Submitted by Tripe_Down 1101d ago | news

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." (Killzone Mercenary, PS Vita)

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ZoyosJD  +   1101d 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.
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telekineticmantis  +   1101d ago
True, but
the game sure looks good right now.
ZoyosJD  +   1101d 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?
Monokhs  +   1101d ago
well it does say it on the killzone website

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CaptCalvin  +   1101d ago
It's been confirmed on the US PS blog.
ZoyosJD  +   1100d 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?
Alastor64  +   1100d ago
People don't like to communicate here. The Sony fanboyism is what's driving them to hit the disagree on everything.
FragGen  +   1100d 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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FragGen  +   1100d ago
GG are flippin awesome devs.
SilentNegotiator  +   1100d 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.
Haha123  +   1101d ago
Killzone went from strategic to action shooter...
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Sithlord-Gamble  +   1101d 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.
humbleopinion  +   1101d 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.
himdeel  +   1100d 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.
CommonSenseGamer  +   1101d 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.
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rezzah  +   1101d 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?
Hicken  +   1101d 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.
rezzah  +   1101d ago
Thanks for the reply Hickens, I'll pay more attention to his/her comments from now on.
Xperia_ion  +   1101d ago
Anon1974  +   1100d 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?
majiebeast  +   1101d 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.
Muffins1223  +   1101d 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 .
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rezzah  +   1101d 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.
mcstorm  +   1101d ago
Sounds good.
ElementX  +   1101d ago
What about original IPs?
Xperia_ion  +   1101d ago
What about having both and Skype.
crowsticky1234  +   1101d ago
You should be happy that's it's not a port of a PS3 game.
smashcrashbash  +   1101d ago
Tearaway, Vikings Attack, Soul Sacrifice,Sound Shapes,Smart AS, Gravity Daze, Ragnarok Odyssey, Dragon's Crown. Do you want me to go on or are you going to go back to the dimension you came from?
jek7  +   1101d ago
I logged in just to thumbs down your comment
dragonyght  +   1101d ago
sadly Killzone 3 Engine is downgrade to killzone 2 Engine
BigStef71  +   1101d ago
Not at all lol. KZ3 used close to 100% of the ps3's power while KZ2 only used 50-60%.
Links for the proof:

dragonyght  +   1101d ago
im not gonna debate on that claim all the proof is in the final build the release. kz3 lack the lightning, the atmosphere and overall the Kz2 had. it felt like the got lazy when the gaming media where not looking over their shoulder
BigStef71  +   1101d ago
There's no point in debating KZ3 is the better looking game overall. Both are amazing looking games tho.
humbleopinion  +   1101d ago
Just one correction: KZ2 was only using 50-60% of the *SPUs*, not of the entire PS3. That's because the console is more memory and graphics card bound than CPU bound. a 50-60% usage is just a sign of inefficient programing/architecture which indicates problematic bottlenecks. Otherwise, why not spice things up and utilize the entire 100%?

It's like I'll be sticking a 64GB DDR5 RAM module on a 5 years old PC and then claim that a game is using only 1% of that total memory. This is pretty obvious considering the fact other hardware components are bottlenecking the engine.
DoomeDx  +   1101d ago
Clearly, dragonyght doesnt lnow the diffrence between a game, and an engine. Just because killzone 3 didnt have the atmosphere of killzone 2, doesnt mean its because of the killzone 3 engine
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1101d ago
The engine might not be downgraded, but KZ3 is a downgrade from KZ2 as a game overall though.
dragonyght  +   1101d ago
no 1 cant argue about that the only the got right was the control tho i still like the original better
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1101d ago
No. Just...no. Killzone 3 was much better.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1101d ago
^^^ KZ2 is better... even the devs pretty much admitted that when they fired the lead MP designer for KZ3 and brought back the lead MP designer for KZ2. So not even Guerrilla Games agrees with you MySwordIsHeavenly...
vickers500  +   1100d ago

That doesn't make it any less of an opinion, regardless of the creators opinion of their own creation.

Personally I thought Killzone 3 was much better. The multiplayer in KZ2 was just a frustratingly annoying unbalanced spawn camping chaotic clusterfuck, due to the spawn grenades you could place anywhere and spawn rape people with. It was worse than CoD in terms of how long you could stay alive before you got killed. If that's what a "tactical" shooter means, then to hell with them. There's no real skill involved in placing a spawn grenade and just all jumping in a pile and see which team can send the most people to their death the quickest.

Plus KZ3 massively improved the controls from the previous game, still weighty, but not unrealistically weighty like in KZ2.

The graphics on the other hand, I will have to say I like better in Killzone 2. They had it tweaked just right. I'm sure on a technical level KZ3 was better, but to me, Killzone 2 was more visually pleasing. Also I thought the campaign/story in KZ2 was better and more put together as well.
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DigitalRaptor  +   1101d ago
The gameplay looked mighty impressive, as though it holds up to its older PS3 brothers. The character/gun models and environmental detail was one of the best I've seen for a handheld.
RevXM  +   1101d ago
YEAH, and they even got the hit response system and other awesome animations/physics in!

When there was a little explosion and that hig flew through the air and debris... or when that hig were hit by a shotgun round... Yeah it certainly looked like it. :)

Whats left to see if they have in is the AI and gameplay/feel I guess. I cant wait for more, cant wait for this game.
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Rockefellow  +   1101d ago
I'm so happy to see a single statement, widely included in every reputable site's articles back from the announcement of this game weeks ago, has been construed into "news" and at the top of N4G. This should have been marked as old, since it's likely been mentioned dozens of times by now.
eliteslaya13  +   1101d ago
Yet COD can't even run at the same levels despite the fact that they're STILL utilizing id Tech 3? For real?
mayberry  +   1101d ago
GG dont play! Killzone is a beast!
Paballo  +   1101d ago
wait but was not another team making Killzone vita?anyways it was rumored that GG was making a killzone game and New IP so I think that we might hear about the new IP at E3 2013 for ps3 which is rumored to be a 3rd person shouter.
hot4play  +   1101d ago
I need this game on my Vita now! :o
josephayal  +   1100d ago
the power in ur hands
the PS-VITA is def the most POWERFUL gaming machine ever made
Nickthedrummer  +   1100d ago
I wish it was killzone being released this November instead of cod.....
phatfreddy1978  +   1100d ago
By the trailer it looks to be real fun can't wait.I am tho not feeling the touch screen thing to melee I would not like that implemented in the MP part but story mode fine.
KapeeshLGRM  +   1100d ago
This game looks absolutely epic.

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