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Killzone: Mercenary – new gameplay footage

Killzone: Mercenary may have the graphical grunt Vita owners have been waiting for. Forget cinematics and check out the Helghast doing their thing in-game in this new footage. (Killzone Mercenary, PS Vita)

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LOGICWINS  +   944d ago | Well said
I didn't believe that this would be on par with Killzone 3 graphically, then I see this. ASTOUNDING!
Thrungus  +   944d ago
I'm so impressed!
The_Devil_Hunter  +   944d ago
Me TOO! I just dont want to wait until SeptEMBER!!
blitz0623  +   944d ago
There is only 1 thing I hate about this game.
Its release date :(
BrunoM  +   944d ago
Holy fuk these is Going to be the standard to any fps on any portable system for sure ... Looks fun would love to see some MP
HammadTheBeast  +   944d ago

Divine  +   944d ago
This is "Quality" . this is a trueee "next generation" portable. I think we can all agree that this game looks better than "everything" on the past gen wii u. Why waste time and currency on a wii u when you can get a vita with quality far superior to that of the wii u. The wii u can't compare or live up to such standards and its supposed to be a console? I cant wait for this game and i will have it at release some way or another Its amazing. . .
Ezz2013  +   944d ago
lol it's not on par with killzone 3 gfx nor even killzone 2 ...let's not say things that are not true

but i will say this
it's the best looking hand-held game i have ever seen
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MastaMold  +   944d ago
Killzone fan here, seriously I cant wait

Sent from my PS Vita
morganfell  +   944d ago
So....phone games are the future....

Where are the people that were making those statements?
PLASTICA-MAN  +   944d ago
The name of this game says it all. The series has proven itself in terms of graphics on any "KILL ZONE"

- Medium "kill zone" ( on regular TVs with Killzone 2 on PS2) --> Check

- Large "kill zone" (on FULL HD TVs with Killzone 2 and Killzone 3 on PS3) --> Check

- Tiny "kill zone" (on 5 inches OLED screen with Killzone Mercenary on PS Vita) --> Check

- Ultra large "kill zone" (on Ultra HD TVs with Killzone 4 on PS4) --> NO NEED to check
LOGICWINS  +   944d ago
"lol it's not on par with killzone 3 gfx nor even killzone 2 ...let's not say things that are not true"

But it CAN be. Remember, the game doesn't come out till September.
BattleAxe  +   944d ago
I think I finally know when I'll be picking up a Playstation Vita :D
kupomogli  +   944d ago

I'm not a fan of Nintendo either, but your comment makes Playstation fans look bad.

Killzone Mercenary isn't better looking than everything on the Wii U. It's not even the best looking Vita game. Does Uncharted Golden Abyss no longer exist? Killzone Mercenaries has a massive lack of detail and poor textures in comparison to Golden Abyss.

X or Xenoblade 2's recent trailer for the Wii U looks amazing and if graphics really mean that much to you, then it puts Killzone Mercenaries to shame. This and Super Smash Bros are the reason I'm going to pick up a Wii U in the future. Well. That and the fact that I passed on the Wii so I'll use it for WIi games as well.

youtube.com/watch?v=KHYtvOP8A MY

Not only that. Black Ops 2's graphics put those Killzone Mercenaries graphics to shame. Doesn't mean Mercenaries isn't going to be better. Black Ops 2's story mode was awful. Who plays Call of Duty for story anyways?
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specialguest  +   944d ago
That is some really nice graphics. When watching the video, I didn't realized I had the res at 360p, yet I thought it was good for a handheld. After changing the youtube res to 720p, it was simply amazing.

The only thing that seems to not be on the same level are all of that post-processing effects from the KZ console games. However, the game is still being developed and all of that might be added later.
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Septic  +   943d ago
Looks incredible.

The crotch takedown.....ouch!
Irishguy95  +   943d ago
Kupo...try not to use logic or anything here. Most people on this site can't even see the difference between Golden Abyss and Uncharted 1( which is extremely noticable). Just....say something to please people like

"Wow this was amazing, Ps3 game in my hands"

Even though your just sorta disrespecting the console version when you say that.
insomnium2  +   943d ago
I think this Irishguy kid (I say kid cause of the 95) has some attitude problems. I cannot understand why anyone would come on this site at all if they hated it like this guy seems to do.

