suck when they don't launch with the system.

That's sort of the point of Move. It should be more precise. I doubt Sony sees it as a problem since it makes their peripheral more desirable.

Besides, kb + mouse support for all games is possible anyway.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:17 AM

I have a feeling the game will be very similar to Killzone 2, but with different environments/a couple different weapons/a couple different enemies. I suspect there won't be many big changes to the actual gameplay.

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 01:14 PM

probably won't be... but I really really hope that they'd allow for custom control schemes.. somtimes you have to allow people to enjoy the game the way that they want to. If MW2 has great gameplay and a great control scheme... then allow people to experience the game in that manner. The control schemes that the developer offered were horrible.
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Posted 22 June 2010 - 06:43 PM

I just hope its easier to get into games with friends :(