The latest OPM issue (possibly UK OPM) contains some interesting snippets regarding Killzone 2.
• Killzone 2 also promises the inclusion of player-controlled vehicles
• Public beta test in mid '08
I just hope they make the perfect control, AI and level design along with great graphics so KZ2 can live up to it's promise and hype. Can't wait.
I hope 2... and vehicles is not a big hype for me in KZ2 but is sure a good +.... im very concern about the gameplay configuration... I still think that being able to switch in 3rd person wile cover could have been a great add...
I don't know much about the cover system and vehicles are new to KZ but the areas that I really hope they put their effor into perfecting the control, level design and most importantly, enemy AI.
Multiplayer is good but I'm not a MP type of person and prefer a singleplayer with good story and great level design to any multiplayer mode. Let's hope KZ2 delievers on both fronts :)
i used to be single player oriented but this is next gen mk_red. Online is where it is at. I love playing with my friends and talkin trash and all. My friends arent always around but they have online connections and have ps3's/360's so we play online. Helghast arent the only ppl on helghan that opens up more possibilities. Guerilla is quite aware of the major criticisms from KZ1 and they plan to address these issues head on. I hate multiplayer games without vehicles i can say right now if KZ dosent have vehicles it will probably be a rental cus i knw i wnt play the multiplayer for long. Level design is quite important they need to give us levels that are quite original and truly fun to play in
I know Multiplayer is important for next-gen and agree but as I said, it's not important to me as no matter what, I'm a singleplayer guy and always prefer SP to multiplayer / MMO and stuff. Always the lone wolf ;)
this game looks freaking badassss.
i love the trailers for it, theyre so awesome. i like the animations when you shoot the guys with red eyes
Killzone 2 and The Dark Knight are both pretty badass and hopefully both live up to their hype and potential.
am I the only one that is upset that we prob wont get the game till next fall?
Dude even if the make this game perfect, or come really close to perfection, people are still going to complain. Trolls will always come up with something that doesn't make an sense to bash it.
I for one can't wait for this game. I will really like to be in that Beta. And if the Beta is coming out mid 2008. Then this game will be coming out around September next year.
@Demon_Zoul: I know what you mean about the cover system. I mean a cover system that works in the first person sounds like a weird idea, but Guerilla really seems to be focused on keeping the player as immersed in the game as possible. Taking us out of the first person would kind of kill the immersion factor. If they can pull this off and make the game as immersive as they are hoping, then I'm all for the first person cover system.
-I just hope they make the perfect control, AI and level design along with great graphics so KZ2 can live up to it's promise and hype. Can't wait.
Bubbles for you my friend, I don't think I could have said it better.
The date sounds about right for the beta. As for the vehicles I believe that's a given as well.
I'm not sure how to feel about a third faction in the game. I'm scared for the game if it's true. :( ISA vs. Helghast is enough for me.
A new faction could end up either really really good or really really bad. Hopefully the former happens.
I think a third faction will be cool. A lot of the complaints about the first Killzone are completely unfounded IMO, but one issue with that game that everyone can agree on is that there wasn't much variety in the enemies. Adding another faction to the game could really add some much needed variety in the stuff you're shooting at. If handled well it could take the story in some neat directions as well. Or it could just suck...
Killzone 2 is gonna pwn. They arent gonna screw it up. I know it. Ive heard the Multiplayer is insane and super intense!
cant wait till the beta goin 2 b some good s!$5
Thanks but the credit belongs to Clinton514 :)
Wow player controlled vehicles? Here I was thinking the MP mode would be a decidedly closed affair, but if we get to play out the opening sequences with the dropships online hot damn that's going to rock.
another potential enemie other than helgasht is going to make the plot of this game even better. and if there is a beta happening mid next year then it means for sure that KZ 2 has been delayed for next year fall probably 2 september
My only hope is that it doesn't overlap Resistance.
I'm with you Skerj.
With Insomniac's major graphical upgrade from Resistance to Ratchet & Clank TOD, I can't even begin to imagine how sick and uber awesome Resistance 2 could look. As for gameplay, that would be Insomniac.
Hope both titles live up to their potentials.
Two top class FPS games next fall in the states should attract high system sales spikes I think
good stuff Clinton514 keep it up.
sucks though, it says that the beta would be out in middle 08, so the actual game wont be out at least by the end of 08, i just hope that it comes out in 08, i really cant wait to play this
None of us can wait but if they rush it for a 2008 release, we may all end up disappointed. I hope put as much time and effort into making KZ2 as needed and don't rush it a bit so the final product can be as has big and awesome as the hype around it.