Ontopic. This game looks badass.
starchild  +   943d ago
Yeah, imagine what these guys could accomplish on the PS4!

While not really up to the level of Killzone 3 or Killzone 2, it does look fairly close in a general way and is an astounding bar-raising accomplishment for handheld graphics.
Rush  +   943d ago
Am sorry but doesn't look nearly as good as KZ2 or 3 everything is far lower res, it looks amazing for a mobile platform game but come on you guys are lying to yourselves if you think it compares to the latest console shooters.

Not that I expect any common sense from this community, but stop bigging it up for something it's not.
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JoGam  +   944d ago
OMG... This is the Vita. OMG
The_Devil_Hunter  +   944d ago
Finally some real FPS action in my hands!
Pixel_Enemy  +   944d ago
Exactly... Tried Resistance and COD for vita and both sucked. Killzone looks like it won't be dropping the ball but setting the bar instead.
UltraVegito  +   944d ago

Was abit skeptical about this but just,hot damn.
gaffyh  +   943d ago
Same here, i was expecting a lazy port like COD BLOPS but this looks incredible, definitely buying this.
adorie  +   944d ago
I hate the over-used word "amazing" mainly because Kim Kardashian throws it around and comes off as generic, Also because of romance-comedies,however..

My point is the graphics displayed here for Kill Zone:Mercenaries is just that. Amazing. I think this game has the graphics crown for fully blown hand-held game and even puts some console games to shame. LOL!

I didn't know the vita was this capable. Now. I do.
a_bro  +   944d ago
i guess you havent seen the MGS4 cutscene running on the vita....
clearelite  +   944d ago
Sony (and Guerilla Cambridge) has me thoroughly surprised. Hopefully they will surprise me again by marketing the heck out of it, which would probably guarantee Vita's success, and provide us with lots of people to play online for a long time.

I wanted to be mad at you for mentioning so and so, however, your comment is spot on.
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Snookies12  +   943d ago
@a_bro - Ah, sorry about that, meant to put an agree, but I accidentally hit disagree. Curse N4G for not letting you change that...

Man though, if anyone can do something beyond belief it's Kojima. Watch him put out an MGS game on Vita that rivals MGS4 in graphics. Not to say Killzone isn't amazing looking. It really is for a handheld. However, I'm sure the Vita can be pushed even further.
skyrimer  +   943d ago
I couldn't agree more. Suddenly Phantom Pain on Vita doesn't look impossible anymore.
j-blaze  +   944d ago
"on par with Killzone 3 graphically"

wow i mean....never mind

visually it looks ok for a handheld, gameplay is bad and slow, don't know why ppl overreacting and some faking excitement about it, i mean chill ppl it's just another fps game -_-
jony_dols  +   944d ago
'visually it looks ok for a handheld'

Nullifies your post.
Zechs34  +   944d ago | Well said
Foolish trolls.

If it was Halo 5, you'd be foaming at the mouth instead of saying, oh its just another shooter.

GTFO. You dont even like Sony, why you here?
JP1369  +   944d ago
Look at his post history. He's one of those nerds that thinks Japanese devs make the "BEST GAMES EVAR!!!!", even though most of them are corny, poorly written and bound to archaic traditions. Said games are made for horny dweebs that love to see (fake) teenage girls in provocative clothing. You know, little virgins like j-blaze.
Riderz1337  +   944d ago
"i mean chill ppl it's just another fps game -_-"

