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Killzone® 3 Raises the Bar With New Weapons, Vehicles, and Environments, Including Stereoscopic 3D and PlayStation® Move Compatibility
FOSTER CITY, Calif., Feb. 22, 2011 — Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) today announced the release of Killzone® 3, the latest title in the storied Killzone® franchise. Developed by Guerrilla Games, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment, Killzone 3 puts players in the midst of an epic battle between warring Helghast factions, all in the fight for human survival. Killzone 3 delivers a brutal and futuristic first-person shooter with an immersive single-player campaign, intense multiplayer action, and full stereoscopic 3D compatibility along with PlayStation Move functionality.
“Killzone 3 brings the most explosive action yet, truly delivering the definitive cinematic sci-fi war experience to fans,” said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Product Marketing, SCEA. “This title has raised the bar in first person shooters by introducing new weapons and vehicles with varied environments, all tied together in a gripping story of human survival. With the addition of Stereoscopic 3D and PlayStation Move, this is a game that will not disappoint fans.”
In Killzone 3, players find themselves in the midst of a battle for human survival. The story begins where the story Killzone® 2 left off with Visari, the vicious Helghast dictator, lying dead at the feet of ISA soldiers Sev and Rico. However this war is far from won. In the wake of Visari’s death, Helghan has devolved into a world of political scheming, rapid infighting, and murder. Now, the two most powerful men on Helghan are fighting for complete and utter dominance while Visari’s vision of Helghan is in jeopardy.
With limited supplies and no re-enforcements, the ISA must now fight not to win a war, but to survive a lost one.
The ISA is strengthened by a host of new weapons and vehicles in the war to stop the Helghast, including the WASP missile launcher, aerial combat with jet packs, and intense gunfights on Intruders. The landscape and terrain encountered is diverse, with noticeably detailed scenery – including nuclear wastelands, alien jungles, and arctic vistas. Players can also now engage in a new Brutal Melee system and deliver a variety of close-quarters attacks to finish off enemies.
Timed with the launch of Killzone 3 is the new PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter, a peripheral that transforms the PlayStation Move motion controller into a sleek assault rifle. Developed with input from game design experts at Guerrilla Games, the Sharp Shooter allows gamers to enjoy a new way to engage in the action. Pairing the sharp shooter with the ability to engage in Stereoscopic 3D, players will enjoy one of the most truly immersive gameplay experiences available.
Also available today is the special Killzone 3 Helghast Edition, which includes a retail copy of the game, a collectible replica of a Helghast helmet, a 6.5″ tall Helghast Marksman action-figure created by DC Unlimited, and a 100-page hardbound book, featuring art from the Killzone universe. Each box will also contain an exclusive Killzone 3 Super Voucher, which will give players the game’s full soundtrack and PS3 Dynamic Theme, a Retro Map Pack with two re-mastered Killzone 2 maps, a bonus video of the behind-the-scenes making of Killzone 3, and double XP and full access to all weapons and abilities for the first 24 hours of multiplayer gameplay.
Killzone 3 has been acknowledged by some of the videogame industry’s key publications and sites, which include stellar reviews from PlayStation: The Official Magazine (10 out of 10), MSNBC.com (9 out of 10), GamesRadar.com (9 out of 10) and Destructoid.com (10 out of 10), as well as Editor’s Choice Awards from top enthusiast outlets IGN and GameSpot.
Killzone 3 is a first person shooter that has an ESRB rating of “M” for Mature. For more information about the ESRB, visit www.esrb.org. For more information about the Killzone franchise, visit www.killzone.com.
About Guerrilla Games
Guerrilla is a rapidly expanding game development studio with an established reputation as one of Europe’s leading game developers. Founded in 2000 as the result of a merger between three smaller studios, Guerrilla now employs 150 developers from 20 different nationalities.
After the successful release of Killzone for PlayStation 2, Guerrilla was acquired by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2005. It went on to create the award-winning Killzone: Liberation for PlayStation Portable in 2006, and has recently released Killzone 2 for PlayStation 3.
About Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the ground-breaking PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and its online and network services PlayStation®Network and PlayStation®Store.