Submitted by philiwaniuk 839d ago | news

Guerilla dev: Killzone Shadow Fall will explore who the Helghast really are

Speaking exclusively with OPM UK, Killzone Shadow Fall’s game director Steven ter Heide explained that the PS4 shooter will explain more about the Helghast mythology than in any previous game. (Killzone: Shadow Fall, PS4)

DEATHSTROKE-cro-  +   839d ago
very good.
that's what we all want because we like them more than ISA

Killzone, inFamous and Watch Dogs are must-buy for PS4.
at least for me :)
Knight_Crawler  +   839d ago
Thats cool an all but why dont they just introduce more factions.

Does the KZ universe only consist on two factions the ISA and Helghans?

Also they need to explore the current universe more, where are the kids and women, where id the wild life, why are they only millitary buildings, where is the culture and do Helghans have feelings....the universe needs to be more alive.
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abzdine  +   839d ago
yes but pleaaase, pleaaaaaaaase GG listen to the fans feedback about the multiplayer!! i wanna enjoy this game as much as i did with KZ2
LOL_WUT  +   839d ago
For the Helghast! ;)
Hicken  +   839d ago
Why introduce more factions? Killzone is about the conflict between the ISA- led by planet Vekta- and the Helghast. What would be the point in having some new side show up in their war, especially when that conflict is far from over?
dedicatedtogamers  +   839d ago
I really wish Guerilla (or another studio @ Sony) would take the time to flesh out the Killzone universe. Behind the scenes, there is an incredibly rich backstory available. Reading through the backstory, you learn that the helghast are not necessarily the bad guys and that the ISA have done just as many terrible things. Of course, none of this is explained in the game and instead the helghast are space Nazis and your buddies keep shouting in your ear "hey bro! Shoot that f****ng helghast scum!" and the helghast kill your buddies, so they MUST be evil!
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LAZL0-Panaflex  +   839d ago
You're right isa is whack. Especially Rico...what a goob. Take off the masks! Take off the masks. And I wanna see some chick helghasts. I wanna see them with superhuman strength like Wikipedia said they have not pudgy little curly from 3 stooges knockoffs that die with one melee.
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Maddens Raiders  +   838d ago
Not all of us Deathstroke -
I've played Kizzy since the PS2 days and I've always liked the ISA (mainly because I became attached to the four heroes since the story admittedly was from their point of view).

Also, I'll say KILLZONE, GT, and TLOU are must-buys for the PS4. So while we like the same things generally speaking, there remians a bit of variation therein, which makes everything work in the first place. :)

BTW - I also want to state that I love Rico, Jann, Sev, Lugar, Radec and Stahl in that order. (See I do like some Helghast guys as well). I get it to a degree (he killed Visari and got Natko and Garza fucked up), but I am really tired of the Rico hate -- I mean the guy is an integral part of the series and is just an all around bad ass and good hearted fellow imho. Despite his transgressions and shortcomings, Rico is a very "round" & believable character (the most by my count - and shows a bit of the unpredictability and chaos of WAR) and let's not forget w/o Rico, Narville and the rest of the extraction team in Kizzy3 would've been laid to waste on Helghan allowing Stahl to reign holy hell on the rest of the ISA with his Petrucite cannon!

With all of that said we do need an open door to look deeper into what "makes and made" the Helghast... the Helghast as my attention to detail of the ISA storyline above, demonstrates. So far we only have known bits and pieces of the Helghast people, it's leaders, cities, and people. Very good news here indeed.

ok all out of bubbles..
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OhReginald  +   839d ago
cool they are probably gonna make the helghast more villainous.
Dark_Overlord  +   839d ago
Is that even possible? Rico proves the ISA are the most evil :D Seriously, he needs killing off
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raztad  +   839d ago
Pretty much this.

And it saddens me :(. There is potential for something much more exciting than just your typical generic-isa-are-the-good-guyz and Helghast-are-the-Nazis tales.
Eldyraen  +   839d ago
I actually disagree: I think they are going to make them more "human" as you are essentially playing a peacekeeper that is meant to keep both factions in check this time around. As it is also supposed to be a little more narrative this time around we will likely be seeing more of both sides outside of strict combat segments (such as the beginning--before the blow out you saw a city in its prime during peacetime with non combatant npcs "interacting" seperate from yourself).

I am hoping and expecting something similar elsewhere in the game as you track down the true villains (which are likely a rogue group that is likely supported but not tied to either the Helghast government or at least key characters that are). Hopefully we see more into what makes both sides tick but as a third party in a sense. Without forcing it on people though it could be eluded to in npc conversations (whispers as you progress through streets) or from notes/intel that FPS often use for extra story tidbits.

The fact the ISA and Helghast now live side by side in some form should mean they were at least willing to cooperate on some level or were forced to do so. Its likely not accepted by many however and love lost would be minor (sort of N/S Korea--they are tied together by shared history yet at odds with each other constantly... or Israel/Palestine as its actually the more violent of the 2 and closer proximity). Naturally Germany and Berlin Wall comes to mind as well but just don't quite get that vibe for some reason although very "fitting" due to Helghast/Nazi similarities.

