New ‘Killzone Mercenary’ details surface; like a portable ‘Killzone 3’

On Sunday afternoon, new details regarding “Killzone Mercenary” for PlayStation Vita surfaced from the latest issue of Polish magazine PSX Extreme.

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Nitrowolf22832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

- Engine is nearly 1:1 from PS3 version
- They added a few new gimmicks to the engine, so they can utilize more PS Vita
- Game is gorgeous, clear and crispy textures, big draw distances
- Character models are awesome, the same with animation
- Stable FPS even with gigantic action inside levels
- Literally - game is like portable Killzone 3, looking better than Uncharted (PS Vita).

I'm excited, but I also want to hear about the multiplayer of the title.

@Below yeah I know, it's just that after beating and playing the MP of KZ3 I was expecting more from them rather than a downgraded system. Good game, but compared to 2 MP it wasn't so good.

Not expecting the Vita to be like 2 or anythign, I have faith that they'll be able to deliver what people wanted from with COD ( a fun, fully functionaly MP)

wishingW3L2832d ago

the developers are Guerrilla themselves after all and not some 3rd rate 3rd party developer.

PirateThom2832d ago

This is the biggest positive.

This year will see titles from both Guerulla and Media Molecule on Vita and we can only hope more Sony developers do the same.

Neo Nugget2832d ago




Shikoro2832d ago

The developers are NOT Guerrilla Games, Guerrilla Cambridge are. Quality is assured with them, no worries. :D

dedicatedtogamers2832d ago

The advantage of this game is that we've seen a little bit of what a shooter can be on the Vita with Resistance and with Black Ops Declassified. However, neither of those games were outstanding, just decent.

But with Killzone Mercenary, they've had the time to develop it, they're not rushing the game just to make it a launch title, and I'm sure the final product will show. It will be one of the first non-launch-window AAA exclusives for the Vita.

chazjamie2832d ago

Nah dude declassified and resistance were anything but decent. They up there with ridge racer. 3 of the worst games to ever grace the vita.

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JoGam2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

Bring it

UltraVegito2832d ago

I can't wait to see gameplay footage.

And for it being a portable killzone 3 well,even though i find it hard to believe it wouldn't be tooshocking though.
Back when the Vita was called the NGP there were small shots of it.

Around mid-late 2012 i believe they released a trailer showing what i think is a early beta.

So given that knowledge they been working on it for nearly a year and by GG.
I can't wait to see the results of all that work :D

SonyStyled2832d ago

the gamescom trailer i think it was had gameplay in it. if u missed it here it is below

Ezz20132832d ago

yeah it look great on vita and i agree it look better than uncharted (vita)

KwietStorm_BLM2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

But the only thing "better" about Killzone 3 was controls and response. SO MUCH other content was removed for whatever reason. I know the disagrees are coming, and I can't understand how people can deny it. People didn't like the weight and sluggishness of KZ2. Fine, I get that. But again, they scrapped pretty much everything else that gave it its identity previously. I'm not sure what you mean about bringing what people wanted from COD, etc.

Veneno2832d ago

I felt the same way about the subtractions made from Uncharted 2 to 3. Especially Single player bonuses. Thats what made the game soooooo replayable. It was a let down for me for sure as Single player was the main reason I play uncharted.

MizTv2832d ago

My problem was the classes the maps the 24 instead of 32

tachy0n2832d ago

the best graphics ever made on a handheld, may i say?

DAY -1 im preordering this.

Cam9772832d ago

Thankyou for the list. I for one am really looking forward to buying this game! It'll be nice to hype up a Vita game.

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majiebeast2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

I think what would be a good idea for Sony is if every development studio they have has a team for ps4,ps3 games and a team for Vita games.

calis2832d ago

It's good in theory but it probably means they have to hire more people and create more teams which costs money.

They've recently shut down some studios so I doubt they're going to be looking to employ more people.

Godchild10202832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

They shut down studios, but made second teams in most, if not all of their already established studios.

Ridrick2832d ago

They have shut as well Studio Liverpool (old Psygnosis), one of the best British developers ... :-(

Killzoner992832d ago

This game will be the best portable FPS ever made hands down. Killzone is the Halo killer. Sony knows this so they are going to put everything they have behind this game. My body is ready.

FanMan2832d ago

dont be foolish. this could easily turn into vita cod or resistance. (although i hope not) and killzone isnt a halo killer.

smashman982832d ago

Lol killzone and halo are different kinda games
Halos arcadey and ls is not

cjflora2832d ago

What was wrong with Resistance on the Vita? I quite enjoyed it.

SandWitch2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

Sure it might be another Resistance, but this time it's very doubtful. Guerilla Cambridge is way more professional studio than Nihilistic.

@cjflora > I agree, Resistance was totally playable and I quite enjoyed it too, but undoubtedly it needed a lot more work/polish.

