Killzone 2 now available!!!

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Well?…What are you waiting for?  Go out and pick up your copy or pre-order of the PS3 exclusive game which is the first contender of game of the year in 2009. 

Stay tuned to Console Creature for an in-depth review of the game. 
See below for full details:

FOSTER CITY, Calif., February 27, 2009 – Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the North American launch of Killzone®2 exclusively for the PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3TM) computer entertainment system.  Developed by Guerrilla Games, the acclaimed development team that produced Killzone® for PlayStation®2 and

Killzone®: Liberation for PSP® (PlayStation® Portable), Killzone 2 brings players back to the hostile fight between the ISA and Helghast army.  Delivering a premier first-person shooter experience, Killzone 2 brings moments of tension and anxiety through fierce enemy battles along with some of the most advanced cinematic graphics available on the PS3 platform.  

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Recipient of already six “Editor’s Choice Awards” with undoubtedly more to come, Killzone 2 is a post-modern futuristic military conflict inspired by 20th century warfare, submerging players in a world of chilling armed sieges and full-scale war against the evil Helghast  army.  Killzone 2 perfectly captures the intensity and mayhem of war as players assume the role of Sev, a hard-hitting member of the special forces unit known as the Legion, where they will find themselves on the dangerous Helghast homeland planet of Helghan.

“Since the first game play demonstration shown at E3 2007, Killzone 2 has remained one of the most anticipated title launches for 2009,” said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President, Product Marketing, SCEA.  “This immersive cinematic experience, coupled with studio-grade sound and top-notch visual effects, sets a new bar for first-person shooters and provides an unmatched gaming experience that can only be produced on PS3.”        

With the battle of Vekta still fresh in memory, the ISA troops must traverse the hostile planet of Helghan on a mission to secure capital city, defeat the formidable Helghast troops, and capture the menacing Helghast leader, Emperor Visari.  Players will be immediately thrown in to battle, experiencing a visceral combat experience with intense gameplay moments that will provide hours of challenging extensive single-player and multiplayer game play action.  

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get used to this position

      

The sheer amount of detail in Killzone 2 is an achievement that only Blu-ray Disc technology can provide, as the game would take up to three DVD discs to hold the same amount of content.  Killzone 2 also boasts technological advantages such as the use of EDGE tools, a machine proprietorship developed by Guerrilla Games, which gives the game its striking character animation, flawless visuals, life-like environments, and seamless cut scenes.  In the game, the Helghan world is stunningly lit with specular lighting, particle effects, and deferred rendering technology that truly brings to life the chilling post-modern, war-ridden world.  Complete with studio-scale effects, including 7.1 surround sound audio that rivals Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster films, fully destructible environments, and cutting-edge artificial intelligence, Killzone 2 delivers the ultimate next generation game play experience.

Online and Multiplayer Features

        In addition to the addicting single-player action, Killzone 2 offers a robust online multiplayer mode that brings the graphical quality of single-player with a wide variety of gameplay options.  “Warzone” will cycle through five different mission objectives and game modes to keep players on their toes.  Online battles allow up to 32 players to engage in competitive combat, featuring a unique customizable badge system that lets opponents combine abilities from six available player classes.  Clan creation will also take a new step by allowing player clans to wager Valor points with the winner taking all and utilizing points as currency within the online universe.  Players can create tournaments and clans, keep tabs on stats and overall rankings, and view replays of key battles through integration with the official Killzone.com website.

 

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Just hangin' with my Home-Bots

The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rates Killzone 2 “M” for “Mature” (Descriptors: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language).  For more information about the ESRB, visit http://www.esrb.org.  For more information about the Killzone 2 and the other franchise titles, visit www. http://www.killzone.com.

~ by consolecreatures on February 27, 2009.

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