$300 160GB PS3 Killzone 3 bundle en route

Sony launching special edition of console with copy of shooter and system; due out alongside game on February 22.

Next Tuesday, Guerrilla Games' warmly received first-person shooter Killzone 3 arrives exclusively for the PlayStation 3. The franchise is one of Sony’s biggest, and the publisher is treating the release to a special $130 Helghast Edition, as well as downloadable content from the get-go.

Sony has its sights set on a Killzone 3 bundle.

Now, Sony is offering fans without a system a reason to get on board. Due out alongside Killzone 3 on February 22 will be the new 160GB Killzone 3 PlayStation 3 bundle. The package will include a copy of the title and a system for $300, the same price as the 160GB PS3 solo.

Gamers eager to jump into the game before it is released next week can download a single-player demo for Killzone 3 from the PlayStation Store today. The demo features a single level, Icy Incursion, which sees players return to the conflict between the human Interplanetary Strategic Alliance and the Nazi-like Helghast. As the title implies, the level will feature a wintry landscape on the planet Helghan, which players must negotiate with the help of jetpacks. Melee combat will also play a major role in the level.

Killzone 3 will be available in two versions, a standard $60 release and a $130 limited-edition package with a replica mask and helmet of the series' signature Helghast armies. While the headgear is the centerpiece of the extra goodies, the collector's edition will also include a 6.5-inch articulated cloaking Helghast marksman action figure, an art book, and a voucher to download multiplayer maps, the game's soundtrack, and more.

For more on Killzone 3, check out GameSpot's review.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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158 comments
Swedenik
Swedenik

Why the hell can't I order this from Gamestop.ca yet?!!

RugerRellP90
RugerRellP90

@quycho Get a square trade warranty when you buy your console. I'm going to get one for this bundle when I get it next week and It's only about $40 for 3 years.

Tevi
Tevi

that was suposet to be a joke

quycho
quycho

i'll wait untill this november sony might launch ps3 bundle with uncharted 3. i'll get it by then...do any1 know the percentage of the new ps3 model of having yellow light of death? Becuz my current ps3 is having this problem right now and i dont wanna spend 150 plus shipping cost to fix (not worth it)...

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

Sony really are clueless sometimes. Kilkzone is not a system seller.

MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

Free game. Very cool. Should attract new buyers.

noble95x
noble95x

@Toysoldier34, oh and i saw the pics of ur 360(totally awesome) and pc. your pc looks beast.i have windows 7 home premium(i forgot to mention that in my last comment).

noble95x
noble95x

@Toysoldier34, woa that is quite a rig. well im a noob with building computers(i've try it and i failed) but i have a alianware m17x.its got 6gb ddr3,intel core i7 940xm, ATI HD5870 Mobility Radeon. and a 17.0 inch WUXGA display (1920x1200). my fave game is either starcraft 2 or crysis.

s2i2p2i2o
s2i2p2i2o

@HarDcore_RpG Ok, then it's a good deal. :)

HarDcore_RpG
HarDcore_RpG

@s2i2p2i2o it's because I actually want a second one for another room.

drasik
drasik

Why didn't they make a package with the Move and the Sharp Shooter accesory?? I totally would've bought that, I really want to play this game with the Move. I need a new PS3 and this would have been perfect!

giantming
giantming

@Daian I'm just saying that this sounds great, but I don't got no money, man. My PS3 works and can run PS2 games, so I dont need a new PS3 anyway. On the other hand, I need a new 360 cuz the old one broke and the fee to fix it was $99, I sent it back when i still had the guarantee and they couldn't fix the damn thing so, yeah, and I heard slims don't go RROD. I don't look back, i love my new 360, it's cute. But thanks for caring, friend ^^.

Daian
Daian

@giantming Not exactly the best investment you ever made my friend, but i guess u're realizing that now.

giantming
giantming

COPMAN, you can use a USB drive to store games and pretty much everything, thats what i do for my 4GB 360, but you're right, it isn't much.

COPMAN221
COPMAN221

@ Eazy1891, It's tit for tat my friend Microsoft doesnt pack an hdmi cable with their system either. I know it doesn't make sense since both system boast hd graphics but it is their way of cutting cost. Also I would like to point out that at least Sony lets you swap out the harddrive with your own that can be bought at any computer store unlike Microsoft that charges you an arm and a leg for their own "special" hard drive. :(

blackace
blackace

@Tevi 160 gig system is super .but where the 360 version of kilzone2and3?> ********************************************************** I think you are having a "Want to get away." moment. You must have just joined the video gaming community a week ago.

giantming
giantming

That seems a great deal But i spent $200 on a 360 4GB to play Tales of Vesperia already _ _"

trodeback
trodeback

I just got a PS3 and now they decided to bundle an awesome game with it for free. Just my luck.

pH347m3
pH347m3

I already have the old "fat" 160gb, I'll pass and get the game instead.

franzito
franzito

PS3 bundles are very neat but... thanks

jhpeter
jhpeter

Sony , 160 gb is too smal for that price. ;)

Andy9Beans
Andy9Beans

@DragonRift Don't be offensive mate, you're polarized retort makes me think you're either incapable of understanding differing points of view or that you've had a lot of flak from the very people I'm talking about, i.e. those who think collectOr's items are toys, toys are for kids and therefore collectOrs are immature. People can collect what they want; I collect Japanese weaponry but that doesn't mean I want to run round chopping people up; however I understand that my interest could be mistaken for something more dangerous. I'm tired of the whole "games ruining children" debacle and think if games developers took more care in how they present their releases they would help the sector defend itself against the Fox News tirade. P.S. - Next time you call someone's intelligence into doubt check your spelling and try not to over-use punctuation ;)

