Killzone 3 goes gold

Guerrilla Games finishes Move-compatible 3D first-person shooter in time to meet planned February 22 launch date.

Guerrilla Games has promised a lot of new features for Killzone 3: support for 3D TVs and Sony's PlayStation Move controller, split-screen co-op, jetpacks, and a skyscraper-sized robot crab. Gamers will soon get the chance to judge how well the developer delivered on those promises, as Sony today announced the sci-fi first-person shooter has gone gold and will make its previously announced February 22 launch date.

Don't shoot until you see the reds of their eyes.

As the name suggests, Killzone 3 will serve as a direct sequel to 2009's critically lauded Killzone 2. In the previous title, the Interplanetary Strategic Alliance took the fight to the Helghan homeworld, where it achieved a measure of success against the Nazi-esque civilization that invaded the human colony of Vekta in the 2004 original. Now gamers will get the chance to pick back up with Sev, Rico, and the rest of their surviving squad, outgunned and outmanned by the Helghast as usual.

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 previous coverage.

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165 comments
jonnybutler11
jonnybutler11

can the helmet be worn? cause sure the music and maps and lahddydaah, but what im looking forward to is walking around in the subway with that baby on.

Jonwh18
Jonwh18

how dare they call helghasts Nazi-esque all the want to do is survive what did the yever do to hurt anyone? WHY CAN"T YOU ALL JUST LEAVE BRITNAY I mean um uhhhh *cough cough* HELGHAN ALONE?

yosuke_hitomi
yosuke_hitomi

it looks like,this game will blown you away.. let's wait and see

jansong1
jansong1

thanks honest1234, the controls don't have to be COD, just better than they were for kz2. i have move so I have options to play it either way. LOOKS so good. wow people didn't like the fact that "I" didn't like the controls

AnUndEadMonk3y
AnUndEadMonk3y

Killzone 2 made me eject bodily fluids all over my controller and TV. May this game do the same. CAN. NOT. WAIT. PS3 B1TCHES! :D :D :D

wars45
wars45

pre order it not long to go going to get blown away by this must have game better than black opps

TTDog
TTDog

Goes Gold... makes a change from grey or brown I suppose.

minion715
minion715

crossing eyes for video does not work it make you sick. but anyway the first game was awsome, the second was amazing, and the third words cant describe maybe for "rageman45" words can describe the game

rageman45
rageman45

I think j****d in my pants when this game is coming out next month (also pre-ordered it) this is gonna be good

jm3811
jm3811

I bet that many BFBC players will ditch the appaling EA servers and switch to KZ3.

diabloakaSAHA
diabloakaSAHA

whos that fool thumbing down peoples comments for liking this game??

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@monson21502, your comments are really annoying. What argument do you want to make?

JulianBeamen420
JulianBeamen420

@monson21502 Killzone didnt copy Gears cover system. Killzone was out way before Gears was even made. Dont post unless you know your facts kid.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

To all those xbox guys that say "You're games are always delayed"... Pants down!!! Shall look forward to playing this exclusive on my playstation :D

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

From watching this video, I gather I'll be playing the game as a meth addict fighting an invasion of sorts.

DEATH775
DEATH775

Hmm I might just get the collector's edition

poovannaorcbane
poovannaorcbane

why the hell did gamespot post this video?? none of us have 3d glasses to watch this!!!! come ON gamespot!!!

cabose38
cabose38

Need a move bundle with this.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

Feb. 22 seems like a long time, I hate waiting!

Gliave
Gliave

Yaaaaay, I'd love to see the Move in action for this one. One note to Sony though: They oughta give a good KZ3 bundle offer on the game and a sony 3D tv to go along with it. That would surely get the 3D trend rolling.

nemesis9632
nemesis9632

Too excited for words on how I feel about this game. KZ2 was amazing, and with the new features, this one looks to raise the bar. Thank you Guerrilla

mooooo99
mooooo99

its exciting! kz3 is gonna be awesome.

banana23man
banana23man

@annoyingdevil neither. KZ is a class of its own.

annoyingdevil
annoyingdevil

finally a ps move game i will get . btw i havent played any killzone games .is killzone like halo or metroid ?

-Fromage-
-Fromage-

Awesome. I cant wait to start some co-op campaign.

Amotini
Amotini

This is the time where the XBOX goes back on the shelf as usual!!! Another GOTY XBOX fanboys will envy us on

deadcowboy6
deadcowboy6

Rock N roll man, first great game of the year!

chappy_man
chappy_man

cant wait regardlessor being the same or different, IT LOOKS SOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Razzor90SWE
Razzor90SWE

If there is splitscreen co-op, are there going to be a competetive splitscreen multiplayer?

revanknight
revanknight

Why are they putting a 3-D video on gamespot?

F-14-D_TOMCAT
F-14-D_TOMCAT

Killzone 3 is going to be epic, can't wait to wrap my itchy trigger finger on this baby. The edition I want the most is the EU collector's edition which comes in a steel tin case, I uploaded images of the steel case go to my profile to check it out. but up to now I have not managed to find out the price.

banana23man
banana23man

can the mask replica be worn? on wikipedia, it sounds like it's actually a container for the art book and game. Man, if only they have replicas of KZ weapons...

kangaox
kangaox

Cant wait to double eye-gouge me some Higs!

ZombiePhoenix72
ZombiePhoenix72

Were they playing in 3D or something? Anyways, the game looks great and the co-op should be good too:D

CTR360
CTR360

i cant wait for KZ3

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

wow reminds me of e3 06 giant enemy crabs lol now we get skyscrapper sized crabs, lol , oh lord, whats next,

Honest1234
Honest1234

@jansong1 i was at CES 2011 to try the killzone 3 game w/out and with the move. the controlls improved dramatically over killzone 2 with controls similar to COD like L1 for aiming. the crouching is the only concern but other than that the game was great and is the triple A shooter Sony promises but my recommendation is to not buy the gun for the ps move. waste of time and the controller is way better

lamprey263
lamprey263

I'm gonna have to decide to between this and Bulletstorm, either way both look good. I'd get both at release if it weren't for Homefront coming out like two weeks later.

kuruppath
kuruppath

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DKant
DKant

The reason we have 3D today is because the studios and tv manufacturers pushed it. Couldn't they have at least worked out a STANDARD that all 3D video should stick to? Now we have 3D that needs a special TV, 3D that doesn't, 3D that needs red and blue glasses, a different kind of glasses and at the end of it it doesn't work all that well either. Why the **** couldn't they have tested this extensively first, established a frickin' standard and then let the cat out of the bag? They all WANT 3D to succeed and be everywhere - cool enough - but how the hell can it be everywhere if it is not standardized?! In a rush to make the next quarter look shiny they compromise and don't seem to pay any attention to long term, sustainable solutions whatsoever! The point being I have NO idea what is the "right" way to watch this video. :( Gah, if only stupid people could just spontaneously combust and die! P.S: And what's with the inconsistent text parsing Gamespot? Please _decide_ if you treat "Enter"s as newlines or not! I hate having to edit comments because your text parser decided that my rant would look better compressed into one long unwieldy paragraph! Yeah I didn't have a very good night's sleep.

monson21502
monson21502

@jansong1, thought i was the only one who thought that. but i doubt it will happen.. because they didnt fix the sluggish controls from uncharted 1 to uncharted 2 that much. ucharted 2 was all about graphics and the new multi player mode. killzone 3 will be about move and 3d so the controls will suffer im afraid...

monson21502
monson21502

hope it does a better job coping gears of war cover system this time..