Killzone 3 Details Trickle Out

by Mike Bendel May 21, 2010 @ 3:40 pm

Betcha weren’t expecting this: Killzone 3 is reportedly in the works and GamePro has the deets. According to a user account of the report, the third entry in Guerrilla’s gritty FPS features stereoscopic 3D support and more ways to traverse across the battlefield. Jetpacks, anyone?

The mag also hints at a new weapon called the Wasp, which fires a chain-like onslaught of rockets at opposing foes in one fell swoop. Sounds excitingly destructive. You can skim over the entire laundry list of details after the break. Most likely this will be one of Sony’s centerpiece showcases at E3. So much for it being a surprise, eh?

* Will show the Helghast have humanity left in them.
* Will have the feeling that “of being in a place far away from home, outnumbered by people who want to kill you.”
* Will be like Inglorious Basterds.
* All of the characters in the screenshots are flying in.. jetpacks?!
* Will include arctic levels.
* One mission in the game involves rescuing ISA Captain Narville.
* Game is playable in 3D!
* Have to wear 3D glasses, apparently the 3D effects are “crazy.”
* Combat is “unchanged from predecessor.”
* Or is it? Hand to hand combat involves you “Unloading a string of different (and often brutal) attacks on stunned enemies.”
* The scale is supposed to be “bigger this time.”
* The Jetpacks are “surprisingly lightweight and agile, Killzone 3’s jetpack is easier to maneuver compared to the sluggish incarnations of the gadget found in other games.”
* New weapon called the Wasp, basically shoots a “flurry of rockets” at an enemy.
*  Will show off the Helgjast culture.
*  There is actually a Helghast language, which will be explored in the game.
*  Will have “diverse locales.”
*  Have to sit in the center of the 3D tv for the 3D effects to work.
*  3D in this game is called a “Game Changer.”
*  Going to have “Intense Action”
*  Jetpacks double as a weapon, which basically means a machine gun mounted right on top of it.
*  If you shoot Helghast with jetpacks, they’ll “explode like roman candles”
*  To control the jetpack, you “have to activate bursts of speed in midair, propelling yourself across further distances.”
*  The Jetpack resembles something you’d do in platformers such as Super Mario Bros. Or Uncharted
*  In one mission, you have to use the jetpack by “launching yourself from glacier to glacier”
*  You’ll see “a lot of” snow levels.
*  Everything is more spread out in this game.
*  The game looks very complete.

Thanks, Easyle @ GameSpot UK

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