Killzone 3


Key events

24th February 2012

Killzone 3 multiplayer trailer

2nd September 2011

Killzone 3 patch 1.12 detailed

3rd February 2011

Killzone 3

14th January 2011

Killzone 3 UK release date

3rd November 2010

Killzone 3 Multiplayer Beta

17th June 2010

New Killzone 3 gameplay

PlayStation 3D Monitor launched in UK

PlayStation 3D Monitor launched in UK

Sony's 449.99 SimulView display now available.

Sony's PlayStation 3D Monitor is now available to buy in the UK. It costs 449.

It's designed to allow cheaper access to 3D visuals via the display's 24-inch (1920x1080) screen.

The 3D Monitor's SimulView screen allows two players to see completely different images when wearing special 3D glasses, allowing for full-screen multiplayer play.

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Digital FoundryHacked PS3 games running on Vita via Remote Play

Battlefield 3, Batman, Mortal Kombat and more shown in vids.

YouTube videos have emerged showing hit PlayStation 3 titles running via Remote Play on the new PSVita handheld. Camera footage of titles such as Red Dead Redemption, Mortal Kombat, Battlefield 3 and Batman: Arkham Asylum has been recorded and uploaded, and there's absolutely no reason whatsoever to assume that the videos are anything but genuine.

Killzone coming to PlayStation Network

Straight port of PS2 shooter, not an HD remaster.

The first entry in Guerrilla Games's Killzone FPS franchise is on its way to PlayStation Network, publisher Sony has announced.

Sony: it would be

Sony: it would be "undesirable" for PS4 to launch significantly later than the competition

But, "there's still a lot of unfinished business on PS3."

Having given Microsoft a year's head start in the current generation, PlayStation Europe boss Jim Ryan said it would be "undesirable" for PS4 to repeat that for the next-generation.

Speaking to Eurogamer TV this afternoon at a press event for PlayStation Vita in London, Ryan, who stepped up to the SCEE top job in the summer, said: "I think we would consider it undesirable to be significantly later than the competition [with the next PlayStation]."

With Wii U out next year and Microsoft expected to reveal the next Xbox in 2012 amid suggestions that a number of studios are already making games for a 2013 launch, industry chatter regarding a PlayStation 3 successor has been considerably more muted.

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PS3 software maintenance next Tuesday

Home offline, Killzone 3 affected.

A number of PlayStation 3 games will be unavailable to play online next Tuesday due to a fresh round of scheduled maintenance, Sony has announced.

Vita Remote Play detailed

Sony shows off Wii U-esque features.

Sony has revealed a few more details about the PlayStation Vita's Remote Play capabilities.

Killzone 3 patch 1.12 detailed

Guerrilla Games has announced the changes patch 1.12 will bring to PlayStation 3 exclusive shooter Killzone 3.

Guerrilla has made changes to the weapons, multiplayer matches and interface. Oh, and it's toned down the "overly enthusiastic death screams". YES.

Also, the Engineer has better turrets, and an option to switch off Sixaxis-only actions for players with disabilities has been added. The patch introduces several community-requested changes to Killzone 3, Guerrilla said.

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EU PlayStation Store update 22nd June

EU PlayStation Store update 22nd June

Sonic Generations gets PS3 demo.

PlayStation 3 owners will be able to download a Sonic Generations demo from tomorrow, Sonic's 20th Anniversary.

Sega's Sonic Anniversary bundle also gets a 20 per cent price cut - it contains Sonic, Sonic 2, Sonic 4 Episode 1, Sonic Adventure, the DX add-on and the Sonic 4 dynamic theme.

Also this week: Several big games get new DLC. L.A. Noire's Cole Phelps gets a new Arson Case, Nicholson Electroplating, to solve. Killzone 3's From the Ashes map pack adds four new locales - but no zombies. Mortal Kombat adds a "Klassic" skin pack, while LittleBigPlanet 2 gets Tron: Evolution gear.

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Cheap This Week - 15/06/11

Heavy Rain! Killzone! Portal 2!

Get your payment method of choice at the ready, for here's another bountiful selection of cheap games that are worth your attention. This week we've got a few of the best games from the last year or so getting their first big discounts, and this week's hot releases at an affordable price.

Killzone 3 DLC priced, dated

Plus, new patch adds custom games.

A new set of DLC is on its way to PlayStation 3 shooter Killzone 3, developer Guerilla Games has announced.

Digital FoundryThe Making of Killzone 3

Guerrilla walks Digital Foundry through its latest technical miracle.

25th February, 2009: Killzone 2 has just shipped on PlayStation 3 and gamers are getting their first taste of what is - for its time - the most technologically advanced console shooter on the market. After five years in the making, the final version of Guerrilla Games' epic title is finally being enjoyed by gamers - and analysed by rival game developers anxious to see its state-of-the-art engine.

