2008 sees the release of Killzone 2 on the PS3. Check out the handfull of screenshots that have been released over at RewiredMind.
Wow, I really like numbers 8 & 9. I would like to see some extra levels or environments though.
I don't think we will see anything new till next year I'm afraid.
in that my only fear for this game is that since it is obviously Graphically superior to anything weve seen....the reviewers will give it the HEAVENLY SWORD TREATMENT and be overly critical of every little aspect of it to find any possible flaws??????????
Gears still looks better
@1.3 Yeah, it looks "PLASTIC" better... Toy Soldiers, hehehehe
in your mind gears look better than crysis.. and even thou i do admit that gears look great and it would be the first title i would pick up if i bought a 360 (which i might once the rrod are gone and i see a bigger line up of games for the next years) Killzone2 simply looks amazing, the detail it's incredible,
and even thou i'm sure you've enjoyed gears, and you have seen the good graphics.. if you saw the killy2 trailer on a 50" plasma you would realize why people say it looks soo good..
Gears does look better but crysis kicks both their @rses.
If i was a xbot, id be selling my rrod box right now and buying a ps3.....
then again if i was a xbot and i had no money to get a ps3, id be pissed and would say KZ2 looks like crap/it sucks/ wont sell just to make myself feel better at night.
good thing MY LAUNCH PS3 has me covered in this predicament.
Nothing special! why is it so damn dark! Certainly not leaving up their 2005 trailer!
There sure is a lot of shooters on this console! The 360 has the best library of different genres this generation!
sorry xbots gears just got stepped on by drake. Uncharted beats gears in graphics hands down sorry.
Looks like pre-rendered screenies to me. I will eat my shoe if the game looks this good when you are playing.
I hope I will be eating my shoe though! It would be great if the PS3 could pull those screens off in real time.
@JsonHenry: What sauce do you want with your shoe? :P
Journalists have been playing it. It's real, alright.
or any x360 game.
KZ2>>>>>>&g t;>GEARS & UT3.
xbots what are u smoking. a single screen in KZ2 has like 20x as many poly as a single screen in GEARS
HS,UNCHARTED all look miless better than any x360 game and KZ2 looks miless better than any game
LMFAO!!! Gears doesn't come close to these Killzone screens... it's funny of folks to bring that up though. And of course these are all in real time... we've already seen the gameplay, it's available for download on the PS Store. The fact is, when the game is finally finished it will likely look even better. Either way, Killzone 2 is absolutely the best looking game I've seen so far.
As for Gears... why the hell are there people still trying to hang on to the graphics of this game??? UT3's graphics are already better. Uncharted's graphics are better. At some point the 360 is bound to have a game that looks better too. The game is a year old, let it go.
^^^ y are they hanging on to that game as a comparison?
BECUS THE XROD DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING ELSE OF THAT NATURE.
the 360 was designed FOR THAT GAME
Yeah Json. It's already been proven that those pics are in-game. I'll see you in multiplay bro :)
looking nice......now, release a demo please =)
EDIT: just realized, these screens are old, i think from 05/06?
They are old, but not that old... They're all gameplay images from this year. Lol, this site is going to explode when new KZ2 screens are actually released.
Anyone who is'nt blind KNOWS that KillZone 2 looks better than Gears of War. KillZone 2 has much more complexed detail on the blood. Killzone 2 has the most realistic blood splatter I have ever seen other than Crysis.
They seem to look better, maybe brighter, or sharper. Maybe it's just me, but it looks even better now. AAAAHHHHH, I want to play this game.
Edit - I went to gamespot and looked at the screens from long ago. These are the same, everything in them is the same, but there are a couple ones here that aren't on gamespot. Still looks HOT!!! Shooting things in this game is going to be fun.
hmm, the posting system is still kinda out of synch ...
I agree. Look better. Better lightning, IMO.
they're same as the E3 ones. we need to see Scholar Visari in one of the pics, only then we could classify them as "Fresh" pics.
Its time for it to step aside and make way of KZ2
Gears already has.. uncharted moved it over last month.
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what you dudes smok'n? gears kills drake and KZ2. just do a side by side comparison and see which one has more detail, lighting - ooops doesn't look like KZ2 will be using alot of that, and overall graphics.
i know you guys have been jealous ever since gears came out and that you've been waiting for something just like it or to surpass it....keep waiting guys.
i guess your all used to that by now anyways.
oh as far as UT3 looking better than gears goes, well that's debatable, but that game is still coming out for the 360 and like always the 360 gets better port with the better graphics.
you guys can hate on me all you want, still wont change the fact that ports on the 360 always look better.
another thing, i love how you guys are so excited for this piece of shat. killzone sucked monkey balls and yes even YOU KNOW THAT!!! and now your all pumped for killzone 2? the sequel to ps2's halo kill'n flop? it seems you guys are betting the purchase of your ps3 on this game to deliver...wouldn't hold my breath.
