10 Reasons Why Killzone Shadow Fall Will Be PS4′s Killer Launch Title

"Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, Sony have announced the PS4, unveiling the system’s new features alongside a few select titles last month. A new Killzone was one of the highlights, and it seems set to be a defining launch title for the new system. That said, Sony seem adamant to launch their new console with a bang, so it’s unlikely to be a clean sweep for Guerilla’s fourth console Killzone game. We reckon Shadow Fall could still be the system’s killer launch title though, and here are ten reasons why."

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Gimmemorebubblez1851d ago

I think if Sony put marketing muscle and make the game KZ2-esque then Sony has a winner!

Irishguy951851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

It looks more Cod than Killzone to be brutally honest. Gameplay wise I mean
Good user blog on the subject ^^. The Shadow fall gameplay trailer was painfully unlike Killzone. The graphics won't be enough to mask what happened to the gameplay for me. I wonder how the casuals will react when this releases

I also hope i'm wrong Gimmemorebubblez, but you can tell how the gameplay flows from that demo, along with the Majorly over the top(albeit very cool) scene of grabbing onto the rope.

Oh it's also extremely clear it is not KZ2-esque. It did not have the weighty movement at all.

It doesn't matter if it's one section down there, it showcased the combat mechanics very clearly.

Gimmemorebubblez1851d ago

Maybe your right, maybe your wrong.
I hope your wrong because YOU CAN'T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS BASED ON A VERY SHORT GAMEPLAY DEMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bumpmapping1851d ago

It was one section of the game also not sure how old that build was alot could of changed since than.

NastyLeftHook01851d ago

and yet it will still destroy any shooter"

Spinal1851d ago

Well as long as its as good as Killzone 2 ill be happy with this as a launch title. Wouldn't call any game the 'killer app' yet.

Sevir1851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

For many reasons...

1. You haven't played it yourself

2. What you SAW 8 mins of pre alpha game play with plenty of time of polish.

3. It's got the Killzone Staples, Cover, sliding, and the same weighty feel just from the look of the trailer

4. Chaining kills and the brutal Kill animations already set it apart, along with the bullet time feature to make for dramatic kills, something I think was placed in to make a case for the share button.

the game may look less drab, and that's a fantastic change for a series which was always criticized for being Grey grey grey!...

Outside_ofthe_Box1851d ago

Shadow Fall doesn't look KZ2-ish, but it does look better than KZ3. It might also have to do with the fact that SF takes place on Vekta and not Helgan which are two COMPLETELY different planets and environments.

As for the gameplay, it's all about the MP for me so I'll wait for gameplay footage on that before I pass full judgement.

MysticStrummer1851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

KZ and CoD have been similar since KZ2, except for the feel of the controls and the cover system. KZ's AI is much better also.

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IcyEyes1851d ago

I cant really wait to play this game.

MizTv1851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

More like kz3 and less like kz2 and I will be very happy

Sandmano1851d ago

More like kz2 and less like kz3 and I will be very happy


MizTv1851d ago

I must if been blazed when I wrote that!
I meant more like kz2 and less like kz3

Jaqen_Hghar1851d ago

Resistance got 4m as a new IP on what was an unsuccessful launch of a system. KZ can easily get 5m as an IP that has gotten over 2m in the middle of a cycle on what will no doubt be a better launch.

Hingle_Mcringleberry1851d ago

Fall of Man didn't have much in the way of competition. The early ps3 adoptors had nothing else to play so they bought it. The franchise went downhill from there in terms of sales.
Killzone is a 3 million sales per game franchise, you're kidding yourself with that 5 million.

Outside_ofthe_Box1851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

I know you don't like seeing PS software being successful, but KILLZONE: Shadow Fall can definitely reach 4-5 million lifetime sales if KZ2 fans are happy with KZ:SF's multiplayer. KZ3 managed to sell close to KZ2's numbers despite a lot of KZ2 fans not buying it which means a lot of new people bought it.

So if KZ2 vets end up buying KZ:SF and you add on top of that possible new people buying KZ:SF, 4-5 million lifetime sales isn't that far out of a possibility.

Sevir1851d ago

Better position to market The game, Killzone as a franchise has a great following and fanbase, even with KZ3 being a lesser game it still managed to sell just about the same as KZ2 and that was in the midst of COD and Battlefield sting up the market near the END of a console cycle.

Here are some things to consider

1. KZ: Shadow Fall ranked only #2 the most talked about thing since the PS4 unveiling, The YouTube gameplay trailer was watched more than 4 million times and the reception has been largely positive.

2. It's a launch title, With a pretty sizable community and a pretty well established IP.

3. It looks Gorgeous and Will be marketed pretty aggressively considering
it'll be facing Next Gen releases of Battlefield and COD.

4. It's the ONLY Next Gen FPS EXCLUSIVE announced on the ONLY ANNOUNCED NEXT GEN platform currently and people are excited about it. Battlefield and COD will not have the benefit of being stand outs because they also have current gen and PC versions launching the same time. So a large number of The fan base will ignore the Next Versions because their friends will have current versions to play.

5. Sony is definately going to capitalize on the fact that Killzone:Shadow Fall will be exclusive and deliver on somethings that neither Battlefield and COD can deliver, and will likely market it as the Harbinger of the Premier Next Gen Console FPS experience you won't find from any other shooter because its really will be the only Built from the ground up PS4 Shooter unlike Battlefield which was ported from PC down.

I agree that it will have a fight on its hands because 2 other big franchises make a next gen debut, but its not solely next gen and as such they'll have a better time focusing on one platform versus EA and Activision focusing on PS3/WiiU/XB360 and PC/PS4/NextGenXbox

lovegames7181851d ago

Kz SF day one, nuff said!!!!

Jaqen_Hghar1851d ago

a wise strategy. A man will do the same then get a second DS4, Watch Dogs, and Infamous Second Son for Christmas

delboy1851d ago

CoD and BF4 will sell more, end of story.

Trago13371851d ago

I hope this game is a little more open ended than the other Killzone games. Getting a little tired of corridor shooters.

wishingW3L1851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

same here. But I'm not asking for an open world game though just more open corridors. More variety to the approach.

MysticStrummer1851d ago

Watch Dogs for me. KZ:SF looks very nice but also looks like a typical shooter so I'll wait on it to drop in price.

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