Submitted by doctorstrange 942d ago | news

Here’s the Killzone: Mercenary Box Art, Developers Tell Rockstar “Come at me Bro”

One thing missing yesterday when Killzone: Mercenary had nearly everything revealed – release date, multiplayer, gameplay – was the box art we can expect to see when it comes to store shelves on September 17th.
-PSLS (Killzone Mercenary, PS Vita)

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doctorstrange  +   942d ago
I want the Helghast to invade Los Santos
Snookies12  +   942d ago
I want CJ to fight the Helghast...
onyoursistersback  +   942d ago
I want the Helguast to fight CJ in Los Santos!!
Dee_91  +   942d ago
I want to see a helghast in a gimp suite ....
LordLaguz  +   941d ago
All you had to do was follow the damn Dropship, CJ!
The_Con-Sept  +   941d ago
Man nothing ever happens in my town...... But I think they should be fighting in Denver Colorado.
MoveTheGlow  +   941d ago
I want a Hot Coffee mod in Killzone!


Ew, wait, no. No, I don't want that at all.
Ritsujun  +   941d ago
I am Visari!
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showtimefolks  +   942d ago
Lol funny

Will buy this at launch along with Vita so Sony make sure this is good and you have yourself a Sale
dbjj12088  +   942d ago
What is going on in that headline?
Seraphemz  +   942d ago
Read the article...
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konnerbllb  +   942d ago
Even after reading the article the headline still doesn't make sense.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   942d ago
Lol, what is this read the article nonsense you speak of? Stopped reading past the headline in 4th grade!
spicelicka  +   942d ago
What's so difficult?? they literally tweeted "come at me bro" to Rockstar as both Killzone:mercenary and GTAV are set to release on the same day.
gamingmaster2013  +   941d ago
i would prefer if the killzone release date was pushed back to about september 1st, that would give it the time to get a shitload of sales (at least a million units easily based on the quality of the game and if sony is able to market the game properly) before gta is out.

also rockstar is a great company but i think they just pulled two fingers up at guerilla cambridge by puttin the gta release date on the same day as killzone, which has the chance of harming vita sales. they could have easily put it on a different date, but if the games are released on the same day i'm going to make sure i have enough cash to get both
Wedge19  +   942d ago
The side profile of the guy in the screenshot looks like the main guy from Watch_Dogs.
TrendyGamers  +   942d ago
I didn't notice that till you pointed it out! It totally does.
Wedge19  +   942d ago
And now the picture is changed so no one knows what I'm talking about... awww damn.
ftwrthtx  +   942d ago
Sweet looking cover.
Wedge19  +   942d ago
I like that it is showcasing that these mercenaries are between the ISA and the Helghast, it's got a good "duality" sort of look to it.
Root  +   942d ago
NO...come on Sony change the release of this

You can't expect a PSV game to go up against GTA V, it will be slaughtered and over shadowed

They should delay this, I thought the same thing with the Last of Us when I thought GTA V was coming out in May
TrendyGamers  +   942d ago
I fully expect Sony to change the date either up one week or back one week.
doctorstrange  +   942d ago
Yeah, they were really unlucky about the timing, and the last thing they want is the Vita's most exciting game to be overshadowed
Root  +   942d ago

Thats my point, it's one of the most promising games for the PSV this year do you really want it overshadowed my GTA V.

We don't want this game to get low sales, you won't hear the end of it if it does
Blastoise  +   942d ago
I agree. "Come at me bro" lol, funny, but they should definitely change the date!

If I was Sony I'd get pretty much any game as far away from GTAV as I could, it's gonna sell some crazy numbers.
Aceman18  +   942d ago
Love both series so its not an issue for me to get both on the same day, but i understand if they do want to move it. if your a fan of both franchises do you really care if they come out the same day your gonna get both games eventually right?
cpayne93  +   942d ago
Yeah they may want to delay it another month, would result in better sales and more polish on the actual game.
Veneno  +   941d ago
Doesn't matter to me as I will get this awesome looking game well before Mediocre Theft Auto V.
PopRocks359  +   942d ago
Uhh, I'm no genius, but that's not a great marketing strategy. It's like if Nintendo tried to release Luigi's Mansion 2 or if Microsoft put out Splosion Man Jr. On the same day as half-Life 3's release date (whenever the hell that is).

You'd simply never win. Sony should pick a more accessible, preferably earlier date for this game to come out. The vita needs content and it needs viable customers who are not already interested in getting GTAV, arguably the most anticipated game this year.
doctorstrange  +   942d ago
I don't think it was intentional
Riderz1337  +   942d ago
Dude...it's a joke. Really dude? I fully expect them to pull back the release date 1-2 weeks.
PopRocks359  +   942d ago
I'm talking about the release date, not the tweet. If they change the date, that's great. If they were being serious about it though, I would seriously question their judgement.
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Christopher  +   942d ago
Vita release date was made before R* changed theirs, so I don't think they intentionally went after R* and GTA in the first place...