Sithlord-Gamble2832d ago

I agree. I actually enjoyed both Resistance & COD on Vita.
While maybe lacking in polish, they were still very playable & entertaining.

Can't wait for Killzone tho. It was the reason I bought a Vita in the first place. Hoping for a Killzone themed Vita bundle.

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CaptainPunch2832d ago

What does Halo have to do with this?

ThatGuy22832d ago

Killzone is not even close to the popularity halo has ...

smashman982832d ago

Lol apparently you're wrong

Let me try and be right

Halo is the least popular series in the world
No one plays it except for kids who don't know what a real shooter is

poopsack2832d ago

Thank god you put the sarcasm tag, we were goin bananas trying to figure it all out!

ghostrider322832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

The Halo killer..............

There is no Halo killer. And Halo have nothing to do with this. You are one of many reasons what's wrong with this site.

xursz2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

He's not serious. At least about the "Halo killer". People who took that seriously are fools to give him exactly what he wants.

1) A handheld game has nothing to do with the success of a console game.
2) He's probably on MS's marketing team trying to plug Halo into unrelated topics under the guise of trolling.
3) Mark him for trolling and ignore him (there's an ignore feature on this site).

Divine2832d ago

Yes no other Fps will be able to compare. and u speak truth dude what is your psn?

Divine2832d ago

^ to my previous comment i meant no other fps on any handheld could compare

Divine2832d ago

ive also found out that there will be 8 vs 8 multiplayer

Veneno2832d ago

Thats good news! I was worried that it would be something lame like 4v4. I was looking fiendishly online trying to find the multiplayer cap. Thanks for this info.

Veneno2832d ago

Your body is ready? Were you saving your virginity for this game?

TheFallenAngel2832d ago

Resistance is better than killzone well at least Resistance 1. That is a true halo killer when it came to game play.

fourOeightshark2832d ago

Resistance had so much potential to be big like Halo.

extermin8or2832d ago

And then insomniac went backwards in terms of gameplay in Resistance 2 :( (still a great game though) and then redeemed themselves with Resustance 3- although it's multiplayer still wasn't as good as fall of man, then due to resistance 2 no one bought it whixh was a shame as Resistance 3 was freat- however Nihilistic released the shocking vita game and that was one of if not the final nail in the coffrn :L

Gazondaily2832d ago

Killzone a Halo killer?

In the words of Dr Andre Noseck; "Child please".

Outside_ofthe_Box2832d ago

Don't take anything Killzoner99 says seriously.

Urusernamesucks2831d ago

Campaing? yes.


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League_of_Draven2832d ago

It's not on PS3 so I couldn't care less about it. It won't be a true Killzone game so it's a waste of time.

jimbobwahey2832d ago

Oh yeah? Well I don't care that you don't care that he doesn't care.

r212832d ago

So youre saying Killzone 1 on the PS2 wasnt a true killzone game? Come on man, its a new killzone game where not only the helghasts are the enemies but now the ISA as well :D

NewVegasTroop2832d ago

"where not only the helghasts are the enemies but now the ISA as well :D" -- O_o something just occurred to me... what if GG is testing the waters (per se) into making the ISA the bad guys? for them to later make every Killzone fan wish come true... HELGHAST CAMPAIGN!!!

Pillage052832d ago

Actually, I'd prefer to play as ISA. The helghast are the more interesting enemy to be looking at the entire game. 10 hours of shooting isa character models would be boring, me thinks.

I know you're not alone in thinking that, though. I just don't understand peoples fascination with playing as helghast. I'd rather have a more interesting enemy.

Veneno2832d ago

@Pilage 05

Good point. But maybe they can redesign the look of the ISA somehow into something more distinguishing and gritty. Maybe they can work into the story somehow that the ISA soldiers are taking performance enhancing drugs that mutate them somehow. Like ultra steroids.

SAE2832d ago

Gonna buy it day one . im keeping money for it from today . but i hope it's cheap . cod / assassin are really really expensive . the games should be 10-15BD but they cost 23BD >.< . that's a lot because the games are shorter / less content/ lower graphics / lower gameplay quality ..etc then the ps3 versions. they even take less time/budget to be created . that's unfair and one of the reasons im annoyed of how sony handle the vita ..

anyway . cant wait for it :P ..

CrimsonSquall2832d ago

I would expect a $50 USD price tag for this game, just based on the fact of it being a first party game and it is one of their flagship franchises

ThatGuy22832d ago

Should be 45 to 40 dollars though....

Sandmano2832d ago

I would gladly play full price but dont give me Nihillistic crap and expect me to pay full price

gijsbrecht2832d ago

I will gladly pay 50 Euro or USD if the quality is high. But indeed not when it is something like Declassified. That was a let down for me personally.