@ sonarus, the debate as to what's the best looking game on either the 360 or ps3 will go on until the new systems come out and even then will continue. as it stands, IMO, killzone looks great, but gears, a game that came out a while ago, still looks better. you make good points my friend, i can respect that but we just have a difference of opinion going on here. i mean in my opinion, games like bioshock and gears have set the standard for graphics. my cousin has uncharted and i'll admit it looks good, but the graphics aren't on the level set by gears/bioshock - of course this is all IMO. Killzone 2, like i said gears looks better, most, if not all of you guys disagree with that, which is fine but i think the next game to push the 360 above again is projet offset. in the end, i think the real kick in the nuts for ps3 owners is that you were promised so much (typical sony) and got so less in return. i mean do you remember when the killzone 2 trailer was shown at e3 2005? at the end of it kaz harai says "this is the least you can expect from the ps3". WHAT!? well anyways just look on how they're delivering on those 'graphical promises'.
oh and for those of you who use the excuse of the 360 was out a 1 year early - lol, how easily we forget the ps3 was delayed a couple of months which means devs have had about the same time with the ps3 as they have had with the 360.
@paul_war: thats the reason i put the threshold to hide 2 bubbles or less .. to avoid reading comments by posters who are next to 1 bubble ... eliminates the chance of some cronies ganging up and push the deserved single bubble count over the 2 bubble threshold for a day or so ...
And considering the usual content of Mr_PS3 and rubarb23's posts i will prolly be better of NOT clicking on "show" ...
@ rubarb gears had some impressive lighting but UT3 lighting is better and neither of those have lighting as impressive as killzone. Graphically uncharted is a better lookin game than gears jst that gears has a more realistic look cus its not as cartooney(i have both). UT3 looks better than gears at least the pc version gotta see the ps3 version to judge that.
Gears of war will probably be the best lookin game on 360 till gears of war 2 which will look slightly better than UT3 on ps3. Its been a yr and still no 360 game that looks better than gears so am guessin gears is pretty much peak 360 or at least very cloe to peak but we never knw gow pulled off new graphics for ps2 when we thought that had peaked too. I try not to buy into that ps3 using 30% crap cus you got to show and prove with your games. If a yr later no ps3 game looks better than uncharted then i will assume uncharted is very near peak graphics for ps3.
These KZ2 screens definetly look better assuming the games look as good as these screens its safe to say its the best lookin shooter available on consoles. however KZ1 never really had a problem lookin good so dnt wanna pass judgement too early. I like the destructible environments too
Sonarus Call of duty 4 took a dump on gears of wars graphics the day it hit the 360 and the PS3. Rachet took a dump on Gears, and HS took a dump on gears. and they all have impressive likghting and that not even bringing in games like uncharted which is the graphic powerhouse for this year. whats worse, UT3 on PS3 has already made gears of war graphics look bad. to be honest gears was only looking good for 2 months after it launched, then Lost planet came out and showed it out. all i have to say is KZ2's Lighting completely obliterates all console game lighting. they are not stencil lighting, it's dynamic. the only game i've seen that does this kind of lighting was fear. where your flash light from your pistol cast a shadow that moves when it hits the enemies. Gears has nothing like that, and nothing in gears has this much attention to delicate and realitic detail. Sorry but the xbox fankids got shut up when Sony and GG pulled the curtains back and showed the game... it was a punch to the gut. and then they said that build was pre alpha. lol!!! imagine what it will look like at beta or gold...
this falls in the second year of the PS3. uncharted, ratchet, UT3 and COD4 are the most graphical games of 2007 and uncharted Stands at the top with ratchet in close second ^^
@Rubarb - I would argue, in response to your claim about lightning, that Uncharted is superior in those terms. Gears of War did not have shadowmaps, it used an older version of shadowing found, for example, in Oblivion. I'm not claiming that Gears of War isn't a milestone in graphical acheivements, it's just that a year has passed now and there is a much deeper understanding of the PS3 and the 360 hardware. We have to stop comparing the ol' boys of glory to the new young guns; it simply isn't fair. Bioshock beats Gears, Mass Effect beats Gears, so does Uncharted and Killzone 2... things evolve; there's no such thing as being 'future-proof'.