Mid 2008 beta? Whoa that kinda sucks...so we'e looking at like late 08 if 2008 at all? If this is 2009 this has to be the biggest hype I have seen, wasn't the trailer first shown early 2005? Four years, yikes!
From conception to launch. 4 years is totally normal. Keep in mind that ThreeSpeech.com did hint at a fall 08 release so a beta by..let's say June/July makes sense.
They aren't as skilled/experienced as class veterans like insomniac, Naughty dog, Epic etc.
Relatively speaking, GG are is just a baby developer but is getting better....slowly.
Damn, I wish Naughty Dog or Insomniac had made KZ2....or even KZ1. How truly spectacular this franchise would have been.
I was really hoping Guerrila released this game Feb 08 because my b-day was in Feb =D. But as long as Gerrila takes the time to make this game really good I am willing to wait for the delayed release.
I would prefer if they have only 2 fraction.
Yes thats what i am talking about. If that happens it might take the attention of the story away from the Helgast Vs Human story and then you end up with a diluted main arc story from the original.Like humans mainly fighting against a flood like enemy. But hey this is just me. Sofar IMO only bilzzard have been able to pull off a complex story with 3 fractions really well with Starcraft.
I want these aliens to have no mercy..and attack all humaniods...hellgast and baseline humans the same!
That would make the storyline and game play even more interesting.
Let's hope that the aliens are not purple and green midgets as in halo.
I didn't even think about that,I seriously hope they don't end up as purple and green ewoks. J/K
But sometime the story gets to complex and you loose the feeling you have in the original.I remember the opening sequence in KZ 1 where i just want to put all helgast in the ground after the opening sequence just like Halo 1 as well when high charity crash landed on halo. After Halo 2 it kinda got weird because you have too many fractions and the story lost it cohesion. I am afraid KZ2 will suffer the same if a third fraction is not implemented well in the story.You know not included just for the sake of having a 3rd fraction. Also if they do. It would be nice they would make them completely different from Helgast or humans.
Wonderful. LittleBigPlanet and Killzone 2 are now BOTH late 2008 releases....seriously Sony, MGS4 is getting delayed till mid-08, no one knows when Haze is getting released....can we just get something for our PS3s? I'm really starting to get frustrated as an exclusive PS3 owner. Back to playing FFXII bc. If Haze ain't out in January, seriously, I've got nothing left to play till....oh God I don't know when....
I guess Hot Shots Golf 5 comes out soon right? That could work!....I hope.
A new faction that possible switches sides between ISA and Helgast and stabs one in the back like the general in the first KZ? hmmm... i dont know... this could be interesting to see how this plays out...
Now KZ2 can have big bad MF Aliens that that are a b'stard to kill....or great to have on your side for Coop.
And hell, what if they are more technologically advanced and just are waiting for the ISA and Helghast to take each other out to easily take over everything. Then the former enemies will need to unite to combat those invading alien hoards....KZ3 me thinks.
Oh, the potential.
Vehicles are a must for longivity of the the game and SP/MP online. Damn, they better have an aircraft.
Beta at E3 2008......is obvious. Release November. But if it's pushed into 2009, I don't care so long as they achieve shooter perfection.
This conflict between the Helghast seems like it can only go one of two ways...the humans win, or the Helghast do. *yawn*
Hopefully this is true, I love huge triangle wars, brings back good memories of Starcraft.
With this, perhaps we can get another origin and have an excuse to delve further into their galaxy depending upon who gets defeated.
Hmmm.....I was looking forward to playing this game in the first quarter/ second quarter of 2008. I was planning an FPS's drought (as in not buying another fps until Killzone 2 came out to avoid being bored with the genre lol) <sigh> oh well, guess I should pick up UT3 when it comes out in the UK.
The big problem I can see with it coming out late next year is that any technical innovation it boasts now could be easily trumped by the time it comes out, making it less special and more mediocre (COD4 already looks stunning!)That would be a shame.
Great 2 know theres vehicels .. makes a great MP Superp in my mind.. They just need 2 focus on the controls, the MP maps Vareity (in design, landscape), and the AI.. and i wont be dissapointed..
