Killzone: Shadow Falls blasting its way onto PlayStation 4

Guerrilla Games announces the next entry in the science-fiction first-person shooter franchise.

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Shooting looks like it will play a large part in the future, in more ways than one. Guerrilla Games announced the latest entry in the Killzone franchise at today's PlayStation Meeting press conference. Called Killzone: Shadow Fall, this near-future first-person shooter pits you against the red-eyed villains from the previous games, the Helghast. Killzone: Shadow Falls is set to be released for the PlayStation 4.

The playable, real-time demo started with a bird's-eye view of a city as your character is being ferried by a helicopter. The scene unfolds through the eyes of your character, and you see skyscrapers with waterfalls pouring off the sides and mist drifting just in front of your vision.

Once you land, the serene look transforms into one of violence. The Helghast force ambushed the soldiers and citizens near the landing zone, and, after an explosion blows a sizable hole in a nearby building, the main character sets off to shoot the foes. The combat takes place from a first-person perspective, and we saw a futuristic assault rifle and a sniper rifle being used. There was also one melee attack where your character jumps from a ledge to kill an enemy soldier with a knife blow.

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Discussion

15 comments
kryotech
kryotech

"Let the shadows fall....let it crumblleeeeee, face it all, forever, at Shadows Fall......"

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

and why did mcshea cover this...isn't he like anti violence?

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

that seemed pretty crazy sequence. but kz's aiming has always been clunky....it makes me dizzy

smackdowner360
smackdowner360

This game was a let down in all department's for a next gen shooter

Mr_Ditters
Mr_Ditters

Looks pretty with sluggish crappy controls.  That's Killzone for ya.

EPaul
EPaul

It look amazing and they not even finished yet

sunbeam4
sunbeam4

did anybody saw mirror's edge graphics style ?

kljohns2
kljohns2

Looks good to me...never played a Killzone game though...

Tusccar
Tusccar

At least wrap the rope around your hand!!!!! It would be a bit more believable that you could hold on then. Still looks great though 

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@kljohns2 start with Killzone 2 or 3 if you decide to get into them. the sequels are good but Killzone 1 is terrible.

jtsice
jtsice

@Spartan_418 @kljohns2  I wouldn't say KZ1 was terrible. I agree not the best but with a decent story, large and varied locations, able to play 4 characters making the levels a different experience and re-playability. And for sure the longest fps I've ever played. Not great graphics of course we can all agree, or great controls but still worth a try.

Tusccar
Tusccar

@berzerk0912 @Tusccar oh of course! I forgot about how strong that was. I guess that explains it. Now we just need the Austin Powers Judo Chop as the melee and the game is perfect. Knives are overplayed, Judo Chop!

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@Dom_Hawk_basic There is a Killzone HD but it barely qualifies as a "remake".

They didn't change anything about the textures, models or lighting, they just increased the resolution to 720p and added a grain filter effect.

If anything, the higher resolution makes the lack of detail more obvious.