Graphically impressive and it's still pretty early. I'm not expecting this one until summer... It can't hit in the fall, because Resistance 2 will be out and Sony wouldn't compete with Insomniac.
A double sided blu-ray disk! Killzone on one side, Resistance 2 on the other. I know it would never happen, but what a disk.
Yeah, it wouldn't be wise to have two of their front running franchises competing with each other like that.
I expect this game by mid spring or summer at best. Besides, if they really want to take money away from MS, releasing killzone 2 and resistance 2 at least 3 months apart from each other would be a great way to do it.
Considering the "system seller" potential they both have, it would be good business strategy to give both of those that 3 month time frame. That way system sales would stay high and continuous for at least 6 months straight.
I know some will disagree. But keep in mind that's my opinion speaking. No facts lol.
But you know what? Damn that.
I wish too LOL
i dnt really consider resistance 2 to be a system seller unless offcourse it looks significantly better than 1 not to say 1 looked bad but resistance sold cus it was the launch title to own and is still one of the best games on ps3. resistance 2 utilizsing the new insomniac engine shouldrun at 60fps(according to insomniac) and with texture streaming look a lot better and have improved physics as well. resistance should sell but killzone is the real system seller
why do u post here if u think games blow u know what u blow u dont know anything about games dont know how ur a manager at game stop u should b fired ur a terrible gamer
If you go to the playstation forums, there's some devs from Guerilla games there. You can post about that so you can make sev mad. Then he'll make the game more intense =D
i asked him a question about enemies and the a.i. and basically all he said was yes there is a limit before enemies on screen start to affect frame rate. which i already knew frm wat i have seen frm the video so far, it dosent seem like they have a whole lot of enemies on screen which is a bit dissapointin for me but hopefully the game pans out ok
I'm not sure if itll release this fall. I was thinking that killzone 2'll release in the spring and resistance 2'll release around the holidays.
I agree KZ2 will more likely see a spring release...
old screens but they do look sharper...!!
for something that sets this game aprt from others and i just do not see it.
they still in pre pre alpha stage after 3 years or what?
this game is suppose to be out in march.. thats like 4 months. where is some real gameplay footage?
or maybe since the game is no-where near it's release date..so theres really no need to hype the game which often times means over-kill..
The game has been in the making for roughly 2 years btw...
production was rumored to start at the beginning of 2005 (effectively making it 3 years)...with base code and lighting engine details being started in late 2004...the game was announced at E3 2005, but that doesn't mean that is when anything started...
over 120 devs...a more or less confirmed budget of over 30 million dollars (some confirm it to be 25 million, some rumors place it over 40 million)...as far as AAA status of in development games go...this stands alone by far...if that is the actual production cost, not including marketing or advertising requirements...that makes it by far one of the most expensive undertakings in industry history, software wise of course...
even with Halo 3's 10 million dollar ad campaign included...it doesn't come close to how much SCE has spent on this game...
its crazy to think more money was spent on making final fantasy 7 than killzone, so far that is. Makes you think wth did they spend it on for ff7.
"Just to reiterate. This is for PS3 only.
It will be coming out on PS3.
Peace Out and Happy Holidays to all PS3 gamers.
not wishing to rain on your parade here, but what happens if it ends up like the original killzone? Massive hype, dubbed a halo killer, looked great and ended up....erm....average.
Nothing wrong with being excited, but dont get unrealistic expectations about what a game is likely to be. Thats what makes the bitter after taste of dissappointment all the harder to bear.
all those screens are taken directly from the trailer they released a LONG time ago... i wanna see some new stuff!!!! and a demo!!!! (hopefully...)
holy crap, those are INGAME screen shots???? wow... amazing...
Yeah, it may be a safe bet to assume that's ingame screenshots there. And yeah, I agree, they are UNREALISTICALLY amazing
they are 100% in-game, you can even watch the video being played that that screen shot is taken from.
It really is a fantastic looking game but i do wanna see some different environments and stuff. These screens are from the same level back from E3. Now what i would like to see is a Helghast dog wearing a gasmask. And the tube from the gasmask links to the dog's tail, so it creates a handle for the Helghast to pick up the dog. Then yeah, when the dog woofs, bullets come out his mouth, and for double recall bullets also come out his butt, then yeah, he swings the dog around by its gas mask handle, and everyone dies
Looks like what we saw at E3 but more colorful and better.
But this is nothing new, it's funny how just a few old screen shots of this game gets people excited or something.
These are the pics that will make ur jaws drop. BTW any1 says gears looks better, geta life and shut up.
