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Killzone 2 Cover Story in the Mail

Mike Graham's Avatar + Posted by Mike Graham on Jun 19, 2008 // Producer, International Software Development

Hello, I just wanted to bring to your attention to something a lot of people have been wanting to see more of since last E3: Yes that’s right, new Killzone 2 coverage. We’ve got a big cover story coming up with the August issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly which should hit subscribers by the end of the week. Everyone else should be able to get their hands on it near the end of June/beginning of July on newsstands. The cover story contains a lot of great Killzone 2 coverage, including background on where the franchise has taken us, new gameplay reveals, as well as information about the developer, Guerrilla Games. Did I mention that this is also EGM’s official E3 issue as well?

Be sure to keep an eye out on 1up.com between now and E3 for teasers, interviews, gameplay videos and other KZ2 content. We will have a new screenshot teaser up on 1up soon, just to whet your appetite a little. Then as we get closer to E3, you’ll start to see more Killzone 2 goodness popping up, so keep your eyes peeled.

EGM August 2008

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+ Mana Knight on June 19th, 2008 at 6:02 am said:

Awesome news. I did not expect to see Killzone 2 this issue.


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+ NickDude on June 19th, 2008 at 6:05 am said:

reserves judgement until playing it.

that said, I liked the 1st killzone, hope thisone has absolutely everything.

co-op – online and off
12 v 12 matches
split screen online and off
home and trophy support
xmb game invites

the whole shebang please.


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+ Enforcer_X on June 19th, 2008 at 6:07 am said:

It will be cool when I can play it.
It’s still what? 8 months away?

If info and videos keep coming out at this rate I will have beaten the game before I even get to play it!

I wish Eight Days wasn’t canned that game looked rock solid!

Killzone 2 will rock no doubt and I am sure this issue will be great it’s just 8 months is a long time.


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+ THATPSPGUY on June 19th, 2008 at 6:09 am said:

I will not be playing this at all until Seb Downey apologizes to me. Yes I’ve held a grudge for more than two years now. he was wrong and he knows it. till then I will not play anything he puts out. it’s an over glorified DOOM. FPS Suck!


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+ supersnake on June 19th, 2008 at 6:09 am said:

Still not sure about this…people are overhyped, just as they were with HAZE….99.9% of them found out that HAZE was actually trash. So i’m looking forward to the upcoming details..


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+ XxBigP123xX on June 19th, 2008 at 6:12 am said:

Qore users better get exclusive info about killzone 2 someday.


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+ mendezgato on June 19th, 2008 at 6:14 am said:

sounds goog i’ll be watching and waiting for e3 special, this is 1 of the most have for me.


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+ Aaron on June 19th, 2008 at 6:23 am said:

Aweomse cant wait! Killzone 1 was a halo killer IMHO this will blow away the competition!


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+ SPARDA on June 19th, 2008 at 6:24 am said:

I really don’t want anything to do with EGM or 1up anymore. After reading the 1up MGS4 review and the way Garnett talked about the game on his podcast after only playing for a few hours, I lost all respect for them.
For the most part, they only hype up Halo related games or other 360 related exclusives.

But thanks for the update.


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+ TheRocker on June 19th, 2008 at 6:25 am said:

Interesting..


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+ Daver on June 19th, 2008 at 6:29 am said:

More news about Killzone 2 is always welcome but dont show us too much loll i want to keep the surprise a little

Oh by the way.. can you tell us is the game is completed and only need like polishing or its like at 80% or something
thanks


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+ gamesblow on June 19th, 2008 at 6:31 am said:

I wonder when all these games will be out so we can move past the same junk we’ve been hearing about for 3 years now?

when is sony going to produce something new? Something different, something innovative that takes advantage of the suppose power of the ps3? Killzone 2 might look alright, other than the bland ugly flat textures, but it isn’t doing anything new.

Resistance 2 isn’t either. I’m so sick of playing these games online too. they’re all the same. Cod4 has the same concepts as Resistance and Killzone 2 will have.

