Killzone hitting PlayStation Network January 24

Guerrilla Games' 2004 PlayStation 2 shooter arriving on Sony's online network this month for $10.

Last February, Guerrilla Games called gamers back to the planet Helghan to fight the nasty Helghast in Killzone 3. In two weeks, the developer is calling gamers all the way back to 2004.

Killzone goes to war on the PSN on January 24.

According to a Game Informer report, 2004's PlayStation 2 title Killzone will arrive on the PlayStation Network on January 24 for $10. Killzone's arrival on the PSN is part of a larger Sony effort to release PS2 titles for the PlayStation 3 called the "Only on PSN" program.

Speculation about Killzone's arrival for the PSN was first sparked when the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) published a rating for the game, indicating it was headed to the PlayStation 3.

For more on the original Killzone, check out GameSpot's 2004 review.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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DamageIncM
DamageIncM

Actually, maybe this game should also be on the PC. But that would mean it would also potentially be an X360-game. And, although I'm not a big fan of the Killzone-franchise, I sometimes just like when a platform can have its own thing. Just like X360 has its Halo-franchise I guess.

Payasoplas
Payasoplas

No retrocompatibilty on PS3's new models and a very limited on XBOX 360, What's gonna be next? No retor compatibility for the PC?

killlo
killlo

I hope Namco bring out Xenosaga 1 2 and 3, I didn't finish 2 and 3 :(

MGSKojima
MGSKojima

good thing i still got my launch ps3, but I guess Sony loves squeezing money out of unneeded relaunches due to lack of backwards compatibility for newer models.

santinegrete
santinegrete

If they launch a version that corrected bugs, AI errors and balanced gunplay (making Aiming down the sight have some actual effect more than just zooming), the game will be what it aimed to be in 2004: more than a barely functional shooter. If you played the campaign at least one time you know what I mean.

DamageIncM
DamageIncM

Kinda bull, cause they could also have supported backward-compatibility. But let's hope there would be some upgrades, like the resolution of course, as they tend to do...

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

I'm not going to be buying this, since I already have the PS2 version. However, I support this, since it's giving those who have yet to have played the original to see where Killzone 2 and 3 - its improved brethren - came.

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

Only on PSN? I actually like the idea of get for $10 some IMPOSSIBLE to find PS2 games... But for this one i whould prefeer Black over Killzone

kweeni
kweeni

Oh and the knife kills were cool and fun to do.

kweeni
kweeni

The original Killzone was awesome! Great campaign(you could play with 4 different characters! :D), great enemies, great weapons(all of them had alt fire too! :D), fighting against bots was loads of fun, split screen was tons of fun. I wish this was a HD remake that fixes all or atleast most of the bugs and fixed that damn sniper rifle(that thing was a pain in the a$$ to use. seriously whoever came up with it should be shot :?). But since it's not a HD remake and I still have my ps2 copy I'm skipping this. :/ *disappointed* Though it would be nice to play this game online for once, I never got to do that on the ps2 because I couldn't get the online to work.

mtait01
mtait01

I remember getting the first Killzone for christmas in 2004 and I was let down sooo much!! Still, for $10 I guess it is ok. So is this the start of 'PS2 Classics' on PSN????

Nathalmighty1
Nathalmighty1

Me and my mate spent hours and hours on this game playing split screen against the bots! I think ive still got my ps2 copy though :)

NJGIANTSNY
NJGIANTSNY

save your money unless the multiplayer works cuz thats where its at with this game the games single player is boring

loopy_101
loopy_101

Killzone deserves a HD remaster. The game had lots of graphical bugs because of how much it pushes the Playstation 2: an absolutely astounding release for it's time too because of it. Sony could atleast fix the frame-rate and pop-up if they intend to re-release the game.

hella_epic
hella_epic

the review for the first Killzone is $hit!!! lol

KillerJuan77
KillerJuan77

@Cartr1dgeBased The problem with Onimusha is that Warlords and 2 use pre-rendered backgrounds, backgrounds that are rendered at a much lower resolution than what most TV's nowadays have (720P) so they'd have to create new backgrounds (If possible, real time ones) and at the same time rework every scenario and character model to fit in the game.