Andy9Beans
Andy9Beans

@MrSelf-Destruct Granted mate, I'm not judging just playing devils advocate. My point is that parents usually have a more traditional view on games and toys; my sainted mother thinks consoles are for kids, period, and doesn't see why I should be interested in them. I suspect that parents will see the helmet and figure as toys rather than collectibles, will assume the package is aimed at children and thus will ignore rating on the game. I know it's not Sony's/Guerilla's intention to mislead parents, or their fault that some parents are too stupid to notice the bright red warning label, but that won't stop the backlash when they pop their heads in their kids room to see their child sawing through someone's windpipe or executing downed enemies.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@noble95x I built my PC, I have a Intel Quad Q8200 2.33GHz, EVGA GTX 460 Superclocked, 4GB DDR2, 1.5TB 7,2000, 32" and 19" monitors, Sidewinder mouse and keyboard, HPA2 5.1 Turtlebeach headset, Win 7 Pro, AZZA Orion case. I've put in a couple fans and lots of lights to help with over clocking. I have pictures on my profile.

Eazy1891
Eazy1891

sorry or being off topic sort of....but why wasnt there ever a main Sony one out.....also....you have this official Sony Playstation Bluetooth headset....and now the 2nd version is out.....yet.....you dont bundle it with the PS3? or an HDMI cable? whats up with that....i mean at least one of those two things would seem pretty smart right? and they should both be put in regular PS3 bundles anyway....or at least one of the versions have one and another have the other.....just seems right to me....

fzd88
fzd88

best reviewer at Gamespot!

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

Wasn't there another PS3 with 250GB? To me that would be worth buying, especially since I haven't gotten Killzone 2 yet.

Phatjam98
Phatjam98

@luciferbelmont LOL oh look, you pointed out one game that has no story... a game in a genre that has never had story..... Yup I totally lose! LOL dummy.

steelmouth
steelmouth

@Tevi dude what you on?what you smoking, the 360 version of kill what? and what?

steelmouth
steelmouth

Damn Killzone 3 still ant out yet, it’s been weeks since the review was out, it may have lost that new game feel to it for some of us not so big Killzone fans But this is a great great deal Sony thax a million I may just get it if its still available next month, this is short notice for now

noble95x
noble95x

@Toysoldier34, i love alan wake and what kind of pc do you have?

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@noble95x I'm a PC gamer and I love building PCs. Then I play console only games on my PS3 so I don't have to pay for Live. From time to time I play on the 360 for exclusive games like Alan Wake.

Solidsnake13_2
Solidsnake13_2

Great way to get first time PS3 starters to get started with

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

Wow! This will be the perfect investment for me. I used to have a PS3, or should I say my daughter did, and I purchased certain games to play on "her" PS3. Well, since she moved out I've got a few games sitting here with nothing to play them on, so this will be the perfect chance for me to grab another PS3, along with what looks to be a killer title.

kamizuka
kamizuka

@Gelugon_baat thats just silly. The devise wont explode and obviously he ment that it will stop working or something. I am not against hacking a devise but i am against abusing the hack for downloading free pirated games. Overall good idea Sony

King_Gamer19
King_Gamer19

This is cool but the 1 thing I wish Sony would do that Microsoft & Nintendo do is make a special edtion system Sony doesn't do that & I wish they would some times

QuebecSuperstar
QuebecSuperstar

How convenient! I had planned to buy my PS3 next week. Hooray for me!

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

good deal for those who dont have ps3s but for those your better off stickin with ur 120 slims , and just updating the hard drive lol

ChaoticBronco
ChaoticBronco

IMO, that's a great deal. I got my PS3 slim when it 1st came out for $300 and it was only 120 GBs, now its 160 GBs with Killzone 3 included for the same price. I just sh**ted my diaper after seeing this.

noble95x
noble95x

@Dansdaman180, yeah you do have a point since xbox live is $50. I never thought of that.

noble95x
noble95x

@Toysoldier34, i think the xbox 360 is good but the pc like the alienware m17x.what do you prefer?

Viral-venom13
Viral-venom13

@Tevi LMAO...your funny with that question of yours right there, lol... that's like PS3 gamers asking when is Halo and Fable coming 2 the PS3, lol.....GET REAL....ever heard of the term "Published Exclusive"...'nuff said!!

UserName521
UserName521

Great deal to bad the game that comes with it is horrible. I hate when companies do this, bundle it with a great game like Little big planet 2.

killertrumpet92
killertrumpet92

@Tevi Why would KZ 2 and 3 get released on the 360? KZ is a PS exclusive, has been since KZ1 i believe.

BunSnatcher0001
BunSnatcher0001

@noble65x well if you wanna be that cheap then i guess you could try a gamecube, they're like $25 now:)

Buffalodude
Buffalodude

I wish games just sold their soundtracks separately as well. Nothing says 'screw you' to me by trying to find a soundtrack to a game 6 months old just to find out it was a CE exclusive. Not only that, but I don't enjoy all the other crap, I want the game and maybe a soundtrack, no crappy helmets.

Tevi
Tevi

160 gig system is super .but where the 360 version of kilzone2and3?>