Killzone: Shadow Fall a PS4 launch title

Guerrilla Games' new first-person shooter to be available when new system launches this holiday.

Killzone: Shadow Fall will be a PlayStation 4 launch title, developer Guerrilla Games has confirmed through the PlayStation Blog.

"It has been an amazing journey for us so far, being offered the opportunity to be a launch title for the new PlayStation, and the subsequent mild panic to figure out how to best handle all of that," wrote Guerrilla Games senior producer Steven Ter Heide.

Shadow Fall saw its world debut at the 2013 PlayStation Meeting on Wednesday evening. The game--set 30 years after the events of Killzone 3--takes place in a new world and puts players into the boots of an all-new hero, the Shadow Marshal.

Another confirmed PS4 launch title is stylized platformer Knack, from Sony Japan Studio. Gamers play as Knack, a creature with the ability to use relics he finds along his journey to give himself new abilities throughout every level.

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SoulsofDark
SoulsofDark

If i get a ps4, this might be one of my first purchases with it.

x_hunter00
x_hunter00

I'm not a fan of Killzone because of it's game play but it seems Shadow Fall may have changed it, so I'm going to buy it or at least be interested.

botsio
botsio

it was fucking awesome by all standards!it gave us a pic of what first person shooters are going to be on next gen i loved it!plus dude u can't make games so stop all the trash talk!

loopy_101
loopy_101

The new Killzone looked kind of bleh when they demonstrated it at the PS4 conference. I am not particularly impressed by the bland looking art-design, the controls appearing to lack the same weight behind them as they did in Killzone 2 and the crazy scripted cinematics that added to "TEH DRAMA".

But who am I kidding, the teenage Call of Duty loving crowd will probably snap it up in a heartbeat - so it must be a good launch title in the making.

IGFGAThrawn
IGFGAThrawn

Well, looks like I'll probably be waiting at least a year from release to buy the PS4. None of the launch titles make me want to rush out to get a console. No God of War, MGS, Ratchet & Clank, Sly Cooper, Uncharted, LBP, or any interesting games. I can wait for an inFamous or Killzone game to hit the bargain bin...

frodo10
frodo10

I just wish they would show off some new games, the same could be said for microsoft and the xbox.

Uberdruck
Uberdruck

are u kidding me crysis 3 does not have better graphics then killzone shadow falls , just look at the back ground alone in crysis 3 looks like paper buildings looks cheap , and in killzone its an actuall 3d model, the world looks more beautiful and alive. 

usmanghani321
usmanghani321

Crysis 3 grafix on pc is better then ps4 kill zone.

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

Enough with the FPS games most them are terrible watered down these days, There nothing like the golden days of FPS of old

sabresieben
sabresieben

Someone asked me why I like Killzone over other shooters once and that's a hard answer to put to words.  It's somewhere between the unique sniper aiming, sharpshooter controls, and the weight of your combat equipped soldier felt with every step.  Somewhere between Visari's "Never Again" speech, and the terror panic of seeing the red eyes of a helghan soldier.  The closest way to describe it is like the feeling you got with your first WWII shooter.  Two civilizations far away with different stories, struggles, and worlds but so equally matched militarily making every fight REALLY feel like a showdown years in the making.  Where other shooters dumb it down and numb you to the action over time, Killzone makes it loud and frightening.  Find a demo or a bargain bin copy and just play it.

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

Which franchise is more over rated? Killzone? gears? Halo? or COD?

philMcCrevis
philMcCrevis

probably going to get flamed for this but Killzone is my favorite FPS franchise.  Killzone 3 single player campaign was nothing short of Epic epic epic to me.  love the franchise and can't wait for this one!!!

extraexcited
extraexcited

@loopy_101 bland art design was killzone 2. from waterfalls, to HUGE landscapes, your in the Vekta city now, and a HUGE ass wall separates you and the Helghast. open your eyes, they had alot going on in the demo.


i mean seriously a bomb goes off, blows up half the city, medics trying to assist, women in the background screaming and you say it was bland...you know why it felt bland, cause they toned down the actual gameplay to give you a sense of everything that was actually happening. if you know any killzone title, it will carry weight to the character and not make u feel like thin air floating around the city, ala call of duty. either way, watch it agin, you sound like a troll.

CP2077
CP2077

@Uberdruck no thanks no fancy touch screen display to increase the cost.

CP2077
CP2077

@frodo10 yeah wish there was a new IP that looked cool they showed that knack game but it just looked like something for little kids. I don't know why they didn't just hold off on last of US and make it a PS4 game I think that was a mistake on Sony's part. I don't want another Uncharted new IP with good story line is were its at.

