Killzone: Mercenary Sets Its Sights On PS Vita

PS Blog writes: "Today we’re really excited to present the first official gameplay trailer for Killzone: Mercenary at gamescom. Designed specifically for the PlayStation Vita platform, Killzone: Mercenary is a first-person shooter that makes full use of the device’s graphical and input capabilities. It was built on the same powerful engine as Killzone 3, and it enhances the familiar twin-stick FPS control scheme with touch pad functionality for interesting new gameplay possibilities."

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ZoyosJD1881d ago (Edited 1881d ago )

Truthfully that isn't enough info. Not to mention the article is sourceless.

Who knows how much it has been modified. Obviously it must have been, as it's using different hardware.

When the time comes, I'm sure the graphics will prove themselves...but for now, take with a grain of salt.

telekineticmantis1881d ago

the game sure looks good right now.

ZoyosJD1881d ago


LOL. I really wish people would actually respond and communicate their ideas like that rather than just click a button.

But from what I see I'm guessing all or at least some of my disagrees are your agrees.

What would be weird about that would be if you agreed with me and I never disputed your statment in my original comment nor my yet to be typed response...oh, wait.

I agree that it's a great looking game especially for the Vita, but not KZ 2/3 status.

Its like those disagrees are people expecting a troll.

The game very well could be on a modified KZ3 engine, but with no confirmation from Sony, GG, etc. it could just as easily (and hopefully) be on a engine made from the ground up for Vita especially with the differences in achitecture. I'm just sayin, can you really trust this report?

Monokhs1881d ago (Edited 1881d ago )

well it does say it on the killzone website

CaptCalvin1881d ago

It's been confirmed on the US PS blog.

ZoyosJD1880d ago

LOL. Then why the **** would you guys NOT reference the source material, and instead accept this sourceless POS.

Someone needs to change the credited URL.

With all the BS that gets posted as news on this site can you blame someone for being cautious?

Alastor641880d ago

People don't like to communicate here. The Sony fanboyism is what's driving them to hit the disagree on everything.

FragGen1880d ago (Edited 1880d ago )

The awesome thing about this, is any game that runs on it can be ported across platforms easily. So that means that theoretically GG could do a new PS3 game using this tech and have a very similar portable Vita version. Or they could do some kind of KZ3 port (good luck with all that gfx data ;) ).

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FragGen1880d ago

GG are flippin awesome devs.

SilentNegotiator1880d ago

The atmosphere is pretty sweet. It's nice to see some non-wasteland.

I'm cautiously optimistic about the touch knifin'. I've always dreamed of using touch for close combat, but seeing it in action, I'm not ENTIRELY convinced.

Haha1231881d ago (Edited 1881d ago )

Killzone went from strategic to action shooter...

Sithlord-Gamble1881d ago

I agree to a certain extent.

KZ2 was much better than KZ3.
Even the scoring in KZ2 was team orientated...
KZ3; not so much.

Heres to hoping KZ4 returns to what made it such a great shooter this gen.

humbleopinion1881d ago

KZ2 never was "strategic'. Perhaps "tactical" (which is a different term) - at least in multiplayer.
In single player it wasn't even that: when the best tactic was always to run towards the enemies with a drawn knife because the AI can't handle CQB, even that aspect is mitigated. KZ3 single player was better.

himdeel1880d ago

Killzone 3 sp was better Killzone 2 mp was better imo. Maybe if there is a 4 it will take the best parts of both to make 4 something special.

CommonSenseGamer1881d ago (Edited 1881d ago )

It looks it. Easily the most impressive visuals I've seen on the Vita. I just hope the gameplay matches the visuals and its not too dumbed down for a mobile audience.

rezzah1881d ago

I'd like to know what is more graphically impressive than what was shown for this game on the Vita.

I say this due to the large disagrees.

IF the first statement is not the reason for the disagrees then does this mean people want the game to be dumbed down for the more casual mobile audience?

Hicken1881d ago

More likely he got disagrees because it's CommonSenseGamer in another Vita article, and he's staying true to form by being stealthily negative about it. Nothing about the Vita is ever quite good enough for him.

Huge library: why isn't it selling?
New games announced: but is it a system seller?
New apps/features: my tablet does it better.
Cross buy: won't drum up any interest.

Even here, he notes the graphics are nice, then follows it up with hoping the gameplay isn't "too dumbed down," insinuating that he expects it to be dumbed down to some degree in the first place.

And with his generally negative mentality in mind, even that "easily" at the start begins to take on the connotations of implying that the majority of games on the Vita don't look all that great. Those of us that own the system know that's not true, but his words aren't really for us.

I didn't hit agree OR disagree, myself. But I'm rather tired of seeing him in Vita articles with nothing of substance to contribute.

rezzah1881d ago

Thanks for the reply Hickens, I'll pay more attention to his/her comments from now on.

Anon19741880d ago

They're going to be so disappointed to find out the Vita is doomed. Haven't they been reading all those articles trying to convince us there's no hope?

majiebeast1881d ago

Thats a pretty amazing feat but the gameplay in the trailer did look amazing. Wonder how many people they can push for MP 32 would be insane.

Now just hoping for a Helghast campaign in Killzone 4, loved playing the Helghast Hakkah in Killzone 1.

Muffins12231881d ago (Edited 1881d ago )

Anyone can use the same engine if dumb ed down enough(example:cod wii version uses "same" engine as ps3 version) ...I mean,this game looks amazing but I will tell you it will not look as good as killzone 3 or even .

rezzah1881d ago

From what was said during the reveal of the Vita, the geometric shapes are inferior to the games on the PS3.

But visually, or texture-wise, the Vita and the PS3 are very similar.

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