Killzone coming to PlayStation Vita

Sony have unveiled a brand new Killzone game exclusively for their handheld system.

Called Killzone Mercenary, the title was announced at Sony’s Gamescom press conference. It’s being developed by Guerrilla Games, who are also responsible for the main PlayStation series, using the same engine that powered Killzone 3 on the PS3.

The official blurb on the game reads as follows: “With Killzone: Mercenary, we want to offer PlayStation Vita owners a fresh perspective on the brutal conflict between ISA and Helghast – literally. For the first time in a Killzone campaign, you’ll be fighting alongside Helghast forces as well as ISA specialists, carrying out missions that the regular soldiers just won’t or can’t. As a mercenary you’re free to decide which tactics and loadouts you’ll use to fulfill your contract; your employers will reward you with state-of-the-art weaponry and cold, hard cash as long as you get the job done. But what is the price of that freedom – and will you discover it before it’s too late?”

Killzone Mercenary is currently slated for release in 2013. To see the game’s official announcement trailer, head over to the PlayStation blog, here:

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