Killzone 3 'Retro Map Pack' detailed

Salamun Market, Blood Gracht legacy multiplayer environments bundled with preorders, also available for purchase from PlayStation Network; price, PSN release date TBA.

In October Sony announced the $130 Killzone 3 Helghast Edition and noted that it, as well as preordered copies of the standard iteration of the title, would include the two-environment Retro Map Pack. Now, Sony has offered more intel on the new multiplayer locales.

The Retro Map Pack will include two maps for Killzone 3's multiplayer component that were originally released in Killzone 2: Salamun Market and Blood Gracht. The content will also be available from the PlayStation Network, though neither Sony nor Guerrilla Games has affixed a release date or price.

A scene from Salamun Market in Killzone 3.

Salamun Market has been retooled for Killzone 3 with Guerrilla Games producer Aryeh Loeb saying it has been rebalanced for "maximum carnage." The map was one of the largest from Killzone 2 and will be playable in Killzone 3's Warzone game type.

Blood Gracht, the "fan favorite" from Killzone 2, will also arrive inside the Retro Map Pack. Set on the ravaged streets of the Helghan city, Blood Gracht pits ISA against Helghast in Killzone 3's Guerrilla Warfare game mode.

Gamers looking to vault into Killzone 3's multiplayer action ahead of its February 22 debut can download a demo for the game from the PSN today. Further, those wishing to check out the game's single-player component can grab a solo sampler beginning February 15.

For more on the upcoming shooter, check out GameSpot's most recent hands-on preview with Killzone 3.

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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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39 comments
jfoelker
jfoelker

jnw93 you don't how things work do you haha

jnw93
jnw93

so i paid for kz2 and if i wont some stuff from there i have to spend £100+ on kz3 how does that work im paying for the same thing twice!!!!!! what a rip off

gunnergod13
gunnergod13

@biakcunghnin wow your one of the biggest fanboys i have ever seen

biakcunghnin
biakcunghnin

Gears of war 3 gonna best game ever, dont hope killzone 3

106473
106473

@biakcunghnin Killzone 2 & 3 would crash your precious toy, kid.

gundowner
gundowner

To bad killzone 3 would probably crash an xbox 360 if it ever tried run it biac

phillkillv2
phillkillv2

I don't understand the point of announcing the DLC before the game comes out. Wouldn't they just wait until everyone has the game to make more profit ?

slapyuo
slapyuo

The BETA its pretty good. Faster than Killzone 2. The guns are pretty accurate. I cant aim with the move controller. This is amust buy for every PS3 owner

fester420
fester420

I've been waiting for a good FPS that uses the move controls. I hate playing FPS's with a regular controller, can't get that accuracy.

biakcunghnin
biakcunghnin

killzone is not best game ever, Gears of war 1.2 & 3 are best game ever

biakcunghnin
biakcunghnin

no thank Killzone 3 on ps3, it must be on xbox 360

jnw93
jnw93

@Dante553 yh that was the best map rockets in the tunnels!!

jnw93
jnw93

Old maps BETTER BE FREE

Flint247
Flint247

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GOR_TAK
GOR_TAK

ALL legacy maps from earlier iterations of ALL games should be included in updated sequels.

monson21502
monson21502

i know one thing. if the controls aint almost perfect for this game. this dev team should be fired imo.. 3 strikes and your out!

greendude123
greendude123

Developers starting talking about DLC LONG before the game comes out. Its just you don't hear about it to often untill after the game is out. Nothing different is hapening here thats out of the ordinary

ColeBeans
ColeBeans

I really do not like the idea of old maps released as DLC. Unless its free

benleslie5
benleslie5

Wouldn't be easier to get the Killzone 2 maps from your Killzone 2 save and then let it carry over to Killzone 3. Like what they did with LittleBigPlanet

thetravman
thetravman

I hate developers announcing DLC before the game is released. If they're finished....why not put them in the game? Sure it's free in pre-order but not everyone does it. DLC could sometimes be just a cheap way to make money. -.-

UnknownElement4
UnknownElement4

I too am a bit surprised that they are already talking about DLC. It is way too early for that.

Mr_Ditters
Mr_Ditters

I seem to remember already paying for those maps when I bought them with KZ2. FYI Radec acadamy was the fan favorite. "Radec only" games were every where. I hated that map. I'll add: I respected GG the first time around when they did their map packs because they were new and added elements that weren't in the original release. They actually did work on them. But releasing old maps and calling it DLC, well it looks like GG is just following the cash grab trend.

JoKeR_421
JoKeR_421

for those who havent freaking read the article. IF YOU PRE_ORDER the game you automatically get the DLC for FREEEEEEE.....so instead of whining, why dont u guys go out and pre-order the game. they just offering it on PSN as well for those who might pick the game later on, but guess what ull have to probably pay somewhere between 2 to 5 bucks. but that will be ur fault, cuz u have the chance to pre-order the game and get them for free.

wisebandit
wisebandit

KZ2 was amazing, just the controller was disappointing... Happy to hear that there will be some improvements...

fkbwii
fkbwii

These are basically free, so, yay!

TheGrudge13
TheGrudge13

i hope they re release all of the maps and the DLCs maps from KZ2 to KZ3

Colonel-Snake
Colonel-Snake

I would've liked Radec Academy to return honestly. I hope they bring it back in the future lol. It was very chaotic and unbalanced but extremely fun and challenging.

Colonel-Snake
Colonel-Snake

@Medic_B Did you even read the damn article ? The DLC is Free when you preorder the game. So please explain to me how are they ripping you off when you get it for FREE when you preorder the game ? They are giving you a chance to get it for free. Those who can't preorder the game or don't want to will have to pay if they wanna play on those maps. You have a choice end of the day.

monson21502
monson21502

lazy devs. how about useing the mighty blu ray to make the game have 50 maps day one? oh thats right they too worried about wasting space on anti pirate code and adding 3d and move support

VensInferno
VensInferno

Thank God no Radec Academy. That map was basically a Spawn Killing map!

Medic_B
Medic_B

WOW already talking about the DLC what a fking ripoff

theMirrorsTruth
theMirrorsTruth

Games that haven't been released discussing their downloadble content is starting to get really frustrating. Just put it in the final game to make a great game, instead of milking your customers with a decent final product. The first two weeks of video games are really starting to feel like beta tests that I've paid full price for.

theMirrorsTruth
theMirrorsTruth

Games that haven't been released discussing their downloadble content is starting to get really frustrating. Just put it in the final game to make a great game, instead of milking your customers with a decent final product. The first two weeks of video games are really starting to feel like beta tests that I've paid full price for.

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

Bizarre choices. Anyone who played Killzone 2 would know that The Radec Academy and Corinth Crossing were the fan favourites. I'm a little dissappointed. Blood Grachts a good map though, wasn't so keen on Salamun market but a bonus is a bonus nonetheless.

QtrArt
QtrArt

killzone3 Gonna Best Game Ever

QtrArt
QtrArt

killzone3 Gonna Best Game Ever

Jman251
Jman251

Never played the first two killzones, but I want to give Killzone 3 a try cuz it looks like this one will be alot of fun.