JudgeSim
JudgeSim

this was the first online game and shooter i played. it was an absolute blast. i had more fun with it than i did the new killzone games

Cartr1dgeBased
Cartr1dgeBased

not interested in this game, but very interested in this program. now onimusha and shadowhearts: covenant, if you will.

moviequest14
moviequest14

@KillerJuan77 : Because we should totally expect them to almost completely re-format the game for a $10 price tag right? Not every re-release is hd you know...

moviequest14
moviequest14

Glad to see Sony doing this...The Virtual Console (while being one of the wii-online-stores only strengths albeit) is Nintendo's strongest online store idea...it works extremely well because people can play titles they weren't around/able to play at that time..even though Sony hasn't been around as long I am glad they are able to have an interesting amount of 'classic' content.

cheamo
cheamo

I thought no one even liked this the first time it came out.

emacdaddy08
emacdaddy08

ahhh, I see why the ps3's aren't backwards compatible...

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

That would be cool if it actually took advantage of the PS3's hardware. Killzone's input lag was the worst thing about it...

raev92
raev92

cool. Now bring FFX to PSN and I will love you sony

arsenal1111
arsenal1111

The game definitely deserved a HD and trophy support remake :(

moej88
moej88

They should produce more PSone Classics too

KillerJuan77
KillerJuan77

So no trophies, HD resolutions or gameplay fixes? I think I'll pass.

zzamaro
zzamaro

PS2 classics doesn't have trophies so this one won't have them.

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

Not for nothing, it doesn't say "trophy and HD support".

blaze_adeel
blaze_adeel

no trophies and no hd ? i am not buying!

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

Usually PS2 games that are on the Playstation Store are not able to run on the Playstation Network. Unless they've corrected it, I wouldn't count on any online play.

3v1LR0n1N
3v1LR0n1N

they should fix it some before they release it... i do love it... but the gameplay is meh to me

incuensuocha
incuensuocha

As much a fan as I am of Killzones 2 & 3, I loath the original game. It's amazing to me that it even came from the same dev as the great follow-ups.

raidus
raidus

online multiplayer ?! plz

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

About the same price as getting the actual disc from my local used gameshop. At least Sony is adding so more Playstation 2 games to the store.

Spacerac
Spacerac

@metalkid9 no, all PS2 classics on the store are their original versions which means no HD remaster and no trophies. They're just like the PS1 classics, except the difference is the PS2 classics are made specifically via PS3 emulation which is why they play in PS3 consoles without the PS2 parts in them. All PS3s have PS1 parts in them. And not that this is directed at you personally but it irritates me that people care about trophies so damn much these days. What happened to the love of the game?

BibiMaghoo
BibiMaghoo

@theshonen8899 It cant even play PS1 classics at the moment. I wouldnt hold my breath.

Draken_Domingo
Draken_Domingo

Sony, from the bottom of my heart I plea, only rerelease Killzone IF it doesn't run anywhere as laggy as it did 7 years ago..I LOVED Killzone 1 but the lag was and still is just atrocious

theshonen8899
theshonen8899

Really hope the Vita will be able to play PS2 Classics as soon as possible.

BPoole96
BPoole96

Didn't really like this one

TroubleMaker411
TroubleMaker411

PS2 Classics? Probably means no EU release Looks like I'll have to get some credit on my US account. Been wanting to replay this since I fell in love with KZ2

metalkid9
metalkid9

Is it HD and does have trophies? Otherwise it's pointless

Lhomity
Lhomity

Very nice. Now if only Sony would hurry up and get PS2 classics up in AU and other regions.

Ringx55
Ringx55

I'll pass on this buggy mess of a game.

Rickioh
Rickioh

Im totally buying this :)