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Killzone: Mercenary Info Expected This Week

Close parity with Killzone 3, apparently.

We’re hearing rumours that Sony are preparing to drop information on the next Killzone game this coming week across a multitude of channels. Killzone: Mercenary, as it’s known, is a PlayStation Vita exclusive game and is due for release at some point this year, presumably around about June or July.

It seems that certain magazines, sites and the official Blog will be running previews and information dumps soon enough, and from various sources we’ve heard – unofficially – that the game’s looking great and is pretty much on par with Killzone 3, which many expected tested the PlayStation 3, the game’s host platform, when it came out a couple of years back.

That’s great, because Mercenary reportedly uses (pretty much) the same engine, but it’s good to hear that the game is coming along nicely.

Mercenary will hopefully live up to its name, and given that the trailer above shows monetary values as enemies are downed it should at least have that to look forward. We’re not privy to any further details (sadly) but from what we’re hearing the game is going to be the showcase for the PlayStation Vita, with some suggesting it’s way beyond what Uncharted managed.

Some information, albeit in Polish, is up here. Everything else is expected Wednesday apparently.

The Vita has been the target for plenty of criticism since launch, which many citing a lack of original first party games that truly reflect what the handheld can do. From the snippets of stuff we’re seeing, it seems like Killzone might be the first of a second wave of titles for the Vita that really show off what it can do with the right developer at the wheel.

All eyes on this week, then.

21 Comments
  1. Kivi95
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    Some Tearaway news are also supposed to drop.

    Comment posted on 27/01/2013 at 22:25.
    • SpikeyMikey23
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      what is tearaway? I’m crying out for Vita titles that I want to play!

      Comment posted on 28/01/2013 at 09:45.
  2. avengerrr
    Member
    Since: Oct 2012

    I’d hardly call them rumours. Fred Dutton himself has said on the blog that info on Tearaway and Killzone will be this week. In fact Fred has actually been playing Killzone mercenaries so news looks like it could be good perhaps with some gameplay trailers.

    Comment posted on 27/01/2013 at 23:01.
    • Carl
      Member
      Since: Jan 2009

      Heh, just what i was going to say. Seems a bit weird to call it a rumour.

      Comment posted on 28/01/2013 at 00:01.
      • Alex C
        One for all.
        Since: Forever

        Why does Fred Dutton playing the game automatically mean the info will be spread across multiple channels? That’s the rumour, not that he was playing it… :/

        Comment posted on 28/01/2013 at 05:51.
      • Carl
        Member
        Since: Jan 2009

        Because he said that info is coming this week.

        Comment posted on 28/01/2013 at 08:52.
      • Alex C
        One for all.
        Since: Forever

        Across multiple channels? You can see why some might not necessarily 100% trust the opinions of an official blog.

        Comment posted on 28/01/2013 at 08:55.
      • avengerrr
        Member
        Since: Oct 2012

        But the official blog is where the information is coming from. PS EU Blog is not standalone source by any means. And it isn’t his personal opinion, it is actually included in the blog summary of what we can expect next week.

        The fact that Fred is playing it just relates to my guess that we could see some gameplay trailers.

        Comment posted on 28/01/2013 at 09:46.
      • Tuffcub
        On the naughty step.
        Since: Dec 2008

        We’re not publishing all the billions of press releases we get, we are SUBVERSIVE…

        We are reporting there is **going to be** a press release.

        And maybe a video.

        VIVA LA REVOLUTION :)

        (God I hate fucking teasers)

        Comment posted on 28/01/2013 at 09:59.
      • avengerrr
        Member
        Since: Oct 2012

        I don’t care about publishing all articles or press releases. Jeez I was just stating my surprise that it was called a rumour that is all. Lots of people on different websites fussing over a rumour when an a official source has stated in an official blog post that Killzone and Tearaway information for Vita is coming this week. By now you’ll probably be guessing that I hate rumours/gossip :P I’m more interested in facts, they are solid (known true) and can be enjoyed :)

        Comment posted on 28/01/2013 at 11:23.
      • Alex C
        One for all.
        Since: Forever

        Once again, I’m saying that information coming out across multiple outlets is the rumour.

        Not that Fred’s been playing it and will wax lyrical about it on the EU Blog.

        Really.

        Comment posted on 28/01/2013 at 11:56.
      • Tuffcub
        On the naughty step.
        Since: Dec 2008

        *chuckles*

        Comment posted on 28/01/2013 at 12:19.
      • avengerrr
        Member
        Since: Oct 2012

        How the hell can it be a bloody rumour if it’s true???

        Comment posted on 28/01/2013 at 18:36.
  3. Starman
    Member
    Since: Jul 2011

    Looking forward to this.

    Comment posted on 27/01/2013 at 23:07.
  4. colmshan1990
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    Have we had a release date for this yet?

    Summer maybe? Or is this going to be a long drip-feed until the Christmas rush?

    Comment posted on 28/01/2013 at 00:00.
    • avengerrr
      Member
      Since: Oct 2012

      Well there has been some rumours about it being July, but to be quite honest its bull**** to the rumour because it is just some speculation. If Fred Dutton is playing some of the game, we could see yet another march release or maybe april/may. I’m just taking a guess, but I don’t think Sony can afford to wait until Q4 this year and Sony Cambridge are working hard on the game code (like it is apparently their primary project under the wing of Guerrilla).

      Comment posted on 28/01/2013 at 01:19.
  5. coruscant
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    I’ve just in the middle of replaying the Killzone games and I’m really looking forward to having what seems to be shaping up to be a great shooter for the Vita. I just hope it lives up to the hype – and releases fairly soon!

    Comment posted on 28/01/2013 at 01:04.
  6. The Von Braun
    Member
    Since: Oct 2012

    Why is my ‘Inner Cynic’ telling me:

    Th game will be fantastic, Sony will fail to market it properly/put together a fantastic Vita+KZ Merc.Game+Memory card bundle, it’ll bomb at retail and the horrendous Black Op’s Declass. will have out sold it many times over?

    I pay i’m so wrong on everything bar the 1st point.

    Comment posted on 28/01/2013 at 12:29.
  7. Sad Panda
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    I just have a bad feeling this will be similar to COD as in very short. The name suggests a bunch of short high score missions and like The Club, then multiplayer.

    Hope I’m proved wrong as my Vita is crying out for something new to play.

    Comment posted on 28/01/2013 at 14:52.
  8. SatanClause
    Member
    Since: Jan 2013

    You poor bastards… I am the only one here that realizes Taipei Game Show in Taiwan is starting on Jan 31 and going through Feb 4th? My gawd, you poor bastards. Alright here’s the real deal, on Sunday Feb 3rd, Killzone Mercenary will have a 30-minute presentation on stage at the Taiwan TGS at 4:00 PM (most-likely their time). For those 30 minutes they will be showing the game demo on stage and revealing part of the story, after that guest will be invited into the booths to play the game hands on.

    Also Tearaway and Soul Sacrifice are making a 30-minute presentation at TGS on Sunday Feb 3rd as well.

    P.s. “thank you satan you rule!” YOU ARE WELCOME SHEEPLE

    Comment posted on 28/01/2013 at 15:19.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Taipei games show isn’t exactly on our radar, but thanks for the info. Seems an odd place to launch the game though..

      Comment posted on 28/01/2013 at 17:03.