I think we will end up fighting the Helgast still of course but more of a new reich (as in Germany in WW1 and Nazi Germany in 2--similar yet fundamentally different). They are the extremist Helghast faction that has risen in from the ashes of the old although not supported by as many of the former (similar to Nazi's--they started off and spoke of national pride and resentments from post war depression and only after did they excalate to full blown "monsters").

At least that is what I hope to see--a less "generic" war shooter. It is the perfect time as devs have said its basically perfect time for a new direction. As long as they keep most of the mechanics, controls, and action it will be great but a more in depth story wouldn't hurt either. I just want next gen to be truly special and am hoping for the best. This gen had some phenomenal shooters that broke out of the mold enough to make me believe others will follow suit or continue to do so.
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LAZL0-Panaflex  +   839d ago
That's what I'm talking about.
BabyTownFrolics  +   839d ago
i always found the helghast to be far more compelling than the ISA
ginsunuva  +   839d ago
Which was probably on purpose. It would have been too one-dimensional had the ISA been glorified and sympathized with more.
linkenski  +   839d ago
Wow... so deep. I love watching a one-sided story unfold.
towelie1288  +   839d ago
playing killzone 2 now the friendly AI is terrible and controls kinda suck but graphics are nice and lots of detail too ...nothing really special here but i will think really hard before buying killzone 3 but i heard campaign is worse....
MakiSaad2  +   839d ago
Troll elsewhere this is killzone not crysis
MassOnesumis  +   839d ago
I wish that there was one military shooter where the player gets to play as the "red guys" helghast.
JayD-1K  +   838d ago
That could be done on the Vita!
NarooN  +   839d ago
I already know who the Helghast really are -- I and others knew this way back in 05 lol. They're technically not even the "bad" guys, since the ISA were the ones who not only expelled them from Earth/Vekta and sent them to Helghan, but also decided to block trade with them as well, leaving them alone on the harsh planet. So you can obviously sympathize with them and see why they're so pissed.

I remember back in the day, when the devs came to the forums to talk to us, which was pretty much every day (over at the old us.playstation.com site), we used to always ask them to implement a Helghast campaign in a future title lol. Sadly they didn't ever listen.

I always felt dirty playing as the ISA, even though Templar was a badass, so I'd always play as the Helghast when possible in multiplayer, a tradition I continued from KZ1 all the way to Liberation and KZ2/3.

Hopefully in Shadowfall we can play as the Helghans. At least in Mercenary you can take missions from the Helghast, so that's something.
Salooh  +   839d ago
I know some people will take this seriously but i have to say it. The way you talk reminds me of iran lol. Except they are peaceful...
emad-E-three  +   838d ago
No!! They are NOT don't lie to yourself!! And btw I am Libyan (arabian too)
They are #1 enemy to muslims...I really hope a war starts between israel and iran so they kill each others and the world finally see peace!

You petty Shiites are the reason for AlQaeda and thier criminal acts with the criminals calling themselfs Hezp Allah...may allah burn you in hell...Amen
Salooh  +   838d ago
Calm your self brother ^^ . What did Hezp Allah and iran did to arabs and muslims lol. You blaming shia for AlQaeda but in reality we get killed from them more then any other religions.

Iran and Hezp Allah only defended their own country and made their countries independant that's why it's banned and ignored not like us who are controlled by dictators that kill their own people and depend on israel , america and british. They always want to talk with the leaders and the people but we don't see our rulers act like that. They have reason on their side but what we hear from our rulers toward them is rawaf'9 and terrorists without a prove of using violence toward us arabs.

You honor them and shame us more when you say start a war between them and israel. They are working in the case of palastine while we sit doing nothing toward islam that scream الحق. We defend shallow people but ignore who act good..

Libya got rid of gadafy but you have harder purpose which is applying islam which isn't gonna be easy since the west already helped you for interest. They can controle you too so prove your self instead of hating this and that. Isn't that a better goal then hate another country or religion ?. Prove them wrong by applying islam. If you managed to do that you will see how the world will act toward you. You will be like iran because you do what's right for the people. They will spread bad rumors about it just like iran. Look how they claim they are making nuclear weapons. If they are killers you would see attacks from iran. But there is none because islam is ruling in there.
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emad-E-three  +   838d ago
I am not going to calm down after these things;
1st look at Syria what those bitchs doing!!
2nd after those assholes in AlQaeda boomed us in benghazi yesterday and killed women and kids I am not going to calm down AT ALL anything with iran supports am against!! And believe me the end of iran will come by us libyans not US or any other country!!!!
Salooh  +   838d ago
Dude. I just told you iran and al qaeda are enemies . Both have different religion and thinking. How is that makes them same ?.. Where did you get that ?. Neither one of them said or hinted that they are together. Iran consider Wahabia with Al qaeda . You blame them for something they didn't do -.- ..

