Killzone Mercenary will now let you play against bots for $2.49

Botzone Soldier Training arrives for Killzone Mercenary, and will let you unlock the game's multiplayer Trophies.

New DLC for Killzone Mercenary will let you pay $2.49/£1.99 to play its multiplayer modes offline against bots. It's out now.

The Botzone Soldier Training for Killzone's Vita spin-off allows you to play all of the game's multiplayer levels against the AI, in any combination from 1V1 to 4V4. Playing bots also gives you in-game currency Vektan Dollars, will contribute to your in-game ranking, and will allow you to unlock the game's multiplayer-focused Trophies.

A new title update for the game also patches collision issues in all multiplayer modes, and is therefore a mandatory download for anyone looking to play the game online. Those looking to play Killzone Mercenary against bots will need download the game's Botzone update from the PlayStation Store, too.

For more info on Killzone Mercenary, check out GameSpot's review.

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113 comments
vicsrealms
vicsrealms

Bots are DLC now!? ~next five minutes censored for inappropriate language~

JalalBlack
JalalBlack

Sony becoming EA ?! What a sad news : (

GrayF0X786
GrayF0X786

this costs money!?

this is what happens when you spoiled fks go out and support overpriced DLCs

you know who i am talking about you.

Evil_Apai
Evil_Apai

since it's paid, that bots have to be great. sneaking, luring, trapping... even having a barbeque while waiting the player to show himself~~~

wexorian
wexorian

This is ridicolous and sad ..........................

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

WHAT bots are payed added on now! BS nickle and diming for something that should be there to begin with. Good thing i hate FPS game and refuse to pay for DLC for any game

Yulaw2000
Yulaw2000

This should be a free update IMO.

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

Botzone: Mercenary... This makes more sense than a straight up MP game on a portable device, I'm more likely to buy it now, but I'll wait for Borderlands to resurrect my Vita... Maybe...

Greyslay
Greyslay

Well the price is relatively cheap and I wouldn't mind paying that. I'm not huge on online trophies in FPS games mainly because I suck at them lol. I hope this idea continues for future games as I'm sure quite a few people don't like playing online games and don't have to deal with childish people and idiots.

Johnny_Eagle
Johnny_Eagle

Seems a bit ridiculous to me that you have to pay for bots (even if it's only $2.49)

Butt_Chunx
Butt_Chunx

This should be free. I remember the good ol' days when shooters like Unreal had bot modes included but now they want us to pay for that?... F^*k off!..

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

Fucken finally.  I can barely put in enough effort to do the hard-ass single player mission assignments while on the train. I just want some good old TD, even if against bots.

phbz
phbz

So this is why Sony fans have so much hate for TF? Envy over free bots? 

tonyleo01
tonyleo01

Titanfall bots: lolz bots!?? what is this,1995??

KZ bots: awesome idea and worth every pennies!!

VegasAceVII
VegasAceVII

I'm cool with that idea.  The multiplayer in the game was surprisingly fun.

zpluffy
zpluffy

Gamesspot, you did it wrong. You should have replace "KillZone" to "Titanfall," it could have generated 3000 more comments by now

slaughterdj
slaughterdj

Well, a game with multiplayer needs people to play with I guess. Compensating for the dusty PS4s.

Hammershock6
Hammershock6

If only I could get my vita to stay connected to the internet beyond 1 or 2 meters from the bloody router.

jcavant
jcavant

Guerilla gives us free maps in this game and Shadow Fall.  So, charging $2.50 for this is no big deal.  You would rather it be like CoD, Titanfall, etc. and have them charge us $9.99 for a few maps instead?  I don't see how anyone can say these guys are nickle and diming us when they are the only ones giving map packs for free.

monson21502
monson21502

i bet the sony lovers are happy now.. they bashed titanfall for months for having bots in the game now good ole sony is gonna make them pay extra for them! wow LMAO!!!

YearoftheSnake5
YearoftheSnake5

Reminds me of the Resident Evil 5 multiplayer mode Capcom tried to sell separately.

hystavito
hystavito

@tonyleo01  Well to be fair, most complaints I saw were not specifically that the game had bots.  They were regarding the small number of human players and of course you have to consider that with Titanfall, it's not an option, it's just the way it is.  A lot of people like the option of bots, to play matches with just a few friends, I certainly did that a lot in the old Battlefield games.


On that note, I don't see a mention of coop against bots for Killzone here.


I have Killzone but I'm no fan.  I just got it for the hell of it, since it was a launch exclusive.  I didn't play it much and haven't for months.