Not sure where the complaint is here.
gamingmaster2013  +   941d ago
people are complaining that the killzone mercenary (and potentially vita) sales would be affected by gta V.

also i wish i had that many bubbles.
CaptainSheep  +   942d ago
I'll buy the game no matter when it comes out. Honestly, not a GTA fan. Yeah, I said it. >__<
But I really want this game to succeed, so I hope Sony changes the date.
Studio-YaMi  +   942d ago
Not a GTA fan either ! I play the games,but it's just like I ummm .. I play for a week or so then leave it .. never get back to it unless I'm bored and need something different or that isn't too much demanding .. like RPGs or Action games with story modes and stuff like that ..

GTA to me is just about having fun with no chores.
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Protagonist  +   942d ago
Tbh not a GTA fan either. I enjoyed Chinatown Wars though because it reminded me of the original GTA.
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medziarz  +   942d ago
Nice boxart.

But yea, that the hell? why has rockstar announced the GTAV release at the same time Sony has their for KZM and why is it the same day?
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Dlacy13g  +   942d ago
"come at me bro"... lol. GTA V will kick the teeth of Killzone Mercenary and not think twice about it.
SageHonor  +   942d ago
It'll kick the more than the teeth lol
ziggurcat  +   942d ago
people crying about it being "generic" in 3.... 2.... 1....
SandWitch  +   942d ago
Actually, box art looks bad. Maybe not generic, but art direction is weird and the whole composition is messy. It feels like this box-art would be more suitable for some top-down view game, but not for bad-ass FPS.

Just my opinion though
theEx1Le  +   942d ago
Don't think its bad per say but I do agree. Too much clutter on the box for my liking.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   942d ago
Not complaining cause I won't be buying it anyway, but the fact that you yourself thought generic is very telling.
Only thing remotely unique about it is the mechanical looking helgast/ terminator overlooking the box art. Rest of it is as generic as they come.
Least its not the cool protagonist with his chin down and eyes up walking ever so cooly towards us weapon in one hand and an explosion behind him.
imXify  +   942d ago
And Rockstar respond with a GTAV Vita version :D *in my dreams*
Tei777  +   942d ago
Don't worry guys, there is zero chance this game will launch alongside GTA. Sony will move it foward,
SlyFamous02  +   942d ago
Soooo, will be able to choose which side you are on?
Toon_Link  +   942d ago
I think it's more like you will fight on both sides, since you are a gun for hire I don't think there's much choosing going on.
Cyrax4  +   942d ago
So it's completely linear garbage? That is incredibly lame.
Kennytaur  +   942d ago
Cyan and orange, c'mon Guerilla, you can do better than that. Don't sink to EA's level. Although those are the colours of the two sides...

I'll be getting both games anyway.
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mayberry  +   942d ago
I Just want to play as the ISA soldier on the cover with the cigarette and the bad a@@ pure white skull cap! I imagine he carries spares on him in case they get dirty! I want the cigarette smoke to be constantly rafting around as I cut down the Helghast! Also, it's cool to hear rival game developers going at it, 'in fun'.
Cyrax4  +   942d ago

Rockstar will destroy this game.

Just when you think Sony can't screw up the Vita any worse, they release their only well-known Vita game against the biggest game of the year.
BanBrother  +   942d ago
Actually, CoD is the biggest game of the year lol. Are people forgetting one comes out every year? Not a fan of GTA anyway, always thought it took itself too seriously and was boring, but killzone is a must buy.
LordHiggens  +   942d ago
Are you all also failing to realize that this is a HANDHELD game and a completely different monster from a AAA console release? Because it is.
BanBrother  +   942d ago

You are correct, it is not in 'direct' competition, as one is on a handheld and one is on a home console. However, there will definitely be many people who are fans of both, and might opt to pick up GTAV instead.

Also, the most damaging of all the factors is that the media hype/frenzy around GTAV will overshadow Killzone,'and many people buy what is the most popular thing. Sad but true.

I myself will be getting Killzone day 1, and I hope its release date is changed so that it sells more, thus increasing the Vita's reputation, which can only be a good thing. A lot of people are probsbly fans of both, but as I said if all their friends are playing the new GTA, guess what, they will be to. Humans always try to assimilate.
profgerbik  +   941d ago
Did Sony send this tweet? Do you even know if they are being dead serious? Nope.