VideoKillzone 3 video walkthrough: Chapter 9, Fleet Battle

You're the gunner on a ship with a machinegun and a homing missile launcher. Take out all the Helghast ships that you can as you pursue Stahl.

You're the gunner on a ship with a machinegun and a homing missile launcher. Take out all the Helghast ships that you can as you pursue Stahl.

VideoKillzone 3 video walkthrough: Chapter 8, MAWLR

Take cover from the onslaught of missiles, mortars and bullets that the MAWLR throws at you throughout this whole skirmish.

Take cover from the onslaught of missiles, mortars and bullets that the MAWLR throws at you throughout this whole skirmish.

VideoKillzone 3 video walkthrough: Chapter 7, Blind Yards

You and Rico need to use the crane to clear a path to the next area, kill the troops around and defend yourself, when you come under attack on the crane.

You and Rico need to use the crane to clear a path to the next area, kill the troops around and defend yourself, when you come under attack on the crane.

VideoKillzone 3 video walkthrough: Chapter 5, Shipwreck

You and Rico have been shot down, and must clear through a few troops on your way to a rig where you will be evacuated by the raiders.

You and Rico have been shot down, and must clear through a few troops on your way to a rig where you will be evacuated by the raiders.

VideoKillzone 3 video walkthrough: Chapter 3, Senlin Beach

From the gun emplacement on top of a vehicle, you shoot your way through various troops and vehicles as you and others try to clear a path for your unit.

From the gun emplacement on top of a vehicle, you shoot your way through various troops and vehicles as you and others try to clear a path for your unit.

VideoKillzone 3 video walkthrough: Chapter 2, Dead End

Your unit is blocked off. You need to open the gate to pass through, but there's a large cluster of Higs in the area. Clear them and use the wheel to open the gate.

Your unit is blocked off. You need to open the gate to pass through, but there's a large cluster of Higs in the area. Clear them and use the wheel to open the gate.

Killzone 3 video walkthrough

Stuck? Check out our chapter by chapter gameplay capture.

The death of Visari at the end of Killzone 2 has left the Helghast legions in a state of internal confusion, but in this third game in Guerrilla's first-person shooter series, the one thing they all seem to agree on is that they should direct their efforts to wipe out the pesky ISA troopers still loitering on their rock. I.e. you.

Killzone 3 post-launch patch revealed

Killzone 3 post-launch patch revealed

Multiplayer beta sparks improvements.

Guerrilla Games will improve the multiplayer portion of upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive Killzone 3 with a patch set for release shortly after the game.

It'll address a raft of issues identified by players who participated in the open beta, which has now closed.

Here's what to expect:

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EU PlayStation Store update 16th Feb

EU PlayStation Store update 16th Feb

Killzone 3, MotoGP demos, Dragon's Lair.

What's on the PlayStation Store today?

A Killzone 3 demo playable in 3D, a MotoGP demo, Dragon's Lair and the original Final Fantasy (PSP).

Not sure why you'd need a Killzone 3 demo given that Eurogamer has already reviewed it. What, are you saying our word isn't Gospel? You want to make your own mind up? Do you also want a fight? Not really; love you.

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Will there be a Killzone 4?

Guerrilla has "a lot of room to expand".

Killzone 3 climaxes with the door left tantalisingly open for further adventures and Guerrilla Games has confirmed that there's "ample opportunity" for a fourth instalment of the spectacular shooter series.

Killzone 3 leaked online

Two weeks before launch.

Just days after Crytek's upcoming first-person shooter Crysis 2 leaked online, reports are coming in that Guerrilla Games' upcoming first-person shooter has also leaked online.

Killzone 3 beta notches up 58m kills

Killzone 3 beta notches up 58m kills

Two players pass 1 million XP.

The Killzone 3 beta test has witnessed 58 million kills racked up in more than 350,000 games, Sony has revealed.

According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, half a million users have appeared on the game's leaderboards, two of whom have somehow managed to break the one million XP mark.

All this virtual violence has been a huge help to developer Guerrilla Games, Sony insisted, highlighting a number of problems that to be addressed.

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Killzone 3

Killzone 3

Nice guys finish Helghast.

As the saturation point looms, the first-person shooter pie has been sliced increasingly thin in recent years. The difference between some games is only a few crumbs wide and players have become connoisseurs almost by default, able to discern the subtle shift in flavours between games that, to the untrained eye, are practically identical. We've become fussy gourmands, favouring a Call of Duty or a Medal of Honor based on tiny changes to the recipe.

