Solo sample of Sony's upcoming shooter will arrive in 3D, 2D versions; PlayStation Plus subscribers get early access Feb. 8; EU gamers receive entree one day later.
Last week, Sony Computer Entertainment announced that the open multiplayer beta for Killzone 3 would run from February 2-14. For those craving more human-vs.-Helghast action before the game's February 22 debut, Sony and Dutch developer Guerrilla Games have a solution.
Starting February 15 in North America and February 16 in Europe, PlayStation 3 owners will be able to download a single-player demo of Killzone 3. The demo will be available one week earlier to PlayStation Plus subscribers and will be released in 3D and 2D versions, both of which will be PlayStation Move compatible.
The demo will feature a single level, Icy Incursion, which sees players return to the conflict between the human Interplanetary Strategic Alliance and the Nazi-like Helghast. As the title implies, the level will feature a wintry landscape on the planet Helghan, which players must negotiate with the help of jetpacks. Melee combat will also play a major role in the level.
Killzone 3 is a sequel to 2009's critically lauded Killzone 2. In the previous title, the ISA took the fight to the Helghan homeworld, where it achieved a measure of success against the future-fascist civilization that invaded the human colony of Vekta in the 2004 original. Now gamers will get the chance to pick back up with Sev, Rico, and the rest of their surviving squad, outgunned and outmanned by the Helghast as usual.
Killzone 3 will be available in two versions, a standard $60 release and a $130 limited-edition package with a replica mask and helmet of the series' signature Helghast armies. While the headgear is the centerpiece of the extra goodies, the collector's edition will also include a 6.5-inch articulated Cloaking Helghast Marksman action figure, an art book, and a voucher to download multiplayer maps, the game's soundtrack, and more.
For more on Killzone 3, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.
i considered KZ2 a horrible game mainly because of the it's horrendous aim. (more accurate hip-firing than ADS? B$!!). Looks like they improved the ADS for this one. I'll definitely play the open beta. :D
@mad_krips, because i liked the multi player more then the single player in kz2. ied much rather have the online multi player demo for kz3:P
Thats sounds good but there's just 1 little, wait no thats not rite, HUGE problem, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 comes out that day so yea i will not b playing that demo 4 a long time. MvC3 FTW!!!!!
Yet another reason why I don't pay for PSN. Still nothing worthwhile :/ Pretty sure I can wait that whole extra day.
@ Diddies Oh, you're so smart, what with your knowledge of the publisher and all! I truly believed that this game was coming to Xbox 360 and certainly didn't post with the sole intention of seeing how many people would call shenanigans. Thanks for the info, buddy!
KZ3 will be freakin' awesome! I say "fiddlecub" (aka Kevin Vanord) playing it on PSN. So I bet he'll be reviewing it.
Hi....if i am in asia & i am a playstation + subscriber...will i have early access to the singleplayer demo. Just asking because usually the asian psn store gets stuff like this a bit late (for e.g bulletstorm demo)
hmmm, a demo eh. pre release torture if you ask me... why put out a demo a week before the game is due to be released???? how about giving us the full game a week early instead.. i'll still be buying it though, very good series
I just wasn't the biggest fan of KZ2, but maybe 3 will be a bit less repetitive and feature a few more weapons and better button-mapping.
Killzone 2 and Killzone 3 are very different games; 2 is much slower and tactical, while 3 succumbed to/ went with the twitchy, CoD playstyle.
Can't wait. Killzone is my favorite FPS franchise as of right now. Killzone 3 seems to solve all the problems in the second game. I just hope the online component has more balance to it then the previous version.
@Pito360 I totally agree! If I find the crouch button can't be allocated to something other than a trigger button, I'm out as well!!
I'm a killzone fan and pre order the collectors edition but if the controller is the same as Killzone 2 I'm out!
These games actually seem to be progressing over time. I remember the first one was terrible. I played the second; it's story was awful but it was fun, like so many other games in this age. The trailer for the 3rd looks really kick-ass, though.
I hate "early access" demos. Everyone had access to demos at the same time before Plus. What was once free now becomes a feature you have to pay for. Doesn't really matter, though. I'll be buying it because I loved Killzone 2.
Hopefully the controls and single player are significantly improved over the last game, because I found the story anything but compelling. Nearly walked away halfway through the game due to boredom. Never played online though, so I cannot comment on the likes of that.
@ monson21502 How is it ANYTHING like the demo for MW 2? Don't even talk about that game if it's not worth mentioning...
Yes! Gives me a good chance to try out Killzone 3, despite the fact that I participated in the MP beta. Can't wait for this game.
@diduseethatduck This will not go to the xbox lol. It is published by SCEA which is Sony Computer Entertainment America.
Oh, golly gee, I sure do hope they bring this game to Xbox 360 so I can play with all of my friends on Xbox Live!
I wish this was on Steam, so I could pre-load it and play it instantly. Ah, whatever. I'll be patient.
Killzone 2 is my favorite fps ever. Killzone 3 will be much better hopefully! @ Outer_Raven. Eh, not really. Black Ops had the best Single Player FPS campaign ever IMO. Killzone 2 was pretty generic "enemies pop up" and stuff. Still good though. But who cares about campaigns?!!! Online play!!! Killzone does not lag at all. Gotta love it
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