PSP in the Killzone

Onetime "Halo killer" does third-person duty on Sony's handheld; Liberation begins later this year.

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The Killzone franchise has made quite a name for itself in the last year. The funny thing is, the series' lone game was released more than 15 months ago. Killzone, released in November 2004 for the PlayStation 2, was heralded to be an answer to the Xbox's top gun, Halo, but received lukewarm reviews.

Even with tepid reception from critics, Guerrilla's futuristic first-person shooting series has gained heaps of momentum well after its release. At last year's E3, gamers had near cardiac arrests when Sony showed the PlayStation 3 Killzone trailer--though confusion reigned over its authenticity.

Today, Sony Computer Entertainment America officially announced that a new Killzone will be coming out in the fourth quarter of this year...for the PSP. Killzone: Liberation, unlike its forebear and presumably unlike its next-gen brother, will not be a first-person shooter, but will instead adopt a third-person perspective.

Liberation takes place two months after the events of the original Killzone in the familiar postapocalyptic battle zone of southern Vetka. Players will take up various futuristic arms against the Helghast and their maniacal leader, Metrac, as Templar, one of the playable characters from the original.

Guerrilla Games, which was acquired by Sony in December 2005, is handling the game's development. No pricing or rating information has been announced.

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wow, first to post in a year!

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wow! game trailers have some nice trailers of KZ:L!

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and finally gamespot finds out :roleyes:

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The screenshots look nice but I want to see some gameplay movies before I decide if I will buy it or not.

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Looks like an ok game...but this is no "Halo Killer".lol

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Sweet!

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handhelds are for putt birates

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I love 3rd person games, so I will be watching this one!

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From what i see of the screens it looks very nice. Hmm those first 4 screens reminded me of the oil rig (or whatever it was) in MGS2.

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good thing they didnt try to make this a PSP FPS.

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looks nice to me

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it does

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Game-o_O: "Why does everyone say 3 wth?!" Because during the E3 they said KZ2 had a chance of showing up on the PS2 before the PS3 "Killzone". Note that the PS3 Killzone presentation just said "Killzone", sans digits. The press are the ones calling it "Killzone 2".

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The "Halo Killer", yea right. I bought this game and the HDD for my PS2, what a waste. If it's good for the PSP, I'll consider it, but I'm still bitter at myself for buying into the hype of the 1st one. Halo 1 and 2 were a LOT better. So was Half-Life 1 & 2. Killzone has a long way to go.

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Looks great I just wish they had stayed with the 1st person view. Oh well, I guess the PSP can only do so much.

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i like that they are taking this game in a different direction , it looks like a cool handheld game , but will it control well ? we will have to wait and see

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in no wa was killzone a Onetime "Halo killer"

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I guess that's a reason for a Killzone-loving friend of mine to look into buying a PSP....

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Anybody else think Sony is just going milk that bloody trailer for all its worth and then some?

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it ok

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"Yeah, but maybe KillZone 2 (PS3) could be out this year. Why does everyone say 3 wth?! " Because from what I heard, Guerilla said that Killzone 2 would be released on the current gen system, which means that the Killzone we saw at E3 for the PS3 is actually Killzone 3.

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If there's an infastructure mode, and the controls aren't too complex, then this could be a great little PSP game.

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Why lord why!?!

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looks kind of like MGS for PS1, but with AA and texture filter

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Have they released the pre-rendered videos for this yet?

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Can't wait to see some gameplay footage.

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I know this makes me sound stupid but after lookin into this game alitle more i realy want it. Yeah the First was horriable but i belive in second chances.

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The first game sucked. This one looks worse. Sony has to make more ORIGINAL games if it wants to be the #1 handheld (like E3, Lumines, and that crazy R L rolling game from TGS). And they have to stop making shooters, cuz dual stick aiming is crap and PSP only has one barely workable stick.

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Lets see how it plays. I think ill wait for that non-ac!d mgs game instead.

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Sweet.

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That game doesn't look that good. I sorta liked the first one. But it had its areas of weakness.

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Wow this game looks awesome . Flopzone flopped, get over it!

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why is killzone so huge? the first game wasnt even that good

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that's awesome I can't wait.

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looks greats

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I guess it has to be third person. The Turok-style controls in King Kong and Coded Arms is pretty frustrating. I hope it's good

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Yeah, but maybe KillZone 2 (PS3) could be out this year. Why does everyone say 3 wth?! - Looks like PSP is getting a good range of games now adays.

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^^Why do you say that?

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I guess we won't be seeing KillZone 3 (PS3) until next year.

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Looks Great But This was in the forums weeks ago. Keep up game spot.

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Looks pretty nice.

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lol looked NICE buy buy buy

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cant wait to see some gameplay videos

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LOL nice

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Well, looks like PSP is finally getting some good games. This one is very kool, especially for Halo Haters and Killzone fanatics

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Hmm, ill check it out when its out. (first)

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