How about giving us an all out Action game online Sony? Something GASP, new!!!! Something where you don’t run around and shoot other morons in the ass while you try to capture a flag.

Online gaming hasn’t evolved since 1995 and yet Sony thinks it’s crucial we have death matches and online in all of our games or they’ll get axed!!

Thanks, Sony. “shakes head” I’m not buying any of the following

Little big planet
Infamous
Resistance 2
Killzone 2
Motorstorm 2

I’m just not. I’m sick of hearing about them and nothing else. When Sony shows me something new an RPG or an action game that doesn’t make me play in 1st person or online, then I’ll reconsider for diversity. Until then no. They’re off limits.


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+ the_icon on June 19th, 2008 at 6:34 am said:

LBP is the big thing…

Cant wait for the EGM Issue to hit my mail box.


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+ thingg on June 19th, 2008 at 6:40 am said:

@gamesblow
you know, if current gaming trends and selections bother you as much as your posts seem to indicate, why don’t you just find something else to do for a hobby? Like create your own gaming studio. Believe, me, that would take up all your spare time and then some. And, if you don’t want to do that, just go and buy a stupid 360. It’s a free country you know and then all of us wouldn’t have to sift through your thousands of trolling/bashing/doom and gloom/whining/complaining comments.

Honestly, if you care that much about it, why don’t you buy a plane ticket to california (or tokyo for that matter) and take your campaign to the highest levels of the Sony elite. This would also free the rest of us from having to sift through your thousands of trolling/bashing/doom and gloom/whining/complaining comments. If you don’t like stuff don’t buy it!!!


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+ Daver on June 19th, 2008 at 6:44 am said:

@ 14 thingg

I agree completly… I think he wants to get another t-shirt that why hes annoying with all the comments he says


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+ MrDuran on June 19th, 2008 at 6:45 am said:

@gamesblow:

LBP is a pretty unique concept for consoles, but I agree with you on the FPS/online thing. I will however be getting Resistance 2, just because its the ONLY FPS that I have enjoyed (I’ve never been a fan of FPS, they make me dizzy).

Im dying for some good RPG’s, which is why Im really stoked about Fallout 3, and I need some survival horror going on too which is why Siren and Silent Hill are also on my radar.

But I do agree we need more none-360 like games. Get away from all these FPS’s and online shooters (except Warhawk love that one) and give us more RPG’s and other unique games (personally I enjoy horror and suspense genres).

One more thing, MGS4 FTW!!!!


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+ reson8er on June 19th, 2008 at 6:50 am said:

While I appreciate the heads up, I don’t care for either 1up or EGM.

When they employ reviewers that have a shred of journalistic integrity then I’ll think about checking them out again.

I hope some of this info makes it to Qore.


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+ MrDuran on June 19th, 2008 at 6:50 am said:

@14 and 15:

As annoying as 99% of his posts are, he does have a point. The game market is getting saturated with FPS’s, buying a 360 wont fix that, probably a Wii will, but then you’re sucked into mini-game hell.

The industry as a whole (not just Sony) needs to stop pushing out the same games over and over. As much as Im loving MGS4 right now, Im glad this is the end of the series, we need to move on.

And for your info, I am currently working on building a small independent game studio because I have some ideas of my own that I want to see come to light.


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+ linton on June 19th, 2008 at 6:57 am said:

Loved the Original KillZone – I’m gonna double Love KillZone2 – no matter what any damn skeptic/critic/hater says


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+ Chrisrahosiris on June 19th, 2008 at 7:00 am said:

EGM has released a few issues that has warranted a purchase due to covering PS3 titles that I’m interested in a positive light. I’ll be picking up a copy of this


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+ bulleteddy on June 19th, 2008 at 7:16 am said:

I hope the EGM story has screenshots of a different level of Killzone. So far, its been like someone going to Disneyland and only taking a million pics of the Materhorn from different angles for their photo album. They TELL you about all this other great stuff but right now its all heresay.

