Posted 24 December

Happy holidays from Guerrilla!

Happy holidays from all of us here at Guerrilla!

As 2012 draws to a close, we look back at an eventful year for Guerrilla and the Killzone series. In February we released Killzone 3 Multiplayer, a standalone version of Killzone 3‘s online mode and DLC maps, on the PlayStation Store. In August we announced a new handheld title for PlayStation Vita called Killzone: Mercenary, which sees its protagonist fight on both sides of the ISA-Helghast conflict. And in October we simultaneously released Killzone Trilogy, a bundle containing all three first-person shooters in the Killzone series, and Killzone HD, a high-definition remaster of our original Killzone game.

In addition to these planned events, there were also a few surprises along the way. In early November we were wowed by a 15 minute fan-made live action film called Killzone Intercept, which even blew our own live action trailer for Killzone: Mercenary out of the water.

Director Brian Curtin had been in touch with Guerrilla about his ambitious plans for a short Killzone movie, but we were still unprepared for the level of awesomeness he’d bring to the project. The end result is a testament to the sheer creativity of our fans, and we feel very blessed to have such dedicated followers.

But the biggest highlight of the year was being able to welcome SCE Cambridge Studio into our fold. We’ve officially become a multi-studio company! Guerrilla Cambridge – as our new sister studio is known – is working hard to ensure that Killzone: Mercenary will be the ultimate handheld first-person shooter experience when it launches for PlayStation Vita in 2013.

The team is intimately familiar with handheld game development, having previously worked on titles such as LittleBigPlanet for the PlayStation Portable, and they’ve done a phenomenal job adapting the Killzone 3 engine to the PS Vita platform.

With Killzone: Mercenary on the way, 2013 is gearing up to be another big year for Guerrilla – quite possibly the biggest since we released the original Killzone way back in 2004. We’ll have more details for you at a future date, but until then we hope you share a wonderful holiday with your loved ones, and we’ll see you in 2013.

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I’m 100% confident Mercenary will be better than Declassified.

 

Can’t wait to see what you guys bring us in 2013! Merry Christmas and a happy new-year!

 
Silent_Gig 24 December, 2012 @ 5:11 pm   3

Arww Guerilla Games, not only are you inspiration to the Playstation Scene but youre championing the flag for German game development and ive always admired that.

To everyone involved in Guerilla Games and its subsidiaries have a very merry christmas and spend some time with your loved ones.

 

Killzone Intercept was awesome. The sound effects alone were so unbelievably accurate. If anyone hasn’t watched it, give up 15 minutes of your time and watch it. It’s jaw-dropping!
It’s ace to here about the 2nd studio. Killzone Mercenary is the main game I’m excited for next year. Keep up the excellent work, guys.

 

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year, a year with killzone mercenary and Killzone 4 with more multiplayer modes new weapons and normal spawn points :)

 

@3 Guerilla Games are Dutch.

 

Guerrilla Games you are simply great.
Merry Christmas to you.

 

I wish everyone at Guerrilla happy Holidays and a great New Year!

 
AnthonyMills1995 24 December, 2012 @ 6:08 pm   9

Killzone on Vita should be great!

 
Silent_Gig 24 December, 2012 @ 6:12 pm   10

@6 Whoops thanks for the correction :)

 

Cannot wait to see what you guys come up with in 2013!

Merry Christmas everyone!

I <3 Guerrilla Games so much :)

 

Can’t wait for new IP and new Killzone on PS4…Marry Christmas!

 

Happy holidays Guerrilla and looking really much forward to Killzone Mercenary

 
supersmith2500 24 December, 2012 @ 7:07 pm   14

Merry Christmas to you too at the team of KillZone. I bet KillZone Mercenary puts Resistance Boring Skies and Call of Dull: Short Ops Declassified to shame.

Show Nihilistic (NstigGate) how it’s done Guerrilla. If the reviews come great again. I will finally have a great FPS for the Vita. Merry Christmas to you too and a happy new year.

 

Merry Christmas Guerrilla! Can’t wait for KZ:M and whatever else you might have in store. Bring on the New Year :-D

 

GG you really need to tie up the loose ends from the end of KZ3. Plsu the KZ3 multiplayer was almost perfect, but just needed a little more shine adding to it. I’m confident that the PS3 is still workable for another episode in the KZ series…..

 

I would like Killzone Mercenary to have one very important thing:
It must have a full featured multi-player experience.

With a Unit 13 style contracts mode for single player. People are desperate for a good multi-player game on the Vita and have been massively let down so far.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you all.

ninenullseven 25 December, 2012 @ 6:16 pm   18

Happy holidays, Guerrilla!

Bring it on, your Killzone: Mercenary is titan that may hold up Vita on it’s titan’s shoulders. We are confident. I hope Mercenary will be on-par with console Killzone titles. It has to.
Uncharted: Golden Abyss was good and such, but not incredible like console counterparts. It was not in-house though.
I hope at least you will watch after this new Guerrilla Cambridge Studio closely. Put an eye on them, they have world on their shoulders, they have no option to fail, they need your help.

 
Williamflipper 26 December, 2012 @ 3:00 pm   19

Looking forward to any Ps vita shooter that doesn’t suck.

 

i am cz republic.pleas make MAG2 in killzone engine.jste best.

 
EyeBumGaze 6 January, 2013 @ 6:16 pm   21

Guerrilla and the KZ series are the reason I own a PS3 ( I am predominately a 360 user ……..no fanboy comments please….I love both consoles ) .
Any cross platform games I get them for 360 , but PS3 has some of the best exclusives bar none…..KZ , Uncharted , LBP and God of War .

So yeah , Guerrilla are forever my fave devs for bringing us the KZ universe .