Killzone Mercenary Multiplayer Detailed

3 modes, 6 maps.

At launch, Guerilla Game’s Killzone Mercenary will feature three multiplayer game modes stretched across six unique maps.

The much-anticipated handheld shooter will feature a fairly hefty singleplayer component, complemented by a suite of online options. The three modes on offer include Mercenary Warfare (your bog-standard free-for-all deathmatch), Guerilla Warfare (Team Deathmatch) and Warzone.

This last mode will be familiar to fans of the series, throwing two teams of mercs into a battlefield with five dynamic objectives to complete. In past iterations these objectives have included the assassination of VIPs, protection of bomb sites, and procurement of propaganda. It is without doubt Killzone’s marquee online mode and will hopefully translate perfectly onto the Vita.

The maps, based on various locales from the game, include Shoreline, Marketplace, Zenith, Refinery, Skyline and Inlet.

Killzone Mercenary is due to launch in September. It’s the third major FPS to arrive on the platform: Resistance: Burning Skies and Call of Duty: Declassified were both released last year to middling/poor review scores.

9 Comments

  1. Anyone know how many players can participate in one game?

    • 8 player maximum.

      • cheers. Wish the Vita could handle 12 Players.

      • … Like my mum.

      • Yeah 4 x 4 on warzone is going to be more like a closely knit squad attack rather than the 8 player kill team that bursts in to an objective on the consoles.

        Still should be fun providing the maps are good. I can see classes being important with 4 player squads, and if the maps are right, they’ll be room enough for snipers and orbital attacks.

  2. I hope this is good for those waiting for it. Sounds like VITA needs a decent FPS to keep a lot of people happy.

  3. I’m looking forward to this,I hope it’s going to be as good as it sounds. I think I may have to get Killzone 3 out at the weekend and have a session.

  4. Can’t wait for this, one of my anticipated games.

  5. I wont buy a console until the killer app I have to have is available – this could be the Vita purchasing app for me…

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