If we get more shots of ‘letting the convoy through another gate’…I’m going to assume that we are looking at a 2010 date for the game. Remember Guerilla, your game may be cutting edge graphically NOW, but if it takes you two more years to get it out, there will be games that look better already on the market. Also, the longer it takes, the more delays it sees, the harder the media will be on it. Ask Ubisoft.


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+ sweetasman01 on June 19th, 2008 at 7:18 am said:

WHERE ARE THE RPGs? All you want to do is shoot people.

The 360 has tons of exclusive rpgs (3 from square enix this year alone!!!) while the PS3 has 0 exclusive rpgs (Folklore doesn’t count)


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+ Fersis on June 19th, 2008 at 7:18 am said:

@Gamesblow
Something different, something innovative …
Little Big Planet , Afrika , PJ Eden ,Home ?
Dude ,dont get upset, get another console and that it.
No one is forcing you to play PS3 games.


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+ TheApprentice on June 19th, 2008 at 7:26 am said:

the main feature I want to see is splitscreen co-op…


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+ reson8er on June 19th, 2008 at 7:39 am said:

Ignore gamesblow, he just craves attention.

Hey Jeff, is there any chance the blog might see a “reply to” button in the future? It would be a most welcome feature.


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+ meepmoopmeep on June 19th, 2008 at 7:40 am said:

i don’t subscribe to EGM nor do I ever go to 1up but i’m sure i’ll find stuff on N4G. KZ2 is looking great so far, keep up the great work GG.

i’m still very saddened about The Getaway and 8 Days. :(


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+ ISEMAN on June 19th, 2008 at 7:45 am said:

Any chance you guys can give some exclusive content to the Qore subscribers?

PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE!!!!


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+ pistolgrip on June 19th, 2008 at 7:47 am said:

Its a shame EGM got the exclusive. Why no PSM or Game Informer.

1up network editors have been completely unfair to killzone in the past (HSU and Garnett) not to mention other big PS3 titles. It doesn’t make sense to give such a big exclusive to such an unprofessional publication.


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+ Bigomiee on June 19th, 2008 at 7:48 am said:

WHERE ARE THE RPGS WE WANT RPGS


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+ Porker on June 19th, 2008 at 7:49 am said:

” gamesblow | June 19th, 2008 at 6:31 am

I wonder when all these games will be out so we can move past the same junk we’ve been hearing about for 3 years now?

when is sony going to produce something new? Something different, something innovative that takes advantage of the suppose power of the ps3? Killzone 2 might look alright, other than the bland ugly flat textures, but it isn’t doing anything new.

Resistance 2 isn’t either. I’m so sick of playing these games online too. they’re all the same. Cod4 has the same concepts as Resistance and Killzone 2 will have.

How about giving us an all out Action game online Sony? Something GASP, new!!!! Something where you don’t run around and shoot other morons in the ass while you try to capture a flag.

Online gaming hasn’t evolved since 1995 and yet Sony thinks it’s crucial we have death matches and online in all of our games or they’ll get axed!!

Thanks, Sony. “shakes head” I’m not buying any of the following

Little big planet
Infamous
Resistance 2
Killzone 2
Motorstorm 2

I’m just not. I’m sick of hearing about them and nothing else. When Sony shows me something new an RPG or an action game that doesn’t make me play in 1st person or online, then I’ll reconsider for diversity. Until then no. They’re off limits.”

Ahh,GamesBlow aka the ‘Surfergirl’ of N4G ^.For anyone interested in what I’m saying,basically,this guy pretended to be an insider,and proceeded to ‘reveal’ information on games that do not exist.He was mostly wrong on everything he talked about on his Myspace Blog,which,ironically,has been deleted due to the inaccuracies on it.

I also believe the reason why he is angered by Sony not announcing anything new,is due to the fact that his ‘insider scoops’ talked about revolutionary games Sony would announce in April,May,and June.As we all know,this hasn’t happened.

So what I’m saying is,don’t bother responding or reading what this guy has to say,as 99% of what he types is pure nonsense and is done merely out of frustration with himself for being caught lying by the majority of N4G members and others.