Got you on the record. I'll be watching your reaction to the next Xbox exclusive FPS.
Karpetburnz  +   944d ago
Funny thing is, Killzone for Vita still has better graphics than Halo 4.
Snookies12  +   943d ago
@JP1369 - Yeah, and you saying, "one of those nerds that thinks Japanese devs make the best games ever." makes YOUR comment null and void. Everyone has a preference, just because you may not love Japanese games doesn't mean his opinion is invalid. Calling someone a nerd because of their likes simply shows that you're immature. I remember when people used to think playing ANY game was nerdy. We all play games here, no reason to ostracize others because of their taste when we all have the same hobby...
JP1369  +   943d ago
I was trolling the troll. That much should have been pretty obvious given the nature of my post. Personally, I do like a lot of Japanese games. Having said that, I'm don't limit myself to just one genre, or just one culture. I like to play games, period. And yeah, the people that do that kind of thing are exhibiting a level of obsessive behavior that I find pathetic. The only reason I chose to say something is because one person in particular seems to like coming into articles about games he clearly hates, just so he can be a whiny contrarian. I got sick of it and gave him back some of his negative and neurotic energy.
P.S. Refrain from using all caps to show emphasis. It's part of the nuance of the language and anyone with an intellect that could even be called average is meant to understand on their own.
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Sandmano  +   943d ago
faking excitment? For who? You? Im really excited becase no its not just another FPS its a current gen quality game on a handheld. People have the right to be excited because we havent seen anything like this before.

Did you up your youtube quality to HD!? Thats the only explanation for your post.
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kenshiro100  +   943d ago
...Why are you here telling people not to be excited for a game that they're excited about?

What's your problem, seriously?
DigitalRaptor  +   943d ago
What exactly is "faking excitement"??

You said the same thing about The Last of Us, but why would someone fake their excitement? I just think you can't deal with the fact that people like something that's exclusively on PS3 and/or isn't Japanese-developed, and that the rest of the world don't share your restricted tastes.
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Godmars290  +   943d ago
If prior KZ entries offered the kind of gameplay this one suggest, occasional options in a fight instead of raging firefights, the series would be regarded higher than it is.
TheUndertaker85  +   943d ago
It's called advancement. Some games do that you know. If past KZ games did what this one does, others like you would be bitching that it didn't do something newer.
MrCrimson  +   943d ago
I just hate shooters that run at 30FPS.
kikizoo  +   943d ago
it's not on par with the ps3 masterpiece (if you can see the games on the same screen), but better than anything on others consoles.
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shackdaddy  +   943d ago
It looks amazing for a portable game but not even close to KZ3 imo.
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JoGam  +   944d ago

Its like every since the famous CG video Guerilla games has something to prove. Every Game since then looks amazing.
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The_Devil_Hunter  +   944d ago
Too bad they cant hear you all the way down there making mobile games! Lol.
chukamachine  +   943d ago
fabod86  +   944d ago
Can't... oh Je.. *_*
solidjun5  +   944d ago
Holy Cow Batman, this looks good!
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   944d ago
Oh man that footage really is something else 0_0
Move over Uncharted I think we have a new winner for best looking handheld game.
RememberThe357  +   944d ago
cyclindk  +   944d ago
Good looking, but that ROCK SOLID 18 frames per second... nooooot so good.

NOTE! Don't make the mistake of expanding the video to full screen as it more or less gives you an unrealistic idea of what it would look like on the Vita screen. Keep it at default player size and it looks fantastic.
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jony_dols  +   944d ago
More than likely a late Alpha/early Beta build; still nearly 8 months of development time left to bring it up to a steady 30 FPS.

For a first time Vita dev, Guerrilla Cambridge are doing an amazing job!
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cyclindk  +   944d ago
Yeah great if they have THAT much time left. Thot this thing was dropping soon or something!
LOL_WUT  +   944d ago
It looks like it's going to be fun using the mantis drone.
BanBrother  +   944d ago
I know. Most excited about the porcupine homing rockets and the new mantis drone. I was so suprised, did not think these graphics were capable on the Vita. The graphics are at least on par with Resistance 1 or 2 (I'd say Res2), which is amazing considering they are on a full console.

