Killzone Mercenary Details Emerge
New details regarding the upcoming PlayStation Vita title, Killzone Mercenary have emerged from PSX Extreme, a PlayStation orientated magazine from Poland.
The magazine has apparently been treated to seeing some Killzone Mercenary in action as they have said that the upcoming Vita title uses an engine powerful enough to make the game look like it’s predecessor, Killzone 3. Guerilla Cambridge, the renamed Sony Cambridge famous for the MediEval series is behind Mercenary and according to the magazine, the developer has added some of the Vitas features to the engine to allow for a better use of the Vitas functions.
PSX Extreme had some very good things to add about the game. They commented on the game having some big draw distances as well as character models and animations being of console quality. Also added was the comment that it looks better than Uncharted: Golden Abyss, the PlayStation Vita launch title that is widely regarded as the best looking Vita game and with good measure.
Perhaps the most interesting part about this news is the magazine dubbing Mercenary as a “portable Killzone 3″. If those words are anything to go by, then it would appear that we may have something very special in stock for us.
A NeoGAF member put up an excerpt from PSX Extreme as well as an image from said magazine:
- Engine is nearly 1:1 from PS3 version
- They added a few new gimmicks to the engine, so they can utilize more PS Vita
- Game is gorgeous, clear and crispy textures, big draw distances
- Character models are awesome, the same with animation
- Stable FPS even with gigantic action inside levels
- Literally – game is like portable Killzone 3, looking better than Uncharted.
So far, we’ve only seen a lone trailer for Killzone Mercenary that was largely live-action save for some 10-15 seconds of gameplay. Whilst brief, the gameplay did look to be at a high standard. Also displayed in the trailer were the use of touchscreen controls for a melee kill.
Killzone Mercenary is thought to adopt a similar vein of gameplay to the Vita third-person shooter Unit 13 with the game being based around the player looking to achieve scores throughout their tie in the game.
Whilst there are no details from Sony or Guerilla Cambridge, official details are thought to emerge on the PlayStation Blog soon.
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