For those interested in his N4G profile wherein he spewed the nonsense and false claims,here’s the link to it; http://www.n4g.com/up/18071/comments.aspx


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+ bigdaddyjane on June 19th, 2008 at 7:54 am said:

I’m looking forward to E3!


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+ Nynja on June 19th, 2008 at 7:58 am said:

@ gamesblow…

I think your dissatisfaction is misdirected. You are screaming that SONY is responsible for all the rehashes and lack of innovation. You should know the difference between Publisher and Developer. Publishers are the money people who back the ideas and concepts of the Developers.

For your information, SONY has more innovation coming from their fingertips than Microsoft has in their entire monopolizing pocket book.

Here are a few concepts you can only find on Sony’s platform. That’s right, their innovation has received notice. They are releasing new unique experiences only found on Playstation 3, not the rehashed 80′s arcade games found on XBL (okay, they have a couple but not the sea of junk on XBL).

PAIN
flOw
Echochrome
PixelJunk Monsters
Blast Factor
Everyday Shooter
Tori-Emaki
Snakeball
Trials of Topoq
Eye of Judgment
Toy Home
WarHawk
LocoRoco

Want some action/adventure that doesn’t play in FPS?

Folklore
Uncharted: Drakes Fortune
Ratchet & Clank
Enchanted Arms
Assassin’s Creed
The Simpsons Game
Untold Legends
LEGO Star Wars
LEGO Indiana Jones
Devil May Cry 4
NovaStrike
John Woo’s Stranglehold
Bladestorm
Blazing Angels
Super Stardust HD
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
Heavenly Sword
Conan
Dynasty Warriors 6
Transformers: The Game
Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3
Genji: Days of the Blade
Incredible Hulk
Fantastic 4: Rise of Silver Surfer
Iron Man
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
The Chronicles of Narnia
Viking: Battle for Asgard
Ninja Gaiden: Sigma
The Borne Conspiracy
Metal Gear Solid 4

And what about upcoming games…

Civilization Revolution
Hellboy: Science of Evil
Overlord: Raising Hell
Soul Calibur IV
Resident Evil 5
Bionic Commando Rearmed
Bionic Commando
Monster Madness
Star Wars: Force Unleashed
SIREN: Blood Curse
LEGO Batman
The Agency
Final Fantasy XIII (all)
The Last Remnant
God of War III
Infamous

I think I see a lot more non-FPS games


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+ joel on June 19th, 2008 at 8:09 am said:

Good news I cant wait to see killzone 2 footage, lets hope we get some jungles.


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+ TouchyEd on June 19th, 2008 at 8:09 am said:

Killzone 2:

Ever intend to land this leviathan? Or will you just keep floating it out in the ocean of “someday”?

Over-hyped vaporware until it hits store shelves.

What’s the current estimate? 2010?


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+ afrosheen on June 19th, 2008 at 8:10 am said:

Sorry, it’s hard to get excited about KZ2 when it’s slated for release over 9 months from now. I’d rather get excited for games closer to the horizon like LBP or Resistance2.


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+ TouchyEd on June 19th, 2008 at 8:12 am said:

The footage we’ve seen isn’t even as good as COD4, so I certainly hope they make some MASSIVE improvements over the next 3 years before release.


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+ FFObsessed on June 19th, 2008 at 8:18 am said:

Mr Graham,

I was told that co-op had been “dropped” from Killzone 2, is this true? Or just false information?

Thank you.


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+ pistolgrip on June 19th, 2008 at 8:22 am said:

@FFObsessed

FALSE


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+ Sentry on June 19th, 2008 at 8:29 am said:

Wow that cover is AWESOME. Its so catchy I would buy the mag without even knowing anything on the game. :P

Oh and gamesblow… If your not buying any of those games, you might as well sell your PS3 and get stop complaining.

I mean, seriously, the wait for these games is not THAT long, when you think about it. Except for Home, but thats not really a game anyways..

So yea, just get a grip.


