Killzone: Mercenary release date set for September

Exclusive PS Vita FPS will feature nine single-player missions and multiplayer.

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PS Vita exclusive Killzone: Mercenary will be released on September 17 in North America and September 18 in Europe, Sony has announced.

Writing on the PlayStation Blog, Guerrilla Games producer Poria Torkan also detailed some information about the upcoming handheld FPS that's been virtually unseen since its announcement at Sony's Gamescom 2012 press conference.

The single-player campaign to Killzone: Mercenary will feature nine missions that are reportedly each close to an hour long, and the game will include an eight player multiplayer mode spread across six maps and three gametypes.

Killzone: Mercenary is using the same engine as Killzone 3, says Torkan.

"Starting just after the ending of the original Killzone, and revisiting many of the events from the Killzone trilogy, the game puts players in the rugged combat boots of a mercenary named Arran Danner. Danner is a former UCA-soldier who has no qualms about taking on paid contracts from the ISA as well as the Helghast," adds Torkan.

For more information on Killzone: Mercenary, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

26 comments
dogpigfish
dogpigfish

They should have released this in 2012, when people cared.

georgirobot
georgirobot

Let's  hope it doesn't turn out like Resistance: Burning Skies

xGamePlayerx19
xGamePlayerx19

cant wait for this, hopefully they keep up the good work and itll be a great game.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

This could be the first truly good Vita FPS as long as there isn't too much tacked-on touchscreen/motion stuff.

The fact that it's being developed by Guerrilla instead of being handed off to a smaller dev gives me hope.

monson21502
monson21502

might buy a ps vita if it were 150 came with a memory card and a game. but at its current price i rather add another blu ray player to the house and get a ps3 instead

ClaudiusCaesar
ClaudiusCaesar

Looks like this time the developer is getting time enough to properly finish the game, unlike AC3L and CoDBOD.

wdma
wdma

September can't come any sooner

gamerasi
gamerasi

This game looks wonderful...

ClaudiusCaesar
ClaudiusCaesar

If Guerrilla brings the excellent quality of KZ3 to the Vita, that will be a killer.

CKeenan07
CKeenan07

SEPTEMBER?! I was really wanting this sooner, but hopefully it's worth the wait. Can't wait to have a good FPS on the Vita.

Spartan765
Spartan765

Sooner pls but it looks really good

Monsta1217
Monsta1217

cant wait to see the potential of this game and this will be the reason i buy a new Vita, hopefully they'll make one of those bundles with this game which is most likely going to happen cant wait 

thundercave01
thundercave01

a 9 hour singelplayer seems kinda far fetched, thats beyond consoles, COD an BF are like 4/5 hours, and thats when you try to make it last.but if they'r right, than it looks like a game to me.

finally a game a real one :)

Death9897
Death9897

@dogpigfish although you are right if we speak in terms of the fps genre you cant say that the vita is a bad console or has horrible games. I own one and i must say that the games (aside from CoD and Resistance) on the vita are just spectacular.


goodbye77
goodbye77

@dogpigfish yea man its stil great. Will get more games soon, especially this once its out

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@dogpigfish what a shocker anther hater that knows nothing about the vita and its games I have owned a vita since day one and I have had a backlog since then and it is going to get even bigger

kishen95
kishen95

@AndehPandy "each close to an hour long"

Read before you write stupid comments.

xYamatox
xYamatox

@salvucci91 To be fair, Killzone has been around a lot longer than the "FPS Spree" that has taken over gaming this gen. Combine that with the fact that Killzone really has it's own look and feel to separate it from the rest.

Of course, those who haven't actually played the games might argue otherwise.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@thundercave01 but this since a cod or bf game it is a killzone game and I believe the other kz games were about that long or even longer