About syria. It's complicated in there. I for one can't judge it this way. It's more about religion. But i'm gonna tell you. Bad things happening in there, what ever it is this war isn't for syrian people . Syria isn't perfect but what's happening to it isn't right. If these people really care about syrian they would have went to palastine first then syria but no they created this war for reasons that doesn't envolve syrian people..

I'm against anyone who kill children and women. Even if my brother killed a child i would give him justic for the love of ALLAH. It's Haq.

How can i judge what's happening to syria ?. By looking at the leaders. How is their thinking. Anyone can kill and fabricate it. So a advice. Look who's making sense between the leaders. Judge everything they do and you will see the truth.

I don't see you act like this for Bahrain?. Isn't islam about justic and rights ?. Is the blood cheaper in their ?. Even if you consider shia not muslims. You are a muslim and you should respect all religions. We all know what is happening to Bahrain is unfair.

I'm not angry or anything. Hope you took what i see. I understand your situation. But you confuse things that is obvious even the blind can understand it like al qaed. I don't blame you before this but i blame you now since you know what i said. So search for the truth despite i'm wrong or right. ALLAH will judge us all of us alone in the end. Go with islam thinking which is reason..
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uncharted56  +   839d ago
Man I wish they would rally move on. The story just makes no sense imo. I have played the orignal killzone and killzone 2 and it was just bad story. Gameplay was pretty decent but the learning controls were a bitch. If they want to do a fps I really believe they should create a different world which should be more grounded and just not people killing each other. Lets be honest gaming media has said it and so will I it just doesn't have the same feeling you get when you play a game like heavy rain or uncharted. To me it is just another cod like game but with a steep learning curve.
towelie1288  +   839d ago
argee with the controls, they suck ,killzone story is mediocre
uncharted is great series... but killzone......naaahh
uncharted56  +   839d ago
Yeah, I mean sure this game will have it's legion of fans you know but this game will not be bringing any success to the playstation brand. I belive GG can do better then this franchise. Gamers for the most part love fps games. Cod sells so much because it is so easy to pick up and anyone can get good with that game and have fun. Getting that killstreak and killing people or killing that one camper gives you so much fun. Microsoft has halo which will move tons of hardware for them come holiday season but Sony does not seem to have that one franchise like Halo or Cod. They really need one because it will make the playstation brand that much successful which in turn gives me happiness as a playstation gamer.
Skips  +   839d ago
"but Sony does not seem to have that one franchise like Halo or Cod."

LOL, you couldn't be any more wrong.


In comparison to Halo numbers...


Can't find an official chart but seems like a good estimate. Difference is Sony doesn't release a GT every 1-2 years like Halo...

: /
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uncharted56  +   839d ago
GT is great but you cant argue with me that the gamers have a huge boner for fps games. What I meany by one franchise was more in terms of fps and hell even Gran Turismo is released every 5-6 years so one reason why it sells as much as it does. They need a franchise that they can release every 2-3 years and sell like Halo and Cod does.
Skips  +   839d ago
"They need a franchise that they can release every 2-3 years and sell like Halo and Cod does."

Uhhm WHY?? lol... I'd say it would be better for Sony to release new IP's instead of the same game every 1-2 years...
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ssj27  +   838d ago
Well Killzone is not a ip that everyone can like or is not everyones favorite IP but it's always a good game..
So you should stop trolling it and keep it to yourself.. mr trolls

Other IP wish they had such a believable history to it with a huge timeline. And deep, so saying the history is bad means is bad because you have not press attention to it, but the history is amazingly good and realistic .. not a fantasy bs like other games.
The controls are loved by most and hated by the few but saying they suck is a false statement, they are really good and enjoyable .. I find cod controls smooth but non enjoyable, the Footy feeling and moving lke if you where on ice is far away from satisfactory to me, plus the cheap sound and cheap bullet detection.
And you say the friendly AI is poor? Well they are there just to kill once in a while but they never bother you so how is that bad? They fun is for you, plus you didn't mention the enemy AI witch Killzone 2 has the most harsh and realistic AI I have seen so far in a game.
Your comments is useless.

The IP is highly rated by the media and fans and it always sales good..

KILLZONE 2 KILLZONED everybody .. no game will have survive to such à negative hate it had.. but it came out and it shut up everyone and won the respect.

KILLZONE SF will win since a a launch ip and it will be played and loved.. just like resistance fom did.
mayberry  +   839d ago
Killzone is BOSS! The gameplay is always spectacular!
Rhezin  +   839d ago
My favorite shooter franchise is back! yes!
SmokingMonkey  +   839d ago
Me too!

Platinum'ed KZ2 & KZ3

and on Sep 17th I'm going to be playing Killzone Mercenary 1st, and GTA5 2nd.
unchartedxplorer  +   839d ago
Incredible news. I always felt that the helghast was a two dimensional faction. I would want to know what the general public does, their state of mind and stuff.
SmokingMonkey  +   839d ago
Dirty, dirty Higs.
GABRIEL1030  +   838d ago
Killzone: Shadow Fall, will allow you to play as both the Helghast and ISA.

And everyone happy. :)

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DemonSlayer420  +   838d ago
They really should because the ISA characters are pathetic.

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