For immediate release
Additional game content revealed maximising PSP hardware possibilities
Including single and multiplayer modes, Game Sharing and challenge games
E3, Los Angeles, May 10 2006 - Further to the announcement of Killzone: Liberation, developed exclusively for PlayStation®Portable (PSP) by Guerrilla (now a member of Sony Worldwide Studios), Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) is now delighted to inform fans about some of the exciting new features planned for the game.
In order to maximize the PSP playing experience, Guerrilla has moved from a first person to a third person viewpoint. This new intelligent camera system always gives the player the best overview capturing all of the intense action, enabling the player to make tactical decisions before engaging in a firefight.
Killzone: Liberation stays true to the PlayStation®2 version in atmosphere and all-out action. The player reprises the role of the battle hardened Templar (although other familiar characters appear, including Rico) as he attempts to save ISA hostages taken captive by the evil General Metrac and leads the battle to gain the liberation of Southern Vekta. The fight against the new, sinister General spans over 16 missions in a variety of new environments. The player will have to overcome all new Helghast enemies including bodyguards (complete with riot shield defence) and trained killer dogs. In turn, players will be able to utilise a wide range of weaponry including sniper rifles and a crossbow with explosive tipped arrows.
At specific points players will be able to use a new Tactical Command System to give orders to an AI buddy during frantic firefights. Killzone: Liberation also allows you to drive vehicles including tanks and hovercrafts to help defeat the powerful and intelligent enemy. Players can use the challenge games to sharpen their skills and earn new abilities.
Killzone: Liberation takes full advantage of the technical capabilities of the PSP hardware with its multiplayer functionality; two player co-op in campaign mode, (i.e. two players can team up and take on the single player game together) whilst up to six players can compete in ad-hoc mode in six multiplayer maps.
In addition, Killzone: Liberation will feature a Game Share mode, so PSP gamers yet to experience the intense Killzone universe will have the opportunity to sample the intense action and gripping gameplay.
You have stopped the Helghast once but the war is not overnow you must fight them again. Liberty hangs in the balance
Notes to Editors
About PSP (PlayStation®Portable)
PSP (PlayStation®Portable) is a new handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. With graphics rendering capability comparable to that of PlayStation®2, PSP features a 4.3 inch widescreen, high-resolution TFT display. The PSP system's storage medium - UMD (Universal Media Disc) - is a compact yet high-capacity (1.8GB) optical disc. With a wide range of accessories and connectivity options, including Memory Stick Duo, USB 2.0, IR port and Wireless (WLAN) functionality, PSP is the new entertainment platform from Sony Computer Entertainment.
About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, sales and marketing of PS one®, PlayStation®2 and PSP hardware in 104 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes games software for the three formats, and manages the third party licensing programmes for these formats in the PAL territories. At the end of December 2005, over 40 million PS one® consoles had been shipped across these PAL territories, over 102 million worldwide. Between its European debut on 24 November 2000 and the end of December 2005, over 37 million PlayStation®2 consoles have been shipped across the PAL territories, over 100 million worldwide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history. Between the launch of PSP in Japan in December 2004 and the end of December 2005, over 5 million PSP systems have been shipped across the PAL territories, over 15 million worldwide.
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