The beta trial is officially over, and we’ve prodded, poked and tweaked the code in response to your comments. Now it’s time to release the full game! This afternoon (Friday in the UK) Killzone: Mercenary will hit shops across Europe, Middle East and Australia, as well as our own PlayStation Store.
Here at Guerrilla Cambridge we’ve keenly monitored the forums and blogs to gather feedback from the hundreds of thousands of people who downloaded the public beta trial of Killzone: Mercenary – and we’ve been blown away by the amazing responses. Thank you so much to everyone who took part for getting involved and helping to make this game the best it can be.
When we first started developing Killzone: Mercenary for PlayStation Vita, the key thing that inspired us was the fact that the Vita is a handheld console with twin sticks, offering an ideal platform for the definitive handheld first-person shooter. We’ll leave it to you decide if we reached that lofty goal, but we’re certainly proud of what we’ve produced.
Killzone: Mercenary has a unique take on the Killzone FPS experience. In this game you’ll be treading the path between two factions and forging a career for yourself. Your every action is rewarded, so the better you play, the higher your pay-out in Vektan Dollars will be. Successful kills and completed contracts will bring you closer to buying that next item for your arsenal. Best of all, your purchases can be used across any map, mode or challenge in the game.
Speaking of maps, modes and challenges, here are some stats from the game for those of you into cold hard figures – Killzone: Mercenary boasts nine campaign missions (with three challenge contracts per mission), six multiplayer maps, three multiplayer modes, 12 primary weapons, 12 secondary weapons, five grenade types, six armour types, eight VAN-Guard tactical systems, and an infinite number of ways to play the game.
So whether you’re a Killzone vet looking for your latest hit, or a Killzone newbie who wants to find out what all the fuss is about, we hope you’ll enjoy life as a mercenary in the Killzone universe. Get started on your first contract by hitting the PlayStation Store or your local retailer this week, and remember: War Is Your Business.