Killzone: Mercenary coming to PlayStation Vita

Handheld first-person shooter coming to Sony's handheld; mercenary-based gameplay shown in Gamescom 2012 trailer.

Sony's Killzone series has once before made it onto a handheld platform in the form of Killzone: Liberation on the PlayStation Portable. However, that was a third-person shooter rather than a first-person shooter like the rest of the series. Today, Sony formally announced that an FPS in the Killzone universe will be coming to the PlayStation Vita in the form of Killzone: Mercenary.

A Killzone FPS is coming to the PS Vita.

Killzone: Mercenary was unveiled during Sony's Gamescom 2012 press conference with a gameplay demo showing off traditional Killzone first-person shooter gameplay. It also showed touch-screen-controlled melee kills, with the amount of in-game money earned appearing onscreen as the player dispatched enemies. The title and the general gameplay also hinted at the fact that you will control a mercenary, rather than a member of the Helghast or ISA forces.

Sony gave no information on the release date, developer, or any other PS Vita functionality for the game at this stage. For more on Sony's Gamescom lineup, check out GameSpot's Gamescom 2012 hub.

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marcusurelius
marcusurelius

awesome news! i'm going to be grabbing this one up!

Ace_Hardlight
Ace_Hardlight

Now buying a Vita :) Hope they make more things that the PS3 and the vita can interact together with.

SolidTy
SolidTy

Hopefully it kicks butt like KZ should. :P

BlackLense
BlackLense

Already watched the trailer, look like we can get money when we kill the enemy, hope we can buy/costumize weapon in this game.

buying1999
buying1999

Competeing against Nintendo for the handheld market is extremely difficult. The Sony handhelds have never really posed any kind of threat to Nintendo and this one won't either. I do have to admit that the little that I've seen of killzone mercernaries for Vita looks better that Killzone on the over priced internet ready blu ray player. But it won't be enough for vita to come close to the ds family of handhelds.

 

Xbox 360 is the BEST console EVER made. --John Carmack

Bleak5170
Bleak5170

I am such a huge Killzone fanboy that I may have to buy a Vita just to play this.That makes me sad. :(

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

another reason why the vita is failing it needs ps vita games not small ports of PS3 games we need new ps vita games then maybe it will sell

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

I enjoyed Killzone liberation on the PSP. So Killzone Mercency for PSvita is a game I will buy. Whether this game is going to be the smash hit is unknown til release. Sony did not do that with Resistance Burning skies. Or Ridge Racer 2 Playstation series which did not become hit on the PSvita. Hopefully Killzone will do much better.

FuryX-4
FuryX-4

Just watched the trailer, it looks so much better than BO Declassified. 

 

cbb1018
cbb1018

looks pretty cool...i have never played a killzone game. if i get a vita i just might get this...

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

As long as you can support the Helghast, I will be buying this for sure. They may look like the Nazis, but the ISA are the Nazis (read up on the timeline).

rasterror
rasterror

this seems to be a major gripe with the vita, making watered down versions of older PS3 games and still charging too much.  To me the vita needs a price drop not only for the console but also for the games.  The games should be no more than $30 seeing that a PS3 version that uses more resources to create and is many times larger costs $40-60.  And partnering with AT&Terrible for an extremely overpriced and extremely limited 3G plan is adding another nail in the coffin.   I'll get a Vita only if Sony gets their act straight and seeing that I just sold my PS3 means I doubt I'll be getting one.  I want Sony to make me and many others want this system and feel it's worth it.

thundercave01
thundercave01

killzone vita!!!!   awesome i saw that it is developed in house,  so there are no exuses , its got better than  resistence on the vita.... resistance vita just din't have the flavor of resistance ps3.. same goes for  uncharted good but coulnt help to get the distinktion that something was missing... i dont know... anyway KILZONE FF VITA WOOOT!!!!!!!!!!

SolidTy
SolidTy

Sony has done a great job with the Killzone Franchise, I hope this is decent quality to match what KZ fans expect.

shadowedkiss
shadowedkiss

Unless KZ Vita story and single player experience is amazing, IT wont be good enough unless people r  just looking for a FPS to play on Vita. Vita needs a new I.P.  Something that would make gamers want to get a Vita for who r not persuaded by Sony yet. Something that would be amazing evenif it wasnt on the Vita. I hope this spin off is successful though and that im wrong. I hope its enough to get gamers excited evenif its just another Killzone. Love it or hate it. I expect more then just a  FPS Killzone on Vita and I WANT TO BUY ONE but Sony is not selling me with this..

GDCalibur
GDCalibur

Very promising news here. I loved Killzone: Liberation.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

Yay! The Vita is starting to have a good selection of big-name titles. Now it just needs an exclusive God of War and GTA to really be successful.

emperiox
emperiox

Woot! Playstation > Nintendo!!! :D

thom_maytees
thom_maytees

We may have to see whether first-person shooters like Killzone: Mercenary will encourage software sales of the Vita and the hardware itself in the Western markets.

96augment
96augment

 @buying1999  Say it with me, you moron.    PLAY.    STA.     TION.    3!!!!!!!!!! How hard can it be?

mtait01
mtait01

 @cbb1018 I've played 2 and 3... decent games but to be honest they aren't exactly worth jumping on your desk and shouting about - this coming from a total PS3 fanboy

Maramsham
Maramsham

 @TheCyborgNinja You are aware that the original Helghan government that the ISA fucked has little to do with the fascist Helghast regime in the Killzone titles? ISA are bad, but the Helghast are just as bad as shown in the original Killzone game, executing political dissidents and civilians. Get a clue.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

 @Bl4KD37H I haven't seen anyone call Liberty City Stories or Ghost of Sparta "uninspired". Yes, they're games in existing franchises, that doesn't make them "uninspired sequels".

emperiox
emperiox

 @WolfGrey They've had more interesting titles for a while also, whereas Nintendo has about 100 different Petz variations...who wants to spend like $50 on a video game where you can pet a dog, when you can just spend $50 on an actual dog and groom it irl? Lolol, Nintendo DS is so fail. Also, before all the Nintendumb fanboys point out sales numbers...parents only look at the price tags, not the features, therefor the parents who buy their kids a NDS don't count. The PSP is superior in every single way, parents are just too stupid to spend an extra 50-75 dollars on a device that not only can play games, but also movies, pictures, and music.