Killzone 3 open beta starts February 2
One-level, four-mode multiplayer sample will be available on the PlayStation Network in just over a week, ends February 14; European open beta runs Feb. 3-15.
Those eagerly awaiting the February 22 release date of Killzone 3 got some good news today. Starting on February 2, the open multiplayer beta for the Guerrilla Games-developed shooter will be available to all North American PlayStation 3 owners via the PlayStation Network until February 14. European gamers will get access starting February 3, with the beta ending on February 15.
The beta will feature one large, asymmetrical level called "Frozen Dam," which, as the title suggests, is centered around a huge old dam in a winter setting. It will also feature four modes: Guerrilla Warfare (16 players), which is essentially team deathmatch; Warzone (24 players), a round-based campaign featuring five randomly assigned mini-missions; Operations (16 players), which features linear mini-missions; and Botzone (one player and up to 15 bots), which lets players familiarize themselves with the Frozen Dam level. The first three modes are also playable offline with bots.
Boasting 3D and PlayStation Move support, Killzone 3 is a sequel to 2009's critically lauded Killzone 2. In the previous title, the Interplanetary Strategic Alliance took the fight to the Helghan homeworld, where it achieved a measure of success against the Nazi-esque 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.
Far Cry 6 Is A Game Of Contrasts | Play For All 2021 Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Sequel Trailer Breakdown | E3 2021 Aliens: Fireteam Respects The Series' Horror Origins And More Action-Filled Sequels | Play For All 2021 Best Trailers from Nintendo Direct The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 Gameplay Trailer | Nintendo E3 2021 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 Developer Breakout | Nintendo E3 2021 Derpy Conga Story Trailer The Best Trailers from E3 2021 Deathloop Devs Talk Delays, Challenges, And Its Release | Play For All 2021 Sonic Colors: Ultimate - Exclusive Sweet Mountain Gameplay [Play For All 2021] Salt and Sacrifice - Exclusive Extended Gameplay [Play For All 2021] How Streets Of Rage 4's New Content Is Bringing Huge Changes | Play For All 2021