If you somehow didn’t hear, Killzone: Shadow Fall has been announced for the PS4 and will also be a launch title for the system. Guerrilla Games have just posted the first story details on the game and a few new screenshots for your eyeballs to drool over.
The game will take place on Vekta, a planet that was mentioned in the previous Killzone games, thirty years after the events in Killzone 3. Using the Cold War as its influence, the Vektans and the Helghan live side by side in a futuristic city divided by a giant wall. However, not all is well between the two societies (surprise) and tensions are high. One wrong move and a full blown war will ensue.
In Killzone: Shadow Fall, you no longer play the role of Sev, but instead a Shadow Marshall. According to Guerrilla Games, Shadow Marshalls are “The most special of the special forces, tasked with maintaining the delicate balance.” From the details released, it seems that Killzone: Shadow Fall may not be the same linear FPS game that Killzone fans are accustomed to. Here’s the description provided of what events will unfold in the game. “From responding to bold attacks, to quiet infiltrations or all out combat, you will be required to adapt and think on your feet as you have to face a variety of escalating events that could destroy your home world.”
I don’t know about you, but when I read that I got the feeling that this latest Killzone game wouldn’t be a straight forward linear shooter and might actually involve some choice. Looking at the first concept art of the game on the official website, it also raises the question that we might play a character from the other side of the wall this time around as well. It’s something the fans have been asking for since the end of Killzone 2, and the above picture may be a tease for the gamers who are interested in playing on the side of the Helghan. We may be overthinking that image, but it could very well be possible that Guerrilla Games are working on separate campaigns for each of the factions. It’s pure speculation of course, but something that might be possible within the series.
If you didn’t get a chance to see the gameplay reveal of Killzone: Shadow Fall, feel free to check out the video below, along with the newly released screenshots. They’re quite the sight to behold.
Also, if you are one of the doubters that the gameplay was another Killzone 2 tech demo ploy, here’s an official tweet from Guerrilla themselves stating that it was played and captured directly from the PS4.
Watch the replay of tonight’s Killzone: Shadow Fall demo on Facebook, captured and shared straight from the PS4: facebook.com/killzonedotcom…
— Killzone.com (@KillzoneDotCom) February 21, 2013