The thing about an alien race really makes story interesting i think ;P .. (love Alien games! Halo ftw xD) have anyone played KZ1 trough? is there alot of important story? cliffhanger ending ? i think i'll rent it if thats the case :P
Tbh .. hope they realese it in Christmass 08 .. or later .. f*ck it would be a shame if the rushed & ruined it ! ..
the anime was called "jin-roh: the wolf brigade" and i know that this game isnt made from a japanese company. whats up with that?
The Helghast and the Jin-Roh guys don't really have anything in common other than their masks. Now ask yourself this: Is it really that hard to come up with bad guys wearing a nazi helmet, a pair of red goggles and a gasmask? I think it's coincidence, but we'll never know for sure.
but its really close, id understand the nazi helmet and a mask or something but, helmet, red goggles AND the breathing mask, i think its more than just coincidence, they look really similar, the big difference is that KZ chars dont have shoulder pads. its either coincidence, ripped or theyre anime fans
Jin Roh ripped off the Nazis... After all, they were the ones that actually wore the stuff we are seeing.
I suggest you go to google images, and type: waffen ss gasmask
There are some books out there that show the SS, with huge cloaks, helmet, and gas masks... even some with the horses wearing gas masks... its creepy...
Just like Lucas and the "storm troopers"... everyone loves to rip off the Nazis... which is weird, but mostly because it is based on reality... and reality is often stranger than fiction...
So maybe Nazi->Jin Roh->KZ... whatever... its looks cool no matter what... and in the back of you mind, it conjures up the REAL images you have seen from the past...
I HOPE IT DOESNT END UP LIKE KZ1 ANYWAYS WE SHOULD HOPE FOR THE BEST IM GONNA PICK UP MY PS3 WHEN BIG TITLES LIKE KZ2 MGS4 FFXIII GONNA COME OUT TILL THEN I'LL ENJOY MY PS2 AND 360
GAMERS RULE FANGIRLS SUCK
WHY DID I GET A DISAGREE MAN THIS IS WHAT SUCKS NOW ON N4G FANGIRLS FROM BOTH CAMPS DON'T HAVE BALLS TO FACE THE FACTS
a lot of games rip of other things
By adding vehicles and now a second enemy type to battle that's let me guess - hostile to both the Helghast and humans? It's a good idea though since it'll break things up a bit. I like how Resistance did it though. There was also another group battling the Chimera as well since you found their dead bodies lying around. It's not until the end where they set the stage that Resistance 2 will have these guys playing a larger role.
Yeh I think they have been looking at Halo and seeing what stuff they could take and make into their own. Thats what devs need to do, look at the other products and see how you can improve your own.
I can't wait until 2008, Killzone 2 will rule, along with the new Halo 3 maps. Battlefield Bad Company and Little Big Planet which looks funky and fun and yes I did love Viva Pintia.
as good and as open as the Warhawk beta. I have gotten into a beta yet but this is one beta I would love to be in.
well we still got alot of games to keep us busy until then MGS4 HAZE GOW CHAINS OF OLYMPUS until killzone 2 comes out best of luck to them in the final product
I thought Guerilla games were aiming to release this early next year :(
i dont give a damn how long it takes, they can release it in 2009 for all i care, just make it a worthy halo competitor! sony has been in need of a game that will compete with halo since ps2. killzone 1 was a huge letdown and i predict killzone 2 will be another letdown...i predict all the biggest gaming sites giving it a 8... i know for a fact that there will some things that disappoint, like how the bullets seem to move in slow motion...how annoying...they're speeding bullets! not paintballs!
time to put aside Halo3. lol
I believe this and LBP both got pushed back because of Home. If I remember correctly those 2 titles have the most to do with Home. I think the great is looking great. For a young company they seem to be doing all the right things. They don't draw to much attention to themselves with mass articles like most company's do. It just makes me think they are in it for the games and not the hype. I think they leave the Hype to Sony lol.
didnt geurilla say straight up that it would come out in february during e3 interviews? i wish they had just said when it was actually coming out so that i wouldnt have to be disappointed every time it gets delayed, first to april, now this.
I just hope to God that Guerilla Games works on the AI and the gameplay to really make this game one of the best "comeback from the gutter" sequal games.
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I am happy to see that Guerrilla is taking there time with KZ2. I so much prefer a good game over a rushed game. Also great news that vehicles will be in KZ2 also. Because I really had fun with them in KZ:Liberation. So I can't wait to see how they will do in the PS3 version.
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