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+ Kenshin001 on June 19th, 2008 at 8:31 am said:

Seems like we have been hearing about this game forever. I’m looking forward to it but it’s getting boring. Previews have been mixed so far, most say it looks good but is generic. I’m really hoping as much attention is paid to an immersive story and game mechanics as pretty graphics otherwise K2 will bomb hard critically given the amount of hype it has gotten. It would be good to hear someone from Sony or GG talk about this side.

Also get some normal PS3 owners (ie. not GG/Sony)to test it now and get some feedback. A) it would be good PR and B) it will help make sure the game is AAA. Devs live in their little bubble world and wonder why their game is trashed when it’s released to the public.


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+ gamesblow on June 19th, 2008 at 8:44 am said:

@ 30

wrong gamesblow. I’ve been here since day 1, came from Gamefaqs and have never been to n4g. Sorry. I am also on the sony forums but have recently been banned. I don’t have a myspace and never did have a myspace you are thinking of the gamesblow who has a youtube account. We are not the same person this has been established time and time again do a simple IP check and you’ll see I am from Kansas city and he was from California.

Hope that clears things up.


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+ gamesblow on June 19th, 2008 at 8:50 am said:

@nynja

I’m not upset at Sony, rather disappointed is all. I expected more for my money is what I’m saying. you know as well as I know the 1st year and a half hasn’t been great. We’ve had better gaming sessions and you know it.

Sony lacks variation in their line up and are too heavily focused on follow ups, casual games and online it looks like to me.

P.S. The list of games you mentioned are noted and I have a great many of them already, but they’re not outstandingly new or innovative. Don’t get me wrong I love Sony but they’re not what they use to be.

More Rpg’s, more action games, more off line games and more diverse psn games. Everything on their seems to be a thumb stick shooter. Novastrike is awesome, though.


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+ Sentry on June 19th, 2008 at 8:55 am said:

Wow so there are TWO gamesblows? No wonder sometimes he’ll be PMSing about PS3 and then the next thing you know he’ll be saying PS3 is awesome…

Mind boggling.


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+ Nebo on June 19th, 2008 at 8:57 am said:

What was really weird was that i noticed Snakes head first than the huge Killzone picture and the whole picture loaded at the same time…haha.


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+ consoleboi on June 19th, 2008 at 8:57 am said:

@gamesblow
I don’t think any console or company will ever satisfy you.

Maybe you should just sell your PS3 and go take up another hobby..perhaps board games?

You would really be doing the rest of us on this blog a huge favour you know. Not having to read your “Sony should this..Sony should that..” comments is a really pleasure.


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+ candiria on June 19th, 2008 at 9:07 am said:

oh killzone 2. not a huge fan of fps but my interest has been sparked. definitely going to check it out when it’s released.


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+ gamesblow on June 19th, 2008 at 9:07 am said:

@Sentry

yup, it’s true. I’ve been trying my best to make my own name and he’s always there overshadowing me with an entirely different angle. Makes for a lot of explaining, believe me. At the end of the day, we’re not the same, though. I have talked to him a few times on Psn, though. Seems nice enough.

@ consoleboi

I think you’re taking me the wrong way. I enjoy lots of consoles and games. I love uncharted and Ratchet and clank. 2 of the best games ever made if you ask me. What my biggest concern is Sony’s future and our investments into that future. I spent, as did many of you, 600 bucks for the ps3 and to have some of these pr guys tell me it was too cheap or you’re paying for games that couldn’t be made on another system.

Please. That’s an insult and you know it.


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+ EvoAnubis on June 19th, 2008 at 9:11 am said:

*chuckles* Ah………gamesblow. Making friends wherever you go, I see.

Anyways, great news on KZ2. I’m looking forward to this one……but my one question is this: Exactly how do you plan on convincing me to not play Resistance 2 and to play this instead? Think about it.


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+ TR627X on June 19th, 2008 at 9:23 am said:

Will Playstation Magazine also get an exclusive, or is this reserved for subscribers of EGM only?


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+ SantanaClaus89 on June 19th, 2008 at 9:23 am said:

Thanks for the heads up… I’ll be checking my mailbox daily.


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