OMG. this thing looks more polished than uncharted. i never played the original killzone, were there any jungle type levels or is it all industrial like the pics. i really want to see what can be done with this engine and is it comparable to crysis.
I recently got Killzone, I want to finish it before this comes out.
However I don't think it will be near Crysis, that game is above & beyond anything i've ever seen.
ha same for me...
I bought Resistance with my PS3...and got killzone in a used bin for like 2.99 also...I had seen the E3 05 trailer the day it released...and despite not playing the first one, was excited to see if Sony would really deliver on it...
and KZ1...unplayable man...I am probably half way through it, but the chugging framerate and retarded AI are almost too much to bare...especially considering I had Resistance also...it looked great for a PS2 game I guess, when not in motion anyway...and the PSN apparently doesn't allow PS2 games to be played online (only online PS2 game I ever tried on a ps3)...and some say kz1 had a great multiplayer...
KZ2 does look great though...can't wait to see more of it...
I've also got to play Killzone Liberation, I assume its all part of the same story. I don't like missing out. As soon as I heard about Ratchet TOD I had to buy the previous ones I didn't have!
I also would like to see if the game has more varied environments rather than a grey industrial setting. While it does look good, I have a feeling that if I played that game a lot the graphics could get boring quickly due to all of the gray. I hope I'm wrong, but that's just the feeling I get now...
My hope is that, once we see some daytime screens, those premonitions will mostly disappear. Daylight could reveal a color scheme that may be a bit more varied than this, a la Gears of War.
...KZ1 works perfectly online on the PS3 (as long as you have BC). What you need, though, is a PS2 network configuration which you have to set up from within the PS2, not the PS3. I think, however, Sony offers a PS2 configuration file from the PSN. If not, you need the PS2 network start disk to configure your network. BTW: Starwars Battlefront has that build in (maybe some others, too), so yeah, either that or the Network disk. But after that, KZ1 online works fine on the PS3.
This game is the number one reason I am looking into a PS3 for the Holidays. I hope it lives up to the hype.
Was it true the demo level took up 2gb?
If so will it take up more space now with the improved graphics?
this game will be awesome! cant wait for it, super good screenshots!
When I first saw theses screens shots a couple months back, I said never gonna look this good on PS3. Now after playing Ratchet and Uncharted, I'm very excited to see the next what Gorilla will accomplish. With 32 players online, and with destructible environments, this will be COD4 and Crysis killer.
How many times are you blokes gonna post these, enough is enough already. Come on!
I know we're all eagerly awaiting new footage of this game, but this is just insanity. Everytime I fall for the same trap thinking they've finally released some NEW screens, just to find out it's the same bloody batch of screenshots over and over again!
OMG, how did this get approved anyway. These screens were posted just a few days ago...again!
Some are old and some are new, and if you remember the original screen of this game, Killzone 2 has come a long way form E3 2007.
Different angle, same level, same footage, been there...
I've seen all the gameplay videos, walkthroughs everything. Why would I want to see this all over again even if it's slightly polished.
Come on, it's about time they show us some fresh enviroments already. It would also help awaken the hype a bit again.
I mean, if people start reposting the same images over and over again, it's kind of an indication that the game is loosing momentum and from a marketing standpoint that can't be right.
It's time to show us some fresh material. Devs happy, gamers happy, everybody's happy! ;)
They seem to show a lot more detail, and the color usage is really good.
It astonishes me that the KZ2 haters still use the lack of color argument when trying to detract from this game. The controlled use of resources is prefered to just including things because you can. Color is nice if thats what your going for, but real life isn't like that (think CoD4).
Image #3 I think showcases the advanced lighting, as you can see the muzzle flash from the mid bosses machine gun is red, and everything that the light source hits has a red hue to it, even your own gun. That is sick.
I agree that I don't see anything new emerging on this before years end, but who knows. I just want GG to take their time and deliver an experience second to none.
This could be the "killer app" for the PS3...the one to really put it on the road map and say.. "you need a PS3 now".
And yes I know Uncharted, Resistance and Heavenly Sword all are fine titles...but NONE of those games is a true "killer app" in the industry sense. None of those games had fanboys lined up at midnight for its release etc. They are good titles...but not true system movers. Killzone 2 may be the one.
I do think Killzone 2 needs to do one thing better...They need to get "joe public" more informed about the main protagonist of the story (if there is one that is..) I honestly never played Killzone 1, but I also honestly can tell you I have no idea who the hero was in that game. Killzone needs a character that everyone can rally around imo... I just think it would really help people get into the story like they did with Halo and Masterchief. Anyway...just my opinion.
Game looks great!