All of which makes the games that serve up a distinctive taste even more polarising. Killzone 2 was one such dish. I loved its streamlined and ruthless construction, which dipped you into one long, aching push into the Helghan capital to confront and capture Emperor Visari. Where other games hopped between locations and storylines like a hyperactive child, Killzone 2 was all about life as a foot soldier in a crappy situation. The scenery rarely changed, the weapon set remained largely the same and the enemies varied little.

Despite its sci-fi trappings, it felt like a real military campaign where your goal was never more lofty than simply reaching the next objective, traversing a fortified bridge or circumnavigating enemy artillery. Movement was heavy for the genre, as if you were weighed down by the alien atmosphere. It felt muscular and foreboding, a conflict where traditional gung-ho videogame heroics were a quick way to get killed.

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Killzone 3 single-player demo announced

Killzone 3 single-player demo announced

Taste the Icy Incursion in 2D or 3D.

A single-player demo of PlayStation 3 exclusive FPS Killzone 3 will release on 16th February, Sony has announced.

It features the Icy Incursion level that takes place halfway through the campaign.

PlayStation Plus members can download the demo a week early on 9th February, guerrilla Games producer Aryeh Loeb revealed on the PlayStation Blog.

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Killzone 3 open beta starts 3rd February

Killzone 3 open beta starts 3rd February

Four multiplayer modes available.

A Killzone 3 open beta kicks off on 3rd February and runs until the 15th, Sony has confirmed.

Downloadable from the PlayStation Store, it will offer early access to three online multiplayer modes and one offline mode.

Guerrilla Warfare, which supports 16 players, is a classic Team Deathmatch mode in which you and your teammates must try to kill as many of the opposing team as you can against the clock.

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PS Plus members get SOCOM beta access

PS Plus members get SOCOM beta access

While US gamers need to buy Killzone 3.

PlayStation Plus members will get automatic access to the impending SOCOM 4 beta, Sony has announced.

The news came courtesy of the EU PlayStation Blog's Twitter feed, although no firm start date was revealed.

Things will work slightly differently in the US however. There, anyone picking up a specially-labeled copy of Killzone 3 when it launches next month can expect to find a code within granting them access to the beta.

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Killzone 3 UK release date

Killzone 3 UK release date

Set to face off against Bulletstorm.

PlayStation 3-exclusive FPS Killzone 3 will launch in the UK on 25th February and go head-to-head with Epic Games' own FPS Bulletstorm.

Killzone 3 has gone gold, SCEA Santa Monica Studio associate producer Mike Graham revealed on the US PlayStation Blog.

In the US Killzone 3 launches on 22nd February.

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Killzone 3

Helghast but not least.

When it comes to enemies in shooter sequels bigger isn't always better, but it's usually the answer everyone offers. Halo went for the Scarab, Gears gave us a giant worm even Call of Duty had a Soviet rocket. So to discover Killzone 3 has a massive four-legged robot pocked with artillery and shouldering a huge laser cannon is no surprise and you'll be amazed to learn it's up to you to step into the Hoxton fin of Sgt. Tomas Sevchenko, and sort it out before it destroys what remains of your ISA invasion force.

Killzone 3 split-screen co-op confirmed

Killzone 3 split-screen co-op was sighted last week - now it's confirmed.

In an interview with 1UP, Guerrilla's game leader Herman Hulst picked out the two-player mode while waffling on about 3D.

"We found a lot of power after we completed Killzone 2," Guerrilla's Hulst said, beating his chest. "Just to give you an example on the graphics side: we pulled a level from Killzone 2 into the Killzone 3 engine and it ran at 50 per cent. That's how much power we've been able to find.

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Killzone 3 beta open to all PS Plus subs

Killzone 3 beta open to all PS Plus subs

Plus, 25% off PlayTV Upgrade.

Sony's opened up the Killzone 3 beta to all European PlayStation Plus subscribers.

Previously it was exclusively available to PlayStation Plus subscribers who were sent a voucher code.

Now though, the beta is available to subscribers to download from the PlayStation Plus section of the PS Store no need for emails or vouchers.

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Digital FoundryKillzone 3 pad lag measured

Guerrilla makes good on latency claims.

Guerrilla Games says that Killzone 3's control system has been substantially improved over its predecessor's. Last week's limited release of the Killzone 3 multiplayer beta was a golden opportunity to put these claims to the test, and forms a small part of an extensive tech analysis set to be posted on the Digital Foundry blog tomorrow.

Digital FoundryTech Analysis: Killzone 3

Performance, lag and even 3D analysis.

