On Friday and Monday we posted preview videos of ‘From The Ashes’, the third DLC map pack for Killzone 3. Consisting of two new maps and two re-imagined Killzone 2 ‘retro’ maps, “From The Ashes” will hit the PlayStation Store tomorrow for just €4.99\£3.99.
If you’re still on the fence about ‘From The Ashes’, check out this ass-kicking montage that shows all four maps in glorious action:
But that’s not all! Newcomers to Killzone 3 will be interested to learn that we’re also releasing a DLC Bundle Pack including the Retro Pack, the Steel Rain Pack and the From The Ashes Pack – eight maps total – for just €9.99\£7.99. There’s never been a better time to join Killzone 3′s online multiplayer arena, so grab a map pack and jump in!
Last week we posted preview videos of the first two maps from “From The Ashes”, the third DLC pack for Killzone 3. Today we’re offering preview videos of the other two maps included with the pack: Tharsis Depot and Radec Academy. If these names sound familiar, it’s because they’re re-imagined and revamped versions of the beloved Killzone 2 maps.
The first preview video features Tharsis Depot, a Guerrilla Warfare map for 16 Players based on the Killzone 2 classic. After incurring damage during the ISA invasion of Helghan, the depot has been converted to process nuclear Petrusite. The Helghast made extensive use of jetpacks to facilitate the reconstruction process, but the harsh conditions resulting from the damage still made it a grueling endeavor. The ISA have locked their sights on Tharsis Depot now that it’s back in full-scale production, and this time they intend to finish the job they started.
To give you a sense of what’s changed, this video shows comparisons of the original and the new version:
Today we’re offering a first look at two new maps from the upcoming DLC map pack for Killzone 3, ‘From The Ashes’. Consisting of two Guerrilla Warfare maps and two Warzone maps, ‘From The Ashes’ will reinvigorate your Killzone 3 online experience with environments both fresh and familiar.
First up is a preview video of Lente Missile Base, a Warzone map for 24 players set inside an abandoned missile base at the edge of the Kaznan Jungle. One of many outdated defense facilities abandoned after the discovery of nuclear Petrusite, Lente Base is slowly being reclaimed by Helghan’s strange plant life. But when warring ISA and Helghast forces stumble across the remains of the facility, they find that most of its systems are still operational. As both factions vie for control of the base, the facility begins firing its missiles – frying anyone caught in the underground exhaust vents…
The second preview video features Mobile Factory, a Guerrilla Warfare map for 16 players set aboard one of the largest vehicles from the single player campaign. Part resource production facility, part moving fortress, the Mobile Factory is a strategic asset that both factions desperately want to seize control of. Combatants need to watch their step as a single mistake can cause them to plummet into the heavy duty scrap metal shredders at the bottom of the facility. Those looking to do some shredding of their own will be able to wield one of two portable miniguns found in the Mobile Factory.
DLC Pack 3 “From The Ashes” will be available from the PlayStation Store on 22nd of June for €4.99\£3.99. But that’s not all! Those of you new to Killzone 3 will be interested to learn that we’re simultaneously releasing the DLC Bundle Pack. As the name implies, this pack bundles the Retro Pack, the Steel Rain Pack AND the From The Ashes Pack – a total of eight maps – for the low, low price of just €9.99\£7.99. . Stay tuned to Killzone.com and the official PlayStation.Blog on Monday, because we’ll be posting preview videos of the other two maps in the From the Ashes Pack.
Ever since we announced the Killzone 3 Helghast Edition, one of the questions we’ve been asked most frequently is “will there be more Killzone action figures?” Today, we can answer that question with a proud and unequivocal yes.
Today will see the release of Killzone Series 1, an action figure series consisting of the Helghast Assault Infantry and the uncloaked Helghast Sniper. Creator DC Unlimited is no strangers to PlayStation properties: Last year, it released awesome plastic renditions of the characters from Ratchet & Clank and Resistance.
This time, DC Unlimited has turned its exquisite attention for detail to two of Killzone’s most recognizable antagonists – the Helghast Assault Infantry and the Helghast Sniper:
Standing at 6.5″ high, each action figure comes with multiple points of articulation and a faithful reproduction of the character’s in-game weapon. As owners of the partially cloaked Sniper figure from the Killzone 3 Helghast Edition can attest, these figures boast realistic sculpts based directly on character art by Guerrilla, as well as paint apps so detailed they include the individual rivets on the uniforms.
Whether you’re a Killzone fan, completist or toy collector, Killzone Series 1 will make a great addition to your toy shelf. Look for it at your local comic book shop and online retailers today.
Back in February, we revealed that we were working on a brand-new DLC Pack for Killzone 3 called Steel Rain. Today, we are proud to announce that the pack is finished and slated for a PlayStation Store release on tomorrow, 6 April.
Steel Rain consists of two explosive new multiplayer maps inspired by locations from the single player campaign: Junkyard, a Guerrilla Warfare map which sees Jetpacks and Exoskeletons clashing in a rain-drenched junk processing facility; and Stahl Arms, a uniquely styled Warzone map set on the factory floor of one of Helghan’s largest weapons manufacturing plants.
The map pack will be available from the PlayStation Store April 6th for €4.99. PlayStation Plus members get a special treat: they can download the Steel Rain pack for free for the whole of April.
Check out the footage from both maps and prepare to take the fight to two new fronts.