I wonder how much better a sequel could look on the Vita in a couple of years. Looks good enough (not just graphically) to be on a home console.
StrongMan  +   944d ago
DAY ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
maniacmayhem  +   944d ago
Very impressive.
Baylex  +   944d ago
AHAH 3DS lovers are going to be jealous LOL xD
No doubt! The best looking game in history on a handheld!!
GreenRanger  +   944d ago
You do realise that most Vita owners are 3DS owners (and vice versa) too, right?
There's no Camp Vita and Camp 3DS, like a lot of people seem to think.
UltraVegito  +   944d ago
^ pretty much this

There are some 3ds owners who love the Vita ya know
~i'm one of them.
Baylex  +   944d ago
Yeah maybe you'rr right... but I'm talking exclusevly about THE 3DS LOVERS! xD

Hey dont get me wrong.. I ave a DS too so...
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skyrimer  +   943d ago
I had a 3ds and sold it because, you know, carrying 3ds, vita and a cellphone in my pockets made me look... funny, so I had to choose one to get rid off, Vita won because I love fighting games and Vita owns 3ds in that genre, having two portables doesn't make much sense since you can only carry one, and after watching this, I think I took the right decision.
Studio-YaMi  +   943d ago
My sister has a 3DS,it was fun playing some mario on it,gonna buy mine soon after Monster Hunter 4 is released , with my Vita & a new 3DS,my handheld gaming is at peace ! :D
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dafegamer  +   944d ago
playing fire emblem right now on my 3ds while typing this post with my vita lol
GreenRanger  +   944d ago
The video didn't show grenades.
I hope you don't have to drag an icon around the screen just to throw them, like on Resistance: Burning Skies.
Kingthrash360  +   944d ago
it did show a gernade at 1:45
i think it was button i gotta double check
"It looks good enough to be running on the Playstation 3"

If that were true then it would be on both but it obviously looks worse than both Killzone 2 & Killzone 3.
Riderz1337  +   944d ago
LOL buddy the game is 8 months away from launching and it already looks epic. They have 8 months to polish the game now even though I would gladly take this version of the game from them right now.
Ezz2013  +   944d ago
you are comparing a home console games gfx to hand-held game gfx ?!

CaptCalvin  +   944d ago
Look on the bright side. At least it's comparable.
cpayne93  +   944d ago
Yeah but you're comparing a game with 8 months left to fully finished games.
Protagonist  +   944d ago
Looks astonishing, having enjoyed Killzone both on the PSP and the PS3 I´m def... gonna get this one too.
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jut420  +   944d ago
Liberation's online was awesome, I put so many hours into it. Can't wait to get some Killzone online going on a handheld again.
QDOGG  +   944d ago
my vita just got more exciting
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dafegamer  +   944d ago
my jaw dropped
boybato  +   944d ago
Dat dick stab!!!! lol.
Y_5150  +   944d ago
That and the Mantis Drone!
danny818  +   944d ago
Wow! Its truly looking beautiful. But the release date is just a drag. I cant play cod on my vita just to get my fps fix out of the way. That fucking game is starting to have serious bugs. And nihilistic closed so an update is not coming anytime soon :/
ayabrea93  +   944d ago
genuinely surprised by just how good it looks.
r21  +   944d ago
Nihilistic must be quivering in their boots after seeing all that! I hope they make the difficulty more like KZ2, KZ3 was bit easier than KZ2.
izumo_lee  +   944d ago
This game looks unlike anything we have seen on a handheld device. Guerilla Cambridge really put a lot of effort into crafting a game of this scale on the Vita.

Of course with this stunning visuals we are gonna see it be compared to the PS3 games by reviewers, thus docking its value because of it. It'll be the usual song & dance from these sites unfairly comparing a handheld to a console.

If this game does not prove to people that a FPS can work on a handheld than nothing will, this isn't a lazy developer like Nhlistic or whatever they are called now. This is Guerilla Games & high quality is what they do.

I guess the AI was toned down to showcase the various arsenal the game has, so hopefully in the full game we will see the standard Killzone AI.
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WalterWJR  +   944d ago
It's easy to forget how boring this guy sounds when viewing such stunning visuals for a handheld.
refocusedman  +   944d ago
ChipChipperson  +   944d ago
... I think it's time for me to get a Vita. What's next a Metal Gear Vita game... hint hint Kojima.
RickHiggity  +   944d ago
Love Killzone. I'm going to have to pick up a Vita now
Legendary-Status  +   944d ago
(PS/Orbis)(PS/Vita) Circle of Life Fin Do some Damage!!!!!
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