Oh and if it matters to you, I own an Xbox One as well, although I did not get Titanfall.  I did play the beta and didn't really like it, but then again most shooters from the last several years don't appeal to me.

jcavant
jcavant

@tonyleo01 People were dumb to complain about Titanfall bots.  I'm tired of seeing all PS or XBox fans being lumped together as if they are some hive mind.  This game is adding bots so you can enjoy single and multiplayer when you are somewhere without internet access, being that it is a portable game.  It is a good addition, in my opinion.

ChiefReaver
ChiefReaver

@jcavant  Charging for any form of DLC is pathetic when allowing a modding community would provide infinite free DLC. Oh wait, money...

psx_warrior
psx_warrior

@monson21502  I'm an Xbone owner, and I wish that we had more players instead of bots in the game.

tigress666
tigress666

@monson21502 I didn't. My biggest reason for not caring about Titanfall is MP only and EA game (both mean I'm not interested). And yes, I'm happy about Bots. I don't like MP partly cause I suck at FPS games. Now I can have things that are more my level to play against (and I don't feel bad for being such an easy target and giving people no challenge).

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@PortalJumper93 Wait you mean there isn't a boring FPS? When that happen? Last 10 years except for GFX upgrades FPS being dull as hell. Same ol same ol... Titanfall is unique but it's still mech warrior and CoD mixed. Outside Titanfall I would say there hasn't been a major injection of originality in FPS in last 10 years.


Problem is BF4 has destructible buildings. if done right it could give Titanfall a run for it's money however I haven't played it yet.

monson21502
monson21502

@PortalJumper93  thats all that got in any type of game.... boring shooters, boring action , boring rpgs,boring adventure .. they get worse each gen and thats why the ps4 will be the only sony system ill never own.

tonyleo01
tonyleo01

@jcavant @tonyleo01  yeah I haven't seen people having so much problem with online multiplayer only game until Titanfall. I don't see people up in arms about old Battlefields, Counterstrike, Team Fortress, Plant vs Zombies fps etc. 

jcavant
jcavant

@ChiefReaver I would love to see modding on handheld games and no paid dlc, but I don't see that happening.  And, It doesn't stop pc from having paid dlc either. 

monson21502
monson21502

@tigress666  u sony lovers have a excuse for everything  to favor sony . if it aint high end pcs is that u get sick from fps or you just suck at them. wow lol 

PortalJumper93
PortalJumper93

@somebodysilent @PortalJumper93  Halo > Killzone, Destiny will (Hopefully) be fun, Evolve will (Hopefully) be fun, Titanfall is fun, CoD is boring, BF4 is broken, and KZ sucks. Borderlands Pre-Sequel is only on last gen (Will still buy it though) I suck at Counter-Strike. I need more L4D. Half-Life 3 confirmed. 

jcavant
jcavant

@tonyleo01 @jcavantIt's just insecure people who have to come up with some reason the game sucks so they don't feel bad that they can't play it.  I imagine there are also people with multiple accounts giving both XB and PS fans a hard time just to watch them get riled up and start arguing.  Then they sit back and laugh at everyone.

tigress666
tigress666

@monson21502 @tigress666I don't get the high end PCs comment? And I suck at FPS but I can find some single player FPS games fun (I loved Metro Last Light). I just don't like playing multiplayer *shrug*. Especially if it doesn't have a good story (I like having story in my game. Otherwise I find I eventually get bored and have no motivation to continue). But, no story and not even able to do anything but die cause you suck? Of course some one like me isn't going to like multiplayer!!! It's not that hard to see why I don't like MP (would you like playing just to be everyone else's target? I'm sure if you sucked at a game you wouldn't enjoy it either).

Not unless you can make a server for just people who suck so they actually have a chance. Or it's a game like GTA V online where you can have just as much fun doing stuff on your own (yes, I'm one of those the few games I play MP I tend to play as a single player game ;) ).

tigress666
tigress666

@psx_warrior @monson21502@tigress666@PortalJumper93Heh, this is the year for Vita for me. Everything I want that is coming out this year is for the Vita save one game (persona 5) which I wish would come out for Vita (or at least PS4 but I'd rather play it on a handheld if I had my way).

Sadly, there's nothing coming out for consoles that is all that interesting to me (or at least that I'd rather play on the console. There's a few games that are doing both Vita and PS4 but those I'd rather play on Vita <- indie games which I would rather play on my Vita than my PS4). Witcher 3 was going to justify my PS4 til they delayed it :(.

psx_warrior
psx_warrior

@monson21502 @tigress666 @PortalJumper93  I look at the Vita line up of games and wished I hadn't sold mine last year.  Quite a killer list of games by now.  Yeah, a lot of Japanese niche rpg games, but that's why I like it!