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Introducing the Killzone 3 Retro Map Pack!

Aryeh Loeb's Avatar Posted by

Producer, Guerrilla Games

Ever find yourself longing for the good old days of the year 2359, when the invasion of Helghan had just gotten underway and you were fighting a desperate bloody battle over every inch of its capital city? That’s perfectly understandable – why, we all do sometimes. But now there’s the Killzone 3 Retro Map Pack, which lets you relive those glorious multiplayer battles in the market streets and canals of Pyrrhus!

The Retro Map Pack can be purchased from the PlayStation Network, however as we announced back in October of last year, the Retro Map Pack is available for FREE to anyone who pre-orders either the Killzone 3 standard or Helghast Editions at participating retailers.

The Retro Map Pack consists of two classic Killzone 2 multiplayer maps, thoroughly updated and reworked for Killzone 3’s multiplayer mode. Check out the details below:

Salamun Market

Game Type: Warzone – 24 Players
One of the largest maps from Killzone 2, Salamun Market has been re-balanced for maximum Killzone 3 carnage. After the Helghast ambush an ISA convoy on its main road, the whole market becomes a Warzone. Nostalgia meets brand-new Exoskeleton combat on this classic multiplayer map!

Killzone 3 - Salamun Market 1 Killzone 3 - Salamun Market 2

Blood Gracht

Game Type: Guerrilla Warfare – 16 Players
Months after the nuclear blast that ruined most of the city, Blood Gracht is slowly being reclaimed by Helghan’s strange plant life. But when Guerrilla Warfare breaks out between ISA and Helghast troops, the canals once again run red with blood. The fan-favorite multiplayer map from Killzone 2 makes a triumphant return!

Killzone 3 - Blood Gracht 1 Killzone 3 - Blood Gracht 2

If you haven’t played Killzone 2 yet, or if an old war injury prevents you from remembering what Salamun Market and Blood Gracht originally looked like (again – we’ve all been there), a comparison video of the old and the new versions of the maps will be posted here in a few days.

For now, enjoy reminiscing while you look at the screenshots, and remember to pre-order Killzone 3 to get the Retro Map Pack for FREE.

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igorrocks2 said:

February 3rd, 11:01 am

Yes but it will be free if you preorder the game before I assume it’s going to cost 10$ in PSN Store on separate purchase…

Devs: Is KZ2 bundle pack will going to cost less on KZ3 release date?
(I need that one I want platinum so bad!)

Exalted_Knight said:

February 3rd, 12:00 pm

man too bad the killzone 2 maps are not backwards compatible with killzone 3 ;P

BigBangBear said:

February 3rd, 12:41 pm

@ 59 – both and list the retro map pack being part of their pre-order.

Zilas said:

February 3rd, 12:43 pm

Been trying to get this answered in other Killzone related PS Blog post but with no luck, so lets try again…I asked before if we wound be able to map “Jump” to another button (like square or triangle) but after trying this new beta I can see we can’t. So that leaves the “Jump” button on X.

That’s fine if you have the PlayStation Move in your hand but when using the Sharpshooter your only access to the X button is on the navigation controller. To push the X button we will need to let go of the analog stick on the nav controller. How will the user be able to jump over obstacles?

Can I please get an answer? I’m assuming you guys know this is an issue and would rather not say anything then risk sales of the sharpshooter.

frogdude22 said:

February 3rd, 2:43 pm

I have a question , will be the map pack available any time soon for purchase ? i can’t pre order the game and the Helghast edition won’t be available in my country.

Please answer :)

DEATH213 said:

February 3rd, 2:50 pm

The days of Southern Hills are gone :(

– running into a room full of Helghast trying to avoid being fried… ahhh, the memories.

footballrule said:

February 3rd, 5:12 pm

I hope I win a Helghast edition!!

HMS_Victor said:

February 5th, 5:00 pm

I’m guessing the UK or Europe won’t get this?
Same as usual?

Taegire01 said:

February 7th, 7:09 pm

Come on Guerilla please why do you guys hate Visari Hammer that would be the perfect map to correlate with the Salamun Market Or Better Yet Helghan Industries

Taegire01 said:

February 7th, 7:14 pm

Guerilla Please Bring back Visari Hammer or Helghan Industries :D

abzdine said:

February 8th, 6:58 am

hey, can somebody explain to me why there is no FPS where we can run back and on the sides ??? what makes this hard to implement ?

Dark_Yoda_313 said:

February 12th, 9:01 am

Wow, didn’t realise that Canadian pre-orders don’t include the retro map pack. I wonder why that is? Ah well, makes me even more glad for the $130 I’m about to shell out for the Helghast edition.

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