Almost two years on from release, Killzone 2 remains one of the most technologically advanced shooters available on console. According to Guerrilla Games, the game runs using just 60 per cent of the PlayStation 3's SPU satellite processors. Factoring in this "leftover" power, combined with lessons learned in developing Killlzone 2, hopes are high that the sequel will prove to be a significant advance over its predecessor in terms of both tech and gameplay.

Killzone 3 Multiplayer Beta

Killzone 3 Multiplayer Beta

Beta the devil you know.

Regardless of how bad the current home ownership crisis becomes, please don't buy property on Helghan. The homeworld of humanity's bitter and amber-eyed enemy is toxic, cramped and filled with brutal conflict.

Guerrilla Games brings a nimble artistry to proceedings but once again, it's in order to depict the most horrible place imaginable - a bit like asking Renoir to travel the country doing oil paintings of Little Chefs. Bilious yellow smoke, flickering ash, blood on the snow (it's possible I'm still discussing Little Chef at this point): Killzone 3 is the most beautiful ugly game I've ever played.

It's good, too. A chance to get stuck into the current multiplayer beta suggests a game that's sturdy and surprisingly moreish for an experience that takes place, pretty much exclusively, in a series of ruined industrial hell-holes.

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Eurogamer Expo 2010 Top 10

Including your game of the show.

Every year at the Eurogamer Expo we invite you to tell us what you thought of the games you played, and without fail every year (so far anyway) you exhibit amazing taste in huge numbers. This year's Expo line-up was our strongest and most diverse yet, so we were excited to see what would follow in the footsteps of last year's winner, God of War III, or 2008's Mirror's Edge...

Killzone 3 beta theme goes live tomorrow

Killzone 3 beta theme goes live tomorrow

Plus, free Fallout 3 DLC for PS Plus users.

The theme you'll need to download to gain access to the Killzone 3 beta will go live in the PlayStation Store on Wednesday at 8pm UK time, Sony has announced.

According to the European PlayStation blog, the first 10,000 Plus subscribers to download it will win a place on the beta.

The PlayStation Plus update also reveals that all five Fallout 3 add-on packs will be available to Plus members for free, for one week only.

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Killzone 3 beta only for PS+ subs

Killzone 3 beta only for PS+ subs

Starts 25th October.

There will be a Killzone 3 beta, but only for people who subscribe to PlayStation Plus.

To enter, download the PS+ exclusive Killzone 3 theme on 14th October. If you're one of the first 10,000 to do so, you're in.

Those who qualify can play from 25th October, according to the European PlayStation Blog.

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Eurogamer Expo Sessions: Guerrilla Games on Killzone 3

Variety, controller lag, story and Move.

Unlike all the others, this Eurogamer Expo Session interview was not conducted before the corresponding developer session at Eurogamer Expo 2010. This is because Killzone 3 producer Steven Ter Heide is a busy man (he's probably on a plane somewhere fancy right now, being busy).

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Check out these Moves.

If Guerrilla Games' Dan Nanni had emerged triumphantly singing Roy Orbison's "You Got It" no one would have blamed him for the transgression. His Killzone 3 showing at gamescom this week is the kind of steely-eyed presentation jubilant politicians make in the run up to an election where they promise you the world and you dearly want to believe them.

Killzone 3 multiplayer beta planned

Gamers will be able to try out hotly anticipated PlayStation 3 exclusive first-person shooter Killzone 3 before it's released with a multiplayer beta.

A website for the beta launched over the weekend.

The site includes a box to sign in using your PlayStation Network login, but it doesn't work at the moment.

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Sony announces 3D line-up

Sony announces 3D line-up

MotorStorm, GT5, Sly, KZ3, more.

Sony has made a big song and dance about supporting 3D during its E3 press conference and said which titles will offer it on PS3.

Headliners include Killzone 3 - an extended demo of which was shown in stereoscopic 3D for everyone in the audience at the conference - and Gran Turismo 5, LittleBigPlanet 2 and MotorStorm: Apocalypse.

The rumoured Sly Raccoon Collection is another 3D-supporting title, and consists of HD updates of the excellent PS2 platform games.

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Killzone 3

Guerrilla Games' Steven Ter Heide.

With Killzone 3 revealed (somewhat prematurely) this week, announcements, details and our old friends rumour and speculation have been flying around like nobody's business - but the gushings of journalists can only ever reveal so much.

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Ol' red-eyes is back.

"This is a story of David versus Goliath, but this time Goliath has brought thousands of troops and a thermo-nuclear arsenal."

Killzone 3 detailed in US magazine scans

Ice levels, jetpacks, rockets, 3D glasses...

Scans from the latest issue of GamePro have outed Killzone 3, the inevitable PS3-exclusive first-person shooter sequel from Guerrilla Games, and revealed that it features jetpacks, ice levels and a 3D mode.