CP2077
CP2077

@commander1122 I play on PC but you know that will never happen why even ask for it on PC its a Sony Exclusive your just being ridiculous

CP2077
CP2077

@Uberdruck looks like killzone is maybe a bit better better but thats only because they watered  Crysis 3 down so it worked on PS3/360 Crysis 3 is looks almost the same as Crysis 2. No real improvements and they are both built to come out on 10 year old hardware its hard to upscale them to look better then that on PC

Gamer-Elias
Gamer-Elias

@tsunami2311 FPS>Any other type of games and sorry to break it to you mate but not all FPS games are terrible 

CP2077
CP2077

@sabresieben I played Killzone 1 and Killzone 2 on PS3 never finsished 2 it was to much of the same as killzone 1. I found it got boring to many of the same units over and over nothing ground breaking if you ask me. Half life 2 was better game it at least had a good story line Killzones story sucks and I can't see them making it any better. The game play in this new game looks good better then befor the flying arownd holding on to the rope bit looked cool looks like they might add some more game play elements. I hope you get to fly one of jet things or there is some mech combat stuff thats not just your standared FPS game Killzone has good graphics thats it. I want good story and some more game play elements if I'm going to play the same IP again.

twentymooseman
twentymooseman

@sabresieben The thing that drew me in to Killzone 2 is the sheer scale and immersion in every battle. You have those world war II sized battles with then top notch graphics and sound design as well as an enemy as menacing as the helghast and it did create a uniquely immersive experience. It also feels like one of the only fps's that's still truly difficult. It stayed in that 2005 sweet spot of FPS evolution where many of the modern mechanics of fps's were coming into use, but it still hadn't been watered down to create more of a ride out of it. That's really what most FPS's feel like. They send you on ride that's enjoyable, but only creates the occasional illusion of challenge so that you make it through fairly quickly and the flow is uninterrupted. This isn't inherently bad, it's a nice pacing technique, but it's still nice to really go up against a challenge and perfect a strategy through trial and error. Wow, that was a long tangent.

IGFGAThrawn
IGFGAThrawn

@Dredcrumb9  All of them. Killzone probably the most, since it has NO merits outside of maybe multiplayer, and even that was sucky until KZ3.

Hig1134
Hig1134

Don't mind the haters bro. I really like the Killzone games too. Someone on the net will always tell you you're wrong. Fuck em. I thought the campaign of KZ3 was amazing as well(if not a little short, but I forgave it because it was so enjoyable, IMO).

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@philMcCrevis If Killzone is your favorite FPS franchise, i question what FPS games you have played. Or Maybe I am the only one who thinks Killzone is just okay and nothing too good?

loopy_101
loopy_101

@extraexcited @loopy_101 A bomb goes off and there is background chatter from medics and women screaming? I never realised this was enough to be called impressive art design.

Also, I've played and completed the Killzone trilogy and even completed the PSP game in Liberation, so please, do continue.

CP2077
CP2077

@Gamer-Elias @tsunami2311 he didnt say they were all terrible hes just say most of them are. and I agree I have not seen a good FPS with a good story line come out senses Half Life 2. sure graphics Improve but nothing else has.

extraexcited
extraexcited

@twentymooseman @sabresieben killzone 2 and 3 kicked my ass, and i thank GG for it. im not in the business of playing easy fps, i want a challenge at every corner, thats why i know shadow fall is gonna deliver beyond belief.. the proof is in the pudding, each game evolved from the other, and this one is gonna be intense!

extraexcited
extraexcited

@IGFGAThrawn @Dredcrumb9 so your point isnt validated at all, killzone has always been about the story first. so if u didnt get a thrill from the story your opinion is pointless. you sound like you play COD anyway and base your opinions on how much its like it...

haze_blaze
haze_blaze

@huerito323 @philMcCrevis COD is WAY more generic than Killzone. Killzone's single player is considerably better. The multi-player in KZ2 was my favorite when it came out.... But they didn't change up enough in KZ3. It was still fun, but not still at the top.

Still, I don't agree that KZ is the best... For me, that would be Battlefield. I will definitely be buying Kill zone: SF though. It's still an excellent series.

extraexcited
extraexcited

@Dredcrumb9 killzone is my favorite fps franchise. and ive played them all. killzone technical achievements are far superior then anything else i care for. never cared for Crysis, COD sucks, Battlefield 3 i like, medal of honor sucks.

extraexcited
extraexcited

@haze_blaze @huerito323 @philMcCrevis they did change the mulitplayer in kz3. they added Mechs, and more custom options for whatever player you wanted, added more color, added 3D, reduce the player count to 24 and never had any issues with online connection, even at launch. Every COD i ever played at launch went down