Like I said these developers know exactly how to get your tail feathers all ruffled. I mean they probably know each other personally and here everyone is making such a big deal over it when most likely it's a freaking light joke.

They knew that though and of course people are responding probably exactly how they expected, now more attention is focused on both games..

Can you morons stop blaming Sony for everything like these developers have absolutely no say in anything.
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Cyrax4  +   942d ago
Be sure to check out IGN's video on Killzone and Tearaway.

The Playstation team wasn't impressed with either of them.

"I feel like the character is WAY too heavy." - he claims he liked Killzone 2 controls, but Mercenary is way too tank like.

Touch functionality is forced. You can't turn it off. You have to swipe the screen like an idiot for melee attacks.

Tearaway didn't impress him at all. "I wouldn't give this game a second thought." - the executive editor of IGN's Playstation team (a man who admittedly doesn't play the 360)

Looks like Sony have failed again.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   942d ago
The part about the controls being heavy is a lie. You can tell if it's "tank like" by looking at the video and it's not. I bet he's lying about liking KZ2's controls because no true KZ2 fan would complain about heavy controls PERIOD as those complaints are what lead to the abysmal KZ3. I bet he's too used to KZ3's light controls so Mercenary's controls is a bit of a shock to him.

As for the touch functionality I agree with that. You can tell by looking at the vid that it is forced like the sixaxis was forced on PS3 games early on. I hate that you are forced to swipe in order to melee. I hope swiping is exclusive to SP only.

***"Looks like Sony have failed again."***

How about waiting until the games actually comes before jumping to conclusions based on someone's opinion?
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profgerbik  +   941d ago
Yea because the IGN staff are some of the best journalist in the world.

Especially when the article they have on their site currently literally is some stupid blog post about how some guy hates his Vita and how he traded it in for a Kindle Fire HD which apparently to him can do so much more gaming wise.

A Kindle Fire HD for fuck sakes LOL.

Yea listen to IGN they are the smartest people in the industry.
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gamingmaster2013  +   941d ago

firstly, are there analog triggers on the vita... no, thats why the knife attacks are done using the touchscreen, which i think is way better and interesting than just clicking a trigger, and also you have to swipe the screen in time otherwise the other guy can avoid your attack and knife you back and kill you.

secondly, IGN are absolutely fucking biased when it comes to the vita, i remember greg giving one of the best vita games Gravity Rush a 7.5/10 and another ign reviewer giving need for speed most wanted vita 7.4/10 (giving the ps3 version 9/10, DESPITE BEING THE FUCKING SAME GAME WITH THE ONLY SERIOUS DIFFERENCE BEING THE LOWERED GRAPHICS!!! SINCE WHEN DO GOOD GRAPHICS MEAN A GAME IS GOOD? you want an example of a game which has good graphics but is shit... GTA 4). even in the current tearaway and killzone articles on ign you can tell that they just want something to hate on like a bunch of sad priks. FFS THE VITA IS A HANDHELD NOT A CONSOLE!!! ign review the vita by comparing it to console games instead of as a handheld, just like other sites do. i bet if they reviewed the vita as a handheld, gravity rush would have got 9.5, need for speed would have got the same as the ps3 version, and they wouldn't be spouting the bull shit that you have mentioned them saying in your post
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Hicken  +   941d ago
Some people try way too hard to troll. You're one of them.
MakiSaad2  +   942d ago
My Precious
r21  +   942d ago
They really should change the release date. GTA is too big of a franchise to beat!
Th3 Chr0nic  +   942d ago
LOL no one will compete with GTA, that day will be known by all as GTA day!!!
Veneno  +   941d ago
The next alan wake should release that day as well.
Tiqila  +   941d ago
i want a better boxart
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profgerbik  +   941d ago
Some people need to keep in mind many of these developers know each other. Just some light hearted banter no doubt, as usual though it will turn into a shit storm but hey now people are paying more attention to both games, so better for the both of them.

Pretty sure that was the plan all along just by making that tweet.

Really not a huge deal shouldn't be to anyone else either. I would gladly buy both, there is plenty of time to save money until then also if buying both at the same time is seriously that big of a problem for anyone.

The only reason I won't be buying GTA V on release is because they felt the need to shaft PC users and not release a PC version at the same time. So that is their fault.

I would have bought both though on the same day without hesitation but GTA to me is just best played on PC especially if you want to get the most out of the game graphically. So I am going to wait for the PC versions release.

I mean trust me when I tell you I LOVE GTA! but this is stupid people think GTA is god or something like no one else can think of any other game once GTA is around..
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Kidmyst  +   941d ago
I'll be pre-ordering both games anyways. Excited for both.

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