A Killzone 3 Beta Site has been found on the web and at the moment, it’s pretty simple, the site URL says beta.killzone.com, and the webpage has a large logo that says Killzone 3 with text under that stating “You need to sign in and have the right permission to view the rest of the site.” and then it has the standard PSN log-in block, but logging-in with your PSN just redirects you back to that page.
Logging in doesn’t seem to do much now but this page only means one thing, a Killzone 3 beta will be announced officially very soon and you will be that much closer to having a taste of the highly anticipated game, and obviously when the beta launches this site will finally be up and running so keep checking back.
I found an interesting Killzone 3 Developer interview. If you think you may be interested, check it out, and let me know your thoughts.
Herman Hulst, the managing director at Sony’s first party studio, Guerilla Games, has confirmed that Killzone 3 has come a long way technologically and an example of that is the omission of loading screens.
“We’re excited what the PS3 can do for us and what we can do for it… (speaking of loading screens), literally everything is streamed now”.
Confirmed by this week’s FirstPlay — (Qore Equivalent for the European PSN) — is features a Killzone 3 preview, much like the most recent July Episode of Qore. Although, the preview doesn’t reveal any new footage of the game it does confirm something many fans of the franchise have been waiting for: Co-Op support!
The inclusion of a co-op mode has been rumored before, but the preview now says us that despite lack of multiplayer information release “we do know that Guerrilla is working on a special objective-based 4-man co-op mode to go with the standard 2-player stuff.”
That sounds like confirmation to us! If you have no idea what objective based 4 man co-op is, check out Battlefield: Bad Company 2’s Onslaught mode, which should at least give you an idea.
Well, well, well, isnt Killzone 3 shaping up to be something pretty big! What do you guys think?
Okay, here is some good news to most of your out there, who thought that Killzone 2′s controls were just to “Heavy.” It seems that the feedback from many people have made Guerrilla Games conform and change the control scheme in Killzone 3. Apparently Killzone 3′s new control scheme pretty much wipes out the existence of the one found on KZ2. It looks like maybe it will feel much like other snappy FPS’s in the market.
Killzone 3 is set to introduce cinematic deaths which will add a dramatic spectacular punch, allowing players new ways to take care of the Helghast. Victor Zuylen, Community Editor at Guerrilla, wrote on the official Killzone website,
For instance, a Helghast drop ships struck by a barrage of W.A.S.P. projectiles doesn’t have to simply drop out of the sky; the force of impact can tear off the ship’s stabilizers, causing it to bank and spiral wildly out of control before slamming into the ground with a massive explosion. Of course, this also makes it more difficult to predict where the drop ship will come down, as Sev finds out:
Another cool example is the jetpack trooper: if the player keeps firing on the jetpack’s fuel tank it will eventually rupture and ignite, propelling the screaming trooper skyward in a ball of flame. As the fuel burns up, the trooper’s charred remains fall back to the ground – and, if the player’s lucky, onto the heads of other Helghast soldiers or nearby oil drums.
Herman Hulst of Guerrilla Games has recently described that the Helghasts have a human side of them but view themselves as the superior being and this will focused on being told through the story of Killzone. “Although the Helghast are physically still human, they consider themselves superior to the human race in terms of society and culture.”
“They possess a mentality that’s similar to how the Nazis viewed those not part of the Aryan bloodline. Helghast look down on humans as weak, lying, and spineless. In Killzone 3, we show that even the Helghast have some humanity left in them. We’re weaving a story that has more shades of grey than the trite representation of ‘good vs. evil’… We explore the notion that even honourable soldiers have to make debatable decisions at times for the greater good — or simply for their own survival.” explained Hulst.
KIllzone 3 was immediately shown at the Sony Press Conference today with some gameplay of the main character during a story mission jumping from area to area with the new jet-packs that will be found in the game and after showing some intense gunfights between you and the Helghasts on this platform in the middle of an arctic looking ocean. After showing the gameplay, Guerrilla Games announced that the game will feature full PlayStation Move Support upon release and retouched that you will be able to play the game in 3D. There was also a general release date for the game too, February 2011, which isn’t exactly a long way off either.
I will be the first person to say it, this game is the best looking game to be released on a console to date. This trailer is made completely out of in-game footage, taken from the game’s fourth mission, called Frozen Shores. Killzone 3 will feature new environments, a new brutal melee system, jetpacks, new guns, improved graphics, improved destruction physics and graphics, improved facial expressions and many more changes we are yet to know, so this game is starting to shape up as another must buy.
Heres a small & quick clip of Killzone 3 in motion, I believe its the first gameplay shown. It shows off a little bit of in-game animation of a jetpack scene. Not a whole lot, but any thoughts?